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Testing & Reliability

 

Product reliability must be considered from the initial concept to the final application. The reliability of a product is evaluated in several ways. A new design is critiqued by experienced personnel and then subjected to a series of engineering developmental tests with iterative design modifications. When the abbreviated tests show good results, a design is then selected and tooled. After the product is available from production tooling, qualification testing is conducted with a menu of tests that simulate the intended application.

 

Early insight into the reliability of a new design is enhanced by review with an independent outside source. APEX has vast experience in the testing and reliability of connectors.

 

WHY APEX:

  • Obtain an independent and impartial evaluation
  • Identify problem areas early in the process
  • Utilize expert design of test procedures
  • Gain experienced evaluation of test data
  • Apply recommendations for design improvements

APEX TESTING AND RELIABILITY TECHNIQUES:

  • Physical electrical, mechanical, and environmental tests
  • Simulated model analysis (FEA and SI)
  • Approval agency testing
  • Design of experiments (DOE)
  • Coordination of outside laboratory testing

EXAMPLES OF APEX TESTING AND RELIABILITY:

  • Critiqued major telecom back-plane testing
  • Designed a test sequence for a medical instrument
  • Recommended testing to compare connector types for laptop computers
  • Developed a test fixture to evaluate automotive connector ergonomics
  • Designed a wear experiment and conducted durability tests
  • Coordinated the environmental evaluation of a connector at an external lab