3 Reasons to Test Electrical Assemblies before Installation on the Final Product

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Testing is a critical part of the electrical assembly manufacturing process. It helps manufacturers fulfill promises, save time and money, and ensure safety. However, not all contract manufacturers offer testing for electrical assemblies, so it’s important to partner with one that does in order to confidently install electrical assemblies that help:

1. Ensure Quality

Quality processes are imperative in manufacturing. Testing is one way to assure customers they’re getting a product that functions as promised and delivers the anticipated value. Testing also provides an opportunity to correct potential problems before a defective product inadvertently gets into the customer’s hands – not after the fact when a manufacturer’s reputation can be damaged and a customer’s confidence shaken to the point of taking business elsewhere. Sending untested products out the door, whether electrical or otherwise, also leaves companies vulnerable to the possible failure of their products in the field, which can present a safety hazard.

2. Promote Safety

As manufacturers, we’re always thinking about safety. Take electrical assemblies on heavy equipment for example. One small defect could cause a very unsafe situation for the end user. It’s common knowledge that, when used improperly, electricity can cause shock, electrocution, burns, fires and even explosions that could harm someone or something to varying degrees. No company wants to be held liable for injuries or damages caused by malfunctioning electrical components or risk being shut down for unsafe practices.

3. Prevent Costly Down Time

If an electrical assembly fails because it wasn’t tested properly, it will most likely lead to downtime for the machine in which it’s incorporated and possibly the rest of the operation that depends on the machine. When machines aren’t running, projects aren’t progressing. Additionally, companies have to spend money to address the problem rather than earning it while fulfilling contracts.

Testing electrical assemblies is just common sense, which is why MCL makes it a priority on every assembly we ship out to customers. Learn more about how we configure software, build testers and apply our testing protocol to each assembly by watching this short video:

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