FAQ: Where’s my MKAT test program?

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A useful guide to resolving a common test program query by MKAT users. We occasionally have customers contacting us for help when they’re creating an MKAT test program.  The conversation is usually along the lines of “I’ve run the APG in the MKAT Editor but it didn’t create a program. Where did I go wrong?”…

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FAQ: How do I insert or replace the ExLRT battery?

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Inserting or replacing the ExLRT battery is quick and simple.  Below is a step-by-step tutorial and video for carrying out this process. Before you begin Before you begin to replace or insert the battery, it is important to note that battery changes must be completed in a safe non-explosive environment. The intrinsic safety of the…

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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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An ATE glossary

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To help open up the world of automatic test equipment, we’ve compiled a free resource – an ATE glossary of commonly used terms. Why? MK Test Systems produce specialised automatic testing equipment to high-power industries such as aerospace, rail and subsea. The language which describes the technology we use and the equipment we manufacture can…

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What is a loop resistance test?

What is a loop resistance test?

A loop resistance test is carried out during aircraft manufacture or maintenance to check that it will be safe in the event of being struck by lightning. Why are loop resistance tests needed? Planes are struck by lightning about once a year*, based on data from the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). That’s surprisingly often…

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