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RTS is our high-speed, modular wire harness test system.  The most common RTS FAQs are listed here, and this resource will grow over time as we get asked more questions.

Can I add more test points to my RTS system at a later date?

Yes, the RTS system is scalable and will automatically detect new nSat and uSat devices when added. This means that the system can be expanded at a later date by adding more MAG connectors and umbilical sections to accommodate more nSat or uSat devices.

At this time, Umbilical sections are available in lengths of 0.5m, 1m, 3m, 5m, 10m, 15m, 20m, 30m & 50m.  The total length of a single umbilical must not exceed 100m.

The total number of nSat or uSat devices on one umbilical must not exceed 48.

The Umbilical Connection Module (UCM) allows up to 4 umbilicals connected at each time.

What’s the difference between a uSat and an nSat? How do I know which ones I need?

The uSat has a higher number of test points available than the nSat and can be easily thought of as 2, 4 or 6 nSats in one box!

If you have a high density of connectors and test points in one location a uSat can be used giving you up to 360 test points to connect everything up at once and only one Umbilical connection (MAG connector) required.

Speak to us about custom formats using the uSat hardware with even higher test point densities such as ARINC 404/600 housings for aerospace applications.

2.3 RTS packshot (9) nSat

RTS nSat

2.3 RTS packshot (6) uSat

RTS uSat

I’m used to the Automeg MKAT software, will I find the RTS software easy to use?

Absolutely! All MK Test System products use the MKAT Gen3 Software suite and this includes the RTS system. This means that you will already be familiar with all the common functions.  Importing and running test programs, viewing results and using advanced features such as Manual Mode and Probe Mode within the MKAT Runner application are all the same as MKAT for Automeg. Creation of test programs and management of the system is also still done using the MKAT Editor and you can even use the powerful functions of the Automatic Program Generator (APG) tool to generate RTS programs.

To make the most of the advanced features of RTS, a new RTS sub-test is available.  This is a new display screen allowing the user to view and sort results in real time whilst the scanning is in progress.

Along with this, some new features for interface harness management and hardware configuration have been introduced to the MKAT Runner to make the operator’s life easier.

Got more RTS FAQs?

Let us know and we’ll answer you as soon as possible, plus add it to this RTS FAQs resource.