Our Story

Since 1936 Associated Research has been providing test and measurement solutions for the electrical safety compliance industry. Our commitment to quality, innovation, and customer service has helped shape the industry.

Throughout the years, we have been on the leading edge with  product innovation and design. This began early on in our history with the introduction of the Vibrotest, the first battery operated Megohmmeter in the United States. Shortly thereafter, we developed the AC Hypot, our very first Hipot Tester. Hipot testing soon became the strength of our company as we continued to innovate and shape the marketplace.

History of Innovation

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Associated Research was founded.

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We introduced the first battery operated Megohmmeter, the Vibrotest, in the United States.

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We commenced the first Cable Testing/Fault Location school known as ARU. ARU continued for over 25 years

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We introduced the first complete family of microprocessor-controlled electrical safety instruments.

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We developed the first multi-function electrical safety compliance analyzer.

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We released the first electrical safety instrument with a built-in scanning matrix for multi-point testing.

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We introduced Autoware, the first software package for automated instrument control, for the EST industry.

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We released our patented safety feature, SmartGFI, to provide our customers with maximum operator protection during high voltage testing.

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We launched the first electrical safety compliance analyzer with a built-in AC power source.

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We developed the first mobile app in the electrical safety testing industry.

OUR MISSION

We build relationships with manufacturers around the globe who trust our products and expertise in electrical safety compliance testing to protect their employees and customers from the dangers of electricity.

We are a Values-Based Organization
Learn About How We Do Business and Our Core Values

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Our Customers

ISO Registration

For 80 years we have been providing quality instrumentation for Electrical Safety Testing. Our success has been built on providing our customers with innovative products, remarkable product safety, and exceptional customer support. We have strengthened this commitment by adding ISO 9001:2008 Quality System registration and ISO 17025 Accreditation.

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ISO 9001 Quality System Registration

ISO 9001 is the world’s most established quality framework which sets the standard not only for quality management systems, but management systems in general. ISO 9001 is maintained by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization and is administered by accreditation and certification bodies. The standard provides a number of requirements which an organization needs to fulfill to achieve customer satisfaction through consistent products and services which meet customer expectations. A company or organization must be independently audited and certified to be in conformance with ISO 9001.

Associated Research, Inc. has made the commitment to strengthen their commitment to quality products and exceptional customer support by adding ISO 9001:2008 registration. We now comply with ISO 9001:2008. Click here to view our certificate.

ISO 17025 Accredited laboratory

ISO 17025 Accredited Calibration meets CTL Specs ISO 17025 is an International Standard published the International Organization for Standardization that specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and / or calibrations. Associated Research, Inc. is now able to offer accredited calibration services. This provides customers with the benefit of receiving an accredited calibration certificate that provides measurement traceability as well as measurement uncertainty. Our accredited laboratory also provides accredited calibration services to ANSI Z540.1-1994 and can meet CTL specification sheet DSH 251b requirements. Click here to view our accreditation and scope.

Further information regarding the advantages of ISO 17025 accredited calibration is provided below by ILAC. ILAC – the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation – is an international cooperation of laboratory and inspection accreditation bodies.

Why Use an Accredited Laboratory?

The Advantages of Being an Accredited Laboratory.

Laboratory Accreditation or ISO 9001 Certification?

Social  Responsibility

Associated Research, Inc. believes that people and organizations must behave ethically and with sensitivity toward social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.

Green Initiative

As a leader in the electrical safety testing industry for 80 years, we are committed to responsible manufacturing processes and environmental sustainability. Our Green Initiative program is led by decision makers from all departments who are tasked with making day-to-day operations as green as possible.

Green Initiative Trade-in Recycling Program

Instrument Weight in Pounds

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Serving the Community

ESFi

We donate a portion of our profits to raising awareness about the dangers of electricity.

FoodDrive

We host and support annual food drives to better serve our local community.

Trade-In Program

Simply send us your old instrument and we’ll give you a credit towards your purchase. We will even accept competitive models!

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Our Partners

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Test & Controls International

Test & Controls’ mission is to provide effective tools for our customers to achieve the highest quality and reliability in their products.

We combine proven and innovative solutions to help you, the customer, become a leader in your field, while reducing costs and meeting applicable standards and consumer demands.

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Electronic Systems of Wisconsin, Inc.

Since 1972, ESW has been committed to providing the electric motor industry with innovative state-of-the-art technology and professional motor testing and bonding solutions. Close collaboration with our customers and a comprehensive portfolio of products, tailored to meet your needs, makes us a market leader.

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Bloomy Controls

Bloomy provides products, platforms, and turnkey systems for automated test, data acquisition, and control, enabling our customers to reduce development efforts, lead times, and risk. This includes the company’s flagship UTS line of electronics functional testers, the BMS family of battery management test systems, as well as specialty test, measurement, and simulation products.

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LXinstruments

LXinstruments is dedicated to customized turn-key solutions for End Of Line Test / FCT as well as Safety Compliance Test. The systems are specifically tailored to European operator safety requirements, and fulfill all traceability and data storage or interface needs for demanding medical and aerospace & defense applications.

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Customer Happiness Guarantee

Our Customer Happiness Guarantee ensures we keep you satisfied throughout your entire purchasing experience with us. From selecting the right product for your application to support and training, we guarantee your experience will be nothing less than excellent! If for ANY reason you’re not completely satisfied with your experience, we will refund the cost of your instrument within 45 days.
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