CableEye M3U Tester with
HVX High Voltage Expansion Module
and CB2 Board Set
Our new CableEye HVX Module adds 128 test points of high voltage capability to any M3U tester, providing 1500v DC and 1000v AC, adjustable in 1v increments from 10v to the maximum voltage permitted. Ramp Up, Ramp Down, Dwell Time (same as Test Time), Trip Current, and Trip Delay (same as Soak Time) may be programmed for your specific requirements.
Existing customers may provide their present M3U tester for attachment to the HVX module, or order an HVX with a new M3U. Expansion modules which provide 128 points per module will be available by December. Quantity discounts are available. Initially, the system will be expandable to a maximum of 512 points.
Most existing CableEye connector boards may be used with the new equipment to test up to 1000vDC. We plan to release a limited number of new CB boards for applications that require testing to voltages above 1000vDC; contact us for availability.
The new system will operate as the M3U does now for low voltage testing, and then optionally perform a hipot test up to 1500v DC or 1000v AC. Many safety protections have been built into the system, including a fast-trip 1.5ma current limit, manual high voltage enable function at startup, and login control by the system administrator to ensure that every User has been properly trained before their login name will enable the system for high voltage testing.
Universal power input of 100-240vAC, 60w maximum. Requires two USB channels, and Windows XP or Vista. Weight: 13 lbs (5.9 kG), Size: 12.5" wide, 18.5" deep, 3" high.
Includes one-year warranty with one year free tech support and software upgrades.
Our Light Director system (patented) provides a new, computer-guided technique for assembling connectors used in aerospace, medical, and other high-reliability applications. This system uses light fibers driven by super-bright LED lamps to individually illuminate target cavities in the connector being assembled. When the technician enters the wire code printed on unconnected wires, or touches a wire connected at the other end, the CableEye software turns on the appropriate fiber, thereby causing a bright, flashing light to project from inside the target cavity guiding the technician to the proper insertion point. Correct insertion is confirmed by the elimination of light from that location, whereas insertion into an incorrect location leaves the flashing light visible.
The Light Director also employs high-quality synthetic speech in English, Spanish, or French to read the pin number to the technician, further reinforcing the target location. Speech recognition is also available as an option permitting the technician to read wire codes to the system, thus eliminating the need for a keyboard or monitor.
Normally, technicians crimp pins on wires in advance of assembly to the connector. Wires may be identified during the assembly process by numeric code, bar code, color code, or if no codes are present, by electrical detection using a wrist-strap if the far end of the cable has already been assembled and can be electrically connected to the system.
Field testing has shown that the Light Director doubles assembly rate over manual methods while nearly eliminating errors. Because the Light Director greatly reduces the perceptual challenge of manually locating pin cavities in a complex connector, technician fatigue is greatly reduced, permitting a continuous, high productivity rate throughout the work day.
The Light Director system is an accessory for CAMI's CableEye® PC-Based cable test system. Customers purchase a mounting kit for each mating connector consisting of a CableEye plug-in board with special LED sockets, LED light fibers, fiber guide boards, a connector support board, and hardware kit. All parts are reusable. Requires the AutoBuild Guided Assembly Software (Item 728).
(shown with protective cover removed to reveal construction)
Item 730, CableEye Applications Programming Interface (API) Software
CAMI Research’s CableEye® Cable and Wire Harness Tester normally ships with a complete software application for production, incoming inspection, and R&D. We now provide an optional "Application Programming Interface" (API), a software library that enables control of the tester by an external program. Test engineers may now write software for CableEye in Visual Basic, VB.NET, C++, C#, or from any software environment that can host our Active-X software interface.
The API provides a library of software primitives used to exercise control over all basic functions of the tester. This permits engineers to embed the tester's function within a larger system that may include electrical cable lockdown, label printing equipment, pass-fail marking devices, diverter gates, and automatic molding equipment. Engineers may even write their own fully-custom user interface for the tester for special, simplified applications like a touch-screen display.
