Test and Test Development

In addition to core test competence, the Simpro test department has extensive competence within the fields of:

  • RF < 11GHz
  • Test development
  • Environmental stress screening (ESS)
  • Data logging
  • Error detection

The main tasks of the test department include:

  • Test development
  • Adjustment / tuning / calibration of products
  • Enhanced troubleshooting

The test department has enhanced instrumentation for RF test and also uses LabView, TestStand and Boundary Scan for rapid and automated testing of complex products and volume products.

Test automation 

The Simpro strategy is to automate the testing so that the operator can test the product during the various stages of the production. This provides:

  • Rapid implementation of actual testing
  • More complete test – testing more in less time
  • Earlier detection of possible errors
  • Improved repeatability – test is done the same way every time
  • Easier, faster and better reporting – WATS

Test development

By making test development in parallel with industrialisation and development, it will ensure:

  • That you have automated test ready for first production batch
  • That you have a better knowledge of the product before it goes into production
  • That you have the possibility of DFT analysis with the aid of boundary scan for the electronics
  • The quality of production documentation through the development of test procedures and drawings with AutoCAD
  • That they have systems that are ready and can handle high-mix / low-volume production for various production locations

We recommend running the test development as a project to be in control of time and cost. Typical activities include:

  • Test jig – specification, design and construction
  • Test SW – specification, design and development
  • Documentation of test setup (HW & SW)
  • Preparation of test procedures
  • Project management

WATS

Simpro has procured a new test system – WATS:

  • Database system that processes test data
  • Test reports, data analysis, production statistics
  • Quality monitoring
  • Ready for the TestStand and LabVIEW
  • Integration with ERP

With WATS, you can:

  • Identify vulnerabilities, failures and bottlenecks
  • Report the current BOM, SW and FW
  • Be a part of the customer’s PLM systems
  • Contribute to the monitoring of quality
  • View resource usage to be used in production planning
  • Provide traceability
  • WATS client can be made available for our customers

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