Test Adapter Design
Customer-specific adapter engineering solutions

  • Test adapter design: CNC

Our experienced test adapter design team offers the customisation of our standard products as well as the development of special designs according to your requirements.

  • High-quality test adapters and fixtures for your individual use case

  • Wide range of standard products available for customisation, complete custom designs possible

  • Customisation of third-party products (e. g. INGUN, ATX, Equip-Test or GPS-Prüftechnik).

  • Easy integration into your manual or automated production environment

Experience with devices under test (DUTs) of all kinds

Our engineers have longstanding and cross-industry experience when it comes to contacting printed circuit boards (PCBs), electronic modules or devices. We successfully worked with various custom formats as well as products that are very hard to contact. Based on your product model or 3D product data, we offer to take care of the complete test adapter design and production process. Of course, we will optimise your custom test adapter or fixture for reliable and fast test cycles in your individual environment.

Test adapter design: Example device under test (DUT)
Test adapter design: Fine tuning

High-quality products for every requirement level

All our test adapters and fixtures are designed for the high demands of industrial applications. Thereby, we offer suitable solutions for every requirement level: from the cost-efficient test adapter for small batch production to the highly rugged solution for mass production.

We offer a wide range of pre-planned test adapters for different sizes of DUTs and with plenty of customisation options. For some adapter types, you can use online configurators and receive a price estimate right away. If you have more complex requirements, we will be looking forward to your contact enquiry!

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Test adapters for automated production lines

If desired, the insertion and removal of your DUT can be carried out autonomously. We are willing to work with any DUT handling system, thus our test adapters can easily be integrated into your automated production line.

With the help of strain gauges, we can measure the stress in printed circuit boards while they are inserted in a test adapter. The results allow us to identify and remove potential overstraining. Consequently, your products are better protected against failure in their future service life.

Besides our own solutions, we offer the adapter customisation of well-known third-party products, e. g. from INGUN, ATX, Equip-Test or GPS-Prüftechnik. Thereby, we source original parts and deliver the same quality as the original manufacturers.

Typical project flow for a test adapter design

1. Requirements engineering

We discuss and analyse the test requirements of your DUT.

2. Conceptual design

Our engineers develop an optimal test adapter design for your requirements.

3. Presentation and approval

We present our concept and fine-tune it together with you.

4. Prototype construction

We construct a prototype of your test adapter and wait for your final approval.

5. Procurement

We procure required components and plan our production capacities.

6. Production and delivery

We produce the ordered amount of test adapters and deliver them.

Frequently asked questions about test adapter design

We offer the customisation of our standard test adapters as well as special designs. Our customers frequently ask for the following options:
  • Rear panel with cut-outs according to your specifications
  • CNC processing of adapter plates
  • Installation of quick clamps according to your specifications
  • Insertion of sleeves and pogo pins
  • Pogo pins on multiple layers
  • Installation of rigid or spring-loaded positioning pins
  • Installation of hold-down pins
  • Contacting connectors
  • Installation of components (e. g. colour sensors, scanners, DIN rails, switches) and wiring
  • Installation of screening surfaces
  • Protective enclosure against dangerous voltages/discharges
  • Protective enclosure against environmental light
  • Electromagnetic lock
  • Lowering lock
We offer a wide range of standard adapters for various DUT sizes. If these do not suite your individual DUT, we gladly offer custom test adapter designs.
We offer to integrate an adapter plate swapping system into our standard adapters as well as special designs. Thus, our adapters can be quickly changed over to different DUTs if required.
We offer different types of test adapters for various requirement levels - from the cost-efficient test adapter for development departments or small batch production to the highly rugged solution for mass production.