Back

Thoughts from Espotel Test day 2016

27.04.2016 test systems , production testing , tero leppänen

We organized a morning seminar in our premises in the beginning of March with the topic “production testing and efficient production ramp-up”.  Many things have happened in the field of production testing lately, both in tools and technology as in best practices. We though that this would be a good opportunity share experiences and learn from each other.

The agenda of the day was the following:

 8:30  Breakfast is served
 9:00  Opening words, Tero Leppänen, Espotel
 9:05  WATS: commissioning and benefits, Jani Angervuo, KONE
 9:35  The benefits of standardization in production testing, Jonas Strandell, ABB Drives
10:00 Successful production ramp-up, Reijo Kalenius, Scanfil EMS
10:15 New ATX MMI test fixtures, Armin Lindner, ATX Hardware GmbH
10:40 Transition from PXI to PXIe, Teppo Myllys, National Instruments
11:00 Free discussion and product exhibit: ATX, NI, WATS, Procket

Based on the presentations from Jani Angervuo and Jonas Strandell a conclusion could be made that standardization of tools and technology is how you control the cost and schedule of production testing projects. Critcical for success is also creating a uniform way of working across all sites and factories within.

Reijo Kalenius from Scanfil promoted the importance of cooperation and planning when ramping up production for a new product.

ATX Hardware GmbH presented their new MMI test fixtures MMI fixture was published in Productronica trade fair in Munich last November. MMI was now presented first time in Finland.

Teppo Myllys from National Instruments compared PXI and PXIe platforms and presented how to utilize those platforms.

Thank you to all the presenters and everybody attending the seminar. Hope to see you all next time again!

  Tero Leppänen, Head of Production Testing, Espotel
  +358 40 595 5238
  tero.leppanen@espotel.com


Latest articles

  • NB-IoT Breakfast 27.9.2017 27.09.2017 industrial internet , wireless , telecom , electronics

    Great NB-IoT session today, with speakers from Ericsson, DNA, u-blox and F-Secure. Some pictures and the presentation materials available here...

  • Satel enhances product development 13.06.2017 testing , wireless , software , agile , continuous integration

    Salo-based Satel develops and manufactures radio modems and other wireless communications systems. Satel’s mission critical wireless data connections are in use within over 70 countries.

  • Powering up testing – getting a grip on software projects 05.05.2017 testing , agile , continuous integration

    Well designed and correctly carried out testing and testing automation help to keep projects on schedule. The maintainability and control of the system is improved, and even the product's life cycle can be extended. The engineers at Etteplan have had good experiences with the Jenkins and Robot Framework systems.

  • Toroidion super car: a challenge for power electronics 16.06.2017 electronics , power electronics , motor control

    ”Electronics is all about signals, power electronics is all about energy. Power electronics is built on switches”, summarizes Heikki Mentula. He has got over 20 years of experience in designing power electronics.

  • Electric super car Toroidion is Finnish design 16.06.2017 power electronics , motor control

    Pasi Pennanen tells us about Toroidion, the ideas behind the 1MW Concept electric super car and his future insights. We got to meet him at his Finnish office in May. First, we ask him to tell us about his career as a designer for well-known car brands...

  • Quality assurance with vibration measurements - case Sampo-Rosenlew 14.06.2017 test systems , industrial , production testing

    Vibration measurement system improves the quality assurance within the assembly of Sampo-Rosenlew harvesters. Faulty parts are exposed at the factory, before delivering the harvester to the customer.

  • Embedded AC drive 26.05.2016 industrial applications , electronics , power electronics , motor control

    Alternating current (AC) motors have over a century of history. During the last decades, they have dominated the market for motor drives. In the case of variable speed drives, there were some areas where DC motors were the only option for quite long...

  • Renovating testing environment with Procket Rapid 13.06.2017 testing , test systems , production testing , agile , continuous integration

    Embedded system is a combination of both hardware and software, the testing and development of which calls also for other things than just software and the device itself.

  • Case Rivender - Stores without salesclerks 16.03.2017 industrial internet , electronics , software

    Grocery stores will make a comeback in suburbs and small towns if entrepreneurs warm to the unmanned store solution ModulShop of Rivender Ltd. The invention is predicted to become a huge success in Finland and European export markets. The solution is based on Finnish leading-edge know-how.

  • Case SKS – Wireless LoRa based sensor 31.03.2017 industrial internet , wireless , electronics , software

    SKS Automation needed a sensor suitable for industrial use that works wirelessly. The selected LoRa technology transmits measurement data wirelessly up to tens of kilometers, and it connects easily to Industrial Internet applications. ARM mbed technology significantly reduced the time needed to pull off the project.