Standardize RB-M control systems (power distribution, RADAR, Autopilot, GPS, radio systems, HVAC, and five Operator Interface Panels per boat) so they could be produced exactly the same way every time. Further, after the systems left MCL they had to be installed correctly at two separate facilities in Green Bay, WI and Kent, WA. Each boat required more than 600 cables.
MCL created a “plug and play” electrical system design by pre-wiring and testing each console, bundling wire harnesses together and labeling everything meticulously. In order to build the cable assemblies, MCL used 40-foot long build boards with built-in Hipot testing. When the components arrived at the assembly lines, all the installers needed to do was plug them in and they were ready to perform.