1 June, 2023
In addition to presenting a workshop and conference seminar at EWPTE23, CAMI Research Inc. (Acton, MA), provided hands-on demonstrations of their test lab that talks: The versatile CableEye ® cable and harness test system for fast, simple, and precise testing and guided assembly.
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.
Impressive automation-readiness was featured using a simulated production batch test – relay outputs allowed control of peripherals such as a tower light, barcode reader, label printer, and ‘connect-here’ LEDs by way of example of the limitless options available. Fifty plus digital outputs per system are possible with use of CAMI’s relay boards.
Visitors used a barcode reader to activate a work instruction pop-up, input other essential data, and activate a test, all when prompted by the onscreen instructions. Work instructions may contain text, photos, interactive buttons, and triggers to open additional resources such as video, schematics, parts lists and BOMs. You can choose the exact amount of detail, imagery, and language you need to ensure your work instructions are carried out flawlessly.
At the guided-assembly and automation exhibits, visitors heard the system provide clear spoken instructions as well as seeing clear visual clues/guidance that can be used in a test-while-build scenario. Using AutoBuild ™ guided assembly software, the operator will follow spoken and visual instructions for first-sided and second-sided pinning. When performing second-sided pinning, they will place the wire in the target cavity and test for continuity. A warning will be triggered if the wire is inserted into the wrong cavity. To initiate the instruction they can touch the screen or, while second-sided pinning, they may choose to use a probe.
On display were the low voltage testers models M3Z and M4. These measure continuity, resistance, quality of connection, and check for intermittent faults. The M4 also measures capacitance and length to fault, checks twist pairing, and can measure resistance with precision (4-wire).
HiPot testers HVX (1500V), and HVX-21 (2100V) with 4-wire and capacitance measurement capabilities were also demonstrated. Both models include industry-leading precision reporting for every wire tested. All CableEye HiPot testers perform low voltage tests – that must pass – before automatically proceeding to HiPot testing.
All testers ship with comprehensive, automation-ready software that allows for tester management, troubleshooting, pass/fail testing, and testing of any product volume and mix. Touch-screen compatible, the software provides maximum flexibility for the widest range of test needs: From prototyping and R&D through to batch testing, from High Mix Low Volume (HMLV) through to Low Mix High Volume (LMHV):
All new testers ship ready-to-use with a two-year Product Support Subscription (PSS) comprising warranty, free tech support, complimentary software upgrades and more. As a result of being able to download software updates, customers operating older systems end up with more feature-rich units than when first purchased. The PSS is renewable, though not required for tester operation.
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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photo credit: AP Technology
"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