This BEinCPPS experiment, which is implemented in Whirlpool EMEA, is dedicated to the White Good industry and is focused on the CPS-ization of Statistical Quality Check.
The current practice relies on dedicated building and fixed, bulky equipment, which limit the typologies and the depth of tests. In the new state, quality managers and operators rely on a portable, flexible and smart Testing Unit, which enables the easy adaptation of the statistical quality check to the great variety of customer requirements. A specific production batch of any produced models are tested using a digital testing protocol. The quality operator can move the portable lab where the product is located, with the operator guided through test steps using a mobile device. More Testing Units running in parallel share data and communicate to each other variations in testing programs or parameters without the intervention of the operator.
Portable testing unit for statistical quality check
Main objectives of the Experiment
To enhance the flexibility of product testing procedures and optimize the productivity of the Statistical Quality Check department
To improve the testing systems capability of revealing potential product failures and, as consequence, reduce the probability of sending defective products to the market
To reduce the cost and time to install or scale up the testing capacity of a factory
Main results expected to achieve in the Experiment
The BEinCPPS experiment will demonstrate how the Portable Testing Unit enables a Quality department to easily adopt a more economic, flexible and programmable system to replace a more traditional and rigid approach, achieving a more accurate testing procedure at the same time.