VTS 2030 - Standard Test Systems

MCD Elektronik sets the basics for new possibilities with its test system series "VTS 2030". Due to this standardized concept, there are nearly no limits for individual customer requests and the measurement systems are totally optimized for the production process and quality requirements of the customers. By flexible adaptability of common test adapters, the sustainability of the systems is also guaranteed. See press release

Individual height adjustment:

  • Standardization of systems via MCD VTS rack, adapters with Pylon interface and ULC Measurement Card
  • Control of integrated lifting tables with retractable operating panel
  • Adjustment of the work place to the physical requirements of the user
  • Storable height adjustments

Individual multiplexing through MCD Modular Measurement System:

  • MCDs Modular Measurement System VTS 2030 consists of a bus master, a maximum of 4 module carriers and up to 16 function modules
  • Bus master provides an internal and external MCD bus for module control
  • Generation of different operating voltages (3,3 V, 5 V, +15 V, -15 V)
  • Additional 2x I2C bus master, 2x counter input and 2x connection on the codec for synchronous audio connections (variously usable)
  • Function modules easily exchangeable
  • Individual adaptation and extension of test adapters for special measurement tasks
  • Easy realization of special DUT controlling, complex buses, diagnostic interfaces, parallel applications and much more
  • DigitalOut, AnalogIn, Analog and Digital-Mux modules, expandable for example with multimeter, PWM, CAN/LIN or audio modules
  • Quick realization by MCD hardware and software standards
  • Stackability of single module parts

Individual usage mode by RFID card system:

  • Flexible user and authorization management via RFID chips
  • Regulation of user specifications and precise time-recording system possible
  • User registration by simply placing the chip cards on the receiver inside the keyboard tray

Individual usability:

  • Flexible utilization through diverse adaption possibilities and universal scalability of VTS 2030 standard systems
  • Quick exchange of adapters via Pylon receivers on the table plate and by an interface block on the reverse side of the adapters
  • Could be used for functional (manual or automatic), end-of-line or BSCAN tests with minimal adjustments
  • Also applicable as repair systems, packaging control and assembly stations

Individual benefits for you:

  • Quick building of test systems through standardized stock
  • Short changeover times through Pylon receivers
  • Usable for tests of various assemblies
  • Minimization of operating errors
  • Increase of use efficiency

Brochure of the VTS 2030

Download brochure VTS 2030 (V1.11.2019)

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Following, some of the adaption possibilities are introduced exemplary:

VTS 2030 with test adaption for PCB testing

  • Flat housing VA2030 from INGUN
  • Quick exange to another needle bed via removable cartridge ATS MA260 as an excavation unit
  • Functional test of relay boards
  • Functional test of USB Test Boards from MCD Elektronik
  • Testing of I2C relay boards
  • Contacting via Pylon receivers
  • Visualization of test results via integrated LED signal lamp
  • Integrated MCD Modular Measurement System 2030
  • Control of test sequence via MCD Software tools

VTS 2030 with optical test adaption

  • Desk housing MA12 with telescopic rail from INGUN
  • Fan test via air flow sensor
  • Fan runs 400 rotations per minute
  • High speed object detection on fan by monochrome area scan camera
  • Camera hardware triggered by presence sensor
  • Integrated MCD Modular Measurement System 2030
  • Imaging via MCD Toolmonitor Sherlock Vision

VTS 2030 with test adaption for brush motor controllers

  • Desk housing MA12 with telescopic rail from INGUN
  • Current and voltage measurement of MCD Brush Motor Controller PCB via ULC Multifunctional Card
  • Testing of measurement channels through voltage stimulation
  • Testing of digital / PWM inputs and outputs
  • EEPROM test (writing and reading)
  • Programming of controller
  • Contacting via Pylon receivers
  • Control of test sequence via MCD Software tools

Practical Example: Fully automated functional test via robot

The VTS 2030 can also be used for fully automatic testing, for example, of circuit boards. For this purpose, the modular test system is extended by a robot arm, corresponding sensors and software programming. The robot is able to autonomously grip tools to operate the adapter and carry out further test steps. This make an integration of the VTS 2030 into semi-automatic or fully automatic production lines possible without any problems.

Exemplary description of a fully automatic function test using the integrated, collaborating robot:

  • Independent removal of the circuit boards
  • Optical completeness, position and straightness inspection by camera
  • Reading of the barcode and storage for function test into the test adapter
  • Closing the adapter with a gripper tool
  • Opening the adapter after test completion
  • Sorting of the DUTs in a magazine according to test result

Further information and video material can be found here.

Practical Example: Functional test system for infotainment systems

The modular design of the VTS 2030 is ideally suited for production areas in which fast changeover times and future reliability due to expandable systems are of enormous importance. This also applies to the production of infotainment systems for a well-known truck brand, for which the VTS 2030 was manufactured as a function tester (FCT) for circuit boards.

  • Space-saving solution with structure 19" - 10" - 19"
  • Four test stations (2 per adapter) are available
  • Automated PCB self-test
  • Functional test of voltages, frequencies, current and communication interfaces (RS232, CAN and BroadR-Reach)
  • USB, audio and video tests
  • RF calibration and programming of several blocks
  • Fast conversion through pylon interfaces of the adapters

Further details on the delivery of this reference project can be found here.

Practical Example: Functional test system with a flexible Omron cobot

The functional testing under support of a stational robot was updated by a collaborating industry robot (cobot). Used in production area where space-saving test adaptions are necessary, this mobile cobot is ideally suited. By an automated position detection via landmark scans the cobot recognises the position of the test adaption and the PCB depot.

  • Fully automated optical and electronical testing of PCBs
  • Automated removing, testing and sorting according to test results
  • Integrated camera and gripping tool
  • Scan of DUT position inside the depot with detection of empty spaces
  • Sensors control safety areas, cobot work speed is reduced up to complete stop due to area violation
  • Fast conversion of test adapter by pylon interface