Rental Devices and Testing-as-a-Service (TaaS)
More flexibility for your test benches and test activities
Why rental devices or testing-as-a-service (TaaS)?
Low or fluctuating piece numbers make it hard to utilise your test benches to an optimal degree. They usually result in the holding-available of unused test capacities, unnecessarily inflating your product costs. With the help of our rental and outsourcing solutions, you can flexibly extend your test benches with our hardware or book test capacities as a service, thus lowering your testing costs.
Another use case for our services is the assessment of prototypes. In this early stage of the product lifecycle, inhouse test benches might not be available yet. By using our services, you also benefit from the knowledge and feedback of an independent party when evaluating your product candidates.
Guardian FCT tester with PA450-PNAWG test adapter
What and how can be tested?
At the moment, our Guardian FCT tester in combination with the test adapter family PA450 are available as rental devices or for testing-as-a-service. Our hardware can inspect printed circuit boards (PCBs) as well as other electronic components or products. Functional testing is supported along with different electrical tests (e. g. in-circuit tests). More test devices will follow shortly.
Procedure and cost models
When using our services, you benefit from the adapter plate swapping interface of our test adapters. Before the first order, we will manufacture a set of adapter plates customised for your DUT. This set will then be used to change our hardware over to your product. Of course, the set can be reused for future orders.
With every rental or TaaS order, pre-production costs accrue for the desired configuration of our Guardian FCT tester. The minimum rental period for our hardware is 1 week. TaaS is billed per test run.
|Cost type||Rental devices||TaaS|
|Adapter plates manufacturing costs|
|Hardware rental costs|
(billed per time)
(billed per test run)
|Transportation costs test devices||Optional||–|
|Transportation costs DUTs||–||Optional|
Frequently asked questions
What are the differences between hardware rental and testing-as-a-service (TaaS)? Which one is better?
- If you have insufficient knowledge about testing technology or required equipment is not available inhouse.
- If your test station is not just in shortage of hardware but is also missing personnel.
- If you wish your products to be inspected by an independent third party.