We talk a lot about the custom test solutions that we develop at EMC Technologies in the way of functional test interface solutions, wireless functional testing, and testing for printed circuit board development. However, we also do a lot of work in the area of custom test stations, including mobile, universal, and test-specific requirements. The solutions that we create for custom functional test and custom test stations work hand-in-hand to provide our clients with highly flexible test solutions that are cost-effective and easily adaptable to complicated and high-volume testing requirements.
Some examples of the industries that we serve who demand custom test stations include data and telecommunications, medical and semiconductor industries, and even some of our military and military subcontractor clients. Rigorous validation and acceptance testing are required to ensure that products match or exceed industry and internal requirements. In many cases, the hardware and software are co-developed at the same time to meet all time, test, and cost restraints for the project as a whole. Mobile computer-based test stations provide specific industries with the test solutions they need that are more efficient in pricing.
Benefits of Mobile Custom Test Stations
When an “off the shelf” solution won’t do, our clients come to us for custom test solutions that include test stations that are more suited to their needs. While many mobile test stations do embrace the use of “off the shelf” parts and components, the results are anything but standard. A mobile test station with a built-in computer and monitor includes test interfaces that are designed according to the client’s demands. We can use modular electrical and mechanical interfaces, depending on the testing needs. Our team can include built-in network and fiber optic capabilities and features to maximize the use of the test floor area.
Some other features that can be expected from mobile solutions for custom test stations at EMC Technologies include a well-organized and documented station wiring and configurations. This helps our clients to adapt and expand the capabilities of these custom test solutions to meet their growing and changing needs. Other features include designed expansion areas with easy-to-use adapter panels and plates to take advantage of functional test interface requirements. All of our custom test stations include designed-in fast access to all inside resources to provide our clients with a successful transition from benchtop testing to rack-based stations with numerous advantages.
Benefits of Custom Test-Specific Stations
Another popular request from many of our clients is to develop custom test stations that are designed specifically for a particular test. Instead of being flexible, these custom test solutions are designed to focus on the unique needs of the client and device under test for the most accurate, dependable, and repeatable results. Some of the work that we have done has been with temperature and vibration for Halt or Haas stations. Thermal hoods and plenum interface distribution systems, EMI, RF, and EMC compliant test stations are also in demand. Our team has worked with active and passive electronic loads and load simulators to create custom functional test and functional test interface solutions for our clients.
Because these custom test-specific stations focus on the primary needs of the client, they are even more beneficial than the broader mobile and universal test solutions. Clients who do not require multiple testing operations can get the results that they need without anything extra. Some of the other test-specific stations we have worked with include mechanical-only holding, clamping, or multi-axis stations and integrated electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic stations. Increased interest in video, non-contact, infra-red, laser, and barcode sensor stations has upped our game in this area of custom test solutions, and we have also become proficient in micro-contact to sizeable industrial plant stations.
Contact EMC Technologies for Custom Test Solutions
Whether you require custom functional test systems, custom test stations, or need to design a functional test interface to meet your unique needs, EMC Technologies can help you to achieve your goals. Visit our website to see video examples of our test systems and integration services for a typical universal test station or contact us directly by calling 508-672-0808 to speak with one of our team members about your custom functional test needs. We are ISO 9001: 2015 Certified and ITAR registered to best meet the needs of the diverse industries that we serve.