How Power Cords Are Made

How Power Cords Are Made

There is a small enterprise in Yaroslavl where power cords are made. We are invited to look through the stages of the process.

How Power Cords Are Made

The production area is divided into three main parts: cleaning and pressurizing, molding and quality control. First look how pressurizing is done.

How Power Cords Are Made

Today the cord is cut manually but very soon the process will be automatized. New equipment will be supplied for that.

How Power Cords Are Made

The device cuts the external insulation and exposes the cord.

How Power Cords Are Made

How Power Cords Are Made

How Power Cords Are Made

Plug setting.

How Power Cords Are Made

How Power Cords Are Made

Let’s go to the molding hall. It contains around 20 hot melt sheets made in China.

How Power Cords Are Made

One side of the cord is ready. This type of cords is bought rather seldom that is why it more profitable to buy semi-assembled cords from China.

How Power Cords Are Made

The second part of the cord is pressurized and covered with plastic at the enterprise.

How Power Cords Are Made

This is what was obtained in the end.

How Power Cords Are Made

How Power Cords Are Made

How Power Cords Are Made

How Power Cords Are Made

Let us visit the warehouse now.

How Power Cords Are Made

The detailed stored here are used for pressurization of different contact points. Then the finished product is sent for quality and package checking.

How Power Cords Are Made

Every cord is tested with the appliance. A test lasts for 3-5 seconds. In spite of the fact the enterprise is not big, the organization and the product quality are rather good. If we had more centers like this one, we could compete the Chinese sellers. At least now we don’t have to import the cords.

Location: Yaroslavl

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13 thoughts on “How Power Cords Are Made”

  1. Image #3, very poor supervision to let employee wear open toe sandals to work- safety, not comfort is paramount here.

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  2. There is a man in the second picture, he is leaning against the wall with his arms folded.. But joking aside, Russia needs more factories and business like these , so good luck to them.

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  3. They can wear sandals because Russia is yet to suffer the corruption of the crooked ‘No Win No Fee’ system of suing employers to make a packet.

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    • And OSHA is not present or has little influence in other countries outside of the USA!No one is wearing safety glasses or steel toe footwear,but maybe steel toe is not necessary for a job like this.

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  4. this is very interesting to me because every time I
    plug in a cord (and I have plugged in thousands)I always wonder how they make them so perfect and strong. I see now that much pressure and heat is involved. Thank-you for showing me how they do this.

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