The Problem with the Testing Industry.
Many companies and government organizations rely on improvised in-house solutions that do not solve 100% of the problem, resulting in waste and unreliable power supply.
Power supply failures in many situations create devastating effects on the process being done, particularly when the reliability of power supply is mission critical. In any situation where reliability of the different measures of power supply is critical, testing needs to be precise and customized to the particular needs. Many companies and government organizations rely on improvised in-house solutions that do not take 100% care of this task, resulting in waste and unreliable power supply.
Many production engineers and operators feel that they can improvise in-house solutions with the purpose of saving money. Also their professional pride prevents them from seeking expert and specialized resources to provide 100% reliable, fully customized solutions to the mission critical function at hand.
Also, instruments and generic software are available, which will party and imperfectly do the job. This can be okay in non-critical functions, but not when the process at hand requires customization and very high reliability standards; or when power supplies are highly complex and require multilevel and multifunction testing in different scenarios. These high standards of testing cannot be achieved with canned solutions, however competent the engineers may be.
There are many instances when in-house generic solutions don’t make sense because they can be very costly and risky.
Some in-house engineers believe that they have the knowledge to do it, either because they are unaware of the existence of specialized companies; or they feel that, due to their familiarity with the product or process, only they possess the knowledge to design and implement a testing solution for their situation.
Specialized engineering firms exist that can produce customized solutions, which combine the most sophisticated design with the most complete tool set of hardware and software applications that will do the exact job that is required. There is nothing like having the right tool for the job. Sometimes, a tool already exists which will do the job, such as instruments and generic testing software. In power supply testing, that’s not always the case. Many times the tool needs to be created to do the job right. In those cases, you need a partner like Autotest. It is now possible to go to Autotest and outsource any or all phases of creating such solution. From design, to manufacturing, to creating all the necessary software interfaces that will allow the in-house engineers to perform any variation of test they need to maintain the standards of reliability in the power supplies.
Autotest expertise can be put at the service of your testing needs. Autotest expertise will make engineers look good and will eliminate or mitigate the risks inherent in power supply failures. This is essential when these failures lead to costly stoppages in the production process, or the failure of critical components that will cause the mission to fail. Military, aerospace, medical, and energy applications are some examples where many testing situations are mission critical and where the price to pay for power failure is so high that it makes no sense to deprive oneself of the expertise and the specialized knowledge.
The same reasoning applies to those manufacturers of power supplies, whose products go into mission critical applications. The specialized knowledge provided by Autotest products and services will guarantee the reliability standards that those manufacturers must offer to their customers and end users. Why run the risk of improvised in-house solutions when you can hire the state-of-the-art, customized solutions provided by Autotest? Take the most secure and risk-free option.