Precision in the skies

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The crucial role of automated testing in military aircraft and large assemblies In the ever-evolving landscape of military and defense technologies, the reliability and efficiency of electrical systems, especially in aircraft and large assemblies, are pivotal for national security. With a heightened reliance on advanced aviation systems and intricate electronic components, the importance of precise…

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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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Benefits of a modular wire harness test system

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This article explains the benefits of a modular wire harness test system for harness shops and wire harness manufacturers.  It also explains how our RTS ® (Real Time Scanning) test system is a modular solution which improves test speed through its many features. Going small to see big improvements As wire harnesses become more complex, advanced…

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Electrical testing standards for automotive manufacturing

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Electrical testing requirements for automotive manufacturing are becoming more complex.  This is driven by several factors, including the growing demand for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving technologies, the shift toward electrification of vehicles, and the increasing use of software and electronics in automotive systems.  As a result, the electrical testing requirements for…

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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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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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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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