Test management software – our top 10 MKAT features

MKAT is our powerful third generation test management software.  Customers love the functionality of Gen3, so here’s a list of our top 10 MKAT features. 1. Separate software for creating and running tests We’ve split the Runner and Editor into 2 separate software packages. The Runner is designed for operators – it’s optimised for touch…

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ExLRT leasing and procurement support

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Are you unhappy with your current LRT but are hesitant to commit to an unknown tool? Or perhaps you’re looking to upgrade to a digital, automatic solution but aren’t sure what’s right for your facility. We’re confident that you just need to trial the ExLRT to see how it improves loop resistance testing for your…

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Tech::Lab challenges: Designing an intrinsically safe LRT

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In this article, our guest author Colin Cameron takes an in-depth look at the specific challenges of designing the ExLRT, an Intrinsically Safe LRT (loop resistance tester). About the author An expert on intrinsic safety (IS), Colin Cameron sits on several committees for Intrinsic Safety Standards.  He is Managing Director of Mutech Ltd, an electronic…

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ExLRT vs LRT: Technology designed for MRO facilities

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This second article in our ExLRT vs LRT comparison series takes a closer look at the features specifically designed for MRO users. Part one of our Loop Resistance Tester comparison series looked at the physical differences between the ExLRT and the legacy LRT tool.  We confirmed that size matters after all – and in this…

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Meet TeamMK – Steve, Service Engineer

Meet TeamMK Steve Service Engineer

This article was first published in 2019, when Steve Mills was part of MK Test’s Service team as a Service Engineer.  We caught up with Steve to talk about his average working day, which he revealed is often fuelled by Squaddie bars which he buys from the canteen at his main customer’s site. A rare…

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Meet TeamMK – Hayden, Apprentice Software Engineer

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As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2022, we invited our current apprentices to be interviewed for our ‘Meet TeamMK’ series. Hayden Sinclair is an Apprentice Software Engineer at MK Test Systems and joined us in September 2021.  Never knowingly over-dressed, Hayden has worn shorts every day since he joined #TeamMK.  He’s confident, enthusiastic and has…

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FAQ: How do I insert or replace the ExLRT battery?

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Inserting or replacing the ExLRT battery is quick and simple.  Below is a step-by-step tutorial and video for carrying out this process. Before you begin Before you begin to replace or insert the battery, it is important to note that battery changes must be completed in a safe non-explosive environment. The intrinsic safety of the…

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6 common problems when testing slip rings

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Slip rings need to reliably transmit data signals with accuracy and precision.  Failure to do so can result in expensive and disruptive failures in wind turbines or within time-critical applications such as diagnostic medical testing or for military communications.  Slip ring manufacturers therefore need a robust test strategy to ensure their products meet these performance…

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An ATE glossary

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To help open up the world of automatic test equipment, we’ve compiled a free resource – an ATE glossary of commonly used terms. Why? MK Test Systems produce specialised automatic testing equipment to high-power industries such as aerospace, rail and subsea. The language which describes the technology we use and the equipment we manufacture can…

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Time travel: High speed wire harness testing

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The latest electrical testing technology needs to support a move to digitization as well as reduce manufacturing and production bottlenecks.  MK Test’s latest product provides a solution for this issue in the form of the RTS system, which provides high speed wire harness testing.  The current state of testing Manufacturing teams are commonly seeking ways to…

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