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Mobile vs Universal Test Station for Functional Test Fixtures

universal test stationCustom design and manufacturing of functional test fixtures and test stations for industry provides a wide range of solutions for manufacturing and production test applications. Some of the work that we do is for military, aerospace, electronics, and telecommunications clients who are always searching for new solutions to ensure reliability, repeatability, and cost-effectiveness in testing requirements. Mobile test station and universal test station solutions can help these manufacturers provide a wide range of testing options for their products, parts, and components, as well as a variety of software and hardware options based on their unique needs. EMC Technologies has many years of experience working closely with our clients to create custom solutions designed to exceed expectations.

Quality Assurance Testing

One of the ways that our mobile test station and universal test station solutions for functional test fixtures are used is to ensure quality. Our team of highly trained engineers and technicians has extensive experience working with functional test equipment. We have proudly served many technologically-advanced industries who rely on our expertise to provide them with comprehensive testing solutions. We can supply cost-effective production-ready test solutions as well as offer custom design and manufacturing for test stations and functional test fixtures that are not available through “off the shelf” products.

Part of functional testing is to ensure quality, but the other responsibility is to uncover faults. It’s one thing to know that something is not functioning correctly, but another to be able to identify those faults so they can be fixed. Our custom functional test division works closely with each client to ensure that we have a detailed description of the testing requirements, necessary test instrumentation, estimated test cycle times, footprint demands, and any other specifications. This helps us to provide support for a full range of printed circuit board (PCB) test applications, which can include in-line and end-of-line system-level testing. Field testing, production line testing, diagnostics, and other capabilities can be added, as needed.

Universal Test Station Options

One of the advantages of choosing a universal test station over a mobile test station is that it can be used to provide precise test solutions, expansion capabilities, and reduced cost for similar product types and configurations. This is a crucial benefit for clients who work in consumer electronics and telecommunications industries where new designs must frequently be tested alongside their legacy counterparts efficiently and effectively. Some of the key features associated with these custom test stations is a front slide-out rack shelving design that enables easy instrument removal and facilitates frequent calibration demands. There is also a center fixture receiver backplane fixture that is interchangeable with other accessories.

Each part type and family in the universal test station uses a small personality “daughter” cards to interface with the test station. We use soft tie downs and organized wire harnessing that is designed to provide our clients with rapid access to meet expansion requirements. All of our test stations feature designed-in fast access to all inside resources. We use LabVIEW software via IEEE 488 buss for test instrument communication. Test-specific stations might focus more on unique demands by clients for part or component only testing, but our universal test station and mobile test station solutions are much more flexible for the industries that require more adaptability and expansion as their technology demands evolve.

EMC Technologies

Located in Fall River, Massachusetts, just outside of the Greater Boston area, EMC Technologies has a facility that includes a fully-equipped machine shop and electro-mechanical assembly department that is capable of managing the most demanding requirements. We go all the way for our clients, providing services that include the use of the latest design tools and equipment. We have a staff of mechanical, electrical, and PCB engineers and technicians – even our sales team includes sales engineers, applications engineers, and technical project managers to provide our clients with a strong start to functional test fixture development.

If you would like to learn more about partnering with EMC Technologies for your test challenges, give us a call at 508-672-0808. We take pride in the loyalty and repeat business that we have earned over the years. Our team will rise to the challenge to continue meeting the industry demands of our clients for smaller targets, faster speeds, new technologies, and more company outsourcing. Our custom test stations and functional test fixture custom design and manufacturing are of the highest standards. Contact our team today and find out more about we can do for you.

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