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This compact, easy-use PC-based board tester
is ideal for finding PCB faults quickly.
August 1, 2018 - Fairport, NY, USA: Saelig Company, Inc., (Saelig) (www.saelig.com) has introduced
BoardMaster-RM Universal PCB Test Solution - a unique, versatile,
self-contained, and easy-to-use PCB test system, now housed in a convenient 19" rack
case. It is an all-in-one unit featuring a comprehensive set of test instruments, complete
with a built-in Windows 10 PC and special software for testing and fault-finding on almost
any kind of PCB and assembly. Numerous valuable investigation methods are provided, such
as V/I testing and digital/analog IC test, to speed up PCB repair and get equipment back
The ABI BoardMaster-RM is a unique benchtop test
system that uses a mix-and-match selection of CD-drive-sized System 8 modules to create
a self-contained, customized PCB test station. This rackmount solution provides complete
testing and fault-finding for almost any kind of PCB and can be configured to suit specific
needs and can be expanded later as new requirements evolve. 128 digital and 24 analog
test channels are available for a variety of test and measurement techniques to track
down the most elusive faults, even on unpowered boards. Comparing results with a known
good board using automated-sequence fault-finding procedures, the BoardMaster can be
used by minimally-trained staff for testing and problem diagnosis The BoardMaster-RM
comes complete with ABI's multi-license and user friendly SYSTEM 8 Ultimate Software
preinstalled, which can be configured to guide users step-by-step through a test procedure,
with custom-annotated images, PDFs, instructions, videos, and attached datasheets to
give quick Pass/Fail and component fault results. The software has a built-in library
with tens of thousands of common components. Using a test clip, or device adapter, the
system can run multiple tests in a few seconds. This is much faster and more economical
than using traditional oscilloscopes, meters, and other bench test methods, and allows
procedures to be performed by less qualified technicians.
The selection of SYSTEM 8 modules includes: Advanced Matrix Scanner, Board Fault Locator,
Multiple Instrument Station, Triple Output Variable Power Supply, Analog IC Tester, Multiplexed
Matrix Switch, etc. Guaranteed free SYSTEM 8 Ultimate software updates are provided for
life and there is also no additional charge for maintenance fees or additional seats.
The powerful yet easy-to-use software includes user access security and ABI's exclusive
TestFlow Manager for producing customized sequential test methods, which include: general
testing and troubleshooting, digital/analog IC test, V/I test, visual short identification
with audible/visual indication of probe distance to short, live board comparison, manufacturing
defects analysis, power-on/power-off testing, QA reporting, embedded real-time control,
calculation and logging, component/board level testing, digital and analog functional
tests , automated test sequences, etc.
It is more cost effective and environmentally-friendly to repair than replace, and
many large organizations and service agencies have begun to realize this trend. They
have started incorporating electronics test equipment into their support and development
infrastructure to provide on-site test and repair to eliminate the time-consuming repairs
sent to distant specialist repair facilities. The ABI BoardMaster-RM Universal PCB Test
Solution provides a cost-effective standalone solution for electronics fault-finding
across a wide range of industries, manufacturers, and board technologies. Made in Europe
by ABI Electronics Ltd., a leading embedded test equipment manufacturer, the ABI BoardMaster-RM
Universal PCB Test Solution is available now from ABI's technical distributor Saelig
Company, Inc., Fairport, NY.
Founded in 1988 in Rochester, New York, Saelig is a North American distributor with
a growing reputation for finding and sourcing unique, easy-to-use control and instrumentation
products and related active components, for use in a variety of industries. Products
lines are continuously added from sources across the globe, and are offered at highly
competitive prices, accompanied by full in-house technical support, exceptional customer
service, and fast delivery. For full details of available product lines, please visit