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PC-BASED ANALYZERS

The Cablescan Series 90 analyzers provide high-speed testing for wire harnesses, backplanes, and printed-circuit boards. They provide diode testing, resistance and capacitance measurements, and build aids. They have a broad range of test applications from simple wire harnesses to prescreening of loaded circuit boards. The analyzer consists of a Pentium-based System Controller, with Keyboard and VGA Color Monitor, and one or more expansion cabinets housing scanner boards.
All Series 90 analyzers have an extensive assortment of programmable options to allow customizing of tester operations, test results printing, and test results storage and evaluation using a statistical report system.
There are two basic versions of the analyzers: Series 90, a low-voltage system, and Series 90HV, a high-voltage system.
Each version, Series 90 or Series 90HV, can have up to 32 expansion cabinets but high-voltage and low-voltage cabinets cannot be intermixed. The System Controller and each expansion Cabinet can be separated by up to several hundred feet, for applications requiring interconnects spread over a large area, as in testing aircraft and shipboard cabling.
Test programs are created internally using the keyboard and a specialized wire list editor, or obtained externally by learning (scanning) a completed assembly, or importing CAD data. Test programs written for one version of Series 90 can be run on any other version simply by changing the test voltage and isolation settings. Operator use is enhanced by a menu-driven user interface.
TEST FEATURES
  • Component measurements
  • Programmable thresholds
  • Programmable test methods
  • Wire list programming
  • Statistical data reporting
COMPONENT MEASUREMENTS
The Series 90 analyzers can be programmed through the keyboard and built-in editor to define component values and tolerances for circuits containing resistors, capacitors, and diodes. Additionally, diode and capacitor polarities can be defined, as well as diode forward voltage drops.
PROGRAMMABLE THRESHOLDS
Continuity and isolation (shorts) thresholds can be programmed at three levels; as system defaults, or for individual programs, or while running specific tests.
PROGRAMMABLE TEST METHODS
The Series 90 performs tests in a variety of methods: continuity, opens, and shorts tests are individually selectable. A single test scan or continuous scans may be performed. There are three selectable formats for displaying test results: display the value of each circuit and component tested; display only the failed circuits and components; display just the final pass/fail status. Passwords can be programmed to control access to high voltage testing. Complete test results may be printed, or a pass/fail label may be printed.
WIRE LIST PROGRAMMING
Test programs can be generated by scanning known-good assemblies. A full-function program editor provides wire list programming through the keyboard when a known-good assembly is not available. The program editor is also used for programming components, changing test parameters and options, editing existing programs, or assigning 16-character user labels and 32-character circuit labels.
STATISTICAL DATA REPORTING
Test results may be serialized and stored for use in generating test summary reports. Build times may also be saved for use in creating reports comparing assembly times against standards.
BUILD FEATURES
  • Body conductance
  • Programmable build methods
  • Shorts testing
  • Color graphics
  • Last-circuit retest
BODY CONDUCTANCE
Body conductance is used during harness build to locate and identify points by touch. Audio as well as visual outputs indicate when the correct point is touched.
PROGRAMMABLE BUILD METHODS
During harness build, the Series 90 verifies each circuit as it is terminated. It can operate in a predetermined build sequence or allow terminations at random. The build method can be programmed to switch automatically between sequential and random. The wire list may also be grouped to allow a section to be routed without terminating. Once the section is routed the Series 90 verifies each circuit as it is terminated.
SHORTS TESTING
The Series 90 verifies that the circuit being terminated is not shorted to another circuit (normally occurring when a wire is inserted incorrectly.)
COLOR GRAPHICS
Color graphics and text displays during assembly provide detailed work instructions. This enables a "paperless factory" environment, providing automatic indexing to the corresponding assembly details for each circuit.
LAST-CIRCUIT RETEST
The Series 90 can be set to retest the previously terminated circuit for continuity. If that circuit becomes unterminated, the Series 90 automatically backs up, allowing retermination. This feature prevents the tester from permanently advancing and displaying the next circuit while the immediate circuit makes only temporary contact with the terminating point. Connector pins that back out after the operator releases the wire will also cause the tester to back up.
PROGRAMMABLE OPTIONS AND PARAMETERS

TEST OPTIONS

  • Shorts test unused points
  • Display errors only
  • Display all circuit values
  • Write test results to disk
  • Print test results
  • Print product label
  • Pause after each error or page
  • Activate output signal and delay
  • Log test data
  • Serialize test results
  • Assign job/batch number

BUILD OPTIONS

  • Build sequentially or randomly
  • Route sequentially or randomly
  • Test after build is complete
  • Monitor last continuity
  • Perform shorts test during build
  • Allow manual sequence override
  • Log build times
  • Display graphic pictures
  • Display work instructions
  • Activate relay/lamp drivers
  • Run a test at a sequence step

PARAMETERS

  • Continuity threshold
  • Continuity current *
  • Continuity voltage
  • Continuity dwell time
  • Number of test points
  • Number of relay/lamp drivers
  • Isolation threshold
  • Isolation voltage*
  • Isolation voltage ramp up*
  • Isolation dwell time
  • Start testing at point number

    * Series 90HV only
BASIC SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
SYSTEM CONTROLLER
2.26 GHz Intel Celeron processor, 2 GB RAM; 250 GB Hard Drive; DVD-RW drive;
Windows 7; TestRite software
Dimensions:
6.0 x 23.5 x 15.0 inches
(15.2 x 59.7 x 38.1 cm)
Weight:

26 lbs. (11.8 kg)

DISPLAYS & CONTROLS
17-inch VGA Color Monitor
Windows keyboard
Wheel mouse
User Labels: 16-characters
Circuit Labels: 32-characters

LAMP/RELAY DRIVERS
Scanner boards can be assigned to drive lamps and relays. 
5 VDC at 100 ma per point
(1 amp per point for Series 90HV)

BODY CONDUCTANCE
Less Than 10 ma

INPUT POWER
System Controller:*
110 V~ (100 to 130V~),
5 amps, 60 Hz;
220 V~ (200 to 240 V~),
2.5 amps, 50 Hz

Expansion Cabinet:*
110 V~ (100 to 130V~),
1 amps, 60 Hz;
220 V~ (200 to 240 V~),
0.5 amps, 50 Hz

* Automatically adjusts to input voltage

TEMPERATURE
Operating:
32 F to 105 F 
(0 C to 40 C )

Storage:
-40 F to 165 F 
(-40 C to 74 C)

NOTE: Cablescan makes product improvements as required and therefore all specifications and system configurations are subject to change without notice.
 

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