ESCATEC rolls out sophisticated data analysis software to reduce production costs for customers

ESCADA enables the data gathered at the testing phase to be intelligently used to reduce manufacturing faults. These savings are passed on to customers.

The graph shows how the importance of thorough testing can improve the yield as products become more complex
The graph shows how the importance of thorough testing can improve the yield as products become more complex
This graph shows all the measurements results of one test step with the y-axis indicating the limits extracted from the Cpk analysis above.  In this example, the lower limit is 0.0000006 (0.6uF) and the upper limit is 0.0000012 (1.2uF).  The spread of the measured values within the limits can be seen and any abnormalities are easily detected for immediately remedy.
This graph shows all the measurements results of one test step with the y-axis indicating the limits extracted from the Cpk analysis above. In this example, the lower limit is 0.0000006 (0.6uF) and the upper limit is 0.0000012 (1.2uF). The spread of the measured values within the limits can be seen and any abnormalities are easily detected for immediately remedy.

Heerbrugg, Switzerland - ESCATEC, one of Europe's leading providers of contract and manufacturing services, is rolling out ESCADA software across its contract manufacturing facilities. ESCADA enables the data gathered at the testing phase to be intelligently used to reduce manufacturing faults. Pioneered and developed in its central European facility in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, last year, the specially written data analysis software will be installed at ESCATEC's high volume manufacturing facilities in Malaysia in 2015.

"The ESCATEC Data Analysis (ESCADA) enables us to spot manufacturing issues much earlier and correct them," explained Thomas Eschenmoser, ESCATEC's Section Head Test Engineering. "This is a key part of our drive to catch problems early as part of our on-going programme to reduce production costs. These savings we can then pass on to customers. In addition, by having a detailed database of test results and issues, it becomes much easier to fix any problems that occur later in a product's life. As a rule of thumb, fixing an issue once a product is out in the field can cost up to hundred times more than fixing at the component level during manufacture."

The illustration shows the number of units that failed and the test step involved. By having this immediately available the source of the failure can be fixed to improve the First Pass Yield. ESCATEC reports that ESCADA has resulted in a significant improvement in First Pass Yield of around 25%. "Being able to improve the process yield becomes increasingly important as products become more and more complex," added Thomas Eschenmoser.

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The ESCATEC Group provides fully-integrated electronic and mechatronic design and manufacturing solutions to assist customers in achieving success in their market. Its one-stop solutions and best-in-class service enable companies around the world to operate more profitably, sustainably and efficiently. Founded in 1984, its history is full of innovation, which made it a first choice partner for many European and North American OEMs. The Swiss-owned company perfectly blends Swiss business philosophy and attention to quality, precision and detail with the advantage of low-cost, mass-volume manufacturing capabilities in its Asian factories.

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