HAPRO CHOOSES VIRINCO AND WATS
WATS – Virinco’s off the shelf Test Data Management software -- is HAPRO’s choice to supplement the functionality of its own Quality Assurance System (HQAS).
"We use WATS to reduce engineering time spent on storing, retrieving and reporting on production, repair, supplier or R&D product data by almost 90% ," says Thorstein Østen, HAPRO Quality Manager. HAPRO is one of Norway’s leading contract manufacturers of professional electronics.
WATS -- Virinco’s off the shelf Test Data Management software which easily integrates with NI TestStand and other test applications -- automates test data management and makes yield, Cpk, general SPC and test & production data easily accessible through your web browser.
"We were particularly impressed with the WATS ability to trace test data via TestStand," says Roar Moen, HAPRO Manager IT & Test Development. "This enables us to offer our customers easier access to the analysis of parameters (limit values) and trends on their own products.
Since its birth in 1973, HAPRO has helped its customers build competitive advantage in their marketplaces by providing quality products at the right price and the right time. Its broad trade know-how and highly qualified co-workers in all market sectors enable it to build cost-effective routines based on accurate prognoses, orders and call-offs.
EXTERNAL CUSTOMERS GAIN ACCESS
"The WATS dashboard function makes it possible for HAPRO to give limited control access to test and quality data for our external customers," says Roar Moen. "Our customers get direct access to online analysis, instead of experiencing the inevitable delays and increased resources needed to deal with thick reports sent by mail."
HAPRO uses WATS for, among other things, tracing of all measurement data and limit values, yield data, and SPC for almost all test stations. WATS also serves as the basis for an analysis of the outer parameters and the design basis for measurement data, for improving production and product quality, as well as easing the integration with TestStand.
Virinco, based in Norway, is a leading test data management and engineering services provider that develops test, measuring and electrical equipment. It offers hardware and software systems integration and consulting services, as well as developing and marketing products like WATS.