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That Brand You Trust

Posted by Matt Martin on Nov 16, 2015 2:08:20 PM

You know that brand that you trust, that product that is worth going out of your way for, that company that just gets it? For me, that brand is Vallejo paints.

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Are you using the wrong test method?

Posted by Kevin Ellsworth on Oct 28, 2015 7:00:00 AM

 

Electrical testing is as essential to cable and wire harness assembly as eating is to staying alive. If you don’t eat you’ll die, and if a company doesn’t check the quality of electrical assemblies it won’t last long either. Just like different people have different diets, how do you know which test method works best for your company?

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4 Reasons You Gotta Stop Hand Beeping

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Oct 1, 2015 10:39:54 AM

Hand beeping is an important practice. Everyone in the cable/harness manufacturing business needs to have a digital multimeter and use it often. A hand tester checks the continuity of a wire. By probing both ends of a wire, you can know for sure that energy is flowing from one end to the other. Cables that contain dozens of wires can take even more time to test with a hand tester. Each wire must be tested against every other wire to check for opens, shorts and miswires. When only a single cable is built, this is a good option for testing.

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4 Reasons to Bring Automated Testing Into Your Process

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 23, 2015 3:31:09 PM

Any businesses that build cables and harnesses and are not testing or are using hand testers should consider upgrading to an automated cable tester.  Instead of testing each wire individually against every other wire, an automated tester can perform the same work in seconds. Automated testers also find more defects, which can save your company money.
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The Novice’s Guide to Purchasing a Cable Tester

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 17, 2015 4:19:30 PM

Buying an automated cable tester is like buying a new car. They cost about as much and can come with all sorts of intricate features. Like buying a car, if you don’t know the details beforehand you may feel intimidated by the information presented about different testers. Learning some basic facts about cable testers can improve your shopping experience and help you make the right choice.


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How to Make Cable Testing a More Positive Experience

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Aug 26, 2015 1:44:12 PM

Cable manufacturing shops often see cable testing as a necessary evil. It has to be done but it is expensive and inconvenient. It’s like going to the dentist or replacing the toilet paper roll. Not performing the task could cause great distress later.

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5 Things to Do While Waiting For Your Cirris Tester to Arrive

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jul 10, 2015 2:30:16 PM

You’ve just gotten off the phone with your Cirris account manager. You’ve ordered a new Easy Touch test system. It will still be a couple weeks before it arrives. Here are some ideas of what you can do to prepare.

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3 Reasons You Should Invest in High Voltage Testing

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jul 10, 2015 2:15:31 PM

When you hear the words, “high voltage,” your first thought may be “danger.” High Voltage is often associated with dangerous environments that cause injury and death. Why would you want to purposefully bring high voltage onto your production floors? Because testing with high voltage can prevent the dangerous situations you are worried about. Here are 3 reasons why you should invest in high voltage testing.

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New to Automated Testing? Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jul 10, 2015 2:15:02 PM

Perhaps you’ve decided it’s time to get into the automated testing scene. Digital multimeters just aren’t giving you the results you need. Or maybe you’ve missed one too many defects. Whatever brought you here, you won’t be sorry.

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