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Custom Test Equipment and Data Acquisition

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Custom Test Equipment & Data Acquisition

Custom Fixtures and Tooling

Adaptive Innovations specializes in the design, build, and verification of custom test equipment and fixtures for a broad range of requirements. In many applications, properly designed tooling & fixtures can directly impact the effectiveness of the testing being applied. Fixturing and tooling can also have a direct influence on process efficiency, operator ergonomics, product safety, and much more.

Adaptive has experience designing and building fixtures & tooling for vibration testing, burn-in and combined environment testing, functional testing, inspection and much more. Don’t leave your test success to chance. Partner with Adaptive and be confident your test program can deliver accurate results.

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Custom Test Equipment & Data Acquisition

Leak Test Systems

Implementation of a capable leak testing process can be a challenging undertaking, while also being a critical measure that ensures product performance, quality and safety. Adaptive has integrated standard leak test equipment from leading industry suppliers, and has developed fully custom leak test systems for specific applications. Adaptive has frequently integrated leak testing into fully automated systems for end of line functional testing or critical quality checks. Our extensive experience makes Adaptive an industry partner you can rely on to recommend the appropriate methodologies and technologies required to achieve a successful test platform.

Custom Test Equipment & Data Acquisition

Precise Measurement and Data Acquisition

Test and measurement requirements are evolving. More and more industries are employing comprehensive and capable test systems to rapidly improve product quality, performance, and longevity. Collection, transmission, and storage of data are becoming the backbones of continuous improvement and product evolution. The lines between automation and test are becoming blurred. Finding a partner that can help you navigate the world of complex testing is becoming critical. Aligning with a partner that can also tackle your automation needs, maintains comprehensive knowledge of available technologies, and offers extensive capabilities in software development, motion controls, and data management can be an absolute difference maker. Align with Adaptive and elevate your expectations.

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Vision Inspection

Machine vision is one of the fastest areas of evolution in sensor technology. Utilizing advancements in camera hardware, image analysis tools, deep learning software, and more, what once was considered impossible is now possible. Keeping up with the rapid advancement of these technologies can be an overwhelming and time-consuming task. The importance of connecting with the right industry partner to stay ahead of your competition is becoming more critical every day.

Adaptive utilizes advanced vision technologies for component identification, component inspection, robotic guidance, and many other applications. Our engineers are familiar with many vision brands and have experience with countless applications. Employ Adaptive’s knowledge to gain and maintain your competitive edge.

Custom Test Equipment & Data Acquisition

Life Cycle, Durability and Functional Test Systems

Life cycle, durability, and functional test systems often require a combination of advanced machine controls, well designed fixtures and tooling, and cutting-edge data acquisition capabilities. Adaptive Innovations is uniquely armed with deep experience in all three of these disciplines, and distinctively positioned to solve these applications. Our extensive background with test requirements and the development of custom test solutions, combined with our broad experience in industrial automation, robotics and motion control has evolved into a differentiator very few companies can emulate. This expansive knowledge and experience are just a few of the many reasons our customers rely on us to assist in the development of their test programs and equipment. Partner with Adaptive to accelerate your capabilities in testing!

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Functional Test Equipment

Integration of accelerated environmental stress screening is one of our many areas of expertise. We have years of experience designing and building fixtures for HALT, HASS, and ESS production testing. Fixtures that make testing feasible by improving throughput, optimizing stimulation, reducing downtime, and reducing capital costs. Adaptive Innovations offers development services from fixture conception through proof of screen. 

Automation Solutions

Accelerated & Environmental Fixture Design & Build Services

Efficient Platform Fixtures for Product Testing

Adaptive has developed platform fixtures capable of testing entire product families, minimizing changeover time. This innovative solution streamlines testing processes, reducing the need for multiple chambers and costly facilities upgrades. This efficiency ultimately leads to significant cost savings for our clients.

Enhanced Environmental Fixture Designs

Adaptive goes the extra mile by utilizing computational fluid dynamics to optimize environmental fixture designs. This ensures balanced airflow to each Unit Under Test (UUT), maintaining consistent product excitation across the board. As a result, we can accommodate more products in the chamber, increasing testing capacity and efficiency.

Superior Fixture Performance through Analysis and Best Practices

Our fixtures stand out from the competition due to a meticulous approach that includes modal analysis and adhering to best practices. This results in optimal vibration transmissibility, guaranteeing accurate and reliable test results. By choosing Adaptive Innovations, clients can expect fixtures that deliver unparalleled performance in HALT, HASS, and ESS programs. Contact us today to explore how we can elevate your testing processes.

