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CTS Installs New Test System at Christie Lites UK

CTS Installs New Test System at Christie Lites UK

UK – Combined Test Solutions, UK provider of cable harness test equipment, high voltage test equipment and functional test equipment has supplied a customised electrical cable test solution to Christie Lites, one of the world’s foremost theatre and stage lighting companies.

Legislation requires that all cables must be tested regularly to ensure equipment and operator safety. One of the applicable standards: BS EN 62638 / IEC 62638, mandates recurrent test regimes as well as test after repair and modification of electrical equipment. CTS developed a customised test system to meet and exceed these test standards for the Christie Lites UK-based operation.

The Cirris EasyTouch test system is employed as the test engine in the test bench. Using a four-wire (Kelvin) measurement, the quality and performance of all heavy mains power cables is ensured; a standard two-wire continuity test is insufficient for the testing of large power mains cables. EasyTouch delivers precision measurements to guarantee the safe operation of all related theatre, stage and film set lighting and equipment. The system also provides high-voltage insulation resistance testing at up to 1500VDC /1000VAC. This test screens out damaged insulation as well as proving conductor integrity. It’s a critical tool for finding faults in power cables and ensuring operator safety.

Fundamental to Christie Lites’ selection of test system were the essential attributes of a reliable and easy-to-use system. Unrivalled full technical support was also a major factor in the purchasing decision. As the long term official UK distributor for Cirris products, CTS boasts almost 30 years’ experience gained in electrical cable/harness test using automated systems across all industry sectors and provides a wide range of services and support options to assist customers in achieving peak system performance and reliability, process effectiveness, and operational efficiency.

Christie Lites provides the finest lighting equipment and services to an extensive client base including theatre and productions, concerts, trade shows, television and film, architectural, industrial and display installations, and special events.

20th September 2018

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