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How do we order an Upgrade Service for our CableEye Tester? Post-Purchase Upgrade Options

How do we order an Upgrade Service for our CableEye Tester?

Before You Ship | Upgrade Service

When shipping from an international location where we have a representative, please contact your local distributor.

1 - Call CAMI Research at 978-266-2655 or your region's international distributor to arrange for return of your unit. We will:

2 - We will confirm the cost of the upgrade, either by phone or by sending you a quote. Please have ready:

3 - Your company pays transportation in both directions. We will accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express if that is more convenient. Be sure to specify the method of return shipment you want us to use (Ground, 3rd Day, 2nd Day, Overnight).


Shipment Preparation | Upgrade Service

4 - When you're ready to ship the system:

Lead Times | Upgrade Service

5 - Current lead times are listed here under Service (Calibration, Repair, Upgrade). Service on equipment under a Product Support Subscription is given priority.

Other Service

Looking for another service such as Software Upgrade, Product Support Subscription, Calibration, Repairs? Click here.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

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Hardware Upgrade Options

Multiconductor testers are powerful tools used for qualifying electrical integrity. They can provide full measurement data, simultaneously, for every pin-to-pin connection. Here we describe cost-effective ways of updating the capabilities of your CableEye tester.

We have been producing innovative bench top CableEye test systems for approaching 30 years. Checking continuity (shorts, opens, miswires, intermittent faults), resistance, capacitance, in-line components (value and orientation), and insulation quality (Insulation Resistance, Dielectric Strength) of cables and harnesses, the testers are highly configurable, and automation-ready.

CableEye system capabilities can be expanded post-purchase by adding software and/or hardware options.

CAMI and several of its worldwide, authorized distributors offer these upgrade services making it easy for users to modernize their testers, and to add functionality to meet growing business demands and changing needs. Software upgrades are near instantaneous, and are described here. Scheduled hardware upgrades are completed as listed here under Service (Calibration, Repair, Upgrade). With the exception of the Light Director™ light-guided connector assembly system which can be ordered like any other accessory, CAMI Research or an approved distributor must carry out all of the hardware upgrades described here.

1.0 Add-On Upgrade

1.1 More Test Points

Any of your testers, with the exception of the M2Z, and obsolete systems may be readily expanded. Expansion modules are stacked beneath the control module, increasing the number of test points by 128 per expansion modules. This upgrade service includes calibration when relevant.

1.2 More Sensitive and Precise Resistance Measurement

The 4-Wire Kelvin module (Item 832) is an add-on option for the CableEye HVX high voltage cable tester that permits expanded testing for contact and wire resistance as low as 1 mΩ. After checking for opens, shorts, miswires, and resistance limits, the 4-wire Kelvin measurement applies a user selectable test current from 10 mA to 1 A to determine connection resistance within 1 mΩ. The resistance profile of a model cable may be stored and used as a basis of comparison during later testing to reveal cold solder joints, faulty crimps, recessed pins, pin contact contamination, improper wire gauge, and stress extruded wire.

Four-wire measurement eliminates any effect of fixture resistance to obtain a precise value of the unit under test (UUT) resistance only. The same high-accuracy measurement may be obtained with a short fixture attached directly to the tester, or with a large wire harness fixture that may extend a considerable distance to reach the UUT. Users may optionally set up a high-current stress test for wiring by driving up to 1 A of current through each conductor, and setting a dwell time from 100ms to 3 min. Increasing resistance during the dwell period may show problems not detected with a shorter measurement interval.

This upgrade option may be added to any of your existing HVX-series testers. Compared to 2-wire measurement techniques, 4-wire measuerment methods require twice as many test points, so you will need to consider whether to also add expansion modules (see section 1.1).

1.3 More Control

A Remote Control (Item 829X) can be added to HVX-series testers if you need to mount the tester behind a panel or place it in an inaccessible area. The switch permits enabling of a high-voltage emergency stop and HV-active relay contacts.

1.4 More Accurate and Faster Connector Assembly

Available for any tester except the M2-series, the Light Director™ light-guided assembly system (Items 767A, 768A) mounts to the top of the control module or a QuickMount™ housing, and provides more accurate and faster connector assembly. It requires the AutoBuild™ software upgrade (Item 728) to operate. The Light Director upgrade service can include the mounting and programming of your supplied mating connectors, but does not require return of the test system. The Light Director fixture detaches readily from the tester.

The Light Director accessory provides a computer-guided technique for assembling connectors used in aerospace, medical, and other high-reliability applications. This system uses light fibers driven by super-bright LEDs 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.

Using synthetic speech, the Light Director accessory can read the pin number to the technician, further reinforcing the target location. Speech can be activated in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Turkish or Ukranian when a matching generic voice font has been downloaded. Speech recognition is also available as an option permitting the technician to speak 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 light-guided assembly system doubles assembly rate over manual methods while nearly eliminating errors. Because the Light Director accessory 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 workday

2.0 Summary

CAMI has several upgrade offerings that will allow you to extend the life of your tester keeping it relevant to your changing business and testing needs. Because of the robustness of our design and these upgrade opportunities, we have many customers using testers that are well into their second decade of use.

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Automation-Ready Cable and Harness Testers: CableEye® Upgrades and Reconditioning
Multiconductor testers are powerful tools used for qualifying electrical integrity. They can provide full measurement data, simultaneously, for every pin-to-pin connection. Here we describe cost-effective ways of updating the capabilities of your CableEye tester. Read now!