Clare rocks in testing at jukebox manufacturer

Clare’s multi-function HAL 101 programmable tester is rocking to a different beat after being specified for hipot testing at the UK’s only classic jukebox manufacturer.

Sound Leisure, one of only two companies in the world producing classic 1940s and 1950s style jukeboxes, is using the HAL 101 to test the transformers used in the products its supplies to customers and distributors throughout North America.

At its Leeds factory, dozens of new retro-styled jukeboxes are hand-made for American and Canadian customers each year before being tested to ensure they operate safely and perform as required.

Production line testing is undertaken as part of the company’s stringent quality assurance programme to ensure the jukeboxes comply with US safety regulations UL 60065 and that they are safe for 110v operation before being shipped.

The HAL 101 enables Sound Leisure to undertake fast and accurate electrical safety testing without damaging the product under test, capturing important data and completing testing in line with the relevant compliance and product testing standards.

Pete Longley, Sound Leisure’s safety manager, said the HAL 101 was a good instrument that worked well in an engineering environment to deliver fast and reliable testing.

He added: “The HAL 101 performs well as an important part of our safety testing programme. It is straightforward and easy-to-use, enabling us to complete testing quickly while recording the results simultaneously - all at the press of a button.”

The HAL 101 is a programmable hipot tester with a user interface that enables manual use within a product compliance environment. It can be used with a barcode scanner to automate the production flow and enable the tester to be linked directly with most ISO quality systems.

Traceability is an important aspect of any safety programme and the tester can collect up to 6,000 test results internally before downloading these to a PC. It also incorporates various input and output ports, which allow the test to be mechanised when connected to a suitable safety enclosure or initiated from external controls.

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