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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How to control MKAT Runner software using a remote device

The MKAT Runner software can be controlled with a remote device on the same network, via a web browser.  This quick guide shows you how to achieve this in just a few steps.  Article written by Chris de Vere Moss, Software Test Engineer at MK Test Systems. How to control MKAT Runner software using a…

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How EV testing requirements are changing as the market develops

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In a short space of time, the development of electric vehicles has been significant.  This article, written by MK Test Systems Sales Manager Graham Andrews, looks at how EV testing requirements are evolving as a result. The rapid changes in the EV market In a short space of time, the development of eVehicles has been…

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Wind turbine electrical testing applications

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This article provides an overview of the global wind turbine industry. It then discusses the various applications where wind turbine manufacturers and operators can benefit from the use of automatic electrical testing equipment. Market overview of the wind turbine sector The global wind turbine market was valued at >$50bn in 2017, and is expected to…

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How to choose a test system specification

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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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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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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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Automatic program generation improves testing for train OEMs

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Rail operators are constantly challenging OEMs to speed up the replacement of ageing trains and trams to improve reliability, reduce running costs and cut CO2 emissions.  Whether OEMs add additional production lines or speed up manufacturing times through other processes, testing times can still dampen any significant progress.  MK Test’s pioneering automatic program generation technology…

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