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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Benefits of a modular wire harness test system

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This article explains the benefits of a modular wire harness test system for harness shops and wire harness manufacturers.  It also explains how our RTS ® (Real Time Scanning) test system is a modular solution which improves test speed through its many features. Going small to see big improvements As wire harnesses become more complex, advanced…

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A testing journey – electrical test applications throughout the aircraft lifecycle

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Testing at all aircraft lifecycle stages Electrical testing plays an essential role in ensuring the safe and reliable operation of an aircraft throughout its lifecycle. Here, we’ve broken down the main electrical testing applications that are typically performed at four different stages of an aircraft’s lifecycle: Design and Manufacturing: During the design and manufacturing phase, electrical…

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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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How to control MKAT Runner software using a remote device

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The MKAT ® Runner software can be controlled with a remote device on the same network, via a web browser.  This quick guide shows you how to achieve this in just a few steps.  Article written by Chris de Vere Moss, Software Test Engineer at MK Test Systems. How to control MKAT Runner software using…

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FAQ: What does ExLRT Record Mode do?

A. ExLRT Record Mode

ExLRT ® is the lightweight, intrinsically safe loop resistance tester approved by Boeing (part number XLR-9703-01).  It now has ExLRT Record Mode which records measurements, eliminating the risk of human error caused by manual record-taking.  This article explains what that means and how operators and organisations can benefit from it. Record Mode is easily accessed…

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We’re growing this BLRT and BLTU FAQs article – it’s still very new and looking a bit bare! Please get in touch with us with your BLRT and BLTU questions and we can help make this article a useful source of information for the future. How do I login to the BLTU or BLTU4? Once…

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