Effective switch test stands and high-quality switch testing for optimum function and safety
Switch test stands are special devices that are used to check the functionality and reliability of switches. They make it possible to measure various electrical parameters such as voltage, current and resistance and ensure that the switch is working properly. Switch testing is of great importance as switches are used in many electrical devices and systems and malfunctioning can lead to serious problems. Regular testing allows potential defects to be detected and rectified at an early stage to prevent accidents or damage. The use of switch test stands is therefore an important part of quality assurance in the electrical industry.
From microswitches to circuit-breakers for medium-voltage networks, these are tested in accordance with various standards and tests. Switching points, bounce processes, closing and opening times are examined. With the fast analog and digital inputs of the Expert Key and the Message these devices provide the measuring hardware. Each switching value is precisely recorded and archived with a time stamp and, if necessary, a temperature value. Opening, closing and switching times can therefore be precisely determined and calculated and displayed with the software channels during the test run. The logic diagram of the ProfiSignal software clearly displays all test specimens in different tracks. Bounce processes and faults are immediately apparent and can also be recorded and counted.
Application highlights of the switch test stands
- Complete solution comprising hardware, software and special application
- Customized front end for operators, connection technology and evaluation can be created at low cost
- Easy to maintain, expand and calibrate with the click application
- High level of safety and reliability during testing
- Any number of test specimens can be tested independently of each other
Practical example from a switch test stand
Automated testing of bi-metal temperature regulators
A 12-channel test system was developed for a manufacturer of bi-metal temperature controllers (two-point controllers), which are used in coffee machines and other kitchen appliances, for example. The hardware was designed as a compact test device in a desktop housing with screw connection technology. This means that the test specimens can be easily connected and tested under real conditions. A resistance measuring device is provided for recording contact cold resistances. The automated application was created under ProfiSignal Klicks and guides the operator intuitively and safely through the operation. Automated testing and standard-compliant evaluation are part of the overall solution. An extension to new tests was carried out quickly and cost-effectively.
Typical areas of application
of the switch test stands
- Quality assurance of bi-metal temperature controllers
- Bounce tests of switches
- Reliability testing of relays
- Testing of electrotechnical switching and protection elements
- Determining the closing and opening times of counters
- Testing of contact switches in seat belts
- Testing of medium-voltage switchgear
- Automated determination of switch-off times
- Measurement of contact transition resistances
Hardware and software for your measurement and testing solution
Flexible, scalable and expandable solution for seamless data acquisition and monitoring
The Loggito device is a compact data logger system designed for the acquisition and recording of measurement data. It has a variety of analog and digital inputs to connect different sensors and signals. The device records the data with high accuracy and stores it on an internal memory or external storage media such as SD cards.To the product
Data acquisition and analysis
With ProfiSignal Go you can display online data from the Message and Expert hardware in diagram form. Numerous analysis functions, such as zoom, cursor, movable axes, flags, ASCII export and calculation channels, enable fast display of measured values and post-processing.To the product
Precisely record, autonomously store, automatically transmit and evaluate measured values.
The FPGA-based Expert Logger device is particularly powerful and enables the processing of up to 46 analogue input channels, both at low and high sampling rates. Measured values can be precisely recorded, autonomously stored and automatically transferred to the internet or PC via USB, LAN or WLAN and evaluated.To the product
Operating and monitoring
ProfiSignal Basic combines the functions of ProfiSignal Go with operating and monitoring elements of process visualisations, e.g. digital and analogue displays, switches, buttons and signal lamps. With Basic, you can create everything from simple visualisation diagrams to complex visualisation systems.To the product
Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.
The ProfiMessage D device is a state-of-the-art data logger system that has been specially developed for industrial data acquisition and analysis. It offers a wide range of functions such as the recording and storage of measurement data, monitoring of process parameters and alarms in the event of deviations.To the product
Automate and control
ProfiSignal Klicks supplements ProfiSignal Basic with functions for process automation. Structural diagrams for mapping the process as well as a script language (completely operable with the mouse) enable even the non-informatician to create complex test stand and automation applications with automatic report generation.To the product
State-of-the-art processor technology and extreme precision for vibration measurement.
The Expert Vibro device is a powerful vibration analysis device that has been specially developed for monitoring and analyzing machine and system conditions. It enables vibration data to be recorded and evaluated in order to detect potential problems or signs of wear at an early stage.To the product
Fast project planning and analysis of measurement data
With ProfiSignal 20 Go you can visualise your measurement data in just a few steps, both online and offline, in various diagram types, monitor, analyse, archive as a measurement file or export directly in the appropriate file format.To the product
Intelligent data recorder for synchronous recording of transient and periodic events.
The Expert Transient device enables the recording and evaluation of transient signals over a certain period of time and provides important information for the optimization of processes and systems. The device is characterized by its high accuracy, fast sampling rate and simple operation.To the product
Visualisation and operation
With ProfiSignal 20 Basic you can create individual diagrams using a wide range of operating and monitoring elements. Both continuous processes (e.g. production data acquisition) and discontinuous measurement tasks (e.g. test measurements) can be visualised, operated and monitored without any programming effort. You can create the operating and monitoring diagrams by assembling and configuring the prefabricated elements.To the product
Modular system for use as a measuring, control and monitoring device.
The ProfiMessage devices are a modular, expandable and easy-to-use system for measurement data acquisition, monitoring and automation of machines, systems or test benches. ProfiMessage can be used wherever measured values need to be recorded quickly, precisely and electrically isolated, as well as intelligently pre-processed or monitored.To the product
Central measurement data management
The Delphin Data Center is the solution used for the worldwide measurement networking and control of plants, machines and test stands.To the product
PC-supported data acquisition and test stand
The Expert Key device is a measuring and control device that can be used in various applications. It enables the acquisition and evaluation of measurement data as well as the control of processes. The device has various interfaces and can be connected to a wide range of sensors and actuators. It is often used in automation technology, mechanical engineering and research.To the product
Compact and flexible measurement data laboratory with precision measurement technology.
The LoggitoLab device is ideal for use in laboratory environments, research projects, quality control and other applications where precise data acquisition and analysis is required. It offers a reliable and user-friendly solution for monitoring and recording measurement data.To the product
Test stand for measurements with potential using an internal data memory.
The LogMessage device is a powerful data logger system designed for the reliable acquisition and recording of measurement data. It offers a variety of analog and digital inputs to connect different sensors and signals. The device records the data with high accuracy and saves it to an internal memory or external storage media.To the product