The CableEye tester checks cables and wire harnesses for opens, shorts, and miswires, measures diode forward voltage, checks resistance values over the range of 0.3 Ω to 10 MΩ, and tests conduction and isolation resistance against specified thresholds. The API option adds $495 to the system price for a site license. Available from stock. Demo systems available for no-charge evaluation.
Visual Basic Editing Screen with Form and Code Example
Item 726, CableEye v5 Software Upgrade
CAMI Research’s CableEye PC-Based Cable and Harness Test System now ships with multi-language capability. When the program's language preference is changed from English to Spanish, screen labels, dialog boxes, advisory screens, and error messages appear in Spanish-language text to benefit operators fluent in this language. The program may be quickly changed from one language to another at login to accommodate workers with different language preferences who share the same test station. The latest software release also includes Turkish-, French- and German-language text.
CableEye's built-in scripting system permits test engineers to pre-program a complex sequence of steps, further simplifying the operation for unskilled workers and ensuring a consistent process. By pressing a single button, the operator will trigger steps that test a cable, log the test result to an archive, print a report, print a label, or take conditional actions depending on a pass or fail result. The test engineer may set up optional pop-up windows that appear during the script to provide set-up instructions in the language of choice.
Basic CableEye® test systems start at $1295 for 128 test points and may be expanded to over 2000 points. The price includes software and free tech support.
CableEye's software runs on Windows 2000, XP, or Vista computers. Software upgrades are available at no charge to CableEye owners with active warranties, or may be purchased for $295 by customers with older equipment. Demo systems available for no-charge evaluation.
512-Point CableEye System for Wire Harness Assembly and Test
Item 728V, AutoBuild Software with Voice Direction
CAMI Research’s enhanced AutoBuild software provides guided assembly with speech for cable and wire harness manufacturing. During construction, the technician touches an unterminated wire using either a probe, or a finger with wriststrap, and the software reads the intended connection point using high-quality synthetic speech. The software also shows a connector graphic with the target pin highlighted. Once the connection is made, audible feedback confirms a proper connection or warns of an error.
Synthetic speech increases throughput, and helps the technician avoid repetitive motion injury to the neck and shoulders by eliminating the need to look constantly between the workpiece and the videoscreen. A simple half-open headset permits the speech to be easily heard in a noisy environment without interfering with other workers.
As the operator attaches each new wire, AutoBuild tests the entire assembly and provides a clear checklist showing all completed good connections. When finished, a printed report shows construction time and operator performance. By combining guided assembly, test, and report generation, harness manufacturers may achieve higher levels of productivity than previously possible.
Designed to work with CAMI’s CableEye tester, AutoBuild lets the operator place diodes and resistors by name and value, check resistance values over the range of 0.3 Ω to 10 MΩ, and test conduction and isolation resistance against specified thresholds. The CableEye® Model M3U Cable Tester sells for $2195 for 152 test points, is expandable to over 2000 points. Includes software and free tech support. The AutoBuild option adds $395 to the system price and can be provided with English, Spanish, French, or German speech modules.
512-Point CableEye System for Wire Harness Assembly and Test
Item 726, Software Upgrade
Under development for over four years, we are pleased to introduce CableEye's new Version 5 software with many new capabilities not previously available, including:
If you have an active warranty, you may obtain the Version 5 software at no charge by contacting us to obtain an installer CD. Customers whose warranties are not active may order the new software, Item 726B, at $295.
Example Wire Harness Netlist Display
Loading a Cable from the Database
Note that cables may now be grouped by Database and Type, simplifying the selection of cable data. You may create types of your own choosing which would, for example, let you show cables in the list by customer, application, product, or part number. Check only the type of interest when loading a cable to display only that group. Type in a Name or Description to further limit the length of the list. These features help in managing very large cable databases.
