NATEP funding awarded to develop hybrid cable test system

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MK Test Systems and AVoptics awarded NATEP funding for a hybrid cable test system for electrical-optical cables MK Test Systems and AVoptics have been jointly awarded a NATEP funding grant by Innovate UK.  The grant will fund a joint R&D project developing a hybrid cable test system driven by MK Test’s MKAT software, with AVoptics being the…

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LRT innovation – proof that progress is vital

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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‘AeroTech’ nomination for RTS at Tech South West Awards

The 2022 Tech South West Awards have announced MK Test’s high speed harness test system RTS as a finalist RTS has been shortlisted for the “AeroTech” category at the Tech South West Awards, which are due to take place on 10th November in Bristol.  The category celebrates innovation in the space, aviation and satellite sectors.…

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RTS shortlisted for E&T Innovation Awards

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RTS, MK Test’s high speed harness test system, has today been shortlisted for the E&T Innovation Awards.   RTS is a contender for the “Most Innovative Project for the Future of Manufacturing” category at the awards.  Other finalists include Russell Finex and Nuclear AMRC, amongst others.  The E&T Innovation Awards ceremony is taking place on the…

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Tech::Lab challenges: Designing an intrinsically safe LRT

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In this article, our guest author Colin Cameron takes an in-depth look at the specific challenges of designing the ExLRT, an Intrinsically Safe LRT (loop resistance tester). About the author An expert on intrinsic safety (IS), Colin Cameron sits on several committees for Intrinsic Safety Standards.  He is Managing Director of Mutech Ltd, an electronic…

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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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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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High speed testing: adapting automotive processes for aerospace

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This article looks at the heritage of real-time testing in the automotive sector, and how the R&D team at MK Test Systems have succeeded in adapting this technology to meet the complex demands of high speed testing for wiring harnesses in the aerospace manufacturing industry. How the automotive sector drives innovation in manufacturing There are…

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MK Test Partners with ECA Group for high speed harness testing

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ECA Group and MK Test Systems have established a partnership to bring on the market a low voltage testing solution that will advance aircraft assembly considerably. The two companies have industrialised a harness testing system that will lead to faster aircraft assembly. The new test system, RTS, will enter into service this year.   ECA…

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