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WHAT IS EVALUATION?

Optimizing equipment performance using data and technical expertise by understanding how it’s impacting the production process and what can be done to improve equipment effectiveness.

What

Evaluation is using equipment performance data and technical expertise to understand how it’s impacting the production process and what can be done to improve equipment effectiveness.

We look at four core aspects when it comes to evaluating equipment performance:

1. Design Requirements – Is the right equipment being used for the application? 

2. Equipment Usage – is the right equipment being used correctly?

3. Service Effectiveness – Is the service approach ensuring optimal equipment performance?

4. QMS Support – Is the quality system encouraging activities that promote accurate measurements?

Optimizing Performance; All Things Considered.

  • Environment
  • Accuracy/Tolerance/Resolution Requirements
  • Equipment Age & Condition
  • Operator Procedure
  • Set-up/Installation
  • Programming
  • Adjustment Rate
  • Fail Rate
  • Repair Rate
  • Equipment Capabilities
  • Capacity
  • Product Design
  • Design Quality
  • Replacement History
  • Service Approach & Frequency
  • Quality Processes
  • Quality Procedures
  • Customer Responsibilities

How

  • IDENTIFY
  • ANALYZE
  • INFORM
  • ADVISE

Identify, the first step in finding issues with equipment performance. We want to understand what you are trying to accomplish with the equipment and its measurements, giving us the information we need to uncover inaccurate or inconsistent results.

Step two is analyze, digging into the root cause of the issue. There are many factors that could be causing inaccuracies, we divide it into four sections: Design Requirements, Equipment Usage, Service Effectiveness, QMS Support.

Step three is Inform, notifying you of the core problem and how it's impacting your bottom line. Here are some common costs:

  • Lost revenue and increased costs from unplanned downtime
  • Increased costs from scrap and rework
  • Additional calibration and equipment repair costs
  • Time spent documenting quality issues
  • Costs from product recalls and audit fines

Step four is Advise, our recommendations to solve the issue. Solving a problem doesn't always mean buying new equipment. In addition to upgrading equipment, we look at improving the set-up and operation, changes to the service approach, and potential revisions to your quality manual. 

Why

We want every company to be operating at maximum efficiency. This means eliminating interruptions that prevent your manufacturing process from executing effectively. Throwing away product or paying for unplanned downtime can cost enormous amounts of money, that’s why we perfected our evaluation process. Nothing has greater value to us than getting to optimize your measurement equipment. It’s what we do and why we have lasted 100 years.

More About Evaluation

Our ISE/IEC 17025 Accredited scope of technical services combined with a process of using data to improve equipment performance works to streamline and fulfill your essential needs. Our technical expertise allows us to make recommendations that optimize your process, so you can focus more on the product you’re producing and less on the measurement equipment you’re using.

 

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