ADAPTERS CABLE MANAGEMENT -
MOBILE DEVICES FOR STORING AND
MANAGING OF ADAPTER CABLES
AND MANAGEMENT CART
Managing Adapter Cable stocks is always a challenge. Several criteria come together to make the process stressful and expensive. These properties may be summarized as follows:
- Bearing adapter cable must be cataloged in strict accordance with part numbers. The maintenance of this directory storage costs a lot of money, yet is often faulty.
- For repository returned adapter cables are often misfiled. The next time use the search operation can be very time consuming.
- An adapter cable is provided under circumstances for several specimens. Whether a particular cable was removed from the stock or just misplaced, is not always traceable.
- Same adapter cables of different length are often stored in the same repository. If a specific length is required, it is very time-consuming to select the appropriate cable.
CKT has operated on the problems associated with storage and management of adapter cables extensive studies. The findings have led to the development of intelligent adapter cable management system that solves the problems described above. In addition, by the connection to the test system and the handling of the cables have been greatly simplified, which greatly affects cost reducing.
In each adapter cable, an electronic chip with exclusive addressing is integrated. The address can be read out on every adapter cable storage space. In terms of the number of cables, there is virtually no limit. The control unit of the storage site communicates wirelessly with the PC of the test system or a stand-alone PC. If a test initiated by the operator, the PC sends the data needed to test Part numbers of the adapter cable with the chip addresses to the storage locations. Below find the control units of all connected repositories internally according to the required cables. If available, shows a bright LED to the corresponding bin. If the cable is removed from the court, the LED goes out. The use of the adapter cable-management system has the following advantages:
- Virtually unlimited storage space positions for adapter cable.
- Storage bins for adapter cable can be integrated into mobile cabinets or stationary racks.
- Adapters can be stored at any position. There is no need for them to be stored in pre-defined locations. Misplaced adapters are a thing of the past.
- The user can see visually that all the necessary adapter cables were removed from the storage locations.
- Adapter cable for single or multiple specimens are easily recognized.
- Mobile cabinets are operated battery. No obstruction by power cable.
An additional and obvious advantage is provided if the test system can read out the chip addresses of the adapter cable. Each adapter cable can then optionally be connected to any free test system output connector. This additional equipment feature reduces connection times and costs dramatically.