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CableTest Integrates iCon in Wiring Analyzer

Category: iCon
Company: CableTest
Industry: Aerospace | Platform: MUX

CableTest Systems Inc, has been designing and manufacturing production-friendly electrical interconnect test equipment for more than 20 years. Its world-class ATE solutions are used globally by industry leaders including Bombardier, Boeing, Goodrich, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Moog and Parker, to name a few. CableTest is active in several cutting-edge programs including the Lockheed F-22 and F-35, Boeing 787, and Airbus A380 and A350 XWB.

This CableTest Systems MPT Wiring Analyzer is used for testing complex electrical interconnect sub-systems manufactured by a major Airbus supplier on the A350 XWB program. The MPT tester uses a combination of standard Rack Mount instruments and CableTest high voltage/high current sources and switching, all connected via Virginia Panel iCon interface. The MPT system and Virginia Panel interface support voltages from mV range to 4000VDC, and from nA range to 7A.

The standard Virginia Panel iCon interface allows the test operators to use common interface cables and test set-up for continuity, dielectric and functional tests on the various interconnect systems (harnesses, motherboards, 'black boxes'),  that are part of the contract. By standardizing on the MPT wiring analyzer and VPC iCon interface, our customer is able to create a configuration-flexible test system with a high-quality, robust and standard test interface so that test programs, interface cables and wire lists could be shared across multiple sites, while the test system configuration can be modified as needed.

VPC-equipped MPT Test rigs of varying configurations are being supplied to all of the customer's participating sites globally, which are responsible for production of flight-critical electrical/avionics systems for the Airbus A350 XWB.