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Cable tester has API for control via external programs

Posted: 25 Mar 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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CAMI Research has added an application programming interface (API) software library to its Cable Eye cable and wire harness tester 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 its Active-X software interface. The cable tester ships with a complete software application for production, incoming inspection and R&D.

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 write their own fully custom user interface for special, simplified applications like a touch screen display.

The CableEye tester checks cables and wire harnesses for opens, shorts and miswires. The tester measures diode forward voltage; checks resistance values over the range of 0.3 to 10M, and tests conduction and isolation resistance against specified thresholds.

The CableEye Model M3U cable tester is priced at $2,195 for 152 test points and is expandable to over 2,000 points. The API option adds $495 to the system price for a site license. Availability is from stock.

- Gina Roos

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