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Our New Custom Built Facility!

MK Test Systems are pleased to announce the construction of a new production and office facility in West Park, Wellington, Somerset. MK Test Systems have been a leading manufacturer of automatic harness testing systems for over 22 years. They have delivered over 2000 test systems into 34 countries and have built an enviable reputation for ...

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Testing Trains Just Got Faster

Bombardier take delivery of further MK Test Systems used for testing electrical wiring and performing functional tests on East Anglia Train contract. MK’s Multi-bus technology enables every test point to measure and act as a stimulus, and the latest software API allows the system to be controlled directly from Bombardiers own BOID test management software. ...

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MK Test Delivers BLRT’s to Leading Commercial Aeroplane Manufacturer

The dramatic increase in the use of composites in the manufacture of commercial aircraft has highlighted the need for fast, accurate and traceable testing of the electrical bonding integrity of the airframe. Electrical Bond, Loop and Joint tests are imperative to ensure safety requirements are met when performing on the aircraft fuselage. To analyse a ...

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MK Test’s State-of-the-art System Re-Engineered for Open-air Environment

London Underground Goes Multi-Bus  London Underground are currently upgrading their fleet of trains by incorporating ATC (Automatic Train Control) systems.  Bombardier Derby is undertaking this work over the next 2 years. In order to accomplish this quickly and without disruption London Underground purchased an additional MK Test M-Bus System which is able to complete what was ...

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BLRT Selected As CFM LEAP 1B Aircraft Engine Electrical Test System

MK Test Systems’ BLRT Automatic Bond and Loop Resistance Tester  has been selected to test electrical ground and bonding circuits on the CFM LEAP 1B aircraft engine manufactured by Safran Aircraft Engines.  The LEAP 1B engine powers the Boeing 737 aircraft. The BLRT is specifically approved by The Boeing Company to carry out Loop and ...

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Bombardier Select MK Test Systems For Testing

MK Test Systems further cemented its dominance in Automatic Electrical Harness and Functional Testing in the Rail Sector, with a further order in 8 test systems from Bombardier Derby. This investment enables high speed electrical harness testing as well as functional testing of new train fleets for both Cross rail and East Anglia projects. Reducing ...

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MK exhibit their new in-build real-time electrical harness testing capabilities in the Aerospace International 2018 Showcase magazine

MK Test Systems showcases this revolutionary step change in electrical harness testing with the development of Real-Time test as you build. This technology allows you to see the build progress with real-time reporting, which means you can fix problems as you go instead of discovering problems at the test stage where the removal of panels ...

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MK Delivers New Portable Test System

MK Test delivers a new MK D1500 Portable test system to the prominent ThyssenKrupp. We are excited to welcome our new nautical customer ThyssenKrupp. Delivering pristine naval vessels and impressive non-nuclear submarines, it is clear that ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems is Europe’s leading system supplier. “Marine competence, innovative technologies, comprehensive and reliable service” are just a ...

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MRO Asia Pacific 2017

Next week MK Test will be attending the MRO Asia Pacific. CW Aero Services have invited MK to demonstrate our products at the prestigious MRO exhibition in Singapore. MRO Asia-Pacific is the leading event for the commercial air transport maintenance, repair and overhaul industry. Companies from around the globe assemble to converse in the current ...

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KLM Implements MK Test Systems D2500

KLM, one of the world’s leading aircraft maintenance providers has acquired the MK Test Systems D2500 high voltage  tester to be used during repair and maintenance of aircraft engine harnesses. The system has been implemented to significantly reduce testing time on harnesses and will be used on GE and CFM engines. The D2500 system allows ...

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Brand New Automegs

Prestigious customer to MK is about to take receipt of two new systems for testing critical aerospace components. These will be based in the customers’ brand new facility in Birmingham. Order was placed and manufactured in less than seven weeks to the delight of our operations team.  The team have been working very hard over ...

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MK offer testing capability in compliance with SEPS And SEAFOM

MK Test are delighted to announce they now offer testing capabilities in agreement with SEPS and Seafom MK are constantly looking to broaden their horizons and they believe this is the next step to a brighter future. With excellent service, MK Test are providing more and more customers with top of the range products to ...

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Transforming Electrical Testing

09/11/2017- Rail Technology Magazine Aug/Sep 2017- Graham Andrews writing on behalf of MK explains how OEMs are transforming the electrical testing of trains and how the results are being seen on the tracks. To view the full article click here: RTM AUG-SEP 17 MK Test...

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MK Test Systems announce a new partner in Brazil

MK Test Systems are pleased to announce the signature of an agreement with CMP Trading to promote and support our products in Brazil....

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150th BLTU supplied to Airbus

September 2016. MK Test Systems are proud to have supplied the 150th BLTU to Airbus. 150th BLTU supplied to Airbus MK BLTU and BTU are currently in use on the following programmes: Single Aisle – A318, A319, A320, A321 Long Range – A330, A340, A350 , A380 Military – A400M The BLTU offers significant improvements ...

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MK Test Systems North American Headquarters. We’re expanding again – this time in Chicago!

While our engineers have been working hard on a range of amazing developments, MK management has been devising ways to make sure that you have access to these great tools, and the support that you deserve. So we’ve opened our first corporate offices in the North American marketplace. For many years we’ve used networks of ...

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Spirit AeroSystems speeds up production and Earth Bond test accuracy with the MK BLTU Bond and Loop Tester

Spirit AeroSystems a leading Aerospace Manufacturer has implemented a number of MK Tests’ – BLTU ‘Automatic Bond and Loop Test Systems’. The units are used to measure the resistance of Earth Bonds and Loops along the aircraft structure. The systems were quickly implemented, and guide test engineers through a step by step test program, showing ...

