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Automatic Test Station
Off-the-Shelf Tester, Loaded with Features
Model 290
Windows Based Technology for Safety and Operational Tests
Sotcher Measurement offers a fully automatic, ready to go test station with an incredible package of features. The Model 290 testers are ideal when your application calls for:
• Production testing
• An automatic test sequence
• Adjustable parameters
• Data acquisition
• Statistical process control
The Model 290 is a state of the art test station that offers you total control of your production testing. Take full advantage of the data acquisition features for your statistical process control program.
The full system is price lower that some testers that perform hi-pot and continuity tests only. Check the value it offers!

Price:   Call for current pricing 1-800-922-2969

An Easy to Use Product at a Practical Price!


If your product has electrical motors, power distribution devices, transformers, appliances, tools or components, the Model 290 Automatic Test Station is right for you!
• This test station is a standard product. If you desire one constructed to your specifications, consider our Model 281 Automatic Test Stations for electrical, hydraulic, or pneumatic products.  
The self-contained test system outputs to your computer's serial port.
Software is included that allows the computer to store and retrieve test parameters and results.
A 15" touch screen is available as an option.
Data reports and management summary reports are provided to your specifications.
Built, Sold and Serviced in the U.S.
For almost four decades Sotcher Measurement, Inc. has provided latest state-of-the-art electrical test equipment that is easy to use and maintain. Our customers rely on our products to verify the safety of the electrical devices they rent, use or manufacture. We feel this commitment very deeply. In response, we do our utmost to insure that the products we offer are of the highest quality and performance, consistent with good value.
We continue to design, manufacture and service all of our products in the United States. We are proud to be able to offer our customers fine American products that are easy to use at a practical price.
Standard Tests
• Ground Wire Continuity
• Ground Bond
• Insulation Resistance
• AC/DC Dielectric Strength
• Line Voltage Leakage
• Current Draw
Operational Tests
• True Power Consumption
• 240V, 50/60 Hz Input
Input/Output Voltage:
120 VAC, 20A, 60Hz
Ground Verification:
6 VAC, 500mA
Ground Bond:
6 VAC, 30A, 0.1 ohm
Insulation Resistance:
500 VDC, 1-200 Meg ohms
Line Voltage Leakage:
Dielectric Strength:
AC:0-3,000 V, 0-30.0 mA, DC:0-2,500 V, 0-1 mA
Current Draw:
1-20.0 Amps
Power Consumption:
10-2,500 Watts
Meter Accuracy:
+/- 1.0%
Approximately 120 lbs

At the start of each shift an automatic functional test verifies the performance of all vidal safety circuits.
• The product's model number and serial number are scanned in. Once the product is identified, the test station knows the test parameters to apply. It holds those parameters until a new product is entered.
• Safety type compliance tests are conducted, these normally include ground wire continuity, insulation resistance and dielectric strength.
• Operational tests are then preformed. The tests might include current draw or wattage consumption in various operating modes. Speed, temperature, or coil resistance is often conducted.
• If action or inspection points by the operator are required, they are displayed on the screen.
• The operator enters the inspection points using a bar-coded list of common responses.
• An out of tolerance condition causes the tester to remove all electrical power and alert the operator with a visual and audible alarm. The reset button must be operated to continue.
• As all actions are completed the test data is retained. A tag or sticker can be printed with results.



Test parameters and inspection codes can be uploaded with a barcode scanner



Test receptacles to match all international standards are available on removable plates. The plates are secured with quarter turn fasteners and internal connectors for easy replacement.



 Various screens provide the operator with real time test results and special messages.



Printers at the test station can provide reports, tags or labels.
Your future rests on the quality of your products!
The Model 281 Automatic Test Station assists your quality efforts.
Control of Test Parameters
• All test parameters are secured in the host program and accessibility only to authorized personnel.
• Products of the same model number receives the same tests and have the same parameters applied.
Enforcement of Uniform Procedures
• Every operator is guided through a fixed sequence of steps to eliminate inconsistencies in the test procedure.
• Where a number of operator actions are required, message blocks and response devices are used to maintain consistent procedures.
Data Acquisition
• Both electrical and physical inspection results are recorded for every product.
• The database of information supports your statistical process control (SPC) program.
Quality Audits
• The test stations can be programmed for automatic selection of products for audit.
• Test stations can be programmed to conduct or monitor special audits, while conducting normal test programs. The results of such audits are documented on the data base.
Employees Training
• Special message blocks with detailed instruction are provided until the new operator becomes proficient in the test process.
Verification of the Test Station Operation and Calibration
• Calibration programs guide the technician in performing the scheduled calibration.
Remote Controls
Provides start and stop/reset controls as well as a convenient test receptacles next to the operator. The unique design allows the remote to be mounted on or under the work surface. The quick-change receptacle modules allow all test voltages and receptacle types to be available to the operator and makes their replacement easy.
Receptacle Module Plates
Most automatic test sets produced by Sotcher Measurement are designed to accept one or more receptacle modules. The module can be furnished with any plug or receptacle desired. The module plates are secured with quarter turn fasteners and internal connectors for easy replacement. Commonly used receptacles can be readily accessible to the operator. Special Receptacles can be exchanged as required. Unique keying of the internal connector insures that the proper voltage and polarity is observed.

The Strip Wire Fixtures
Various types of strip wire fixtures are available. They allows for easy connection to products that do not have molded plugs. They come in manual and pneumatic operated styles.
Functional Test Boxes
The functional test box is used for daily verification of the operation of all critical safety circuits in automatic test stations.

Calibration Fixtures
Calibration fixtures provide any special circuits and components necessary for calibration.
Custom Fixtures and Adapters
Special fixtures can be provided to interface with your product. Depending on the application they can be electrical, pneumatic, or hydraulic. Sensors, motion control and data links are all available.
Spare Parts Kits
The spare parts kit contains various wear components that are unique to your tester.
Bar Code Input Devices
Makes for easy data input.
Touch Screen
A touch screen display is available for applications that require frequent interaction between the operator and the computer.


"All of the products that I have purchased from Sotcher Measurement have worked 100%"
John Soxman
Soxman Rent All Inc. 



Nationally Recognized Sotcher Measurement Inc. test equipment is in common use throughout the United States by major manufactures of power tools and appliances.