Process Control

We employ a real-time analysis of the production process through Statistical Process Control (SPC) to identify problem areas on the production floor as it happens.This allows corrective actions to be taken immediately. The key advantage is the elimination of errors at a very early stage in production and with previous build data available it enables issues to be prompted ahead of time.

Traceability is an integral part of the QC manufacturing system. With the entire ERP system built in-house from the ground up, the processes and tracking systems that are used within QC allow for traceability of specific components down to the board level. Our traceability enables QC customer reporting that reflects any potential for failure within specific units if a manufacturing or component defect is found. This system meets aviation level traceability requirements and allows our customers to review or recall specific batches of product.

Every PCBA produced is given a unique alpha-numeric 2D unit ID barcode that is scanned at each stage of the manufacturing process. Each PCBA must have been scanned as passed before it can move on to the next stage or be shipped. All QC-sourced components are tracked via QC part numbers that contain specific manufacturers’ batch code information which is logged against every

batch of components ordered and received.

The combination of PCBA barcode tracking and QC part number batch tracking means we can provide customers with the ability to batch track all levels of their product to the levels required for Aviation, space and military industries.

QuickCircuit uses the following SPC techniques to ensure a high quality end-product:

  • Factory Projected – Real Time Factory Floor Monitoring.
  • Skills Matrix – Operators only with the correct skill level can perform work on a job
  • AOI (Automated Optical Inspection) – A High Resolution Camera inspecting every component on the board.
  • PRA (Product Risk Analysis) – Performed on build information with alerts to the floor and management.
  • Full traceability – Products down to PCB/component level.
  • Route Authorisation – Ensure products have gone through all their required processes and have passed.
  • Paperless Production Environment – All documentation, pre-job reviews and work instructions provided via multimedia and web.
  • Customer Web Portal – View manufacturing BOMs, any ECN’s or concessions, the Manufacturing routes in real-time plus emailed Track & Trace functionality.