There are many diverse industries today that rely heavily on the function and safety of electronics and electronic devices. As a result, functional test solutions have become more essential than ever to ensure the effectiveness of the products manufactured for consumer, commercial, and industrial use. Wireless test fixtures, wired functional test fixtures, and custom functional testing are what we do at EMC Technologies. We design and manufacture functional test solutions for performance verification of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronic assemblies (EAs). We work with clients who serve commercial application markets, as well as industrial, military, avionics, and military-defense contractors around the globe. ITAR registered and ISO 9001: 2015 certified, our team of highly trained and experienced engineers and technicians work with each client to create custom solutions based on their unique needs and industry requirements.
What is Custom Functional Testing?
When working with prototypes and assembled units on the production line, custom functional test solutions are an essential part of the manufacturing process. Prior to production, clients want to make use of our wireless test fixtures and wired functional test fixtures to ensure that their products are safe, effective, and designed to work as expected. Tests must be consistent, reliable, and repeatable to ensure the best possible results. At the end of the production line, it is also very important to ensure that every function and feature of the product is working as expected. Custom functional testing, through the use of EMC Technologies functional test solutions, can help clients to achieve their goals and maintain quality control for the products, parts, and components that they manufacture.
While testing at the end of the production line is necessary, the sooner you can start testing to find defects and issues during the initial development and prototyping phase, the better. Not only will this help to reduce costs by having to scrap a costly product and start over again, but it will also save time and improve the time-to-market. This can be crucial for companies that are working with high-tech consumer electronics that need to beat competitors to production and create a useful, dependable, and accurate product that will help to build their brand. Catching problems early on can save time and money, addressing those issues at the least expensive stage of the manufacturing process. Custom functional testing can help companies that are forging new ground and leading the way in development to provide proper testing for innovative products when no standard test option is available.
Customized Interface Test Adapters
At EMC Technologies, we have also developed highly customized interface test adapters (ITAs) to support the needs of our clients. We have worked with military, aerospace, and subcontracted military programs to deliver solutions for a wide range of demanding customers and challenging products. We believe that it is this experience and ongoing effort that helps us to stay current with the latest testing strategies. This benefits every customer that we serve and provides us with the tools, technology, and knowledge necessary to keep moving forward and be prepared for the future. Some of the ITAs that we have worked on for our clients include custom backplane PCBs with power and ground connections, redundant interfaces with multiple connections to a single point, and custom utility board PCBs with additional loads and relays.
While we began as a developer and manufacturer of functional test solutions for our military and subcontracted military clients, we have now expanded our areas of expertise to include many different consumer, commercial, and industrial customers. Satellite TV/IP, networking, telecommunications, medical, computer servers, and aerospace clients are just some of the projects that we have worked on recently. As a world-class functional test fixturing company, we prefer to focus directly on the unique needs of each client to develop custom functional testing solutions that meet or exceed expectations. Smaller targets, faster speeds, new technologies, and increased company outsourcing are just a few of the challenges that we have faced together in our partnership for the future. We intend to continue preparing ourselves for change by listening to our customers, seeking and developing the best talent available, and continually investing in technological advances.
Custom Functional Testing in Massachusetts
Our facility is located in Fall River, Massachusetts, and includes a fully-equipped machine shop and electro-mechanical assembly department capable of managing the most demanding requirements. While we are in New England, we serve clients across the country and around the globe with our top-quality wired functional test fixtures and wireless test fixtures solutions. Our team of mechanical, electrical, and printed circuit board engineers and technicians work with the latest design tools and equipment to provide our clients with results that meet or exceed expectations. If you would like to learn more about our functional test solutions, contact our team directly by calling 508-672-0808 or use our online contact form to reach out to one of our sales engineers.