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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How to control MKAT Runner software using a remote device

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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…

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MKAT software FAQs

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  Most of the questions we’re asked are about our MKAT, our test management software.  To help answer these common questions more quickly, we’ve compiled this MKAT software FAQs article. What are the default logins? MKAT Editor software does not require a login.  For the Runner software, systems are set up with 3 default logins. …

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What is the APG in MK Test’s MKAT software?

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APG stands for Automatic Program Generation.  It’s an acronym you’ll hear throughout your MKAT training and is at the heart of our MKAT software.  This article – written by MK Test’s Sales Director Jason Evans – explains how APG works and what it does. What is APG? In short, APG is the simplest method of…

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Test management software – our top 10 MKAT features

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MKAT is our powerful third generation test management software.  Customers love the functionality of Gen3, so here’s a list of our top 10 MKAT features. 1. Separate software for creating and running tests We’ve split the Runner and Editor into 2 separate software packages. The Runner is designed for operators – it’s optimised for touch…

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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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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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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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