Everett Charles Technologies introduces the ECT Pneumatic Dual Stage Fixture
Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) introduces a new vacuum actuated test mechanism: the ECT Pneumatic Dual Stage Fixture. This new test fixture ensures predictable and reliable operation in high volume production, cycle after cycle.
The new ECT Pneumatic Dual Stage Fixture minimizes down time by eliminating or minimizing jamming, adjustments to the mechanism, and other manual tasks typically encountered during PCBA testing with current industry solutions. The ECT design addresses the common shortcomings of existing solutions and is crucial for extending probe life and improving the cost of test. The ECT Pneumatic Dual Stage Fixture is easy to operate. It allows the operator to retest or repeat the 1st and 2nd stage tests during debug.
The ECT Pneumatic Dual Stage Fixture protects against damage to the fixture probes, the PCBA and other expensive components. In the event of a power failure to the fixture and tester during 2nd stage testing, the fixture can still be manually released and freed from its dual stage mode. The ECT Pneumatic Dual Stage Fixture substantially reduces testing cycle-time and enhances production through-put.
Ned Kottmeyer, Vice President and General Manager – Xcerra/FSG, comments: “The ECT Pneumatic Dual Stage Fixture solution offers reliable and maintenance-free operation. Our solution was developed in concert with CM and OEM customers to be optimized for high volume PCBA testing.”