Leak testing is often an art as much as it is a science. Manufacturing quality engineers and...

Getting your leak test right starts with data: Check out our e-book

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June 27, 2017
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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.

The Repair Bay, Part 3: A day in the life

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May 26, 2017
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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 individuals from the plant floor to the office engage with and benefit from a repair bay data analytics system.

The Repair Bay, Part 2: Why enhanced defect data management should be seen as a positive on the plant floor

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May 12, 2017
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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.

Integrators Part 2: Adapt to a changing market and avoid the ‘Nedry Effect’

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February 15, 2017
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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.

Integrators Part I: Reduce your risk, be on time and budget

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February 09, 2017
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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.

The Repair Bay, Part 1: What is defect data management and why should I use it?

Posted: 
January 12, 2017
Contributed by: 
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.

Taming big data is key to plugging the holes in your leak test

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November 29, 2016
Contributed by: 
Rob Plumridge - Leak Applications Engineer

Manufacturers are increasingly aware of the need to have long-term accountability to their customers and stakeholders – “we built a good part and have the data record to prove it.” With waveform signature analysis, they have the data trail they need to quickly find the root cause of a problem, determine its scope, and carry out a targeted recall of only the specific serial numbers effected.