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To get more information on our EMI, RFI, EMC and radar turntables, please feel free to contact Jack Shepherd, our Product Manager for this line of products, at (203) 267-1500, ext. 31, or email him via our contact page.

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EMI, RFI, EMC & Radar Turntables

Macton has designed and delivered a variety of turntable-based systems for EMI/RFI and EMC testing. Encompassing both indoor and outdoor applications, systems have ranged up to 60 feet in diameter and 100-ton capacities with positioning accuracies to within thousandths of a degree. Each such system can be tailored to the specific needs of the customer.

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Antenna and Radar Profiling Test Equipment
AT&T EMC Test Facility - Turntable is controlled
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Antenna and Radar Profiling Test Equipment

 

 

EMI/RFI Test Equipment – Macton has built many different types of equipment systems to support EMI/RFI testing. For instance, at one facility Macton built a 25-foot diameter turntable with a capacity of 25,000 pounds for a fully automated EMI/RFI test facility with programmable turntable positioning, thereby dramatically increasing the testing efficiency of that facility. Note that construction and control requirements can be customized to meet the specific testing needs of each customer. In addition, Macton can produce other types of testing equipment, such as azimuth positioners to achieve remote control of equipment undergoing x-ray inspection, ultrasonic inspection, radar imaging or testing for electromagnetic compatibility.

EMC Test Equipment – Macton has built many different types of equipment systems to support EMC testing. In particular, Macton has built various of turntables for EMC test facilities with diameters ranging between 6 to 60 feet and with capacities of up to 100 tons, each of which was custom engineered for the specific project in question – these systems generally are automated and have variable speed control capabilities and positioning accuracy of ±0.1° (or, if needed, positioning accuracy of ±0.001°), which allow for greater efficiency and accuracy in these testing facilities.

Antenna and Radar Profiling Test Equipment – Macton has built many different types of equipment systems to support antenna and radar profiling test equipment. In particular, Macton has built many different kinds of turntables for antenna and radar profiling of military vehicles and military equipment (again, with a wide range of turntable diameters and weight capacities) – each of these systems was custom engineered for the specific project in question. These systems generally are automated and have variable speed control capabilities and are capable of positioning accuracies to within thousandths of a degree.

 

Speeding Up Testing Process – The control equipment on these systems can be easily automated to minimize the handling time required for moving items efficiently through the testing process.

Decrease in Operating Costs – The automation of these systems reduces the manpower requirements that would otherwise be needed for these testing operations.

Long-Term Reliability – All of these systems are pre-assembled and tested in our manufacturing facility to ensure that all performance criteria have been met before they are shipped out to our customers. In addition, there is a special focus in the design, engineering and fabrication of these systems to ensure that they continue to run smoothly and reliably day in and day out for the years and decades to come – this has been proven out in the dozens of factory systems we have shipped out over the years.

Full Support Throughout Project – Macton provides full support throughout the entire project, beginning with the initial design of the system to be built, during which time Macton’s engineering staff interfaces with the manufacturer’s engineers and other professionals to provide the practical assistance and the detailed technical support needed to integrate its equipment into the overall facility.

Ease of Equipment Installation – Macton provides a specially-trained field engineer or technician to supervise the installation, start-up and commissioning of its equipment, ensuring that it is brought on-line quickly and delivers the expected performance.

Ongoing Post-Sale Support – Macton also provides long-term spare parts and technical support services. Long-term service contracts are also available for periodic inspection and maintenance programs, as well as training services, as needed. In addition, Macton provides customers with the ability to easily upgrade their control panels, drives and other systems to ensure they reflect the latest in technology.

Standard 5 Year Warranty – The equipment is warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date it’s shipped from Macton’s facility.  Accordingly, during such 5-year period, Macton will repair or replace any such defective parts or equipment at Macton’s cost (including covering all shipping costs).  If required to trouble-shoot such equipment, Macton will provide the services of an onsite field service engineer, and if any such defects are found to exist, Macton will pay the labor and travel costs of such field service engineer.  This warranty is void if the equipment is installed without supervision by a Macton representative.  This warranty does not cover: (i) water damage, or damage due to chemical corrosion or from dirt or debris on or around the equipment, (ii) any damage caused by improper use or accident, or from the failure to perform the recommended periodic maintenance on the equipment, (iii) normal wear and tear, (iv) portions of the equipment repaired or modified by others without Macton’s prior written approval, or (v) any additional onsite labor, tools or equipment required for the inspection, removal and reinstallation of any parts of the equipment.

Customers who Purchased Macton EMI, RFI, EMC & Antenna/Radar-Profiling Test Turntables & Equipment – Macton has installed dozens of turntable-based testing systems, including the following:

Positioning Installations Description Location
SPAWAR Systems Center Outdoor Antenna Test Turntable for Military Vehicles Charleston, SC
NCR Comten, Inc. 10’ diameter turntable with 5,000 pound capacity with continuous ground plane for testing computer equipment Blaine, MN
Wright-Patterson AFB 60’ diameter turntable with 135,000 pound capacity for radar profiling of full-sized military equipment Dayton, OH
FT. Huachucha 60' diameter, 80 Ton capacity, antenna testing turntable for vehicle instrumented test range FT. Huachucha, AZ
GE Medical Systems 8 meter diameter, 30,000 pound capacity turntable for EMI/RFI testing of medical equipment Waukesha, WI
Xerox Adjustable diameter (10 meter / 3 meter) turntable for shielded EMI/RFI test chamber Rochester, NY
Lockheed Martin 38’ diameter turntable for antenna testing on military vehicles Owego, NY
AT&T 25' diameter turntable for EMI/RFI testing Oklahoma City, OK

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