MTS-3060C SmartCan

Hand-held Portable Test Set for Field Test Applications

  • Lightweight, hand-held
  • Over 30 measurement channels for voltage and resistance
  • Differential high voltage measurement (+/- 400 volts)
  • Pulse measurement channels with switchable load and threshold detector
  • Communication interfaces including Ethernet, CAN Bus, USB, RS-485, and more
  • Audio and video signal generation
  • Advanced cybersecurity features and protections
  • Simplified logistics, training and maintenance support


The MTS-3060C SmartCan™ is the most advanced, high-performance, battery-operated, hand-held test set available today. The SmartCan is capable of supporting a wide range of test capabilities needed for maintaining, troubleshooting or verifying commercial and industrial electronics systems in the field. The MTS-3060C provides over 30 measurement channels, three arbitrary waveform generators (ARBs), discrete outputs, electronic loads, and multiple communications interfaces and features an LCD display and user-control buttons. All functions are controlled by an on-board controller that can be programmed to execute user defined test routines.


The MTS-3060C SmartCan combines advanced measurement performance, compact size, cyber security, and ease-of-use to deliver the most advanced and effective portable test set available. It is extremely rugged and field-qualified, making this the ideal test instrument for any demanding field test application. The MTS-3060C is typically operated in the field in a “stand-alone” mode where the user controls the test process using the LCD display and multifunction keys. The MTS-3060C also offers a “remote Control” mode where test programs are controlled remotely using an RS-422 or RS-485 serial interface. This allows multiple MTS-3060C units to be placed in multiple location in the field and used for synchronized testing with time stamps.    

Key Measurement Functions

  • AC / DC Voltage (including AC phase sequence)
  • Pulse measurements (including simultaneous capture of multiple signals)
  • Serial Communications
  • Audio / Video generation
  • Resistance measurements
  • Discrete outputs / relay drivers

Audio / Video

The SmartCan provides three Arbitrary Waveform Generators and can generate audio and video signals required to deliver a more comprehensive test.

Power Management

An innovative power management system allows operation of the SmartCan for over 40 hours, without the need to replace or recharge the 6 AA batteries.
This extended operation is achieved using sleep mode and by drawing power from the auxiliary mission equipment when available.  


The high resolution sunlight-readable LCD display, with multi-function keys, simplifies use, provides access to more functionality, and displays more test instructions and test information than any other handheld test set.
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During tests, the display’s background color indicates test status with green denoting a passing test and red denoting a failed test sequence. The LCD can also display the actual test results of the last test run.

Built-In-Test and Self-Test

The MTS-3060C SmartCan incorporates a Built-In-Test (BIT) that provides verification of major circuit functionality. A comprehensive Self-Test, utilizing the supplied self-test adapter and cables, quickly verifies the MTS-3060C’s performance.

BIT and Self-Test can be performed in the field or the shop; no special external test equipment is required other than the self-test adapter.

Unrivaled Cybersecurity

Extensive cybersecurity features, both hardware and software, make this the most cyber secure field test set available. The removable SD card is the only memory available; when removed, the SmartCan is effectively sanitized and contains no TPS code or saved test data.  

The ATEasy Test Executive and Development Environment, utilized for TPS development, is designed to comply with DOD Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) requirements. Access control, user privileges, DLL encryption, data encryption, as well as other safeguards, ensure a secure, reliable operating platform.  


The MTS-3060C SmartCan employs an innovative calibration technique that further simplifies maintenance and reduces scheduled down-time and associated logistics. Multiple high-precision references have been incorporated into the design of the SmartCan; calibration status is then verified against these references on power-up.

The test set initiates an automated calibration procedure, when energized, that verifies the MTS-3060C's measurement and stimuli circuits against the built-in references. The references must be verified every (4) years using standard NIST traceable instrumentation. This can be performed in the field, eliminating the need to remove the SmartCan from the field, simplifying logistics and support required from metrology services.

Rugged Construction

The rugged construction of the SmartCan, when combined with the ability to operate in adverse weather conditions, enables field operation anywhere in the world making this the ultimate tool for flightline test. Additional protection has been included to minimize equipment damage due to shock and impact.

Ergonomically designed for ease of use, the SmartCan includes quick release straps to hang/secure the instrument during operation and protective non-metallic side guards to limit movement on angled surfaces.

TPS Development

MTS-3060C Test Program Sets (TPSs) are developed using ATEasy®, MTS' award winning Test Executive and Integrated Development Suite. ATEasy is a full featured test development and test executive environment and provides all of the tools for developing, encrypting and loading test programs onto the MTS-3060C.

The SmartCan TPS development package, SmartCanEasy, provides customers with the ability to develop and integrate new test procedures and programs using the most cyber-secure environment available.


  • Field testing of industrial electronic systems
  • Vehicle field testing/troubleshooting
  • Emulation of field devices for integration and test purposes