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Sciemetric Instruments has expanded its modular Sigpod hardware platform to support up to 24 analogue channels and six encoder input channels.

Sigpod is a flexible platform designed for usability and visibility in live production environments, according to the company.

This out-of-the-box hardware and software system for monitoring test and assembly processes is designed to integrate into production lines, delivering commonality across the line.

Sigpod saves time by increasing the efficiency of manufacturing processes and displays detailed results of manufacturing processes in real time.

Sciemetric has developed an eight-channel expansion module, called Model 1608, which can be connected to any of the company’s Sigpod systems to expand it in eight-channel increments to a maximum of 24 channels.

Nathan Sheaff, chief executive officer, said: ‘By adopting in-process testing, companies can find problems early and before they cost money and fix processes so that they are running at maximum efficiency.

‘The fact that Sigpod is now expandable with the Model 1608 module means that companies that have more intensive monitoring requirements gain additional capacity as now they can run applications that require higher channel counts, from complex applications such as end-line functional testing in automotive to the heat fusing of critical but high-volume medical devices,’ he added.

Sciemetric offers a full range of Sigpod instrumentation products for verifying and controlling a variety of standard manufacturing operations such as assembly press monitoring, leak testing, vibration analysis and functional testing.

The flexible system can be configured to qualify virtually any manufacturing process.

The Sigpod platform is driven by the company’s process signature verification (PSV) software, which enables detailed insight into process behaviour by measuring and analysing the physical characteristics of processes applied during manufacturing using a scientific approach based on electronic signature analysis.

Understanding the physical behaviour of machines and assembly systems is said to be key to identifying efficiencies that boost quality and yield.

Monitoring manufacturing processes in real time allows companies to analyse manufacturing defects at the source, thus improving quality, increasing productivity and decreasing costs.

PSV improves monitoring sensitivity and the defect detection capability over conventional methods, according to Sciemetric.

‘Incorporating risk management using process signature technology helps companies in industries such as medical-device manufacturing meet tough regulatory requirements,’ said Sheaff.

Sigpod provides immediate pass-fail status on the production floor and acts as the conduit to transfer all the collected information into Qualityworx, the company’s analytics software, for advanced analysis.

Qualityworx provides full visibility into manufacturing processes, capturing test data and enabling the thorough analysis of the entire process.

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