Sep 25th, 13
Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc., announces they will include their remote operation softpanels with the purchase of participating test instrumentation at no charge. This offer is for a limited time and applies to most test instrumentation. Order must be received by December 20th, 2013.
Chroma’s softpanels allow instruments to be remotely programmed and controlled using point-and-click software screens. Panels allow for setting and read back from instruments as well as providing measurements that can be captured, archived, or exported for later use. Softpanels are easily setup and operated via intuitive graphical interfaces.
Offer applies to participating test instrumentation only. Accessories or components do not apply. Application specific test executive softpanels must be purchased separately. Offer applies to direct sales only and is not available through our distributor network.
To see a list of participating instruments and for more information on this offer, logon to http://www.chromausa.com/promo/softpanels.php or call us at (949) 600-6400.
Sep 9th, 13
Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc., announces the industry’s first Wound Component Electrical Safety Test (EST) Analyzer that combines impulse winding, AC/DC hipot, insulation resistance and DC resistance test measurement functions. Chroma’s 19036 Wound Component EST Analyzer has 5kVac/ 6kVdc high voltage output, 5kV insulation resistance, 6kV layer short impulse voltage and 4-wire DC resistance measurement with a maximum output of up to 40 channels. Capable of outputting and measuring AC100mA/DC 20mA, Chroma’s 19036 is suitable for testing to high power motor standards such as UL 1004-1. Its 500VA design is also compliant with the output power requirements of EC/UL. Wound component applications include EV motors, servomotors, ascension motors, transformers and solenoid valves.
Chroma’s new Wound Component Electrical Safety Test (EST) Analyzer.
Chroma’s 19036 Wound Component EST Analyzer impulse winding test imposes a non-destructive, high speed and low energy voltage impulse on the device under test for analysis and comparison. The purpose of impulse winding test is to discover potential defects such as layer short, corona or partial discharge usually difficult to find in wound components during early phases of design and production. Analysis of the impulse test can be determined by Area Size, Differential Area, Flutter Value or Laplacian method.
The 19036 is equipped with a patented 4-wire DC resistance test that has both Drive and Sense in compliance with withstanding specification and provides 10 channels of 4-wire DC resistance test functions. Up to 40 channels of scanning test can be conducted when the 19036 is configured with the optional 16 channel external HV scan boxes.
The 19036 includes Flashover Detection built-in. Flashover is an electrical breakdown of a gas that produces an ongoing plasma discharge, resulting from a current flowing through normally nonconductive media such as air. Since flashover cannot be simply detected by the leakage current rms value, the Flashover Detection feature is an invaluable part of the HV test. For Contact Checking during the hipot test, the 19036 is equipped with a High Frequency Contact Check (HFCC). By conducting the Contact Check during Hipot test, it can increase the test reliability and efficiency significantly by identifying test fail problems caused by bad contact of cabling or the test fixture. For more information on these testers, logon to http://www.chromausa.com/hipot-safety-testers/19036-wound-component-est-analyzer.php or call us at (949) 600-6400.
Mar 26th, 13
Chroma Systems Solutions contributed to the production of the short independent film Dog It Down in Los Angeles, California. The film, set in WWII Pearl Harbor, won Best Short Film at the 2012 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and was recently announced as an official selection for the 2013 GI Film Festival (GIFF) in Washington, DC. The entire film was shot aboard the S.S. Lane Victory in San Pedro, CA. The S.S. Lane Victory served with distinction during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Shooting "Dog It Down" on location aboard the ss lane victory sand pedro ca
Directed by Mark Haapala the film’s story takes place on Dec. 7, 1941. Three U.S. Navy Sailors became entombed aboard the USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. ‘Dogged Down’ inside an airtight storage supply room, the men managed to stay alive for 17 arduous days on the bottom of the ocean floor; living off of canned peaches and a limited water supply, before ultimately succumbing due to a lack of fresh air on Christmas Eve. Based on actual events, this story of hope and courage was written by Adriane Coros and Jim Landis. The film stars Andy Cohen, Noah Shalom and Sam Hambrecht as the three sailors.
“We are passionate about supporting the historical preservation of the men and women who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces,” said Steve Grodt, Marketing Manager at Chroma Systems Solutions. “We are proud of this film’s accolades and that it has found its way into the GI Film Festival.”
The GI Film Festival (GIFF) is a 501 c(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the military experience in and out of the arena of war. The festival is the first in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film. The 2013 GIFF takes place May 6-12, Washington, DC. “Dog It Down” shows Saturday, May 11 at 9:45AM (EST). For more information please visit http://gifilmfestival.com.
For more information on “Dog It Down”, please visit http://www.dogitdown.com.
Mar 4th, 13
Chroma Systems Solutions, a leading provider of electrical power test equipment and systems, announces the release of their new 19020 Series Multichannel Hipot tester. A brand new architecture enables the 19020 Multichannel Hipot tester to measure Hipot leakage current of all channels at the same time and conduct tests on a maximum of 100 DUTs simultaneously increasing regulatory test efficiency and productivity.
The 19020 was developed with the world’s first synchronous Hipot test function allowing one single unit to perform 10 channels sync output and measurements at the same time. A maximum of 10 units can be controlled for 100 channels in total. They can be grouped for output to avoid creating voltage differences. Chroma’s 19020 synchronizes the output signal removing risk of high voltage differences on adjacent DUT’s minimizing any occurrence of error in the test. Taking 5kVac output voltage for example, when the output of Hipot tester is not synchronized, two nearby DUT’s may create a difference of high voltage discharge of up to 14kV peak-peak causing damage to the fixture and erroneous testing.
Through its I/O interface, test results are reported individually and collectively simultaneously. The 19020 offers memory recall for easy implementation in automated environments allowing recall of the first 7 memory locations providing individual test results from CH1-CH10 and a general PASS_FAIL result making it very simple to use with a PLC.
Chroma’s 19020 also has powerful functions in Flashover detection and Open/Short Check. Flashover is the electrical discharge generated by high electric field inside or on the surface of insulation material that makes the DUT to lose its insulation characteristic and form a transient or discontinuous discharge. Flashover can cause a carbonized conductive path and damage to the DUT. Flashover cannot be detected by monitoring leakage current only. The 19020 monitors change rates of test voltage or leakage current to detect flashover making it an indispensable function of the electrical safety test. The Open/Short Check (OSC) function checks if any Open (bad connection) or Short (DUT short circuited) occurred during the test. If the DUT has an open circuit during testing, a bad unit might be mistaken as a good one. If the DUT has short circuit, the OSC function filters it out to reduce damage to the fixture.
The Chroma 19020 Multichannel Hipot tester can be used in various applications where testing multiple DUT’s at once benefits productivity such as quality assurance sampling and production line testing. Applications include automation of power cord and related cable materials, automation of capacitor and resistance, insulation test of switch and connector, one time test for transformer with multiple pins or multiple units, and production planning for chargers and adapters. With the 190201 3-CH scanner added, the 19020 can complete three Hipot tests at one time. For example, testing a two winding transformer the following three Hipot tests can be done at one time within a DUT loading time; Primary to Secondary, Primary to Core, and Secondary to Core Hipot test. This application can be applied to transformer, power adapter, and common mode chokes.
For various test solutions, Chroma has accessories and fixtures available for the 19020. The 19020 contains several international patents and is claimed by Chroma to be the best tool for electrical regulatory Hipot testing due to its reliability and high efficiency. For more information on the 19020, please visit the Chroma 19020 Hipot Tester product page.