Feb 15, 2017
CAMI Research Inc. (Acton, MA) announces another new interface board for its CableEye cable and harness testing systems. Populated with precision resistors it allows users to determine empirically whether the HVX optional, add-on, 4-Wire measurement function requires calibration.
A leader in development of PC-based cable and wire harness, continuity and hipot test systems for over 20 years, CAMI offers the CableEye suite of products complete with accessories – including connector boards. The selection of these test fixture boards is constantly growing and is currently numbering over 60 – most of which are populated with ‘families’ of connectors. The CB52 attaches to the tester like a regular connector board.
Sold as a SINGLE board, the CB52 contains a series of eleven precision low-value resistors for checking against the system’s calibrated values. The precision resistor values span a significant enough range to provide complete confidence of valid calibration.
Note that this is a ‘Plug & Play’ interface, requiring NO 4-wire fixturing to operate.
The CB52 is intended for periodic calibration verification of the Kelvin 4-wire resistance measurement module – an optional, add-on module that may be purchased with any new hipot system, or added to an existing high voltage tester as an upgrade. To ensure that 4-wire resistance measurements remain accurate, CAMI recommends running the verification check every quarter. A 4-wire measurement module that is out of calibration will give inaccurate results. Some (maybe all) resistance measurements will be incorrect. Consequently, it may Pass what should Fail and, conversely, Fail what should Pass. In other words product yield will be contaminated due to unreliable measurements.
Companies interested in quality product and maximum yield will ensure their testers are calibrated. Those with quality certifications such as six sigma or ISO9001 will be required to calibrate. The CB52 will allow these quality-focussed companies to optimally determine when calibration is necessary and to schedule maintenance accordingly.
Connector boards are included in the standard, renewable one-year warranty of the CableEye tester for which it was purchased.
Available immediately, a CB52 is $195 (Item 782).
Contact salesREMOVE@REMOVEcamiresearch.REMOVEcom or +1 (978) 266-2655 for a quote.
Note: Prices are USA only and subject to exchange rates, freight and import costs. Contact your authorized distributor for local pricing.
CAMI Research produces expandable and upgradable diagnostic Cable & Harness Test Systems for assembly, prototyping, production, and QC of standard or custom cables. CableEye ® Testers display, and document electrical properties such as continuity, resistance, capacitance, dielectric breakdown, insulation resistance, miswires, and intermittent defects.
CableEye testers are highly versatile, expandable and upgradable diagnostic and Pass/Fail check Cable and Harness Test Systems that are PC-based. They are used for assembly, prototyping, production, and QC of standard or custom wire cables and harnesses The entire suite of products is powered by the same easy-to-use operating software and, with the help of its signature easy-to-interpret color-coded graphics, instantly identifies not only when there is a fault, but what type of fault and where.
Low Voltage M2 Series
For diagnostic and Pass/Fail Testing - Find, display, log, & document continuity (opens, shorts, miswires, intermittent connections).
Low Voltage M3 Series
For all of the above plus resistance (contact, isolation, embedded), and diodes (orientation, forward voltage, reverse breakdown).
Low Voltage M4 Series
For all of the above plus precision resistance (4-wire), and capacitance (twist wire relationship, length of cable, length to break, capacitors).
Low Voltage and High Voltage HVX Series
For all as described for M3 plus HiPot (dielectric withstand voltage and insulation resistance). 4-Wire Kelvin Measurement and Advanced Measurement Options (capacitance, twist wire relationship, length of cable, length to break, capacitors) are available.
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"Our production guys find it simple to setup and use. Our clients love it as it provides complete traceability for each and every cable assembly we manufacture."
AP Technology, UK