Moving the testing process upstream

Moving Tests Upstream

By adding automated testing earlier throughout the build process, cable and harness manufacturers can find errors sooner; this saves time, money, and provides a competitive advantage. Rising expectations in the cable/harness industry demand that manufacturers build more complex assemblies in less time. Accomplishing this feat means manufacturers must re-evaluate their processes. How can shops produce…

tester calibration

Can you calibrate your own tester?

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? Start by purchasing a Cirris Performance Check Kit from Combined Test Solutions. This kit will tell you if your tester…

hipot testing

Testing Cables with High Voltage

Many people are familiar with a continuity test. A continuity test checks for “good connections,” meaning current will flow from one point to its destination point. If current flows easily enough then the points are connected. Many people are less familiar with a hipot test. “Hipot” is short for high potential (high voltage). A hipot…

Smart Lights

Do You Use Smart-Lights™?

One of the most useful tools for quick test setup is Cirris Smart-Lights™. About as small as your thumb,  Smart-Lights™ can store information for fixturing cables, show error location, and save you time and money. Fixturing cables can become a hassle. Their job is to connect the device-under-test (DUT) to the tester. Each fixturing cable…

guided harness assembly with zero defects for the aviation industry

Cirris High Voltage Test System, utilising Easy Wire” software enables Zero Defect Guided Harness Assembly

Combined Test Solutions has successfully completed a program with a major aircraft manufacturer to enable guided harness assembly integrated with real-time testing in their aircraft harness building operation. The D.U.T “Device under Test”- an aircraft control stick harness, comprised three connectors and approximately 100 wires.  Average start-to-finish assembly and final-test time for this harness was…