Cirris Testing Tips

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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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Product Advice

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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From Pricing to Testing: Live Webinar Announcement

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Aug 31, 2017 6:30:43 PM

When a new request comes in for a cable, pricing, time, inventory, and other factors must be considered before the request can be answered.

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How to Make Fixturing Last Through Thousands of Tests

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Aug 25, 2017 2:42:49 PM

You are careful to select the right materials for a cable or harness. You build the cable with precision, double checking work to make sure each wire and pin is placed correctly. You follow the instructions and document the work to ensure no mistakes are made.

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Topics: Getting Started

3 MORE Reasons You Should Invest in High Voltage Testing

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Aug 16, 2017 12:42:54 PM

Two years ago, Cirris posted a blog article describing 3 reasons to investing high voltage testing. Here are 3 more reasons to consider when purchasing a new cable tester.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Getting Started

Hipot Testing with AC

Posted by Cirris Learning Center on Aug 4, 2017 12:07:13 PM

The information in this article comes from the Cirris Article, “AC Hipot Testing.”

Hipot testing involves using a high potential (voltage) to test insulation. A hipot test can be very useful in helping you develop a process that builds high quality cables and wire harnesses. There are two popular hipot voltage sources: DC and AC. This page introduces some of the concepts you'll find in AC hipot testing on the easy-wire CH2.

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The Cirris Connector Generator

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jul 20, 2017 5:11:56 PM

Cirris easy-wire Software is filled with useful features that are often overlooked. When these features are used in testing, they can provide many benefits including saving time and simplifying test creation.

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Upgrading Cirris easy-wire Software from Very Old to Current

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jul 14, 2017 2:40:11 PM

As Cirris produces new versions of our testing software, easy-wire, we want to ensure an easy transition from previous versions to the current release. To help with this, the upgrade process was designed so new versions of the software are installed according to a certain method. Not following this process can cause problems and interrupt your cable testing.

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