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Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) testing on the factory floor poses its share of challenges....

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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...
John Perkins - Senior Technical Support Specialist
Unwanted noise or vibration affects customer satisfaction. It can also reveal part and assembly defects or identify a poor design.  Digital waveform signature analysis is ideally suited for NVH testing on the plant floor, to provide accurate results, traceability for continuous improvement and provide full control of pass/fail benchmarks. In this two...
February 28, 2017 | View Article...
Joe Ventimiglio - Director of Sales; Powertrain; Automotive Industrial
In the first of this two-parter, we discussed how incorporating process signature analysis into every phase of an integrator’s build can help reduce risk and keep the project on time and on budget. In this post, we talk about how bundling this same quality assurance technology into a build can also bring more business to an integrator’s door. Whether it’s...
February 15, 2017 | View Article...
Joe Ventimiglio - Director of Sales; Powertrain; Automotive Industrial
Integrators working with manufacturers face the same recurring challenge – developing and delivering a system that meets spec, on time and on budget. But nine times of 10, when they put equipment on the customer’s floor, they’re already behind schedule, overbudget, or both. It doesn’t matter if they procure the bits and pieces for a project from third party...
February 09, 2017 | View Article...
Scigenuity Staff
Reduced production costs and improved quality isn’t an oxymoron … really. It’s only to be expected that engineering and process staff might have a rocky relationship with the big promise of Industry 4.0. Achieving the goal of the connected factory where every piece of equipment digitally connects with another and every unit in production is traceable can...
January 30, 2017 | View Article...
Scigenuity Staff
Should the focus of a discrete manufacturer be on overall yield/output, or on first time yield? Before we address the question, let’s define the difference. Overall yield is the total final output of a manufacturing line. It includes any units that had to be reworked in a repair bay due to defects or errors but did end up earning the stamp of approval....
January 26, 2017 | View Article...
Patrick Chabot - Senior Software Specialist, QualityWorX
Most people in the manufacturing industry are acquainted with the idea of an inline repair process. Parts with problems get pulled from the assembly line, are diagnosed and repaired by technicians and then put back into the assembly process. This work is typically done in repair bays. On the modern manufacturing line, repair bay operations must be viewed as...
January 12, 2017 | View Article...