Cirris Testing Tips

What is Dry Circuit Testing?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Jan 19, 2018 3:08:22 PM

The following is an excerpt taken from the Cirris article, “Dry Circuit Testing.” To read the full article, click the link below.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines

3 Ways to Utilize Test Reports

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Dec 14, 2017 2:08:56 PM

For many cable manufacturing companies, clients want reports with test information. Sometimes the report is a printed document detailing the test process. Other times it is a label attached to the cable ensuring it passed. Whichever way the report is formatted, the information it includes can be vital. Here are three tips that will help you get the most out of test reports.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Cirris Products

Why Network Your Testers Together?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Nov 21, 2017 4:53:02 PM

When a shop has more than one Cirris tester, it may become necessary to share information between the testers. There are several methods to accomplish this task. For example, you could load the information onto a flash drive then save it on another machine. An easier way is by networking your testers together.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines, 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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Topics: Testing Guidelines, Product Advice

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

Is Humidity Causing an Error?

Posted by Sarah Landeen on May 31, 2017 3:55:50 PM

Has your cable ever failed and the tester reports and IR or HV leakage error? Maybe you found the cause of this error, but maybe you are still speculating.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines

Two Guys Walks into a Barcode Scanner…

Posted by Sarah Landeen on May 25, 2017 3:11:58 PM

How many tpying mitsakes do you make? How much time is lost entering data by hand? How much space does a keyboard take up? All these problems could be eliminated by one simple tool: The barcode scanner.

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Topics: Testing Guidelines

Copper Cable vs. Copper-Clad Cable

Posted by Sarah Landeen on May 11, 2017 4:36:39 PM

Have you ever been jewelry shopping? Maybe you were shopping for a ring. The salesman takes several rings out from under the counter and begins describing the quality of each ring. Some of them are very expensive and made of 24K gold. Others are less expensive because they are only gold plated. Quality and price seem to be polarizing factors when jewelry shopping. You can either pay more and get a better ring, or save your money but the ring isn’t as nice of quality.

The same principle appears elsewhere in the world, including in the wire processing industry. Solid copper wire is expensive, but pay less and you might end up with copper-clad aluminum.

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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

Good Cable—No, Bad Cable—No, Wait, Good Cable

Posted by Sarah Landeen on Apr 20, 2017 11:43:44 AM

Many of the products that use the cables and harnesses don’t sit still. They are moved around, plugged in, unplugged, shaken, and the cables and harnesses are put through a ride. Are the pins going to hold? Are the wires going stay intact? Is there a way to know beforehand?

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Topics: Testing Guidelines

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