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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RTS shortlisted for E&T Innovation Awards

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RTS, MK Test’s high speed harness test system, has today been shortlisted for the E&T Innovation Awards.   RTS is a contender for the “Most Innovative Project for the Future of Manufacturing” category at the awards.  Other finalists include Russell Finex and Nuclear AMRC, amongst others.  The E&T Innovation Awards ceremony is taking place on the…

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Poka-yoke: Reducing human error in wire harness testing

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For wire harness manufacturers, quality control is vital to ensure that their products are delivered with zero defects. Failures incur costs and delays, cause frustration, and damage reputations. In applications like rail or aerospace, they could even create a risk to human safety.  In such a highly manual industry, human error is inevitable – but it…

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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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MKAT Gen3 software upgrade FAQs

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Our Gen2 software is no longer supported, so we’ve compiled the most common FAQs asked by our customers about an Gen3 MKAT software upgrade. What new features and benefits will I get by upgrading to the Gen3 software? Driven by our goal of simplifying an automatic test sequence for the end user, the new generation…

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What is wire harness testing?

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This post looks at wire harness testing, and the significant productivity and quality benefits of using automatic testing equipment. It includes an introduction to digital techniques, which use test data for developing more efficient testing methods. An introduction to wire harnesses Copper wires can carry electrical power or data signals – wire harnesses can contain either…

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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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