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The WireProcess Connection
Newsletter for the WireProcess Global Community
2018 Issue 8
In this issue:
  • From the Archives: You Asked: Frequency of Cross Section Analysis
  • Terminal Pull Test. Putting it into Perspective.
  • Technology of the Month: APT1000 Pull Tester.
  • Special Announcement: New Quarterly Webinar Series.
Helping Many to Achieve More.

Finding Passion behind Purpose
I have to admit I was there. Drowning in a sea of complacency and lack of purpose. Yes the drive was there. I do thrive on consistency so the repeatable day to day routine was also there. And if I really searched, there was purpose although it was stale. Have you been there?

Then my journey of helping others with the knowledge and experiences built up over a career in wire assembly was raised to a new level as I started actually writing down and publishing content to help better describe concepts and ideas. And that developed into ad hoc training and support services. Followed by seminar presentations on crimping. Then I grouped them under the umbrella of Crimp Quality Solutions: end to end support for the terminal crimp process. 

Before I knew it, a refreshed sense of purpose was born. And with that a passion to take what we know and those related experiences to help companies take their business to a higher level. Our Global Technology Partners share that vision and we combine to provide a full range of processing solutions, components and services for wire assembly.

And that is what wakes me up every morning. And why we arrive in your inbox every month with new content to support your efforts.

Speaking of new efforts, check out our special announcement below.

Helping Many to Achieve More is our theme for 2018 and beyond.  
How Can we Help You Achieve More?
Remember we are only a click or phone call away. Let's start the dialog today on your processing requirements. Connect Your Way or Contact Me Personally.
Terry Curtis
From The Archives
You Asked: Frequency of Cross Section Analysis
This question comes up frequently. As this is a valid question, I thought I would out pull out a related "You Asked" post from a few years ago:

A customer asked this question during a crimp training session I was performing: What Frequency should you perform Cross Section Analysis on a specific wire and terminal combination?

I will provide a response to this question shortly.  But you need to understand the uses of Cross Section Analysis. And how it applies go the crimping process in general and specifically how it applies to your company.


Terminal Pull Test. Putting it into Perspective.

Pull Testing, measuring the Tensile Test of a wire to terminal crimp has been a measurement of quality since the advent of pressing a wire to a terminal for electrical assembly.

Pull Test Methods have varied from weights, fish scales, portable and benchtop manual and motorized digital. I have even heard stories of an acceptable pull test being performed by pulling the terminal by the teeth. A dentist's nightmare.

Given today's demands for higher reliability and failure rate approaching zero, how does the Pull Test process fit in with the other testing methods being deployed? Are you even performing pull tests properly? This article will answer these questions and more as we put Pull Testing Into Perspective.


Technology of the Month
C&S Technologies APT1000 Pull Tester
The APT1000 Pull Tester is designed to provide accurate and repeatable wire to terminal tests of mechanical crimp strength. With a capacity of 100 kn of pull force, the APT1000 can handle a wide range of wire sizes. Motorized motion can be adjusted from 50 to 200 mm/minute to meet quality standards such as USCAR 21.

The easy to read digital display shows peak force during the pull process. Data can be downloaded to an Excel spreadsheet for data archive and analysis. The APT1000 can operate as a standalone unit or connected to the C&S MPN100 manual press network.

Optional kits are available for wire tie gun calibration, weather seal pull and ultrasonic welded splices and wire to terminal welded leads.
The APT1000 is part of the line up of pull testers available from C&S. Other models have pulling capacity up to 10,000 N. For more information on the APT1000 or other pull testers, please Connect with us by clicking here.
Special Announcement
We are excited to announce our Quarterly Webinar series. We plan use our webinars to deliver special content on wire processing and crimp technology. We are working on our first webinar (topic to be advised). Shortly you will get a special edition of the WireProcess Connection with the topic, summary of the content and an link to register.
Resources Page:  Our library of technical publications and magazine articles.
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