Monday, August 8, 2016

PCB Test Equipment Paid for Itself in Two Days!

Our tech support engineer just return from an Arizona-based semiconductor manufacturer who recently purchased ABI Electronics PCB repair equipment.  He was overjoyed to help them fix a complex $40,000 board during the 2-day training.  Their goal now is to save $40,000 A WEEK in restoring PCBs to working order – PCBs that run their sophisticated robotic handling systems.

Are you concerned about PCB repair?  Do you need to keep equipment running with in-house repair facilities but lack full-trained staff?  Then ABI Electronics PCB repair products will be of great help to you!

The need for repair and maintenance can be found in all sectors of industry and applies to almost any product that features at least one electronic PCB. When problems occur, and repairs build up,  reliable easy-to-use maintenance equipment not only speeds up the repair process (reducing downtime) but also broadens the range of equipment that can be fixed.

ABI’s SYSTEM 8 range, the CircuitMaster 4000M, and MIS4 are popular choices in this field thanks to their versatility in tests (power on and power off) and low startup cost. Engineers and technicians can combine their knowledge and experience of electronics with the many features of ABI’s equipment to detect faults and conditions.

PCB REPAIR PRODUCTS from ABI Electronics are quick-to-learn, suit most electronics technologies, minimize your equipment downtime, and fight obsolescence - all at an affordable price!  It is easy to create functioning test programs quickly!  More economical than other solutions, ABI equipment pays for itself quickly, and keeps equipment running longer. Relied on worldwide by armed forces, transport, education, and other maintenance facilities, full hands-on, on-site training can be provided if requested. Rapid and local test requirements, the detection of counterfeit devices, together with increasing financial pressures and performance goals, all increase the demands for efficient maintenance, safe operation, and equipment availability.  ABI has your solution!

Electronic Products Repaired – Fast!  

Need a solution which tests and finds electronic system faults quickly? That can keep circuits working, extending product life, and help eliminate obsolescence and lack of documentation?  For over 40 years ABI Electronics has designed, manufactured and marketed automatic test equipment for supporting and maintaining electronics PCBs.

ABI Electronics products can assist  … whoever you are

Whether it’s Mass Transit, Defense, or Industry - with profits and funding diminishing and with severe consequences for equipment failure, the efficient and reliable maintenance of electronic circuits over their working life is vital for modern systems. Many of the world's largest transit organizations, military, and manufacturers rely on ABI Electronics for testing, repair and support of their electronic modules in trains and trackside equipment, including:

NASA, SNCF (France), Metro Sao Paulo (Brazil), Alamys, GE, NATO, ASMAR, Royal Navy, Embraer, London Underground, FIAT, CAE, Mitsubishi, Philips, Raytheon, Taiwan Rail, Nortel, SENA, Alstom, AT&T, BAE Systems, British Airways, etc.

ABI products can keep YOUR electronics working – close to where they are used, saving time and costs. For safety issues: PCBs can be tested for full confidence, and improved reliability.  Products can have their life extended through regular maintenance – cheaper in-house! Fast turnaround times are now possible for repairs by less-skilled technicians, saving money and time for high value electronic circuits

Benefits of using ABI Electronics products:

·         Shorter repair times, inventory reductions and cost savings

·         Accepted by major rail suppliers around the world

·         Improves safety and extends operational life

·         Repairs and testing can be done by less qualified personnel

·         Supports third party and obsolete equipment

Self-maintaining complex, high-value electronic systems require a reliable service provider.  With over 30 years' experience in the test and repair of electronic circuits, ABI Electronics can create and even custom-design the right solution for you.  ISO9000-2001 certified ABI Electronics is a leading manufacturer of test, measurement and fault diagnosis equipment with direct applications in R&D, repair, manufacture, test and education.  Manufacturers worldwide use ABI Electronics test equipment. 

ABI Electronics’ flagship BoardMaster 8000 PLUS is a versatile, self-contained and easy-to-use board test system. It offers a comprehensive set of test instruments for fault-finding on almost any kind of PCBs and allows users to generate test sequences. The System 8 Range makes use of a design versatility by offering any combination of the modules found in the BoardMaster 8000 PLUS. The CircuitMaster 4000M simplifies the safe probing of fine pitch PCBs and reduces measurement set-up time.   The JTAGMaster can test, fault-find and program complex PCB assemblies with JTAG ports, including QFPs and BGAs.  The unique RevEng Schematic Learning System generates professional schematics from a sample board. And the award-winningSENTRY Counterfeit IC Detector solves the supply-chain problem of counterfeit components.

For simpler needs, or as an entry level solution, ABI Electronics’ Multiple Instrument Station MIS4, an all-in-one testing tool that provides eight high specification test and measurement instruments – all the commonly required test instruments in one compact programmable hardware module, mounted in a compact case or installed in a PC drive bay.  Controlled by ABI’s sophisticated SYSTEM 8 Ultimate PC software with a simple yet programmable operator interface, the MIS4 combines eight laboratory instruments: a 3-channel 350MHz digital storage oscilloscope with sophisticated triggering options and automatic measurements; a 1.1GHz frequency counter and three 350MHz counters; a 14-bit dual-channel 25MHz arbitrary waveform function generator; a fully floating ammeter; a fully floating voltmeter; a fully floating ohmmeter; multi-rail 4-channel power supplies; and 8 programmable I/O channels to cover almost any test and measurement need.

The MIS4 comes complete with the Windows-based TestFlow Manager, a step-by-step sequence of tests that guides operators during fault-finding or test procedure processes. Along with the specific instruments required for a test, additional instructions, photos, PDFs, videos and other documents can be included in a test sequence design to make complex test procedures understandable and repeatable. Automatic instrument setup speeds up test operations and set-by-step test sequences enables rapid operator training. TestFlow Manager sequential testing reduces the risk of inaccurate measurements and automatically saves all test parameters for a final customized test report. It removes subjective operator data interpretation by using automatic results comparison.  This frees an engineer’s time by allowing semi-skilled operators to run test procedures repeatably and accurately.   This provides a much faster and more economical testing solution than using traditional oscilloscope, metering and other bench test methods, and can quickly produce the required Pass/Fail or other test and debug results.

Solving troublesome test situations where it takes a long time to set up a test procedure, or where instrument settings become inadvertently changed, MIS4 provides a simple combination of appropriate instruments in one compact, space-saving box.  Basic control via its versatile user interface allows problem solving by staff with a range of skill levels. Custom instruments can be created for individual operators to provide an ideal platform for computer-based training or specific or repetitive test routines. The sophisticated TestFlow Manager can remember unlimited test configurations, controlled by access levels with password protection, so that each operator can save instrument settings and recall them in seconds.

Applications include: production test, education, automotive, manufacturing, oil & gas, telecommunications, maintenance, PCB testing and troubleshooting, power-on/power-off testing, QA reporting, automated test sequences, etc.
Call us today at 5985-385-1750 to see how we can help with your PCB repair issues!

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