Cirris Testing Tips

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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Topics: Product Advice, Cirris Products

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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Topics: Product Advice

You Tested a Cable. What Now?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 28, 2016 3:36:30 PM

You’ve spent time and money building a cable. After testing the cable on your Cirris test system, the results appear on the screen. What do those results mean? Is there an error? Can you fix it, or is your cable useless?

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Topics: Product Advice, Cirris Products

Can a Bad Crimp Cause a Crash?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Sep 1, 2016 12:54:07 PM

 

Chrysler is recalling over 400,000 vehicles. This may not sound like a big deal compared to other recent automotive recalls, but this one caught our attention at Cirris.

 

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Guided Assembly: Build and Test Simultaneously

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Aug 24, 2016 4:39:38 PM

Every harness manufacturer has a different process for building and testing products. Some have found success with the guided assembly method using Cirris CR testers. Guided assembly eliminates mistakes by testing each connection at the moment of contact. Constant testing means the cable is free of common errors such as miswires.


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Is Your Tester Calibrated?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jul 20, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Every tester Cirris builds meets requirements established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This ensures all wires, cables, and harnesses are tested to the same quality level.
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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Product Advice, Cirris Products

Cirris Accessories Guide: What to Buy with Your Tester

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jun 23, 2016 6:00:00 AM

There are accessories and other items that you will need to purchase before your Cirris Tester is ready to use. Some of these items come standard with the tester. Other products are not necessary for testing but can provide a better testing experience.
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Topics: Product Advice, Cirris Products

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

Why Your Work Matters

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Apr 27, 2016 2:00:35 PM

Think of your favorite car. Drool over the sleek and shiny outside. Marvel over the leather, hand stitched interior. Rave about acceleration and speed. At no point do you think about the cables and harnesses that power the car. You don’t think about wire gauge or type of flux used. No one walks up to a new car and says, “Those are some nice cables.”
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When to Call Tech Support

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Apr 21, 2016 1:58:30 PM

Where do you turn if your tester isn’t working like you expected? Automated testing is such a niche market that an internet search for your specific problem might not turn up any results. Reliable tester manufacturers may provide some documentation on common problems and solutions, but difficult problems may need expert advice.

This is when you call tech support.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Product Advice

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