Electronics Industry Awards announce ExLRT as a finalist

Electronics Industry Awards 2023

The ExLRT has been announced as a finalist in the 2023 Electronics Industry Awards.  The winner of the ‘Aerospace Defence Product of the Year’ will be announced at the awards ceremony on 19th October 2023.   Sally Antilles, Marketing Manager at MK Test Systems said “The final shortlist for the Electronics Industry Awards is based…

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HAECO offering ExLRT calibration services in China


            ExLRT calibration services are now being offered in China by HAECO Xiamen.   HAECO have already begun providing the service.  The first ExLRT calibration was successfully carried out for Boeing Shanghai at the start of August 2023.   Charlie Cheung is MK Test’s Regional Sales Director for Asia Pacific…

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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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FAQ: What does ExLRT Record Mode do?

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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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British Airways purchase another ExLRT

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British Airways have placed an order for an additional ExLRT from MK Test Systems. This latest unit to be purchased by the airline is destined for use at BA’s Heathrow maintenance hub.   British Airways are the UK’s 2nd largest carrier, operating a mix of Boeing wide-body aircraft, and Airbus narrow and wide-body aircraft.  They…

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We’ve answered some of the most commonly asked ExLRT FAQs here.  If you can’t find an answer to your ExLRT query then please get in touch with us. What is the ExLRT? ExLRT is an intrinsically safe loop resistance tester (LRT).  It’s specified by The Boeing Company in their Aircraft Maintenance Manuals (AMM) and is…

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Which loop resistance tester do the OEMs want you to use?

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Identifying the right tool for aircraft OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)  bond and loop testing requirements can be complex. As an MRO, your first point of call should be the AMM (maintenance manual).  However, some OEMs are more prescriptive than others.  And with a broad range of similar tools available on the marketing all claiming to comply…

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LRT innovation – proof that progress is vital

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A recent response to one of our LinkedIn posts has sparked the idea for this blog article. The post started a debate on the importance of innovation; something which is central to our business.   Here’s the post that sparked the debate.  It was promoting the benefits for aircraft maintenance facilities (MROs) to upgrade their…

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How to choose a loop resistance tester

how to choose a loop resistance tester

Modern loop resistance tester tools have several features designed to make prescribed testing easier and faster than ever before. This article is a quick guide on the top features to look for when you’re sourcing an LRT. OEM approval Is the tool specified for use by the aircraft manufacturer?  It goes without saying that to…

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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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