Cirris Testing Tips

Guided Assembly: Build and Test Simultaneously

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Aug 24, 2016 4:39:38 PM

Every harness manufacturer has a different process for building and testing products. Some have found success with the guided assembly method using Cirris CR testers. Guided assembly eliminates mistakes by testing each connection at the moment of contact. Constant testing means the cable is free of common errors such as miswires.

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What Do All Those Components Do?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Aug 11, 2016 2:57:38 PM

People who design, build, and test cables and harnesses know they are far more complicated than people might think. (Particularly screenwriters who have characters build entire spaceships or robots without a single failure.) Cables and harnesses are full of parts to control voltage, current, and more. It takes a lot of parts to make a cable work properly.

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How to be Safe during High Voltage Testing

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jul 27, 2016 3:33:05 PM

For those that test cables and harnesses, high voltage testing is not only useful but absolutely necessary for some projects. Lucky for you, Cirris has already taken the steps to ensure our high voltage testers are safe.

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Is Your Tester Calibrated?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jul 20, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Every tester Cirris builds meets requirements established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This ensures all wires, cables, and harnesses are tested to the same quality level.
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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Product Advice, Cirris Products

4-Wire Kelvin Testing for Novices

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jul 13, 2016 2:08:07 PM

Test engineers need more precise tests as technology becomes more complicated. One of the ways to get a more precise resistance measurement is through 4-wire Kelvin testing.
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What it’s like at Cirris

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jun 29, 2016 2:12:19 PM

Have you ever visited Cirris headquarters? Maybe you stopped by for some training or you happened to be in the area and wanted to chat face-to-face with one of our employees. Whatever reason it takes to bring you in for a visit, we hope you are impressed not only with our offices but with the location and people.
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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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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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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

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