Cable Test

A cable test is an electrical test and it can be the simple validation of two wires in an antenna cable or the harness of a plane including more than 60.000 connection points. In-between a variety of different applications for all kinds of industries find their place.
The test specification can be the validation of a (galvanic) connection, the correct assignment of the individual wires or the test with high voltage to identify failures in the insulation, but also the verification of electrical and electromechanical components and sub-assemblies in cable harnesses. The cable test can be processed in a specific test area or integrated into an automatic production environment. It can be managed manually (time consuming and error-prone) or automated (see automated test equipment (ATE)).

New technologies like bus systems, optical fibres and ever more complex connector systems require innovative test strategies for electrical and non-electrical validations.

Test options:


  • Cables
  • Connectors
  • Cable harnesses
  • On-board electrical systems
  • Optical fibres

Besides the classical cable test other electrical tests like the functional test or the component test are usually performed.

Companies often analyse the test results in statistics. Therefore they need to be logged per unit under test (UUT) and stored in a database. This could be mandatory in case a manufacturer has been certified according to DIN ISO 9001.

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