Cirris Testing Tips

You Tested a Cable. What Now?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 28, 2016 3:36:30 PM

You’ve spent time and money building a cable. After testing the cable on your Cirris test system, the results appear on the screen. What do those results mean? Is there an error? Can you fix it, or is your cable useless?

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Testing Cables with a Twist

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 21, 2016 2:28:50 PM

Do you know how to test a cable that contain a twisted pair? Conventional tests cannot detect all the errors associated with twisted pairs. There are techniques you can use to get a more accurate test.
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How Flux Can Affect Cable Testing

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 14, 2016 11:41:49 AM

Flux is used when soldering connectors to eliminate oxides from the metals. During testing, flux that has not been cleaned off the connector can create errors that cause test failures.

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Can a Bad Crimp Cause a Crash?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 1, 2016 12:54:07 PM

 

Chrysler is recalling over 400,000 vehicles. This may not sound like a big deal compared to other recent automotive recalls, but this one caught our attention at Cirris.

 

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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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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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