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Adlib applauds the simplicity of its first QC-Check system

Adlib has recently taken delivery of its first QC-Check workstation for its Liverpool facility and is already considering the possibility of further investment into more units.

Adlib's Andy Dockerty with Data Strategy's Iain Roche at this year's PLASA Show

Adlib’s Andy Dockerty with Data Strategy’s Iain Roche at this year’s PLASA Show

The two-bay workstation is configured primarily to test cables, and Simon Pettitt, Adlib’s Technical Designer, confirms that “The system came well-configured and documented, so it’s been easy and straightforward to create a robust test code structure for the simple management of the 400 different types of mains cable we stock.”

Adlib made the investment into the safety and peace of mind that Data Strategy’s QC-Check affords, to improve efficiency and data integrity in its warehouse. Now, according to Pettitt, the company is seeing the benefit of staff spending less time repatching faulty cables and manually typing in results, leaving them more time for testing.

The key to QC-Check’s simplicity for the user is the visual nature of the testing process which is accessed by item-specific barcodes. “The instant recognition of stock type is appreciated by the staff,” says Pettitt, adding, “They love the speed of testing multi-circuit cables such as Socapex.”

QC-Check’s robust PAT-4/CAB-5 cable testing hardware is supplied by technology partner, Out Board, and provides the basis for the inclusion of a test definition for inspecting every type of cable, including the capability to test motor fan-ins and motor fan-outs, with just a few clicks.

It’s this attention to detail within the QC-Check that has earned its place as the quality inspection equipment of choice in the live production industry. As Pettitt explains, “The QC-Check system enables us to test equipment more quickly and more comprehensively than would be possible with any other system.

“We like that it goes beyond purely testing the basics and instead helps us quality-check every core in a cable, which is important for reliability as much as for our safety obligations. The data management aspect eliminates errors caused by typos and misrecognition of cables and is the ideal framework to build other aspects of warehouse testing on.”