Item 759A, CB29A Connector Board Set
This variation of the CB29 board serves as a transition board between wire harness mating connectors and the CableEye tester. Mount the CB29A on or under a harness board, terminate the mating connectors to screw terminals on this board, and connect the 64-pin right-angle headers to CableEye using 64-conductor flat cable (see Item 854). Stackable, as shown in the photo.
Includes kit of screws and standoffs. Set of two boards.
Three CB29A Boards shown Stacked.
Item 760, CB30 Connector Board Set
This generic board, similar in design to the CB8, accepts a wide range of circular connectors, rectangular connectors, bracket-mounted assemblies, and adapter cables. The customer mounts the connectors of interest using supplied standoffs and screws. Any panel-mount circular connector with four mounting holes fits the "X" pattern slots on this board. Mount up to four small circular connectors (mounting hole spacing less than 0.9"), or one large connector (mounting hole spacing less than 2.3"). Holes may be drilled in the board to accommodate other mounting arrangements. Wire pins from the attached connector to labeled pads surrounding the board. Use the numerous small holes around the board for nylon lacing to hold wiring in place. Alternatively, mount dual-row headers of up to 64-pins to the right and left pad footprints, spaced on a 0.1" grid (see 2nd photo, right). Use these headers for a custom-designed daughter board that plugs into the CB30 (see the CB30A board below) or for flat cables.
Instead of a single 64-pin header, attach combinations of smaller headers that have a 0.1x0.1" footprint. A total of up to 128 pins can be accommodated per board.
When the wiring is displayed, a generic dual-row header is shown for the connector. Use the optional PinMap software (Item 708, recommended for this board) to choose a different graphic from the CableEye connector library and assign custom pin labels. Use two CB30 boards together, or a CB30 in combination with any other CB board to accept any connector combination. Review the photos below for the setup options, or click to see photos of custom CB30 applications. Set of two boards with expander cables. Requires 256 test points.
Connecting the CB30 to a 256 TP CableEye System
CB30 Application showing a Complex Adapter Cable Interface
Item 760A, CB30A Connector Board Set
This board supports 38-, 76-, and 114-pin surface-mount AMP Mictor connectors. A secondary bank in the lower part of the board provides backup footprints in the event that any of the connectors in the primary bank should become damaged or suffer intermittent connections from wearout. Pad spacing on this board is 0.025" (0.64mm), and the pads are arranged in groups of 38 (19 on each side). These boards ship without Mictor connectors. CAMI Research will solder in connectors provided by the customer if desired, in which case a set of test cables should also be supplied so that we may test the interface before returning it to the customer.
Important: These CB30A boards are daughter boards intended to mount on a set of CB30s (see 2nd photo). Plan on ordering a set of CB30s with the CB30A if you do not already have them.
Set of two boards with four 64-pin latch headers. Requires 256 test points and a set of CB30 boards. Note that the latch headers should be mounted to the CB30 boards to accommodate the 64-pin sockets on the bottom of the CB30A; CAMI Research will configure this for you if the CB30s are ordered at the same time as the CB30A.
Link to Connector Manufacturer Web Site: AMP/Tyco Mictor Connectors
Connecting the CB30A to the CB30
Item 761, CB31 Connector Board Set
We designed the CB31 for Metral connectors (manufactured by FCI) which have 4x24 and 5x6 pin layouts on a 2mm grid. This board comes without connectors installed. Users should provide and may easily solder in connectors of the needed size. When using 4x24 (96-pin) and 5x6 (30-pin) connectors with the Auto-ID jumper in place as shown in the 2nd photo, the CableEye software automatically assigns the pin numbers as defined by the manufacturer for connectors of these sizes. For smaller connectors, use the optional PinMap software (Item 708) to select an appropriate graphic and assign pin labels.
CAMI Research will solder in connectors provided by the customer if desired, in which case a set of test cables should also be supplied so that we may test the interface before returning it to the customer. Set of two boards with expander cables. Requires 256 test points.
