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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Trademarks granted for MK Test range of products

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The UK Intellectual Property Office has this week granted trademarks to MK Test Systems for a wide range of their systems and software.  The trademarks have been registered under Class 9, which includes test equipment for electronic equipment and apparatus, and automatic measuring instruments, as well as testing software.   The move to register trademarks…

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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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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

Inside the MK Test Systems manufacturing facility. Several Automeg test systems are shown in various stages of being built.

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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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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Automeg subsea test system installed at TE Seacon

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TE Seacon select Automeg for SEPS compliant connector testing MK Test Systems have recently installed two Automeg HV wire harness test systems for new customer TE Seacon, based in Texas, USA.   TE Seacon are world leaders in the manufacture of electrical underwater mateable connectors.  Their products are typically used in deep sea drilling control,…

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