913H Harpoon Keyboard & LED Test System

913 LED & Keyboard Switch Test System
  • Tests keyboards, keypads, membranes, snap-action switches, microswitches, general purpose switches and cables
  • Tests LEDs and seven-segment displays
  • Accurate, fast testing
  • User-programmable test configurations

The Model 913H LED and Keyboard Test System is a low-cost, NIST traceable, highly responsive, generic switch test platform. The 913 is used to perform 100% acceptance testing, quality assurance certification, incoming inspection, and engineering development of keyboards, keypads, membranes, snap-action switches, micro switches, general-purpose switches, cables, LEDs, and seven-segment displays. The system can be use to perform a complete keyboard test, keypad test or individual switch test.

The 913H consists of a circuit card assembly (CCA) and software installed by the user in a standard personal computer. It does not require a RS-232 channel which may be needed for a barcode scanner or production line device. It features 30 channels (expandable to 90), which can be configured as an x-y matrix. Resistance ranges of both 0-5,000 and 0-50,000 ohms are featured with other ranges available upon request.

A user-friendly Windows™ software environment allows the user to create a computer screen graphic representation of the unit under test (UUT), i.e., keyboard, LED, seven-segment display, etc. The software easily "learns" the relationship of the screen graphic to the UUT. The configurations created and test data obtained can be saved for future use and SPC action.

During keyboard testing, for example, the computer graphic displays key resistance and indicates tested and active keys by changing color. An audio tone is sounded if a key's resistance is equal to or below the user-programmed specified resistance. LED voltage levels are measured and illuminated in sequential order on the UUT and display for immediate visual inspection.

The 913H switch tester is a cost-effective, password protected fast-acting tool which is accurate, operator-friendly, and extremely easy to learn and use. Production Serial Numbers can be input manually or automatically via a barcode reader.

TRICOR offers a complete line of switch tester. The 911A Automated Keyboard Switch Test System, consists of the 913H CCA(s), additional software, and an x-y positioning platform. This system provides automatic, accurate positioning and testing of a UUT without requiring operator intervention.

Switch Test Channels 30, 60 and 90 channels available
Contact Resistance Ranges - Programmable
  • 0-5,000 ohm Accuracy: ± 1.25% or 3 ohms, whichever is greater
  • 0-50,000 ohm Accuracy: 0-19,999 ohm: ± 1.75% or 4 ohms, whichever is greater; 20,000-50,000 ohm: ± 2.5%
  • Other ranges available upon request (option)
Channel Shorts Test
  • 0-5,000 ohm Accuracy: ± 1.25% or 3 ohms, whichever is greater
  • 0-50,000 ohm Accuracy: 0-19,999 ohm: ± 1.75% or 4 ohms, whichever is greater; 20,000-50,000 ohm: ± 2.5%
  • Other ranges available upon request (option)
LED Seven-Segment Display Test Voltages - Programmable
  • 0-8 Vdc ± 0.050 Vdc: 1, 5, 10 & 20 mA
  • Other ranges available upon request (option)
Test Results Saved to file & Printout available
Power Requirements PC dependent
Feature Summary List
  • LED Visual Test
  • NIST Traceable with Certificate
  • Bold Colored Pass/Fail Indication
  • NIST Certification Tools Available
  • Clean Protected Internal PC Design
  • Drag and Drop
  • Serial Numbers via Keyboard or Scanner
  • 12 meg ohm Shorts Test Range
  • More Production Space Due to Internal Design
  • Scalable LED and Switch Screen Sizes
  • Complete Turnkey Windows® Based System
  • Maximum Number of Test Keys: 225
  • Lot Numbers and Comment Field
  • 17 Screen Key and LED Colors
  • Automatic Test Result Storage
  • LED and 7 Segment Electrical Voltage Drop Test
  • Frees up RS232 Assets for Production Scanners, Label Printers etc.,
  • Seven Segment Visual Test
  • Hot Keys for Editing
  • Preference Setting Capability
  • Multiple Password Protection
  • Allows Setting Minimum Resistance tolerance for keys
  • Preference Setting Automatically Loaded on Program Start
  • Automatic Key/LED Matrix Creation
  • Hundreds of Units in USE TODAY
  • High Energy Discrete Diode ESD Protection for Long Life
  • Simplified Windows® Interface for Non-technical Personnel
  • Split Interface Cable for Direct Split Keyboard Pigtail Connection
  • Upgrade Option to Automatic Production X-Y Tester
System Components
  • Circuit Card Assembly & Mating Connector
  • PCI CCA
  • 37-pin subminiature D connector
  • Model 913H Windows® 98-Me, NT, 2000 Software. Supports up to 90 channels
  • Operating Instructions
Customer Requirements
  • Personal Computer 80486 or higher PC running Windows® 98-Me, NT, 2000 at 133 MHz or faster with PCI bus slot available per CCA
  • UUT Interconnect Cable
Options
  • Contact Resistance Ranges
  • Certificate of Calibration
  • LED/Seven-Segment Display Voltage Ranges
  • Test Interface Assemblies
  • Standard & Custom
  • Conversion Utility Program
  • Permits transfer of test data to standard database, spreadsheet and SPC programs
  • Calibration/Verification Fixture
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Test Results Printout
Test Results Printout
Test Results Screen Image: Passed
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Test Results Screen Image: Failed
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For inquires in Europe or South America please see contact information below. All other inquires contact TRICOR directly Contact TRICOR Systems.
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