One of the many services that we provide to our customers is to develop flexible test solutions that allow them to meet the increasing and ever-changing demands of the industry. Mobile test station and universal test station options for (UUT) unit under test solutions are used by many different industries, including data, telecommunications, medical, semiconductor, and, of course, our military and military defense subcontractor clients. In many instances, the hardware and software are co-developed simultaneously to meet the test, time, and cost constraints to ensure the best possible value and reliable, repeatable results for test systems and integration. Whether the client requires cost-effective and easily adaptable testing, high-volume testing solutions, or rigorous validation and acceptance testing, EMC Technologies can help them to achieve their goals.
Mobile Test Station Features
Because we work with each client to identify their unique needs to create solutions designed specifically for their testing requirements, we will also recommend different test systems and integration that are built to help them achieve their testing goals. Mobile test station features are structured on computer-based test stations, which are designed to provide a wide selection of test solutions at more efficient costs. However, it’s not just about saving money, but also saving time and helping our clients to adapt more quickly to their own changing needs. Mobile test stations offer modular electrical and mechanical interfaces while maximizing the use of off the shelf parts and components. This can reduce costs upfront by relying on industry standards instead of designing custom solutions right out of the gate. However, custom expansions and adapters can be used immediately or in the future, depending on the client’s needs and the industry that they serve.
Other features associated with mobile test solutions include a built-in network and option for fiber optic capabilities, as well as a well-organized and documented station wiring and configuration. This helps the client to utilize the various expansion areas that are also designed-in to the mobile test station through the use of easy-to-use adapter panels and plates. Quick access to all inside resources makes it easier to change, adapt, and calibrate the various unit under test solutions to ensure accurate and repeatable results throughout the testing process. Testing for consumer and commercial goods can mean working with technology that continues to evolve and grow, requiring different testing parameters that are only slightly different than the original testing setup. Mobile test station features allow new products to share similar test resources to legacy counterparts while reducing test costs and improving test development times for quicker test-to-market timing.
Other Test Station Systems for Industry
If a mobile test station strategy is not what the client is looking for, we have other options that can be even more flexible or designed for precise test solutions. Universal test station systems can be customized according to the needs and industry demands of the client. They can be created with the idea of testing similar product types or configurations to save time and money. However, they can also be made with specific test options in mind to improve results and increase consistency. Some of the features associated with universal test station solutions include a front slide-out rack shelving unit designed for easy instrument removal and frequent calibration and a center fixture receiver backplane fixture, which is interchangeable with other fixtures. Designed-in fast access to all inside resources allows for easy adaptation, depending on the changing needs of the client and unit under test solutions requirements.
Other benefits of a universal test station include the use of soft tie downs and organized wire harnessing. These features are designed to allow for rapid access and expansion requirements of the operator. Each part type or “family” uses what is known as a small personality “daughter” card system, which allows for simple interfacing with the test station. The use of LabVIEW software via IEEE 488 buss for test instrument communication also benefits the client in many ways. Beyond the universal test station, EMC Technologies can also create test-specific stations to assist our customers in achieving more finely-tuned results based on their unique requirements. Some examples include EMI, RF, and EMC compliant test stations, Halt/Hass stations for temperature and vibration, and stations that feature integrated electrical, pneumatic, or hydraulic features.
Custom Unit Under Test Solutions
If you are interested in learning more about EMC Technologies and the opportunities for designing test systems and integration for unit under test solutions, give us a call at 508-672-0808. We are ISO 9001: 2015 Certified and ITAR Registered to best meet the needs of our clients. So whether you are interested in a mobile test station, universal test station, or test-specific solutions, our team of highly trained and experienced engineers can help you to achieve your goals.