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Turn-Key Solution for Autonomous Trolling Motors

Picture of boat motor with Turn-Key Autonomous Trolling Motors by Winchester Interconnect

Customer Challenge

The customer approached Winchester Interconnect to discuss their need for a single, turn-key source that could help add ruggedization to a coil cord for an autonomous trolling motor. Initially the customer had several suppliers making different pieces of the coil cord. Having multiple suppliers caused complications during the manufacturing process and was difficult for the customer to manage.

Challenge Review

Winchester was tasked with creating a new cable design and turn-key coil cord assembly solution to offer a one-stop-shop for our customer and to make the coil cord assembly more rugged by designing a custom overmold solution to improve durability.

Winchester Solution

Winchester had our engineering team engage with the customer to understand and determine the best technical solution for the application. We proposed changing the cable design to mitigate electrical interference between a magnetometer and other electrical components. Using our vertically integrated facility in Dayville, CT we were able to design and build the mold tooling in- house that offered customized features that minimized electromagnetic interference. Within a matter of weeks, the team in Dayville produced a prototype for electrical testing and compatibility.

 

Customer Improvement

Winchester’s solution helped the customer with a more robust solution, eliminating the need to manage multiple suppliers and drive better quality by offering a one-stop-shop for the coil cord, assembly and overmold solution.