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ME mechanical stand-alone fixture


For functional tests, final tests, smaller ICT tasks up to approx. 300 probes

me2The ME series is the consequent enhancement of our bestseller series MA1x.

Improved design, higher mechanical rigidity and a new selection of even more high-quality materials make our popular fixture series fit even for high volume production lines. New me2bearings provide a smooth-running closing of the lid and allow higher probe forces.

Similar to the previous version, the mechanical system is actuated by hand with the closing of the lid. The linear travel after closing of the lid allows very precise and wear-free contact movement.

The ME series allows contacting of up to 300 probes (at 2N each) without any effort. The rigidity of the mechanical systems would actually allow higher forces; however the operator has to apply more strength then, too.

Two-side contacting (top/bottom) is easy to achieve due to the long linear travel (17 mm). Mechanical or pneumatic side access units are easy to integrate. The ME series is very often used as a basis for complDownload here the latest ATX Catalog.ex contacting in various levels and for component tests in the housing.

Order the ME series in any stage of customisation as raw self-drilling kit, just drilled, probes mounted only or ready-wired as ready to go fixture. Download the latest catalogue to get an overview of all services and solutions ATX and Eurolectron can offer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

3 different sizes are available:  ME1A (230 x 275mm), ME1B (310 x 275mm), ME1C (310 x 445mm).
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Other available solutions from ATX.


Ideal solution for programming or testing small PCBs.

Available as stand alone or with and interface for any In-Circuit tester.

Mechanical cassette systems Linear small fixtures Vacuum cassette fixtures.
Mechanical and Pneumatic
cassette systems
Vacuum fixtures. Fine pitch vacuum  fixtures
  ME1x fixtures in use.  

ATX Quality checks
prevent and detects
problems in Advance.


Stress analysis software.

With the help of the ATX calculation software, it is possible to make statements on possible bending of the test sample and to optimise the fixture.

The resulting values are relative values. They can be used as an aid for making decisions regarding the development of the fixture. They are no absolute values, because the E modules of circuit boards, for example, can vary significantly. Depending on the orientation and number of the glass fibres, type of resin, number of holes for vias, etc., these E modules can vary.

These relative values, however, allow statements as to whether strong bending is probable at positions, which hold sensitive components.

If, for example, there is strong bending below or close to a BGA component, it should be tested thoroughly whether there is the possibility of reducing these forces or absorbing them in a better way.


Automatic wiring,
shorts and opens check.

ATX has developed a fixture test concept that provides the possibility of testing the fixtures in a way very similar to the later debugging process. The benefit for the customer is clear: a fully-tested fixture saves time and money at start-up.

The principal elements of the test concept is a special ATX-developed testing device for examining fixtures with up to 7680 pins. Due to this pin range, it is possible to test fixtures for all test systems on the market.

The hardware, optimised for opens-and-continue tests, makes it possible to automatically test all pins for shorts and for contact with a shorting plate. Another important checking medium is the loc-pin function that allows the checking of all special channels with an interactive checking pin.

These tests exactly correspond to the checking procedures used by the customers for testing fixtures.

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