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Fixture Development Services

Diverse Fixture Designs for Varied Testing Needs

Adaptive offers a wide range of fixture designs, catering to various testing requirements. From simple benchtop HALT Fixtures and off-the-shelf kits to modular HASS production fixtures optimized for throughput and Pre-HASS functional screens, we provide solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Comprehensive Validation and Verification Process

Our services include a thorough validation and verification of fixture designs. This encompasses vibration and thermal response mapping, accompanied by detailed report documentation. This meticulous process ensures that our fixtures meet the highest standards of performance and reliability.

Custom High-Temperature Wire Harnesses Expertise

Adaptive specializes in the design and fabrication of custom high-temperature wire harnesses crucial for powering and monitoring your products during testing. Our team leverages extensive experience to select the appropriate connectors and components, guaranteeing optimal performance and longevity in extreme testing environments.

Capabilities and Considerations

HALT/HASS Fixture Design

At Adaptive Innovations Corp, our HALT/HASS Fixture Design services cover the entire spectrum from design inception to fixture implementation. Each fixture is meticulously tailored to meet the specific requirements of your product, ensuring optimal performance. 

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Halt/hass & Fixturing Solutions

Inadequate, Experience and/or Project Timing

Adaptive Innovations has the experience and resources necessary to support any fixturing project, including those required in compressed timing. Our design approach and experience allow us to complete designs very efficiently, helping reduce project timing and improve the likelihood of success. Communicate your project restraints to Adaptive at the onset of your project, and we will do what’s possible to achieve them.

Maximizing Throughput

When high throughput is required in HASS testing, maximizing units/test while minimizing downtime results in direct savings. Adaptive’s fixtures not only optimize chamber space, but also balance the product excitation, resulting in more efficient use of the chamber energy. Our fixtures are also designed to optimize the operator time, so load/unload of product can be performed outside of the chamber.

Large Product Size/Weight

Large product assemblies can be challenging to develop efficient fixtures for. Airflow and vibe can both be limited due to weight, geometry, and flow space. In some cases, highly engineered fixtures for large products can dramatically reduce the cost of HASS by optimizing LN2 usage and available chamber volume. The right fixture can reduce the total number of chambers required for your HASS program, and can lower the cost per test cycle. Use of properly engineered fixtures, especially for large/heavy UUT, optimizes operator ergonomics and overall plant safety.

Airflow Difficulties

Adaptive uses computational fluid dynamics and the fan curves provided by the chamber manufacturers to develop a unique airflow plan for for each fixture. This effort is performed to achieve optimal, balanced product stimulation while improving chamber efficiency. Utilizing push, pull and combined function plenums, along with the proper material selections and air control features, a HASS fixture from Adaptive is certain to provide optimal performance. This level of planning, analysis and experience is unique to Adaptive.

Quick Change-Out Solutions (Thru-Put)

Minimizing changeover time between test sets results in optimal chamber utilization. Modular inserts or cartridges can be designed to allow faster loading and unloading of product into the chamber. Modular bulkhead connectors can be used to blind-mate the inserts, alleviating the need for manual electrical connectivity in the chamber. Two sets of inserts are required to realize the potential of this solution, which allows loading and unloading of product to be done while tests are underway.

Product Assembly Response (Transmissibility)

Not all products are constructed in a way that vibration is easily transmitted throughout the product. Oversized cards and integrated chassis are just two examples of product that don’t typically respond with standard fixturing. The result of inadequate fixturing is poor stimulation, and an ineffective screen.

Fixture Kits

Modular Arm Fixture Kit

Purpose & Use:

The Modular Arm Fixture Kit allows the mounting of an electrical card or PCB to a HALT/HASS Vibration Table. The arm, slot, and clamp geometry are designed to provide flexible mounting locations for almost any size card. Using a single 3/8-16 bolt allows for rotational flexibility, while the 5” slot allows for linear adjustments. Multiple kits can be used to mount complex card assemblies or mount multiple cards simultaneously.

Design Details:

CNC Machined Modular Arm:

Constructed of 6061-T6 CNC machined Aluminum 5” slot designed for mounting with 3/8-16 fasteners (included) Flat bottom surface provides a rigid mounting base once bolted to table Clear Anodize Finish protects the assembly from corrosion. 

Adjustable Clamp and Plunger:

Clamp is adjustable for linear position, jaw height, and clamping force (up to 150 lbs.) Neoprene plunger provides a forgiving clamping surface to protect cards during testing Cam-Over clamp design locks cards into place and provides repeatable clamping force Neoprene plunger is perfect for most applications where temperatures do not exceed 110° C. For higher temperature requirements, an alternate plunger is recommended. 