Link to Connector Manufacturer Web Site: http://www.fciconnect.com/electrical-connector/metral.htm
CB31 Shown with 96-pin and 30-pin Connectors Mounted
Item 762, CB32 Connector Board Set
Use CB32 for DB104 male or female connectors. This board comes without connectors installed. Users should supply and may easily solder in one vertical male or female connector on each board, as needed. CAMI Research will solder in connectors provided by the customer if desired, in which case a set of test cables should also be provided so that we may test the interface before returning it to the customer. Set of two boards with expander cables. Requires 256 test points!
DB104 connectors may be obtained from Positronic Industries: http://www.connectpositronic.com/D-Subminiature/
CB32 Shown with a DB104 HD Male Connector Mounted
Item 763, CB33 Connector Board Set
This board includes connector footprints for MiniFit connectors with 0.118", 0.165", and 0.394" pin centers. The footprint patterns were sized so that the largest connector in the family will fit. Because of the wide variety of connectors available for this board and the many possible customer configurations, the board is sold without any connectors. Customers should obtain their own mating connectors suitable for their application. CAMI Research will solder in connectors provided by the customer if desired, in which case a set of test cables should also be provided so that we may test the interface before returning it to the customer. Connector graphics are automatically size to fit the measured wiring. Set of two boards.
When ordering connectors, choose post length suitable for a 0.093" thick PCB. This is the board thickness of all CAMI CB boards.
Item 756, CB26 Small Frame Motherboard
CB26 provides the support frame component of our two-board system of mounting connectors available only in right angle format. This board provides two 68-pin 2mm headers designed to mate with any of the CB26A, CB26B, CB26D, and CB26C plugboards (sold separately). Up to two plugboards may be attached simultaneously and are held in place with right-angle brackets. Each plugboard houses the right angle connectors. Set of two boards.
Item 756E, CB26E Plugboard for HDMI (High Density Multimedia Interface) Connectors
CB26E offers two independent HDMI connectors (19 pins plus shield). These connectors may be used simultaneously for multi-headed cables. Requires the CB26 Small Frame Motherboard (Item 756) for operation. Set of two boards.
Photo shows CB26 (black) with the CB26E (green) plugged into the first slot. The second slot is available for another plugboard. See close-up of connectors above.
Item 756F, CB26F Plugboard for InfiniBand Connectors
CB26F accepts the InfiniBand connector (25 pins plus shield). Two independent connectors are provided and may be used simultaneously for multi-headed cables. Requires the CB26 Small Frame Motherboard (Item 756) for operation. Set of two boards.
Photo shows CB26 (black) with the CB26F (green) plugged into the first slot. The second slot is available for another plugboard. See close-up of connectors below right.
CB26 Plugboards Released Previously (not pictured here): Item 756A, CB26A Plugboard for 26-pin Smart Serial Connectors
Item 756B, CB26B Plugboard for 50- and 68-pin VHDCI Connectors
Item 756C, CB26C Plugboard for 4-, 6-, 8-, and 10-pin Modular Plugs
Item 756D, CB26D Plugboard for IEEE 1394B, USB MiniB, and Serial ATA Connectors
CB26E HDMI Connectors (top view)
68-pin (left), 50-pin
CB26E Mounted on CB26 Small Frame Motherboard
CB26F Connectors (top view)
CB26F Mounted on CB26 Small Frame Motherboard
Item 704B, Carrying Case for CB Boards
This rugged, polyethylene case weighs about 6 lbs empty, is resistant to moisture, oils, and solvents, and includes a foam-lined compartment. The mechanical hinges and latches are designed for long-term durability and will safely transport CableEye connector boards and other accessories. This case can store between 10 and 20 CB boards in the 20-slot rack, depending on the size of the connectors. Additional room in the front of the rack is wide enough for additional CB board packed in their original bubble bags, and other accessories. The outside dimensions of this case are 18.5" long, 14" wide, and 7" deep.
2 Between ten and twenty boards will fit in the rack,
depending on the connector sizes.
3 Ready to travel! A small hasp near the handle
will accept a padlock or bungee cord.