Electricity

Heat Pumps Laboratory

| What?  

Microplan's laboratory test rigs HP-LAB are designed to test heat pumps.

| How?

HP-LAB are intended to perform laboratory tests of water to water and brine to water heat pumps according to international standards.

| Where?

In the laboratory.

| Who?

  • Manufacturers of heat pumps
  • Notified bodies

| Which?

The HP-Lab can carry out tests on heat pumps in these ranges:

  • 5 - 35KW of thermal power
  • 1 - 10KW of electric absorption

| Why?

  • Product certification costs reduction
  • Time to market reduction
  • Efficiency calculation
  • Preparation for product certification
  • Quality improvement
  • Research and development of new products
  • Full automatic control of flow and temperature regulations
  • Benchmarking
  • Full traceability of test data
  • Test data and report available for statistical elaborations
  • Market credibility

| Tests

  1. Heating capacity
  2. Cooling capacity
  3. Steady state conditions
  4. Measurement of heating capacity and cooling capacity
  5. Data to be recorded
  6. Steady state capacity test
  7. Steady state test

| International Standards

  • EN 14511

| Software

Air Conditioners End-of-Line

| What?

Microplan's end of line test rigs are suitable for:

  • internal and external units
  • cooling and heating (with heat pumps)

| How?

Microplan's end of line test rigs are intended to perform a full functional test of air conditioners.

| Where?

At the end of the production line before packing.

| Who?

Manufactures of air conditioners

| Why?

  • Test time reduction
  • Elimination of false failure
  • User friendly interface
  • Quality improvement
  • Full traceability of test data
  • Human operations driven and controlled by the test rig
  • Test data available for statistical elaborations
  • Multilanguage software
  • Market credibility

| Tests

  • Operator identification through scanner or badge
  • Air conditioner automatic barcode reading and test sequence automatic laoding and running
  • Electric safety tests
  • Voltage, current and power measurement
  • Air flow measurement
  • Cooling (and heating) temperature measurement and check with room temperature
  • Start and run current measurement
  • Swing check
  • Noise measurement
  • Remote control simulation
  • Remote control functions check
  • 4-way valve check
  • Test status interface with production line
  • Test data saving
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Fancoils End-of-Line

| What?

Microplan's end of line test rigs are suitable for:

  • Electric fancoils
  • Hydraulic fancoils

| How?

Microplan's end of line test rigs are intended to perform full functional tests.

| Where?

In the production line before the packaging.

| Who?

Manufacturers of fancoils.

| Why?

  • Final test time reduction
  • Reduced faults on final test
  • Takt time balance
  • Quality improvement
  • Full traceability of test data
  • Human operations driven and controlled by the test rig
  • Test data available for statistical elaborations
  • Multilanguage software
  • Market credibility

| Tests

  • Operator identification through scanner or badge
  • Fancoil identification trough barcode reading and test sequence automatic loading and running
  • Electric safety tests:
    • Dielectric rigidity
    • Ground continuity
    • Insulation
  • Switch on at different speeds and:
    • Voltage measurement
    • Current measurement
    • Absorbed power measurement
  • Inlet and outlet temperature measurement
  • Water flow measurement
  • Thermal power measurement
  • Air speed measurement
  • Air temperature measurement
  • Faults conditions simulation and check of lockout state
  • Test status interface with production line
  • Test data saving

Rooftops End-of-Line

| What?

Microplan RT-EOL end of line test rigs are suitable for rooftop units.

| How?

RT-EOL test rigs are intended to perform full functional tests.

| Where?

At the end of the production line, before the packaging.

| Who?

Manufacturers of rooftops.

| Why?

  • Final test time reduction
  • Elimination of false failure
  • Quality improvement
  • Full traceability of test data
  • Human operations driven and controlled by the test rig
  • Test data available for statistical elaborations
  • Multilanguage software

| Tests

  • Operator identification through scanner or badge
  • Rooftop identification trough barcode reading and test sequence automatic loading and running
  • Electric safety tests:
    • Dielectric rigidity
    • Ground continuity
    • Insulation
  • Gas soundness test
  • First heat demand check, gas inlet pressure measurement
  • Gas leak detection (learn more)
  • Second heat demand check, gas inlet pressure measurement
  • Gas leak detection
  • Burner on check: gas flow measurement
  • Ionization current measurement
  • Gas inlet pressure measurement
  • Modules switch off and minimum adjusting check
  • Rollout and pressure switch intervention check
  • Outlet temperature measurement
  • Faults conditions simulation and check of lockout state
  • Test status interface with production line
  • Test data saving
  • Final report label printing
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Dashboards End-of-Line

| What?

Microplan's DB-EOL test rigs are suitable for dashboards of:

  • boilers
  • water heaters

| How?

DB-EOL test rigs are intended to perform full functional tests and wirings check.

| Where?

In the production line before the final assembly.

| Who?

Manufactures of:

  • boilers
  • water heaters
  • control boards

| Why?

  • Reduction of final test time
  • Reduced faults at final tests
  • Takt time balance [learn more on our blog]
  • Quality improvement
  • Full traceability of test data 
  • Human operations driven and controlled by the test rig
  • Test data available for statistical elaborations
  • Market credibility

| Tests

  • Operator identification through scanner or badge
  • Dashbioard identification through barcode reading and test sequence automatic loading and running
  • Ground wiring check of circulator, fan, gas valve drivers, chassis, moisture sensor
  • NTC simulation
  • 3-way valve check on CH and DHW
  • Check/measurement of modulating fan command
  • Check/measurement of gas valve modulating command
  • Check/measurement of spark discharge voltage
  • Flame simulation
  • Pressure switches simulation
  • Flow switches simulation
  • Pump electric wiring check
  • Moisture sensor simulation
  • Faults conditions simulation and check of lockout state 
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Electric Water Heaters, Storage Tanks - Laboratory

| What?

R&D test rigs EWH-LAB are suitable for electric water heaters and storage tanks

| How?

EWH-LAB are intended to perform the tests included in the "ecodesign" and other standards (see list at the bottom of this page) about electric water heaters and storage tanks.

| Where?

In the R&D lab.

| Who?

  • Manufacturers electric water heaters
  • Manufacturers of storage tanks 
  • Notified bodies 

| Why?

  • Benchmarking 
  • Time to market reduction
  • Preparation for product certification
  • Quality improvement
  • Research and development of new products
  • Full automatic control of flow and temperature regulations
  • Full traceability of test data
  • Test data and report available for statistical elaborations
  • Market credibility

| Tests

  • NF/LCIE and Ecodesign Annex IV 
  • prEN50440 "Efficiency of domestic electrical storage water-heaters"
  • EN60379 "Methods for measuring the performance of electric storage water-heaters for household purposes" 
  • EN12897 "Water supply - Specification for indirectly heated unvented (closed) storage water heaters"
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