Flying Probe Upgrades

Our Equipment services include a range of options and upgrades for both hardware and software.

4 Wire Kelvin Upgrades for Flying Probes

The 4 Wire Kelvin Test is used for testing very small resistance of Interconnect Via Hole (IVH) and through holes. It can measure low resistance correctly without being affected by test lead or contact resistance.

  • Low resistance measurement range 0.5 mOhm – 25 Ohm
  • Low Resistance accuracy +/- 0.1 mOhm
  • Speed of single 4WK measurement <=20ms

Basic Flying Probe to Kelvin Ready option/upgrade

Purchase your Gardien flying probe and have Kelvin ready pre-wiring added at the factory.

Stagger your upgrades on existing equipment by getting Kelvin ready pre-wiring performed on-site.

Kelvin Ready option to Kelvin Functional upgrade

Upgrade your pre-wired Kelvin Ready Flying Probe to Kelvin Functional including all necessary hardware. This upgrade is performed on-site.

Basic Flying Probe to Kelvin functional option/upgrade

Purchase your Gardien flying probe and have Kelvin functionality and all hardware added at the factory.

Upgrade your existing equipment by getting Kelvin functionality and all hardware added on-site.

  • Gardien G50
  • Gardien G60
  • Evo2
  • Evo3
  • Gardien G90 Series
  • Gardien G Series
  • Loc8 and Loc8 Lite
  • Evo2 & 3

Ultim8 upgrade is available but requires extra hardware upgrades

Cost is based on machine type, serial number and upgrade required.

Inductance Measurement Upgrades for Flying Probes

Gardien’s unique upgrade package for Speedy580, 588 and Pegasus flying probe test systems is the only one available in the market. The upgrade package enables you to extend the life of equipment while increasing technology capabilities with minimal investment.

Upgrade your existing equipment to achieve the following Loc8 Lite specification:

  • 4 test probes ( 2 front / 2 back)
  • Z-Axis probes with soft touch (no pad markings)
  • Fully automatic camera alignment for easy and faster board registration
  • Pneumatic Stretch frame: For testing thin core, flex and inner layers
  • Quick frame: Used for rigid PCBs – More efficient loading and un-loading of boards.
  • User friendly, high-speed software licensed specifically by Gardien
  • Test floor integration with all leading Universal Grid system suppliers
  • Direct link to the Acceler8® for Test Capture

Please note: Old electronics will be removed and replaced with new SCB4, McAVR, Probeelectronic and new Softtouch probes. The existing motion system will be serviced but not replaced.

Upgrades can be performed on-site reducing downtime and minimising disruption to your business.

  • Pegasus
  • Speedy 580
  • Speedy 588

Cost is based on machine type, serial number and upgrade required.

Upgrade to the Loc8 Lite Specification

The Inductance Measurement option allows the Flying Probe to measure active inductance (coils) on the PCB. This requires a software option upgrade and an additional measurement meter to provide the measurements.

  • Tolerance +-5%
  • Gardien G Series
  • Loc8 and Loc8 Lite
  • Evo2 & 3

Insulation Resistance Test Software

The Insulation Resistance (IR) option allows the Isolation Test at a pre-determined Voltage while screening against a pre-determined Isolation Resistance value. This option requires a software license upgrade.

  • Insulation Resistance to 1 Giga Ohm
  • Tolerance +-5%
  • Gardien G Series
  • Loc8 and Loc8 Lite
  • Evo2 & 3
Cost is based on machine type, serial number and upgrade required.

Embedded Resistor Test Software

Embedded Resistance is one of the important technologies adopted in the miniaturization of PCBs. Our Software upgrade enables embedded resistor testing with the following specification:

  • Series/parallel networks
  • Resistors from 1ohm up to 10 Mohm
  • Tolerance +-5%
  • Gardien G50
  • Gardien G60
  • Loc8 and Loc8 Lite

Embedded Capacitor Test Software

The Embedded Capacitor option allows the test and measurement of embedded capacitors. This option requires a software license upgrade.

  • Series/parallel networks
  • Tolerance +-5%
  • Gardien G Series
  • Loc8 and Loc8 Lite
  • Evo2 & 3 

Cost is based on machine type, serial number and upgrade required.

Vacuum Plate Option

We offer the option to add a Vacuum plate:

  • When purchasing a Flying Probe test System from Gardien you have the option to purchase the Vacuum plate and pump with the machine.
  • Size: 560x480mm

  • Gardien G50
  • Gardien G60

Cost is based on machine type, serial number and upgrade required.

