You’ve just gotten off the phone with your Cirris account manager. You’ve ordered a new Easy Touch test system. It will still be a couple weeks before it arrives. Here are some ideas of what you can do to prepare.
1. Set up a workspace
Depending on which automated test system you bought, this may not consist of more than a table for your cable tester and room for fixturing. Your account manager should have helped you buy the right tester for your shop. Perhaps you ordered a cable tester that moves to different workspaces. Or it may be a stationary tester and the cables are brought in to be tested.
2. Read articles at cirris.com/learning-center
Cirris has created a repository of articles to help you learn more about testing. At cirris.com/learning-center you can read about testing conditions, equipment, support, and other topics and advice from industry experts. Cirris employees have traveled to hundreds of shops and combined their knowledge of best practices.
3. Come up with a plan for all the extra time you will save
If this is your first automated tester, you will be amazed at the amount of time automated testing will save. Instead of spending hours hand-beeping cables, you can get more accurate results in a fraction of the time.
4. Stop going over your budget
An automated test system is expensive, but the investment will pay off. Don’t be worried that you won’t make back the money you’ve spent on new equipment. Once you see how much time you save and how much more quickly the work moves you will be amazed how much more you can accomplish. This is good for your budget.
5. Schedule training classes
For those who want one-on-one training, contact Cirris to schedule a training session. We offer classes in testing basics (including high voltage) and Cirris easy-wire software. You can become proficient in either practice before your tester even arrives.