Source Qualification Inspection Programs
Napoleon Engineering Services' unique Source Qualification Inspection Program (SQI) allows the client to qualify new suppliers through a series of extensive inspections. The unbiased SQI program is used by companies, in a variety of industries, to determine the design intentions, manufacturing capabilities, and quality of workmanship between different suppliers.
The industrial bearing equivalent to the FAA-PMA reverse engineering program, SQI allows OEM's to understand why the baseline supplier is effective and what characteristics ensure the bearing performs effectively in a particular application. SQI can provide OEM's with valuable technical information allowing for open communication with bearing manufacturers about design and manufacturing characteristics. With the amount of offshore bearings used in today's applications, it is vital that OEM's ensure they obtain repeat success in their application, to reduce the risk of bearing failure. By providing successful design characteristics obtained through the SQI process to the bearing manufacturer, OEM's can save time and money by eliminating potential field replacement costs. For OEM's who model bearing performance, Enhanced SQI Data can provide a more in-depth overview of the bearing's stress profile.
The benefits of SQI are not limited to OEM's. Many bearing manufacturers and distributors have found our Source Qualification Inspection very helpful in gaining information about bearings they are offering through their own global supply chain. Whatever area of the bearing industry you occupy, SQI can provide value and insight needed to achieve success in your operation. The standard SQI test program includes:
- Dimensional Inspection
- Full boundary dimensions and internal geometry characteristics
- Quality of Workmanship
- Noise Testing
- Visual Inspection
- Surface Finish Evaluation
- Internal Geometry Evaluation
- Material Integrity
- Material Chemistry
A custom inspection plan can be developed to meet your individual inspection needs.
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