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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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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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Fixturing Maintenance

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Apr 28, 2017 2:58:55 PM

In most cases, the cables you test won’t attach directly to your tester. Depending on the tester you are using, you may have to build fixturing.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Getting Started, Product Advice

When Someone from Cirris Says “Fixturing”

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jun 15, 2016 3:47:25 PM

One of the biggest challenges in the wire processing industry is lack of consistent definitions. One person may hear the word “Hipot” and think about high voltage testing while another person may think of a specific high voltage test. Fixturing is another word that can mean different things to different people. Here’s what Cirris means when we say “Fixturing.”
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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Getting Started

How to Contact Cirris Tech Support

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jun 1, 2016 12:53:12 PM

When you run into a problem you cannot solve, tech support has the answers to help you resume testing as soon as possible. The first step is contacting Tech Support.
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Topics: Getting Started, Product Advice

Cirris Training Classes

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Apr 6, 2016 11:22:51 AM

Whether new to the wire assembly industry or new to Cirris products, a little training can help you start testing cables sooner and with more confidence.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Getting Started

What Do We Mean By “Low Voltage Testing?”

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Feb 11, 2016 1:11:21 PM

You’ve heard of Low Voltage tests, but you may not understand what that means. What is the difference between low voltage tests and continuity tests? What tests do low voltage testers perform? Why would you want a low voltage tester when you can use a digital multi-meter?

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Which Tester Should I Buy?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jan 18, 2016 3:01:44 PM

When shopping for an automated electrical tester, some buyers may feel overwhelmed by the amount of features, specifications, and options available. Finding the most suitable tester for your cable shop isn’t as difficult a task as you might expect. Here are a few factors that will help you choose the right tester.

 

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Topics: Getting Started, Product Advice

Automated Testing: A Manufacturer’s Secret Weapon

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Dec 10, 2015 12:51:42 PM

The truth behind cable testing that most manufacturers despise is that it’s necessary. It’s a job that has to be done, like washing dishes or cleaning toilets. Nobody asks for a new electrical wire tester for their birthday. There is nothing glorious or desirable about testing. Without it, there is a high risk of low quality and diminished safety. With it, there is time spent and equipment to buy. Is there any way of looking at testing that doesn’t make it sound like a lose-lose situation?

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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Getting Started

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