To Float or Not to Float? Unveiling the Dilemma in Electrical Testing

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In electrical and electronic testing, precision and reliability reign supreme. As engineers and technicians develop increasingly complex circuitry and connectivity designs, they encounter a critical decision point: fixed or floating earth?  This blog article explores the nuances, advantages and applications of both fixed and floating earth systems.  This article was written by Daryl Manley, Principal…

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Precision in the skies

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The crucial role of automated testing in military aircraft and large assemblies In the ever-evolving landscape of military and defense technologies, the reliability and efficiency of electrical systems, especially in aircraft and large assemblies, are pivotal for national security. With a heightened reliance on advanced aviation systems and intricate electronic components, the importance of precise…

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MK Test Systems bring flexible automation to EV battery testing

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Fully charged for battery testing success MK Test Systems are bringing their automated, computer controlled HV (high voltage) test systems to the battery sector.   The Automeg ® product range has been used in the demanding sectors of aerospace, defence and rolling stock manufacture and maintenance for the past 30+ years.  The systems have developed…

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Electrical testing standards for automotive manufacturing

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Electrical testing requirements for automotive manufacturing are becoming more complex.  This is driven by several factors, including the growing demand for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving technologies, the shift toward electrification of vehicles, and the increasing use of software and electronics in automotive systems.  As a result, the electrical testing requirements for…

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What’s the difference between 2 and 4 wire testing?

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This article offers an explanation of what 2-wire and 4-wire resistance testing is, and explains when each method would be the most appropriate technique. Written by Jo Bimson, Principal Systems Engineer at MK Test Systems. Introduction Most automatic harness test systems offer 2-wire or 4-wire resistance measurement capabilities.  Some systems also offer dual-wire measurements, offering…

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Automeg FAQs

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We’ve compiled a list of common Automeg FAQs to help you use your test system more effectively.  We’ll be adding to this list over time, so it’s a live and growing resource. What are the default logins? MKAT Editor software does not require a login.  For the Runner software, systems are set up with 3…

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How to choose a test system specification

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We offer an extensive range of test system specification models for Automeg, so it has the modular flexibility to suit your exact requirements.  When it comes to selecting an electrical test system – whether it’s for wire harnesses or other applications – the range of options can be daunting.  This article has been written to…

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What is HiPot testing or Dielectric Withstand testing?

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This quick read describes the purpose, process and equipment used for carrying out a HiPot test on cables and wire harnesses. Purpose of HiPot testing HiPot testing is also known as a dielectric withstand test.  It’s one of many types of electrical testing that is typically performed on cable and wire harnesses.   The purpose…

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Automatic program generation improves testing for train OEMs

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Rail operators are constantly challenging OEMs to speed up the replacement of ageing trains and trams to improve reliability, reduce running costs and cut CO2 emissions.  Whether OEMs add additional production lines or speed up manufacturing times through other processes, testing times can still dampen any significant progress.  MK Test’s pioneering automatic program generation technology…

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