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MK Test Systems adds three new European Distributors to boost exports

Taunton-based MK Test Systems, leaders in automatic electrical testing solutions for aerospace, defence and rail transportation, has strengthened its position in Europe by appointing three new distributors: OFRIM Group in central Europe, OMNIRAY in Scandinavia, Metric Industrial in Denmark and JOWO Systemtechnik GmbH in Germany. With offices in Bucharest, Budapest and Sofia, OFRIM specialises in ...

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MK Test Systems – SpaceTech Expo Bremen 2015

MK Test Systems – SpaceTech Expo Bremen 2015 The SpaceTech Expo Europe is being held in Bremen, Germany between 17th and 19th November 2015. The 3 day conference is focusing on challenges of testing in the Space and Aerospace industries with an emphasis on the complete testing lifecycle. MK Test Systems, leader in the manufacture ...

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MK Test strengthens its position in Europe with the signature of new distributors

MK Test Systems is strengthening its position in Europe, and has recently appointed  three new distributors for its network to enhance sales activities and provide better support and service for existing customers. The OFRIM Group is now responsible for Central Europe, with offices in Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary) and Sofia (Bulgaria). Specialised in the distribution ...

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New marketing programme

MK Test - A world leading automatic harness tester

MK Test has committed to a new marketing programme, to support plans for the company to grow its business and enter new market sectors. The plans follow the injection of major equity capital into MK Test, in September 2014, from Synova Capital, aimed at helping expand MK Test, building on the group’s niche expertise in ...

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New managing director for MK Test

Carl Bullock has been appointed managing director at MK Test. Carl joins having more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and technology businesses. Carl will be working closely with the rest of the senior management team, to develop the MK Test business over the coming months and years, taking it into new business sectors ...

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MK Test partners with Bombardier

Bombardier Transportation has signed a strategic partnership with MK Test that will see the company’s testing equipment used extensively for the manufacture of train rolling stock internationally. The agreement was signed recently at Bombardier’s Berlin offices, following due diligence undertaken by the global transport provider. Bombardier is now recommending MK Test equipment be used across ...

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Aircraft engine testing

Do you test aircraft engine electrical harnesses and systems? Do you test manually? Are you finding and diagnosing all faults, fast? Is electrical testing taking a long time and causing a bottleneck? Call MK Test Systems on +44 1823 661100, or email sales@mktest.com to discuss how we can help. Click for more info on aircraft ...

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Automatic High Current Bond Test System – 150A Bond test down to 1.3µΩ

The MK HCBT (High Current Bond Test) system enables the automatic testing of Electrical Bonding of aircraft structure and circuits. The system automatically downloads the test requirement directly from the engineering data server, creates the required test sequence and operator instructions, and uploads the test results upon completion. Test currents up to 150A Volt drop ...

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MK Test set for take-off following Synova’s investment

MK Test Systems Ltd is pleased to announce that it has received a large investment from Private Equity firm Synova Capital, a specialist firm that invests in high growth UK businesses. This new funding will provide MK with a powerful platform to further develop its market leading products and enhance the innovative solutions that it ...

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MK Test Systems at Wire Processing Exp in Milwaukee 2014

MK Test Systems are exhibiting at the 2014 Wire Processing Technology Expo in Milwaukee on 14th and 15th May. Come along and meet Joe Kane to see demonstrations and discuss our latest developments in: Automatic Cable Harness Testing Automatic High Voltage Testing Automatic Testing of cables, active management panels, complete vehicles, trains, and aircraft The ...

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Royal Aeronautic Society Highlights Importance of Effective Wiring Inspection

The Royal Aeronautical Society, the only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community, has released a document highlighting the importance of effective inspection of electrical wiring on aircraft. “Studies have consistently shown that breakdown or contamination in wiring insulation has resulted in arcing events, even between wiring bundles where different voltages occur. The result ...

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Further Installations in India

Automatic High Voltage Test system installations in India. A leading defence harness manufacturer in India has added to its fleet of MK Test systems with another model D2121 test system. This is MK’s latest installation in India and adds to the growing number of MK systems in this vibrant market. The developments in the Aerospace, ...

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Distributed Test System – In LRU format

MK are able to supply our range of Automatic Electrical Test Systems in a Distributed Format, and in a wide range of build form factors. Typically suited to the Final Assembly Line, or Major Airframe build stages, the MK Active LRU format systems allow us to build relay boards and test points INTO an LRU ...

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MK starts 2013 with further orders for our Multibus HV Test Systems

MK Test Systems has opened 2013 with two fantastic orders from a world leading manufacturer of locomotives in North America. The test systems are our Multibus M1500 range, rated for high voltage insulation and HiPot testing up to 1500VDC and 1000VAC. These systems use true multibus architecture to enable function test stimulus to be delivered ...

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MK Test Systems Distributor in France

MK Test Systems Ltd. is delighted to announce the appointment of French Test & Measurement specialists, MB Electronique as our Distributor in France. MB Electronique has a reputation in France that is second to none, and are widely known for delivering only the best technical product and systems to the market. MB Electronique’s vast experience ...

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MK sponsors 3 Peaks Challenge in support of Wales Air Ambulance

MK Test Systems are pleased to be supporting the Wales Air Ambulance Service. MK recently sponsored a team carrying out the famous UK 3 Peaks Challenge. The challenge involves climbing the 3 highest peaks in the UK, up and down, all within 24 hours. The team that included MK’s Sales Director Jason Evans, completed the ...

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Bond and Loop Test Unit

PRODUCT FOCUS – MK BLTU Bond and LOOP TEST UNIT With the many thousands of structural bonding points and Ground Loops on an aircraft that need to be tested, the testing process and manual recording of test results is hugely time consuming and prone to error. Developed specifically to test structural and circuit bond connections, ...

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