Electrical testing standards for automotive manufacturing

Electrical testing standards for automotive widget

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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Apprenticeships

A red square with the words 'Apprentice Roles' in white, used to highlight available apprenticeships at MK Test Systems

Following several successful apprenticeships in the last few years, we’re currently seeking applicants for apprenticeships in the following areas: Production (Electrical Technicians) Software Engineering Overview MK Test Systems, based in Wellington, Somerset (near Taunton), designs and manufactures Automated Test Equipment (ATE) for the Aerospace, Rail and Oil & Gas industries. With over 30 years of…

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What’s the difference between 2 and 4 wire testing?

Wire harness assembly being manufactured

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

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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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Jason Evans announced as Managing Director of MK Test Systems

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11th January 2023 – MK Test Systems, a leading global provider of automated electrical test solutions to the aerospace, defence and rail industries, is pleased to announce Jason Evans as its new Managing Director.   Jason Evans has been Sales Director and member of the senior leadership team at MK Test Systems for 20 years…

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FAQ: What does ExLRT Record Mode do?

A. ExLRT Record Mode

ExLRT ® is the lightweight, intrinsically safe loop resistance tester approved by Boeing (part number XLR-9703-01).  It now has ExLRT Record Mode which records measurements, eliminating the risk of human error caused by manual record-taking.  This article explains what that means and how operators and organisations can benefit from it. Record Mode is easily accessed…

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RTS scores hat-trick win at 2022 Elektra Awards

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MK Test Systems latest product RTS has won its third prize of the year at the 2022 Elektra Awards.  RTS is an innovative modular high speed wire harness test system.   RTS was awarded highly commended in the Test Product of the Year category at the Elektra Awards ceremony.  The awards ceremony was held in…

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BLRT and BLTU FAQs

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We’re growing this BLRT and BLTU FAQs article – it’s still very new and looking a bit bare! Please get in touch with us with your BLRT and BLTU questions and we can help make this article a useful source of information for the future. How do I login to the BLTU or BLTU4? Once…

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How EV testing requirements are changing as the market develops

Widget EV Testing Requirements

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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British Airways purchase another ExLRT

Image of a British Airways plane parked on a runway

British Airways have placed an order for an additional ExLRT from MK Test Systems. This latest unit to be purchased by the airline is destined for use at BA’s Heathrow maintenance hub.   British Airways are the UK’s 2nd largest carrier, operating a mix of Boeing wide-body aircraft, and Airbus narrow and wide-body aircraft.  They…

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