Test Floor Integration (TFI)/data logging Software

By choosing the TFI Software option we can make Gardien G50 and G60 Flying Probes compatible with:

  • Acceler8
  • Mania Equipment
  • C.L.TECH Equipment

TFI shares data seamlessly between equipment allowing your Flying Probe to conduct a full resistive test, automatically verifying all faults contained in the data log file created during grid testing. For more detailed information about the TFI process click here


For more details please contact us or go to the Downloads section for product documentation.



Mr. Syvret joined Gardien Services Canada as Financial Controller in 2001 and assumed the role of Finance Director North America in 2007. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Syvret has held senior finance and accounting roles, including with Canadian Pacific Ltd and Sprint Inc.



Mr. Niraj Patel joined the company on a part time basis in 1993 while attending college full time. He worked in various positions until he graduated from the Centennial College Computer Systems Technology program, whereupon he was hired full time. He progressed through several testing and CAM department positions and was appointed North American CAM Manager in 1998. After 18 years with the company, Mr. Patel was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations, Gardien Services Canada Inc. in 2011. In January, 2015 Mr. Patel became Vice President NA of the newly combined organizational unit North America which includes the Canada and USA.



Mr. Todd Kolmodin, a native to the Pacific Northwest was born in Seattle Washington. At a young age he moved to the Portland Oregon area. In March of 1986 he graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. Todd began his tenure in the Electrical Test field that same year.  Todd spent eight years working in an independent testing facility in Wilsonville Oregon where he built skills in all aspects of Electrical Test and Quality Assurance. 

Todd then spent a short term with Yamamoto Corporation on their Engineering staff covering PCB drill, finishing and Electrical Test before joining Probe Test Fixtures in 1995. His charge was CAM and Fixuring Manager.  Todd joined the Gardien Group in September 1998 continuing the same roll and taking on the responsibilities of Quality Manager for Oregon operations. In 2008 Mr. Kolmodin was promoted to Vice President Quality USA. In this position Mr. Kolmodin oversees and maintains the Gardien ITAR registration, ISO Multi-Site registration and multiple site Lab Suitability with the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime. Now also maintaining the Gardien QMS system Todd now serves as Vice President Quality North America.

Mr. Kolmodin is also a published columnist and Technical Presenter with multiple appearances at the IPC Apex Expo Conferences in both San Diego and Las Vegas. 



Mr. Valentini was appointed COO in July 2010 after successfully serving as head of North American operations since 2005.

Roland has over ten years’ experience in the PCB industry, including sales, service, and project management at Atotech GmbH, Germany mainly relating to PCB plating equipment.
He has significant sales experience from his tenure at Mack Rides GmbH and headed up worldwide installations for Lurgi Bischoff GmbH.

Mr. Valentini received a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mannheim, Germany.



Prior to Richard joining Gardien in September 2014, he was Chairman/CEO of tool chain vendor Atego Group Systems Limited which was sold to PTC Inc.

Prior to joining Atego, Richard held a number of Executive and Non-Executive roles including Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Plethora Solutions, an AIM listed Pharmaceutical Company and CEO of AIM listed Cybit Holdings plc. where he grew the company from inception to revenues of over 25 million and took the company through multiple acquisitions before managing a sale of the business to Francisco Partners.

Richard previously held a number of senior roles in the Software industry.



Mr. Meraw was appointed Group Vice President of Quality in Jan 2015 after successfully  serving as Senior Vice President of USA operations since 2011.  Prior to being responsible for USA operations Mr Meraw was responsible for Canadian operations since 2001.

Rick has over twenty years’ experience with Gardien Group and has various roles including, service technician, customer liaison, Quality manager, technical support, project management, and software design/ implementation.

In June 1992 he graduated with an Electronic Engineering Technologist degree, with honors from a local community college.

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2014年9月份Richard加入了Gardien,在此之前,他是现售于PTC的供应链供应商Atego Group Systems Limited 的首席执行官。

在加入Atego之前,Richard曾任包括Plethora Solutions,一家目标上市的医药公司的独立非执行总监,目标上市的Cybit Holdings plc的首席执行官等众多执行和非执行职务。他带领公司从最初阶段发展成为一家具有两千五百万营业额的企业,并且在将公司售于Francisco Partners之前带领公司渡过多次兼并。





Roland在PCB行业有10多年的工作经验,包括销售、服务、项目管理等,曾在德国主要的PCB电镀设备相关的公司 Atotech GmbH内任职。

在 Mack Rides GmbH任职期间他有着不凡的销售经验,在Lurgi Bischoff GmbH全球安置的过程中起着领导作用。