Poka-yoke: Reducing human error in wire harness testing

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For wire harness manufacturers, quality control is vital to ensure that their products are delivered with zero defects. Failures incur costs and delays, cause frustration, and damage reputations. In applications like rail or aerospace, they could even create a risk to human safety.  In such a highly manual industry, human error is inevitable – but it…

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What is a HiPot test?

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This quick read describes the purpose, process and equipment used for carrying out a HiPot test on cables and wire harnesses. Purpose of a HiPot test HiPot testing is also known as a dielectric withstand test.  It’s one of many types of electrical testing that is typically performed on cable and wire harnesses.   The…

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MKAT Gen3 software upgrade FAQs

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Our Gen2 software is no longer supported, so we’ve compiled the most common FAQs asked by our customers about an Gen3 MKAT software upgrade. What new features and benefits will I get by upgrading to the Gen3 software? Driven by our goal of simplifying an automatic test sequence for the end user, the new generation…

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What is wire harness testing?

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This post looks at wire harness testing, and the significant productivity and quality benefits of using automatic testing equipment. It includes an introduction to digital techniques, which use test data for developing more efficient testing methods. An introduction to wire harnesses Copper wires can carry electrical power or data signals – wire harnesses can contain either…

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Time travel: High speed wire harness testing

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The latest electrical testing technology needs to support a move to digitization as well as reduce manufacturing and production bottlenecks.  MK Test’s latest product provides a solution for this issue in the form of the RTS system, which provides high speed wire harness testing.  The current state of testing Manufacturing teams are commonly seeking ways to…

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