Cirris Testing Tips

Useful Cirris Accessories

Posted by Sarah Landeen on May 25, 2018 8:51:58 AM

Cirris is known for test systems that analyze cables and harnesses with speed and accuracy. When it comes to testing, our goal is to make the process as easy as possible. That is why we have developed accessories in addition to testers that will help ensure your cables are error-free.

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The Cirris Learning Center

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Feb 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Cirris has built a virtual library of articles related to cable testing. Within the Cirris Learning Center at cirris.com, you can find articles on everything from getting started with testing to topics pertaining to high voltage.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Getting Started, Product Advice, Cirris Products

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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What are Metal Whiskers?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jun 29, 2017 6:28:49 PM

Often failures in testing are attributed to human error. For example, someone connects the wrong wire to the wrong pin. These types of errors can be easy to prevent or repair. But sometimes an error is caused by something you don’t understand and have no control over. Metal Whiskers is this type of error.

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Test Fail? Who Do You Blame?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jun 14, 2017 3:49:15 PM

When a test fails and the reason isn't clear, it can be tempting to jumpt to conclusions. Is something in the tester broken? Is the software malfunctioning? The tester can be the first thing to blame because you have little or no contol over the state of the maching.

In order to find the cause of the failure, you need to consider the problem might be located somewhere other than the tester.

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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

How to Stay Safe while Testing

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Mar 22, 2017 5:27:19 PM

Safety is the top priority for cable and harness shops. Practices are put in place to protect workers from all sorts of hazards. Whether being injured from improper use of tools or materials to being safe around electricity, cable and harness shops want to make sure no one is hurt in any way.

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High Voltage or Low Voltage? Which Tester Should You Buy?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Feb 2, 2017 5:27:09 PM

Whether you are new to automated testing or looking to upgrade your test process, buying the right tester is one of the important decisions you must make. If you’ve started looking at cable testers, you may notice two distinct categories: low voltage and high voltage. The following information may help you decide whether low voltage is sufficient for your testing or if you should consider a high voltage tester.

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Can you calibrate your own Cirris tester?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jan 27, 2017 11:33:18 AM

To get accurate results, your automated testing equipment must be calibrated. An uncalibrated machine can skew results and damage your company. With this in mind, how do you know if your tester is calibrated correctly?

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