Mounting Pin: ¼” standard fit pin constructed of hardened, 316 stainless steel Obtainable off-the-shelf pins can be acquired in many lengths (5/8” length standard and included) To change pins, simply push out existing pin and press in new pin Custom pins can be designed and machined to provide specific card mounting solutions Standard pin is slightly magnetic. If magnetics conflict with product operations, an aluminum, brass or composite pin is recommended.

Modular Bar Fixture Kit

Purpose & Use:

This modular fixture kit is designed to offer introductory HALT fixturing for a multitude of applications. This fixture kit provides for the mounting of most assembly level products from power supplies to servers. The extruded bars can be used to span most products under test and are machined with slots for optimal mounting flexibility. The bars are used to clamp the product to the table.

Kit Details:

4X – 3/8-16 X 14” Threaded Rod
Mounts to most HALT/HASS vibration tables

4X – 3/8-16 X 23” Threaded Rod
Mounts to most HALT/HASS vibration tables

4X – 1” X 2” X 20” Extruded Aluminum
Lightweight, stiff, low thermal mass, spans holes from 15”-19” apart, slots allow multiple mounting positions

4X – 1” X 2” X 10” Extruded Aluminum
Lightweight, stiff, low thermal mass, spans holes from 5”-9” apart, slots allow multiple mounting positions

4X – Quick Knobs
Allow user to slide knob over threaded rod until engagement and then tighten for quick installation

4X – 3/8-16 Split Lock Nuts
Allow user to install nut over threaded rod at engagement and then tighten for quick installation

4X – Angle Brackets
Allow user to customize assembly of extruded aluminum to optimize kit

4X – Angle Brackets
Allow user to customize assembly of extruded aluminum to optimize kit

8X – ¼-20 T-Nuts
Used in conjunction with angle brackets and extruded aluminum

8X – ¼-20 BHSCS
Used in conjunction with angle brackets and extruded aluminum

8X – 3/8 Flat Washers
Used to ensure surface area contact while tightening with knobs or nuts

8X – 3/8-16 Hex Nuts
Used to tighten fixture bars over product when a specific torque is required or Knobs/split nuts do not apply enough torque

Modular Bar Fixture Kit

Our universal circuit card grid kits can be manufactured to fit any vibration table, offering more mounting resolution than a standard table offers. We produce edge and corner clamps, and will custom tailor the kit to your exact requirements. Grid plates are CNC machined anodized aluminum with Stainless steel helical inserts.

Contact us directly for more information.

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Burn-In Fixtures & Solutions

Burn-In is currently the most popular method of stress induced production testing.  We specialize in high capacity burn-in solutions that are tailored to your specific constraints and requirements.  Static rack fixtures, drawer fixtures and mobile carts.

Adaptive Innovations can design and build any configuration required to meet your production burn-in volumes.  We’ve built mobile burn-in carts, high capacity drawer style fixtures, and stationary and rack mounted solutions.  Most fixtures supply power, monitor and exercise the products under test.  If the product requires managed airflow to ensure uniform testing, we have the in-house capabilities to design, analyze and verify the solution.

Use our proven design and development experience to take your testing to the next level.

Custom Fixtures & Tooling
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Custom Test Equipment

Complete interconnect solutions for your custom test processes.  We can design custom test cables that make the connections between your test rack and product, even through the test chamber.  Unlimited possibilities and configurations including: harsh environment, custom blind-mates, and floating arrangements.  Signal, Power, RF, Optical, etc…

We specialize in delivering custom test cables with interconnect solutions for unique requirements and harsh environments.  We design and build universal connections for equipment and fixtures, allowing them to plug and play with each other.  This results in ultimate production flexibility and minimum setup.

Unlimited possibilities and custom test cable configurations including: harsh environment, custom blind-mates, and floating arrangements.  Signal, Power, RF, Optical, and more.

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Test Racks

Custom panels and enclosures will give your test station the finished look you’re after. At Adaptive, we design, fabricate, paint, and silk screen to your exact specifications or requirements. A finished panel ensures consistency of test and adds a user friendly touch.

Full finishing capabilities including: paint, anodize, powder coat, texture, zinc, plating, silk-screening.

Custom Sheet Metal and CNC machined rack panels and enclosures for integrating:

Switches, Gauges and Indicators

Connector junction boxes

Circuit Card Assembly Enclosures

Control Panels

Power and AC/DC Switch Panels