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There are many considerations related to how a part is connected to a test station, and the test...

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Steve White - Sciemetric's Test Engineering Manager
There are many considerations related to how a part is connected to a test station, and the test station to its supply of pressurized air, that can impact fill time. The shorter the fill time, the shorter the overall test. Shortening the test then allows you to reduce the number of test stations and staff required for leak testing to be an effective in-...
November 14, 2017 | View Article...
Scigenuity Staff
The right tool, for the right job. It’s a concept that no doubt dates to the Stone Age, and yet, engineers and managers across the manufacturing industry continue to struggle with it when it comes to harnessing the power of their data. The reasons are not difficult to fathom. For some, it’s a perception that it will require a costly rip and replace of a...
October 02, 2017 | View Article...
Richard Brine - CTO and Dave Mannila - Product Manager
It’s the “R” word that makes manufacturers cringe – recall. The cost is only part of the expense – there is the impact on brand reputation and, consequently, future sales, too. A quality issue in the field will trigger an internal investigation to determine its scope and severity. Forensic experiments may have to be conducted to reproduce the manufacturing...
August 15, 2017 | View Article...
Scigenuity Staff
Leak testing is often an art as much as it is a science. Manufacturing quality engineers and machine operators must contend with many external factors that can undermine accuracy and repeatability. On today’s factory floor, digital process signature (or waveform) analysis, coupled with powerful applications for big data analysis and visualization, can be...
June 27, 2017 | View Article...
Patrick Chabot - Senior Software Specialist, QualityWorX
In the first post of this series, we highlighted the benefits of turning the repair bay into a defect data management station that drives continuous improvement. In the second post, we emphasized that it takes more than tools and processes – buy-in, from the corner office to the plant floor, is crucial. Now let’s take a look at the different ways in which...
May 26, 2017 | View Article...
Patrick Chabot - Senior Software Specialist, QualityWorX
In our previous post, we talked about the benefits of adopting the data collection, management and analytics tools that allow a production line to turn its repair bay into a defect data management station that drives continuous improvement. But it takes more than tools and processes. It takes buy-in all the way from the corner office to the plant floor....
May 12, 2017 | View Article...
John Perkins - Senior Technical Support Specialist
Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) testing on the factory floor poses its share of challenges. With all that industrial background noise, it can be almost impossible to pick up specific sounds such as clicks, whirrs or buzzes. Placing a microphone close to the part doesn’t help. Quality engineers may think their only option is to use an anechoic chamber,...
April 13, 2017 | View Article...
Ron Pawulski – Executive Account Director at Sciemetric
The medical device industry is subject to stringent regulatory oversight in how products are manufactured and shipped. Sterility is key to patient safety. This begins with how devices are packaged and sealed prior to shipping. A failed seal requires the product to be repackaged or even scrapped. We worked with one maker of implantable cardioverter...
March 30, 2017 | View Article...
Ron Pawulski – Executive Account Director at Sciemetric
In process testing and digital waveform analysis isn’t only for discrete manufacturing where each part is serialized. It can also be used to improve yield and quality control in pharmaceutical and medical device batch manufacturing. We worked with one maker of “Y-site” intravenous (IV) connectors (see image). These are insertion points for additional...
March 27, 2017 | View Article...
John Perkins - Senior Technical Support Specialist
People with mobility issues that require them to use a wheelchair spend a big part of their day on those wheels. With a motorized chair, noise or vibration can quickly become an irritant and a distraction.  Manufacturers want to catch these issues before a unit leaves a factory, rather than having to deal with a return and an unhappy customer....
March 15, 2017 | View Article...