Acton, MA, March 20, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- CAMI Research’s CableEye® Cable and Wire Harness Tester normally ships with a complete software application for production, incoming inspection, and R&D. They 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 the 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. CableEye's advanced grid display shows the wire list details, and permits entry of graphic color codes with a description for each wire. Bare wires may be detected and displayed graphically using a probe to confirm connections of unterminated cable or harness ends. A new high-speed check for intermittent connections runs at over 10 scans per seconds while flexing the cable searching for marginal connections.
The CableEye® Model M3U Cable Tester sells for $2195 for 152 test points and is expandable to over 2000 points. The API option adds $495 to the system price for a site license. Available from stock.