While we work with a lot of different industries at EMC Technologies, we also do specialized work depending on the unique needs of each client. Our clients who work in the data and telecommunications industries will often need highly flexible test solutions. They also require options that are cost-effective. These clients need their test solutions to be easily adaptable and reliable for both complicated and high-volume testing operations. Our clients who work in the medical and semiconductor industries have different needs. They require rigorous validation and acceptance testing that can match or exceed their internal requirements. These are just some examples of the diverse work that we do with automated test equipment, printed circuit board (PCBs), interface test adapters, mobile and universal test station solutions for our clients.
Integrating Hardware & Software
We have found that the best way to meet all of the testing, time, and cost constraints of our clients is to co-develop the hardware and software at the same time. This not only helps to fully integrate the solution for our mobile and universal test station projects, but it provides more effective results. Mobile computer-based test stations provide our clients with a broad range of cost-effective testing solutions. Universal test station solutions provide our clients with very precise test solutions and expansion capabilities, further reducing the cost of developing similar product types and configurations.
The usage of electronic and electrical assemblies has increased in recent years, and our clients have even higher demands for quality and efficiency. While this has presented some unique challenges for our team of engineers and technicians, it has also pushed us to stay current with the latest testing advancements. We are proud of the work that we have done with regard to custom design and manufacturing of printed circuit board (PCBs), automated test equipment, interface test adapters, and test system integrators. Our team is ready to help our clients find the right solutions for software and hardware integration.
Mobile, Universal, and Test-Specific Test Stations
EMC Technologies provides a wide variety of functional test fixtures and automated test equipment designed specifically to meet the needs of our clients. We can combine standard components with innovative designs to create truly custom solutions for the electronic test industry. Clients who make the transition from benchtop testing to rack-based test stations discover that there are many advantages. Depending on the project and the requirements of the client, the features of the following test station options could be very beneficial.
- Mobile Test Station – Features a built-in computer, monitor, and interface test adapters that can be used with either modular electric or mechanical interfaces. An excellent method for using standard parts and components combined with custom solutions. The mobile test station has a built-in network and fiber optic capabilities and features designed expansion areas with adapter panels and plates for quick access to all inside resources.
- Universal Test Station – Features a front slide-out rack shelving for quick and easy removal of testing instruments and frequent calibration. The fixture receiver backplane is interchangeable with other fixtures for simple customization. Features soft tie downs and wire harnessing for better organization and rapid expansion. Test instrument communication is provided with the universal test station via LabVIEW software and IEEE 488 buss.
- Test-Specific Station – Features can include stations for temperature and vibration, as well as EMI, RF, and EMC compliant test stations. Choose from mechanical-only holding, clamping, and multi-axis test stations, as well as integrated electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic stations. A whole host of features can be utilized with test-specific station options for fully automated test equipment that is customized according to your unique needs.
Stock & Custom Solutions
To help our clients reduce costs and create custom automated test equipment, EMC Technologies stocks a full line of mass interconnect test products. This includes receivers, kits, and blocks. We are also authorized dealers of functional test products that utilize Virginia Panel, Agilent, Teradyne, and other well-known interface connectors as their platforms. We are able to provide our clients with comprehensive turn-key solutions based on their test interface needs. We have a staff of mechanical, electrical, and printed circuit board (PCB) engineers and technicians who use the latest design techniques and tools to meet the demands of our clients. Every member of our team, from the sales department to testing, receives continuous training to ensure that they are knowledgeable in the every-changing technologies of the electronic test industry.
To learn more about EMC Technologies, visit our website or give us a call at 508-672-0808. We offer a variety of products and custom services, including automated test equipment, interface test adapters, functional test fixtures, and universal test station solutions. Call today to schedule a consultation or to place an order with our sales team.