Sciemetric revolutionized how automotive engines were tested in the 1990s and today, we apply the latest generation of digital signature technology and know-how to a broad variety of complex assemblies across many industries. Our functional test systems are built to test either in process or at the end of the line as required.
Sciemetric applies multi-channel signature analysis to effectively combine press, leak, torque, vibration, and others as required to test the function of the part.
Application Story: Engine cold testing
Engine manufacturers require a reliable and cost-effective end-of-line test to catch any defects missed during engine assembly. Sciemetric was an early innovator in cold testing. In the solution, an electric motor is used to rotate the crankshaft with the engine “cold” (i.e., not running, so no gasoline or special ventilation are required). The test system records and analyzes digital signatures and data from various sensors including torque, crankshaft angle, and pressures.
Read more about how this cold test approach quickly identifies and pinpoints defects, to reject abnormal or substandard engines.
Turnkey solutions for end-of-line or functional testing with Integrated Services
Through Sciemetric’s Integrated Services Division (ISD) a turnkey test system can be provided to bring our digital process signature technology to your functional or end-of-line test. It is a full-service offering from concept and design to assembly, run-off and commissioning. Systems are built at our facility in Rochester Hills, MI.
Take the utility of your manufacturing test data further with QualityWorX
A lot of data can be generated during a functional test and can be used for more than pass-fail on the production line. QualityWorX is a suite of data management and manufacturing analytics software that enables you to:
- Respond more rapidly to issues
- Correlate data from upstream processes to downstream failures at functional test to understand the cause and avoid it in the future
- Set up stations more quickly and use data to keep them optimized
- Provide full traceability for each part, by serial number
- Conduct pinpoint recalls by quickly identifying all the parts in a population that will have the same defect
QualityWorX is a practical data management solution that, according to users, is the easiest way to view and analyze part data on the production line.