TestRite Software for Series 90
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Wire List Editor
and Paste Editing
Import from Excel
Access Data Base Format
Interface for displaying HTML, GIF, and JPEG files.
||Ease of Use
is the control software for Series 90 Analyzers.
It's fast and easy to learn, and has a familiar look for Windows
Vista/7/8/10 users: title bars, menu, icons, and comparable commands. Keyboard
and mouse operations are similar for selecting objects and choosing
Added specific tools, buttons, and tabs provide quick access to
many of its major functions.
TestRite consists of two application programs: TestRite (Editor)
(Editor) is a tool for creating, editing, and testing wire list programs.
Without a tester connected, wire lists (continuities) and
cross-reference lists (test point labels) can be created by PC keyboard.
With a tester connected, a program can be learned from a harness by
first selecting a LEARN command from TestRite’s tool bar.
The wire list can then be saved to disk; or prior to saving,
cross-references can be assigned to test points using the PC keyboard.
Wire List Editing
Tests can be performed directly from the editor allowing fast evaluation
and further editing of the wire list.
This interactive operation during wire list editing greatly reduces
and simplifies the programming process.
Tabs, at the bottom of TestRite window, provide for selection of
wire list, cross-reference list, and error list without leaving the
editing process. No compiling
or processing of the wire list is required prior to running tests.
TestPanel is a tool for running tests already programmed.
TestPanel displays a simulated tester front panel on the PC monitor
for use during production test. Test
programs are selected through a standard Windows opening and loaded into
the tester. Once loaded, a
simple click on the simulated front panel TEST button initiates a test.
Test results are displayed in the simulated tester display window.
90 analyzers provide high-speed continuity testing including resistor,
capacitor, and diode measurements.
They have a broad range of test applications from simple wire
harnesses to prescreening of loaded circuit boards.
A special high-voltage version, the Series 90HV, provides isolation
testing up to 1500 vdc and high current continuity tests up to 1 amp.
Series 90 analyzers have an extensive assortment of programmable
options to allow customizing of tester operation, test parameters, test
results printing, and data logging.
can be performed by
scanning a known-good assembly, or by keyboard entry using TestRite
(Editor). TestRite (Editor)
is also used to enter component values, and to assign 16-character user
labels, and 32-character circuit labels (comments).
Files containing notes and graphics may be assigned to specific
circuits to provide instructions to the operator.
test options, controlling
how tests are run, how test results are displayed, printed, and stored,
are programmed through the Program Settings dialog box from the General
tab. Each wire list program
may be set up individually, since these settings are stored with each
settings of the connection resistance and isolation resistance for all
circuits in the wire list. Threshold
settings are programmed through the Parameters tab.
Individual circuits may also have different threshold values, each
of which is programmed in a value field for the specific circuit in the
be programmed to measure resistor and capacitor values, and diodes for
proper orientation and voltage drop.
Component values are entered in value fields in the wire list for
the specific circuit.
be stored during test to generate and print test summary reports.
During Build, data can be stored to compare assembly times against
standards. The process data
is output to a file in a comma-delimited format, allowing easy import into
a data base or spreadsheet for further processing.
features of the Series 90 and TestRite enable production workers to
quickly identify and route conductors to termination points in wire
harnesses and backplanes. Text
and graphic displays on the monitor provide detailed instructions in the
routing and termination of the conductors.
Once terminated, the Series 90 verifies that the conductor has been
terminated correctly. These
features greatly reduce training and assembly time, and prevent rework.
The Series 90 utilizes a feature called Body Conduction to locate and
identify points by touch. Through
a wrist strap, a small current, less than 5 ma,
is applied to the operator. The
Series 90 can then identify wires as they are touched by the operator. When the correct wire for assembly is touched, an audible
tone is sounded.
and Random Build
TestRite and the Series 90 provide two methods for harness assembly:
Sequential and Random. Sequential
build aids harness assembly through a predetermined sequence and is
typically used when terminating into high-density connectors or for
tighter tolerances in the physical dimensions of the harness.
build allows the operator to select any unterminated wire in any
order for termination and is used when the physical dimensions of the
harness are not affected by the assembly sequence.
Regardless of whether a wire is selected at random or is the next
in a predetermined sequence, TestRite displays its circuit information
such as origin (from point), destination (to point), and comments that had
been entered in the wire list.
During Build, TestRite opens an operations window for displaying circuit
information. When the correct
wire is terminated, a tone is sounded and the system advances to the next
assembly operation. If the
wire is only momentarily connected, TestRite backs up and redisplays the
correct termination. A short
is displayed if the wire is shorted to another point or inserted into the
TestRite utilizes Windows Internet Brower capabilities to display
additional assembly information during build.
Each circuit in the wire list can have a file or URL assigned,
which will be displayed whenever the circuit information is displayed.
The assigned file can be any type that the Internet Browser can
display. These file types
include plain text, HTML, picture files in GIF and JPEG formats, as well
as video and audio clips.