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Integration of Custom Test Solutions for Mobile Test Stations

Integration of Custom Test SolutionsVarious solutions in the electronic test industry can be integrated and used together to enhance the options available for both mobile test stations and universal test stations. Custom test solutions can be a great way to create highly flexible testing solutions that include a variety of hardware and software, interface test adapters, and in-circuit test fixtures, to get the desired results. When developed simultaneously with a specific goal in mind, these solutions can be used to meet time, testing, and cost constraints to provide our clients with a clear advantage.

Some of the industries that rely on these solutions include data and telecommunications, medical, and semiconductor industries, all of which require comprehensive validation and acceptance testing to ensure that their suppliers are meeting or exceeding their internal requirements. It can help businesses save both time and money while creating a more effective and efficient manufacturing and testing environment. Mobile test stations use computer-based technology to help provide our clients with a variety of custom test solutions.

Mobile Test Stations

There are many advantages associated with using a mobile test station. You can include a built-in computer and monitor that can be used to test interfaces. Interface test adapters are some of the more popular tools used in the electronic test industry. Custom test solutions can include an in-circuit test fixture and other modular electrical and mechanical interfaces to maximize the use of off-the-shelf parts and components. Mobile test stations can also feature built-in network and fiber optic capabilities to provide a very well-organized and documented station wiring and configurations to meet the needs of the client.

Working with our team of engineers and designers to create custom options for mobile test stations is a great way to get the testing required to meet the demands of your industry. Designed expansion areas that feature easy-to-use adaptor panels and plates, as well as included fast access to all inside resources can be included in with custom test solutions for mobile test stations. It is important to look at solutions from all angles to maximize the use of the test floor area to better transition from benchtop testing to rack-based stations. Testing racks can provide a big advantage, as many new products share the same test resources, which can allow for decreased costs and development times for testing.

Universal Test Stations

Different products and industries have different needs, so in addition to offering custom test solutions for mobile test stations, we also offer universal test stations to our clients. A universal test station can be used to provide more precise test solutions, allow for more capabilities with expansion, and further reduce costs associated with testing similar product types and configurations. If frequent calibration is required, a front slide-out rack shelving design is incorporated for easy instrument removal, and a center fixture receiver backplane fixture can be easily interchanged with other fixtures for further customization.

Other options can include soft tie downs and organized wire harnessing, which can be quickly expanded or accessed to meet specific requirements. LabVIEW software via IEEE 488 buss is used for communication with the testing instruments. Test-specific stations can be developed to include essential electronic test industry features. Stations can include solutions for temperature and vibration, options to meet EMI, RF, and EMC compliance, or even mechanical-only holding, clamping, and multi-axis testing. Active and passive electronic loads and load simulators can be used, as well as integrated electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic stations. Other options can include sensor stations that are barcode, laser, infra-red, non-contact, or video-based for greater control and customization.

Why Choose EMC Technologies

One of the biggest advantages to choosing EMC Technologies over other resources is that our strength and competitive advantage lies in our team of cross-functional engineers. We are an experienced group of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, and PCB designers, who all work together to design and manufacture custom test solutions for the electronic test industry. Functional test fixtures, in-circuit test fixtures, interface test adapters, custom cables, RF functional test fixtures, and many other options are all available through our Massachusetts-based facility. We work with many different industries and are continually training to ensure that we are ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest technologies and methods. Give us a call at 508-672-0808 to speak with one of our team members to learn more about all of the products and services available at EMC Technologies.