Comparing a Huntron Tracker and Multimeter

Comparing a Huntron Tracker and Multimeter

Technology is rapidly changing our world. Electrical and electronic circuitry seem to encapsulate everything and continue to get more complex and smaller in size. This means PCBs are more complicated to repair. Manufacturing mistakes and component failures have become a fact of life. The repair of PCB assemblies can seem intimidating but understanding how to use the tools for repair can help find and fix problems quickly. 

 

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Combined Test Solutions (CTS)

Combined Test Solutions (CTS)

CTS to represent Huntron in the UK

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Huntron would like to announce that Combined Test Solutions (CTS) will be the official representative for Huntron products in the United Kingdom and Ireland. CTS is a long established and experienced UK provider and distributor of test equipment that has been in business for 30 years, delivering a cohesive “one stop test shop” for UK manufacturers. 

Please join us in welcoming Combined Test Solutions to the Huntron team!

Contact CTS

Combined Test Solutions

4 Commerce Way, Stanbridge Road
Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 4RW
+44 01525-374466

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Testing Conformal Coated PCBs with a Huntron Access Prober

Testing Conformal Coated PCBs with a Huntron Access Prober

The latest video on the Huntron YouTube channel discusses testing conformal coated PCBs with the Huntron Access Prober.

One of the toughest challenges when testing printed circuit boards with protective coatings is penetrating the coating to make good contact with the test point. Achieving good contact is necessary when capturing a test measurement you can trust.

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Locate Short Circuits using a Milliohmmeter

Locate Short Circuits using a Milliohmmeter

Huntron Automates Short Circuit Location

B+K Precision milliohmmeter

Huntron Technical Support ran some experiments to locate short circuits on printed circuit boards (PCB) recently. The process included a B&K Precision 2841 Milliohm meter connected to a Huntron Access DH2 dual head Prober. The Access DH2 automated the placing of the test probes on PCB components. We created Huntron Workstation test Sequences to control the Prober movement and capture measurements from the milliohmmeter.
We built two tests, the first on a bare board with no components. The second test used a fully populated circuit card with surface mounted components.
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Share your Huntron Experience

Share your Huntron Experience

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We want to hear from Huntron users about how you use your Huntron system. We are looking for concise and informative testimonials that describe how you use Huntron equipment in your testing environment. Share what your company does and what your testing needs require along with a brief description of how Huntron fits into your PCB test flow. Your submission will be posted on our “Share your Huntron Experience” web page with full credit and a company web link if you wish.

Not all submissions will be published but for those that are posted we will provide you with a nice “Thank You” bonus for your Huntron Workstation software. You will find all of the details on the Share your Huntron Experience submission page.
We are looking for variety so submissions will be selected based on your industry (i.e. avionics, medical, third-party repair, etc.), level of PCB troubleshooting experience and writing style.

Email us at info@huntron.com with any questions. We look forward to you Sharing your Huntron Experience.

Manual versus Automated PCB Testing

Manual versus Automated PCB Testing

automated versus manual test speed

Huntron has been making the Huntron Tracker for 45 years and flying probers to automate electronic test processes for 30 years. Trackers have traditionally used manual probes to interface to test points on printed circuit boards (PCB). Because of the growth of surface mounted electronic devices (SMD), we introduced our first robotic flying prober in 1991. Using a flying probe to test very small SMDs made a technicians job much easier by being faster and more accurate than probing by hand. However, when comparing manual versus automated PCB testing at what point does it make sense to shift to automated testing?
We decided to run some realistic tests to find out.

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Service for Electric Vehicle Electronics

Service for Electric Vehicle Electronics

service of EV electronics
Service for electric vehicle electronics is in the future!


Electric vehicles (EVs) are starting to make up a considerable share of the new vehicle market. There are definite performance and environmental advantages to EVs over vehicles powered by fossil fuels. That being said, support and maintenance for EVs or more specifically the service for electric vehicle electronics is still developing into a mature infrastructure. At the center of this infrastructure will be how to care for the unique components found in these vehicles.

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Quick Tip #5 Added to Huntron YouTube

Quick Tip #5 Added to Huntron YouTube

How to use the Huntron Workstation Multi-pane Layout

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The latest Huntron YouTube Quick Tip has been added to the Huntron YouTube channel. This Quick tip looks at the multi-pane layout used by Huntron Workstation and how to move, rearrange, dock and re-dock the individual panes. This video is sure to have some useful information for all Huntron Workstation users.

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What’s new in the latest Huntron Workstation 4.3 Release

What’s new in the latest Huntron Workstation 4.3 Release

The latest Huntron Workstation version has some interesting new Features for All Users

Version 4.3.7632 of the Huntron Workstation software has been released and can be downloaded from the Software page on the Huntron website. So what is new in this release besides the usual maintenance updates (bug fixes)? Read on!

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Safety Best Practices in the PCB Repair Shop

Safety Best Practices in the PCB Repair Shop

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Safety using solder equipment

In more recent times, printed circuit boards (PCBs) are often repaired rather than replaced due to the lower expense. Medical imaging devices, for example, along with office equipment and manufacturing robotics can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to replace. Repairing the equipment is often the preferred solution.
Not just anyone can set up a PCB repair shop and a great deal of technical knowledge is required. An important consideration is setting a high standard for safety measures that must be put in place to protect technicians from the workplace hazards associated with PCB testing and repair.

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