Jacques Hoffmann, President of InterTech Development Company, explains, “Worldwide we see that the slower and costlier assemblies, both built by in-house manufacturing engineers or with the assistance of outside machine builders who are not experts in testing per se, will typically encumber millions of extra dollars in hardware costs for added test stands that are unnecessary when one knows how to write code for high speed data acquisition and then tightly integrate it with machine controls. This is not a trivial matter. I have seen examples where companies using generic machine control software and then stringing together various modules for so-called customization actually required extra hardware expenditures of more than US$1 million. We've seen this in the automotive industry, in the medical device industry, among medical packagers, and during fabrication of a wide range of other test-intensive industrial products such as heat exchangers that need to be extensive leak tested before released to market. Because InterTech's Applications Engineers have a sole focus on testing (http://www.intertechdevelopment.com/capabilities_detail.cgi?id_num=5 )—we have invested in the requisite R&D to create a vast testing techniques knowledgebase on high speed test data acquisition and control software integration, fixture design, electronic calibration and validation of test technology, and many patented techniques that enable InterTech to guarantee gage R&R of entire assembly and test systems, not just instruments.”
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InterTech's turnkey test solutions for ISO 9001 and ISO 13485:2003-compliant manufacturers use a wide range of test methods such as for pressure decay leak testing, differential pressure decay leak testing, mass flow leak testing, helium tracer gas leak testing, package integrity analyses (burst testing, creep testing, and seal strength testing), obstruction testing and detection of blockages in both rigid and flexible product components, testing of flow integrity, hydraulic testing, correlation studies, audit testing, lifecycle testing, and more.