FBE Testing

Gardien provides top quality testing systems to the printed circuit board industry. With over 20 years’ experience in manufacturing the most complex fixtures, Gardien proudly molds several thousand fixtures per month. We pledge to give you the peace of mind that comes with defect-free boards.

Gardien holds remarkable experience of technical expertise developed through its years of partake in the PCB industry and has been globally known for its specialized and customised PCB testing fixtures.

Density 9 x 7 9 x 9 12 x 9 13 x 10 16 x 13 19 x 16 25 x 19




What is a Fixture?

Fixture is a component that contains a bed of nails used for testing the printed circuit boards (PCB). They keep the object firmly in place and are widely known as an electro-mechanical solution to test the printed circuit boards.

Significant Features

Gardien engineers design fixtures to serve various purposes and industry goals.

Our Features

Fixtures that help the assembly team do their work more efficiently and with consistent high quality.

Gardien develops comprehensive test fixtures.

Abide by the international quality management standards

Fixtures go through validation to ensure that they match the print fixtures

Component placement and soldering fixtures that help move the long flexible boards through the surface mount process to hold them flat in the solder paste.

Provides specialized and custom-designed PCB test fixtures

Available in both pre-built wired form or without the installed components.

Why Gardien Fixture Based Equipment’s?

Gardien offers well-equipped fixtures available in several sizes and types.

The product is,

Long lasting



Efficiently serviced


Competitive in pricing

Seamlessly polished off

Technical Specifications

Suitable for both manual and automated testing

Suitable to be used for edge connector functional testing

Available in variety number of fixtures fulfilling all needs of PCB manufacturing

Full functional test of a customer’s board

Used for different part numbers that automatically measures the voltage to detect which model is under test

Fixtures designed double-sided enabling two-way use with two different boards

Used to make sure a length of bare wire is within spec

Preventive maintenance and annual validation

Useful for SMT, Thermal profiling, soldering etc.

Includes Single and Dual Well options

Available in both manual and automated testing with vacuum operation


For Polytron Print, it was particularly important that they could integrate their existing adapters into the machine and get a German speaking service – all of which we got at Gardien’s Limburg service center. The production experience of over half year with the Kaima GUDAA proves how well engineered, flexible and powerful the device is and the expected throughput has been achieved.
Michael Müller, General Manager at Polytron Print GmbH in Bad Wildbad, Germany


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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