Custom Test Solutions for Industry: Functional Test Fixtures

functional test fixturesThere are certain situations when custom testing solutions are required to achieve functional, quality, and safety requirements. Many industries have diverse and specific needs when it comes to unit under test solutions, including computer servers, medical, networking, telecommunications, satellite TV/IP, military, aerospace, and defense, just to name a few. EMC Technologies designs and manufactures discretely wired and wireless functional test fixtures for our clients who use them to verify performance for electronic assemblies (EAs) and printed circuit boards (PCBs). We work directly with each client to create custom functional test fixtures and unit under test solutions designed to meet their unique specifications and requirements.

interface test adapters

In addition to functional test fixtures, EMC Technologies has also developed highly customized interface test adapters (ITAs) to support our clients who work in the military, aerospace, and subcontracted military industries. It has been a considerable advantage to our team to be able to work with such a wide variety of demanding customers and challenging products. Our experience in this area has helped us to stay current with the latest testing strategies and overcome many different types of testing challenges. Our work with commercial, industrial, and military clients enables us to meet demands for performance verification across many different industries.

Some of the features for interface test adapters that we have created for our clients include:

  • Removable access panels for adaptable testing and frequent calibration
  • Custom utility board PCBs with additional relays, loads, etc.
  • Redundant interface with multiple connections to a single point
  • Custom backplane PCBs with power and ground connections

We have developed highly custom interface test adapters designed to support military airplane programs and multinational missile programs for our military clients. We are ITAR registered, and our team stays current with the latest testing advancement to meet new challenges faced by our clients. Some of our specific areas of proficiency with advanced testing include high speed, tight tolerance, temperature, test racks, and radiofrequency RF test fixtures. Our team of highly trained and experienced engineers and technicians work directly with each client to meet their demands.

custom functional test fixtures

While there are some situations where off-the-shelf testing can be sufficient, the clients that we serve often have more unique needs and requirements. This is why custom functional test fixtures are necessary in order to achieve their goals and meet industry demands for unit under test solutions. Our ability to design and manufacture wireless and wired functional test fixtures and interface test adapters to test PCBs and assemblies for a wide variety of applications has made us a valuable partner in their test challenges. Some of the more recent work that we have done with commercial applications includes groundbreaking projects to support many different industries.

Our facility in Fall River, Massachusetts, includes a fully equipped machine shop and electro-mechanical assembly department. Having all of this equipment on-site allows us to manage even the most demanding requirements while meeting cost and time considerations. Our team of mechanical, electrical, and PCB engineers and technicians work with the latest design tools and equipment. Even our sales support group is comprised of professional and experienced sales engineers, applications engineers, and technical project managers. Our project managers work directly with the client, acting as our coordination and communications link to ensure that the sales, design, engineering, and testing departments are on the same page. This process helps to ensure that all aspects of the project are run smoothly and efficiently to deliver the best satisfaction to our clients. Every member of our team, from the sales department on to testing, receives continuous training to stay on top of the latest technologies and methods inherent in the industry.

partner with emc technologies

Our clients consider us to be a partner with them in their testing challenges. We are proud of the loyalty that we have earned from our customers over the years. Faster speeds, smaller targets, new technologies, and increased company outsourcing are just some of the challenges that we are facing together as the future unfolds. Our mission is to be prepared for industry changes by listening to our customers while seeking and developing the best talent available while investing in technological advancements. Contact our team today to discuss your needs for functional test fixtures and interface test adapters for unit under test solutions. Call today at 508-672-0808 to learn more about our custom functional test fixtures.