Every Auto Insertionl machine
is subjected to a Quality Acceptance Test (QAT) before being shipped to
its customer. There are 4 phases to a QAT:
Phase I – Pre-Dry Cycle
appropriate pattern program is loaded and the machine performs a short
part run with all motions and mechanisms functioning to check setups and
speed. All data is recorded on the machine’s event log.
Phase II – Dry Cycle
only occur after successful completion of the Pre-Dry Cycle. The
machine is run with all motions and mechanisms functioning but without
boards or inserting components for a pre-specified period of time. All
data is recorded on the machine’s event log.
Phase III – Integrity Run (Final Run)
only occur after successful completion of the Dry Cycle. This is a
simulated production run to check insertion performance and speed.
Results are recorded on the machine’s event log.
Insertion PPM *
Intrinsic Availability **
Length of Run
Minimum Parts Run
Allowable Insert Errors
Acceptable PPM Levels
500 – 1000
* (# of good insertions / total # of insertions)
** (# of hours the machine is ready to run / total # of hours machine planned to run)
Phase IV – Customer Acceptance (Optional)
only occur after successful completion of the Integrity Run. The
customer visits the factory to watch verify the machine’s ability to
meet performance requirements. The customer’s production run is
simulated and all options are verified and explained.
For any further questions regarding the customer acceptance procedure, please contact:
Phase V – Preproduction Acceptance (At customer site)
Service engineer installs the machine and assures it is setup
and running with the same degree of operational efficiency as at the