Cirris Testing Tips

The “Try It” Feature in Cirris easy-wire Software

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Dec 21, 2017 1:30:11 PM

Cirris easy-wire Software is packed with features to help make the test process as smooth and simple as possible. One such features is the “Try It” button. This feature allows you to check that a test instruction will function the way it’s intended.

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3 Ways to Utilize Test Reports

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Dec 14, 2017 2:08:56 PM

For many cable manufacturing companies, clients want reports with test information. Sometimes the report is a printed document detailing the test process. Other times it is a label attached to the cable ensuring it passed. Whichever way the report is formatted, the information it includes can be vital. Here are three tips that will help you get the most out of test reports.

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Faster Hipot with High Speed Mode

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Dec 1, 2017 1:15:29 PM

Cirris is always looking for ways to make cable and harness testing faster and more accurate. Whether finding ways to speed up test creation or decreasing the amount of time spent on the actual test, we want to make sure your testing experience is as quick and precise as possible.

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Why Network Your Testers Together?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Nov 21, 2017 4:53:02 PM

When a shop has more than one Cirris tester, it may become necessary to share information between the testers. There are several methods to accomplish this task. For example, you could load the information onto a flash drive then save it on another machine. An easier way is by networking your testers together.

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Avoid Costly Repairs with One Cheap Tool—Cirris Connector Savers

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Nov 3, 2017 4:29:42 PM

How much does a broken connector cost? If it’s one of the connectors on your tester, it can cost more than you think.

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Cirris’s Guide to Halloween Costumes

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Oct 26, 2017 4:14:26 PM

Halloween is only a few days away. If you still need a costume, look no further. Our costume guide will make you the star of your company’s party.

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Stop Spending So Much Time on Test Setup

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Oct 6, 2017 11:07:52 AM

How much time does it take you to set up a test? You need to attach the fixturing to the tester and create or load the test program. You may have to spend some time troubleshooting if something goes wrong. Smart-Lights are a tool that will cut down on the amount of time and effort you spend setting up a test while helping to eliminate test setup errors.

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Will Your Cirris Tester Detect a Broken Strand?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 27, 2017 1:55:50 PM

Customers have asked over the years if a Cirris tester can detect broken strands in cables. Cirris decided to do an experiment to see if a resistance test could detect the broken strands of a wire.

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Insulation Compression Failures

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 21, 2017 3:27:42 PM

Not all testing failures are due to bent pins or misplaced wires. Sometimes a wire failure is caused by something as trivial as the zip tie holding the wires in a bundle. These failures are called insulation compression failures and are serious errors that can be avoided.

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How to Automate Cirris Testers: Digital I/O

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 14, 2017 6:07:35 PM

Doesn’t everyone want testing to be faster and safer? One way to accomplish this goal is by implementing digital I/O. This gives you the ability to run the tester using controls such as switches, buttons, and other devices. Adding automated devices to your test system can not only speed up the testing process but will make testing safer.

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