Cirris Testing Tips

Cirris Accessories Guide: What to Buy with Your Tester

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jun 23, 2016 6:00:00 AM

There are accessories and other items that you will need to purchase before your Cirris Tester is ready to use. Some of these items come standard with the tester. Other products are not necessary for testing but can provide a better testing experience.
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Topics: Product Advice, Cirris Products

When Someone from Cirris Says “Fixturing”

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jun 15, 2016 3:47:25 PM

One of the biggest challenges in the wire processing industry is lack of consistent definitions. One person may hear the word “Hipot” and think about high voltage testing while another person may think of a specific high voltage test. Fixturing is another word that can mean different things to different people. Here’s what Cirris means when we say “Fixturing.”
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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Getting Started

Who Uses Cirris Testers?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jun 8, 2016 10:16:41 AM

What market do you work in? Cirris sells testing equipment to customers in different markets all over the world. Everywhere cables are used, they must be tested to find errors and other potential problems. From the tiny wires inside a phone to the giant harnesses the power a plane, manufacturers rely on automated testers to ensure devices will function correctly.

You might understand your branch of the testing industry, but how well do you know other areas? Here are a few insights into different segments of the automated testing industry.


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Topics: Testing Guidelines

How to Contact Cirris Tech Support

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jun 1, 2016 12:53:12 PM

When you run into a problem you cannot solve, tech support has the answers to help you resume testing as soon as possible. The first step is contacting Tech Support.
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Topics: Getting Started, Product Advice

2016 Show Summary: Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo

Posted by Sarah Landeen on May 18, 2016 3:46:33 PM

Did you attend EWPTE this year? This tradeshow attracts professionals from every area of the wire processing industry. Whether you are shopping for the latest tools or seeking advice to improve your process, you will probably find answers at EWPTE. For those unable to make it to Milwaukee, here’s what went on.
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Topics: Testing Guidelines

Why Your Work Matters

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Apr 27, 2016 2:00:35 PM

Think of your favorite car. Drool over the sleek and shiny outside. Marvel over the leather, hand stitched interior. Rave about acceleration and speed. At no point do you think about the cables and harnesses that power the car. You don’t think about wire gauge or type of flux used. No one walks up to a new car and says, “Those are some nice cables.”
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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Product Advice

When to Call Tech Support

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Apr 21, 2016 1:58:30 PM

Where do you turn if your tester isn’t working like you expected? Automated testing is such a niche market that an internet search for your specific problem might not turn up any results. Reliable tester manufacturers may provide some documentation on common problems and solutions, but difficult problems may need expert advice.

This is when you call tech support.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Product Advice

Upgrading to New Testers: Overcoming Concerns

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Apr 13, 2016 1:29:33 PM

As Cirris Personnel visit customer facilities all over the country, we’ve noticed many customers clinging to old, outdated products. While this gives us a sense of pride that our products are well-loved and can endure so many years of testing, we feel our new products can out-perform older testers, giving users better results and saving time.
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Topics: Product Advice, Cirris Products

Cirris Training Classes

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Apr 6, 2016 11:22:51 AM

Whether new to the wire assembly industry or new to Cirris products, a little training can help you start testing cables sooner and with more confidence.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Getting Started

A Brief Intro to A-620

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Mar 24, 2016 11:54:20 AM

 

Those who work in the wire assembly industry are probably familiar with IPC/WHMA A-620. This thorough guide provides standards for manufacturers to follow when building, testing, and performing other tasks related to wire processing.

 

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Topics: Testing Guidelines

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