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  1. VPT
27 September 2018

Efficient Quality Control Enables Superior Product Reliability

VPT is a proud manufacturer of power conversion solutions for critical power systems in avionics, military, and space applications. Client feedback praises VPT for having the industry’s best control processes, product reliability, and overall satisfaction. This is a result of many factors that are all bound together with VPT’s proactive quality control programme. Strict adherence to this programme, which involves every stage of product development, enables continuous improvement and superior reliability.

VPT holds a variety of certifications, including MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and Class K certification, QML; MIL-STD-883 Lab Suitability; MIL-STD-750 Lab Suitability; IPC-A-610 Class 3 and J-STD-001 compliance; ISO-9001:2008 Certification; various MIL-PRF-38534 Class H and Class K Standard Military Drawings (SMDs). The company’s long-term and repeat customer list is most telling, however, as it includes NASA, ESA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Thales, Raytheon, Harris, Northrop Grumman, and many more internationally renowned organisations.

For a centralised view, VPT utilises its configuration control programme that creates awareness throughout product design, material selection and conformance, and manufacturing processes. In combination with advanced technologies and equipment, personnel across VPT’s departments and facilities have visibility to every product requirement, standard, and process document for each crucial stage of design, manufacturing, screening, and shipping.

Starting with vigilant oversight of the source material selection process, VPT uses components and materials from proven and reliable suppliers. Materials are verified by screening, Design of Experiments (DOE), qualification, and periodic audits. Robust product designs are based on VPT’s proven heritage, followed by streamlined and tightly controlled manufacturing processes in certified facilities. Once manufacturing is complete, VPT utilises its own internally designed automated test system for product inspection and screening. Products intended for space environments are also tested in the VPT Rad lab which has DLA lab suitability for MIL-STD-883 and MIL-STD 750.

A thorough quality control process provides assurances for product quality, as well as insights into process improvement opportunities. As a result, customers benefit through faster delivery, as well as high-performance reliability in the finished products.

Furthermore, the documented product sourcing, design, manufacturing, and testing history allows successful processes to be easily repeated.

In addition to their advanced QC processes and systems, VPT conducts extensive training and hires expert staff at all levels. All of these elements, in conjunction with a company culture that fosters innovation, is how VPT ensures the design and production of the highest-quality power conversion solutions in the industry.

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