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Martech UK, which designs and manufactures a range of energy-efficient light fittings, has improved its electrical safety testing procedure by installing an automatic system provided by the Clare HAL 104 from Seaward.

At its factory in West Yorkshire, Martech has been using 10 HAL 104s on stock, assembly and subassembly production lines to test upwards of 600 units, which it manufactures daily.

There, the HAL 104s perform a range of Class I, II and III tests to ensure compliance with EN 60598 and guarantee product quality, performance and reliability, including earth continuity, insulation resistance test and light-up/load test.

Function testing is also undertaken as part of a production line programme to check that units switch on/off and light correctly and that any ancillary equipment works in accordance with stringent performance criteria.

The digital HAL 104s, which replaced three different types of test equipment, are fast, high-performance automatic instruments that record test results and ensure accurate testing is carried out in line with relevant product standards at all times.

Click on the link above to download the brochure and data sheet for the HAL 104.

Key benefits of product application 

  • The testers ensure that products leaving the factory gate are safe to use and that damage to delicate electronic and electrical components is avoided in line with the company’s quality assurance programme.
  • Edmund Reed, Martech’s quality manager, said the ability to set up the HAL 104 via a barcode input enables tests to be fully controlled and operators to undertake testing in line within specific parameters.
  • Reed said: ‘The HAL 104 is an excellent instrument, which works extremely well providing fast, accurate and reliable testing in a demanding production environment.’
  • Reed added that using the all-in-one features of the HAL has led to greater automated testing and ultimately improvements in production line manufacturing and quality.
  • The company found that features such as the barcode scanner, which improves data logging and traceability, are particularly beneficial.
  • The HAL 104 combines the performance of a multi-function production line safety tester with load and power factor measurement for product energy consumption and ratings assessments. The instrument meets the end-of-line electrical safety compliance tests required by the majority of national and international product safety standards, including EN 60335, EN 60745 and EN 60598.
  • It has widespread applications in production situations where high-resolution performance measurements are important and can be used as a manual stan alone tester with simple pushbutton test activation.
  • It can be fully integrated into automated manufacturing systems with selectable sensors and enclosure interlocks, or by ultimate control using remote PCs and PLCs.
  • A large, clear full graphic display presents information either in a numerical or analogue format, while a powerful internal memory allows storage of up to 6,000 test results and up to 50 configurable test routines.
  • The instrument can be interfaced with a variety of accessories ranging from barcode scanners to pass/fail label printers.
  • The HAL 104 meets all of the requirements of the various British and European standards in relation to high-voltage testing and incorporates fully isolated high-voltage outputs to ensure high levels of operator safety.

Seaward Group

The Seaward Group, also including the Clare and Cropico instrumentation brands, is a market leader in the manufacture of electrical safety test equipment to meet the regulatory, quality control and standards compliance needs of a variety of industries.

The Seaward Group, also including the Clare and Cropico instrumentation brands, is a market leader in the manufacture of electrical safety test equipment to meet the regulatory, quality control and standards compliance needs of a variety of industries.

The product range includes the following:

  • PAT testing
  • Installation testing
  • High-voltage testing
  • Production line testing
  • Industrial testing and measurement
  • Microhmmeters
  • Hipot testers
  • Resistance standards
  • Decade boxes

Established in 1982, the Seaward Group provides a range of electrical safety testing and high-accuracy resistance measurement solutions to enable companies and organisations to comply with all types of safety legislation, product standards and quality control requirements.

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