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Branson Equipment's Quality Control Features

Quality control has become a top concern over the last 30 years within every industry. With the introduction of Six Sigma and ISO certification, quality control is no longer confined to manufacturing facilities but to areas that include service, healthcare and even education.  It is no surprise that one of the biggest concerns our customers have is quality. No matter the industry the desire to have a low rejection rate is a top priority.  With rejection rate low, the customer has more sellable products generating higher revenue which is the end goal. Quality control is rooted in the ability to set reasonable tolerances for production and the ability to track the data. The difficulty comes with figuring out what those tolerance levels are and tracking the parts to ensure they fall within those tolerances. It is not feasible to have an operator measure and inspect every part. With some customers, medical in particular, the company is almost required to do this because failure in the field is not an option. Branson equipment has features that help solve this issue and allow for individual part inspection.

 

Branson’s 2000X series has the capabilities to set suspect and reject limits within the power supply. This means that with each individual part the welder will monitor the limit you have programed and will alert you if the weld results are suspect and require further inspection or if they are a reject. The suspect and reject limits can be set to monitor a variety of controls including: Energy, collapse distance and time.  With this capability the operator will immediately know if the part is within specification or not. This also allows for the quality manager to be alerted if this is a onetime issue or if the parts/ process needs to be further evaluated to find the root cause of the high rejection or suspect rate.

 

This is only one feature Branson equipment offers to aid in maintaining quality and repeatability for our customers.  Is quality control a main concern that you or your customers have when it comes to bonding their products?