“I can honestly tell you from having worked with the system, I truly enjoy using it and it is such a time saving piece of equipment so it has earned its keep from my perspective as opposed to having to perform the tests by hand. The time it took me to perform those trial tests yesterday afternoon would have taken at least 2 - 3 days by hand. Have a great day.”
Sue, Schneider Electric, USA
"Applied Relay Testing has supplied us with a level of relay test capability that would be impossible for us to obtain in any other way.
They have provided us with well-engineered systems which we have found easy to integrate into our production. Their user interface is intuitive for operator use yet offers extensive customisation options for situations where we have wanted more control.
Information about their hardware and software has been easy to find, their documentation is usually a simple 'F1' away and where we have required further assistance their staff have responded promptly and helpfully.
Where we have made comments or feature requests these have often been implemented shortly afterwards, making it clear that they value our technical relationship."
Anthony, Inspection and production manager, Esterline, Sarralbe, France
"The RT290 has arrived on Tuesday. Thank you very much for your excellent support. Today I have already installed the system and it is running without any problem. So I`m well prepared for the Friday meeting with our customer. So thank you very much again and best regards to all of the ART team."
Rudi (Test equipment manufacturer Germany)
"We use custom techniques and equipment for development and type testing, including ART life testers. For production testing, our relays are 100% tested for all operating parameters and we have found that we can rely on the speed, accuracy and reliability of the 16 ART parametric testers that we have in our plants."
Kevin, Technical manager, Pickering Relays
EDF Energy Nuclear Generation must routinely inspect of a large number of mercury relay based multiplexer and capacitive filter cards which is time critical and manually intensive.
Applied Relay Testing were approached provide a solution to the automation of this process.
The system had to interface to the fully assembled boards to provide relay timing and contact resistance and also monitoring of the charging and leakage current for 16 channels of wet tantalum capacitors to identify unusual behaviour.
The use of the resulting Scanner Card Performance Test System has been extremely successful, dramatically reducing the overall test times and reducing the annual multiplexer card failure rate.
A major French electrolytic capacitor manufacturer approached ART with regards to designing a high performance 100 channel leakage current scanning test system.
The Insulation Resistance Scan Test System (RT903) was created, providing a software programmable DC power supply for charging the capacitors, a high speed leakage current monitor with current and insulation limits and an optional platinum probe for monitoring oven temperature when performing temperature cycling.
The unit has had a blemish free record in use for over 10 years.