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Sarah Landeen

Sarah is a copywriter for Cirris Systems. When she isn't writing she is running from boredom, painting amusement, and dreaming of her next nap.

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Good Cable—No, Bad Cable—No, Wait, Good Cable

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Apr 20, 2017 11:43:44 AM

Many of the products that use the cables and harnesses don’t sit still. They are moved around, plugged in, unplugged, shaken, and the cables and harnesses are put through a ride. Are the pins going to hold? Are the wires going stay intact? Is there a way to know beforehand?

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Topics: Testing Guidelines

Learning from Failures

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Apr 6, 2017 11:03:01 AM

An article in the Learning Center at cirris.com talks about how to improve quality by focusing on “First Pass Yield.” This means finding out what percentage of cables in your facility pass when tested. This also includes learning how many cables failed and were scrapped or required rework. While it’s easier to focus on the success of good, well-built cables, studying failures can help yield a higher percentage of good cables.

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Need a Laugh?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Mar 29, 2017 4:56:52 PM

A favorite holiday at Cirris Systems is April Fools’ Day. We take advantage of this holiday to create something that will raise spirits. Our archive of April Fools’ jokes stretches back years and are all available on our website.

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Topics: Cirris Products

How to Stay Safe while Testing

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Mar 22, 2017 5:27:19 PM

Safety is the top priority for cable and harness shops. Practices are put in place to protect workers from all sorts of hazards. Whether being injured from improper use of tools or materials to being safe around electricity, cable and harness shops want to make sure no one is hurt in any way.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Product Advice

When to Upgrade your Cirris Tester

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Mar 17, 2017 12:41:47 PM

Cirris account managers, tech support specialists, and engineering experts have visited customers all over the world. They have seen Cirris testers in small cable shops and large aerospace facilities. Their reports show a staggering number of customers rely on outdated technology to analyze cables.

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Topics: Cirris Products

Product Improvement and How You Can Help

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Mar 3, 2017 12:38:00 PM

Over the years, Cirris has developed tools and testers to make testing as efficient and straightforward as possible. We continue to look for new ways to make the building and testing process less of a burden for you while still meeting increasingly high demands. We want to make products to help you. What is the best way to accomplish this? Bring you into the planning process.

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Trusted Industry Companies

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Feb 23, 2017 11:27:31 AM

Cable testing is only a small part of the industry responsible for building quality cables and harnesses. Everything from the materials used to build cables to the actual build process and implementation of the cables is carefully produced and controlled by those industries responsible for each area. Where can you find out which companies can provide you with the best information and resources?

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Why Testing Feels Like Such a Chore and What to do About it

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Feb 15, 2017 5:10:52 PM

You sit down with for your family for a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner. The table is set with all your favorite dishes, roast potatoes, homemade rolls, and, of course, steaming turkey that is perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. You pick up your knife and fork, ready to eat when…

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High Voltage or Low Voltage? Which Tester Should You Buy?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Feb 2, 2017 5:27:09 PM

Whether you are new to automated testing or looking to upgrade your test process, buying the right tester is one of the important decisions you must make. If you’ve started looking at cable testers, you may notice two distinct categories: low voltage and high voltage. The following information may help you decide whether low voltage is sufficient for your testing or if you should consider a high voltage tester.

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Topics: Product Advice, Cirris Products

Can you calibrate your own Cirris tester?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jan 27, 2017 11:33:18 AM

To get accurate results, your automated testing equipment must be calibrated. An uncalibrated machine can skew results and damage your company. With this in mind, how do you know if your tester is calibrated correctly?

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Topics: Product Advice

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