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.
Topics: Testing Guidelines
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.”
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.
As Cirris Personnel visit customer facilities all over the country, we’ve noticed many customers clinging to old, outdated products.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.
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.
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.
Topics: Testing Guidelines
If you’re one of the unlucky few that live in a region where you dream of tradeshows like a four-year-old dreams of Disneyland, we’d like to help you in the best way we know how. We’d like to give you a written summary of what you could see if you met us at one of our shows.
Cirris attends tradeshows all over the world. In every city we visit, we invite customers to visit our booth, learn about our products and the wire-processing industry, and ask questions.
Cirris testers are able to create test programs by connecting a device to the tester, having the user input a few specifications, and scanning the cable. The tester then creates a list of instructions for testing similar cables. When performed correctly, the learn process significantly cuts down on test time. If a mistake occurs and is not found in time, a “learn” can cause major problems for cable manufacturers.
When Cirris employees talk about high voltage testing with customers, we worry that some users get confused as to what exactly we mean. Do we mean hipot? A dielectric withstand test? Or something else?