testing systems and integrationDepending on the industry that your business serves, you will likely require different solutions for testing systems and integration. The electronic test industry offers a wide range of options for performance verification of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronic assemblies. EMC Technologies provides our clients testing systems options that include universal test station, mobile test station, and test-specific testing options, based on their unique needs and industry demands. Our team of highly trained and experienced engineers and technicians works to design and manufacture discretely wired and wireless functional test fixture solutions for many different industries. We have worked closely with military, commercial, industrial, and consumer-based electronics development companies to create applications designed specifically for their needs.

Network Data and Telecommunications Industries

Two of the areas where we specialize include work for networking and telecommunications clients. We find that these customers tend to require custom solutions that are highly flexible. They also often demand options that are cost-effective or that can be easily adapted to use for both complicated and high-volume testing. Some of the key features associated with our mobile test station, which make it attractive to these industries, include a built-in computer and monitor with strategic test interfaces. Some of the interface test adapters (ITAs) that we have worked with for our customers include custom backplane printed circuit boards with power and ground connections and custom utility board printed circuit boards with additional loads, relays, and other unique qualities.

Medical and Semiconductor Industries

Another unique area that we have served is to accommodate the diverse needs of clients who work in the medical and semiconductor industries. The similarities between these types of customers likes in their need for rigorous validation and acceptance testing. Additional testing is required to ensure that the parts, components, and products that come from their suppliers either matches or exceeds their own internal requirements. Hardware and software can be co-developed simultaneously to help meet time constraints, test requirements, and budget demands. Some of the benefits associated with mobile test station applications for these industries include modular electrical and mechanical interfaces and maximized use of off the shelf parts and components. Built-in network and fiber optic capabilities, as well as designed-in fast access to all inside resources, helps them to accommodate technological advancements and changes in the unit under test (UUT) that they are testing.

Universal Test Stations

For our customers who require precise test solutions, as well as expansion capabilities, the universal test station might be a better option than the mobile test station. Clients who seek to reduce costs associated with testing similar product types or with standard configurations can benefit from this kind of testing systems and integration for the electronic test industry. Some of the key features and reasons why universal test station solutions are beneficial include a front slide-out rack shelving for easy instrument removal and frequent calibration, along with a center fixture receiver backplane fixture interchangeable with other fixtures. Like our mobile solutions, the universal test station also features designed-in fast access to all inside resources, and it relies on LabVIEW software via IEEE 388 buss for test instrument communications.

Specific Testing Systems and Integration

Some of the features associated with our test-specific stations at EMC Technologies include stations for temperature and vibration or Halt/Hass, as well as electromagnetic interference (EMI), radiofrequency (RF), and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) test stations. Our customers also use thermal hoods and plenum interface distribution systems, active and passive electronic loads and load simulators, and product and component handler and motion stations. Certain situations may call for mechanical-only holding, clamping, or multi-axis stations or integrated electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic stations, depending on the test needs. The electronic test industry has also become highly proficient in presenting solutions for testing systems and integration that include video, non-contact, infra-red, laser, and barcode sensor stations, along with micro-contact to sizeable industrial plant stations, to meet the needs of the customers best.

If you want to learn more about our solutions for the electronic test industry or get a comprehensive estimate for our services, contact EMC Technologies direct by calling 508-672-0808. Located in Southeastern Massachusetts, we are ITAR registered, ISO 9001: 2015 certified, and available for consultation, design, and engineering services for clients at our New England facility. We are considered an essential business and are open to serve the needs of all our customers to create custom solutions for mobile test station, universal test station, and other vital test systems and integration for the industry.