Remember Me

Wednesday, 29 March 2017
- - - - - -
A+ R A-

Test Fixture Actuation Methods Header

Functional test typically applies full operational power to a loaded printed circuit board in order to determine if the PCB performs functions as designed. This type of test often involves custom built test equipment and custom test fixturing. Circuit Check supports all forms of functional test strategies within its Signature Series functional test fixtures.

In addition to our Signature Series test fixtures, Circuit Check supports your test needs with test automation, from automating small bench tests, building turn-key manufacturing end-of-line ATE systems, to developing custom robotic and conveyorized ATE.

Header Base Vac




TopSideProbingPinnacleRe tn

The Performance Grade Pinnacle vacuum box developed with over a half inch of verticle travel allows more accurate placement of circuit board support structures thus keeping the circuit board as planar as possible. The design allows for top side probing and bi-level testing.  The aluminum vacuum box tests circuit boards up to 12" x 24" with off the shelf parts.








ActuationVacuunBoxe tnCircuit Check's Standard vacuum box used in both the Performance Grade and Value Line architectures is molded with static dissipative ABS side walls and can be customized in both size and height allowing for custom sized circuit board testing.  Single and dual sided testing with top sided guided probes is supported.





ActuationVacuumGatePG3e tnActuationVacuumGateValueLineE tn


 When physical access or power utilization requires cooling, Circuit Check Hold Down Gates are used with lower probe count vacuum actuated fixtures.  A heavy duty gate with a full frontal latch is available for the Performance Grade while a lighter weight cam latch is available for Value Line fixtures.                                           . 


Header Base Pneumatic 

The Circuit Check Signature Series pneumaticly actuated test fixtures known as PDs for Pneumatic Drive offer smooth controlled actuation for as many as 12,000 ActuationPneumatic tntest points.  Controlled operation probing test pads as small as 0.012" on 25mil centers is supported. The 5th generation PD is a testiment to its versality and reliability, as it has been a proven product for 30 years and can support over a million cycles. Circuit Check PDs can be configured for in-circuit test or as a functional test fixture.  Circuit Check inventories sizes for circuit boards up to 26" x 18", with custom PDs fabricated upon request.





Header Base mechanical copy

Manual Drive fixtures by Circuit Check are the choice for low volume low probe count testing, or when component cooling cannot be dissipated in a vacuum fixture.  Tall components on either side of a circuit board, as well as multiple manual side access, is supported with our manual drive fixtures.  In addition, since our manual drive fixtures are based upon our pneumatic drive architecture, top side probing is supported.




ActuationMechanical tn





The Circuit Check Linear Drive Gate is a hybrid of our mechnical hold down gate and our manual drive, while packaged in a lower profile.  This smooth actuating design is useful for low probe count circuit boards or for testing where light pressure is required to hold a UUT.

ActuationLDG tn

Header Base InLine

Circuit Check board handler fixtures, known as In-Line fixtures, are used in high volume production lines where high through-put and minimum operator intervention is required.  Circuit Check supports Agilent, Teradyne, IPTE, JOT Automation, Pematech, Phillips and Spea test systems with our in-line fixtures.  

board hndlr line tn

board handler top tn

board handler bott tn