Huntron® ProTrack® Model 10 and Model 20
Introduced in 1995, the ProTrack was the first generation of programmable ASA instruments. It was discontinued in 2007.
The ProTrack let you set the voltage, resistance and frequency to best match the characteristics of the component you were testing. At the same time, Huntron's exclusive STAR (Safe Tracker Active Range) feature eliminated the possibility of damaging a component by setting test parameters beyond its current limitations.
The value of customizing test ranges became apparent when testing in-circuit components. A fixed-range test produced a composite signature that could mask variations in the signature. By testing with different combinations of voltage, resistance and frequency you could view signatures for each of the components of the composite signature. The ProTrack I benchtop instrument let you set and store 20 customized test groups, with four test ranges for each group. Connecting the ProTrack (Model 20) to a personal computer let you create and store customized test ranges for an unlimited number of components and pins.
Huntron ProTrack and the US Navy Gold Disk Program
Saving Millions in Cost Avoidance
The US Navy Gold Disk program uses the Huntron ProTrack, listed as part of the AN/USM-674 test system, as one of the primary instruments for helping their personnel troubleshoot current and legacy PCBs. Since they are repairing these PCBs in-house, the avoided costs of vendor repair/replacement has resulted in millions of dollars in savings over the course of the program.