Signature analysis is a technology assemblers can use for rapid, root-cause diagnosis of several assembly processes performed on a range of products. Here is a partial list of several applicable processes and related parts, as indicated by signature analysis product suppliers.
enterprise software that both handles manufacturing while offering strong
functionality for field service and construction has been a real challenge for
the Holland Co., a Crete, IL-based provider of rail equipment and services for
the rail industry.
Ares I-X was the first stage prototype and
design concept demonstrator in the Ares I program. During construction of the
Ares I-X launch vehicle, USA rocket engineers needed to get three 2,400-pound
rocket-sized parachutes to the top section of the Ares I-X’s booster rocket.
Current success has JJS
Electronics Ltd. looking to the future. The UK-based electronics manufacturing
services company has decided it’s time to accommodate recent growth with a
print platform that is configurable and adaptable.
Niko makes more than 5,000 different products
that are marketed worldwide. A recent challenge for the company has been to create an electrical enclosure
that can be mounted to the surface of a plaster wall.
The basic concept of
press-force monitoring has evolved into
two branches. One focuses on pressing applications, but offers
assemblers more flexibility and precision when capturing information about the
force-distance curve. The other branch, called signature analysis, lets assemblers apply the
monitoring concept to applications beyond press force.
Hol-Mac wanted to increase technician efficiency
in its plants by making test equipment and computers more mobile. This mobility
would let technicians bring equipment to areas throughout the four facilities
as needed, rather then walking back and forth endlessly to static workstations.
Until recently, Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems ordered aircraft components from an outside vendor and performed sanding
and other finishing processes on them prior to manufacture. However, the parts purchased were often of an inconsistent quality, so NWUAV
decided to manufacture them in-house to ensure their high quality.