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AFRY Testing and Quality assurance

At AFRY, the quality of your products is our main priority. AFRY is the trusted partner for measurement, testing, and quality assurance equipment and systems for more than 100 industrial, manufacturing, and research organizations around the world.

We master the whole quality assurance process starting from R&D to final testing phases of the production.

 

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Background & customer need

Efficiency, waste management, HSE, and sustainability in manufacturing are achieved by state-of-art quality assurance equipment and processes. As manufacturing cost optimization is limiting the amount of available human resources, automated and semi-automated systems are taking over quality assurance processes across the different fields of industry.

Today, investments in automated measurement and quality assurance equipment and systems are increasingly mandatory for companies to stay competitive in the future. Systems for quality data collection, management, analysis, and visualization are standard requirements for efficient quality control and process optimization.

Our solution

AFRY’s measurement, testing, and quality assurance equipment and systems are engineered for the highest standards and requirements of global industry and research organizations. Our solutions take care of millions of testing operations around the world every year, providing accurate, reliable, online data from the processes.

Our solutions are a combination of field-proven technologies (NI LabVIEW/TestStand, Beckhoff, Siemens, Omron), standardized platforms, and a professional software and hardware expert team with a wide range of experience from various fields of industry and research for more than 20 years.

AFRY’s solutions are designed to cover the needs of industry, manufacturing, and research, starting from micro-scale products to heavy mobile work machines, aviation, and marine measurement and testing systems. Our expertise covers various testing needs such as mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, software, visual inspection, HIL, process fluids, environmental measurements, RFID, data analytics, etc.

Whether you need greenfield pre-design workshops, consultation, software development resources, turn-key testing equipment, hardware, or modernization of outdated systems, AFRY’s expert team is here for you.

 

We deliver solutions in various industries

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R&D testing

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Product development and R&D organizations require accurate, scalable, and configurable solutions that can allow users to perform wide range of test sequences and measurement to products and prototypes.

AFRY has several field-proven solutions and platforms to handle the measurement and testing requirements of the R&D teams. R&D platforms include both measurement and control hardware as well as software. AFRY also assists customers to develop and test new products with Proof-of-Concepts and MVP-solutions

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AFRY’s measurement and testing solutions are based on customizable platforms for the measurement and control interfaces. These solutions run on configurable sequencers that allow users to modify the test runs or perform manual control of the system. Whether you have a requirement for a fixed data logging and control setup, or you need to add constantly new sensors, hardware, etc. your setup, we have a platform ready for you.

Typical solution includes a test bench or test setup, standard electrical cabinet for the IO-hardware, a control PC for system operating, and a database for data management and visualization.

References:

  • ABB, marine propulsion condition measuring solution
  • Mitsubishi Logisnext Oy, HIL-testing system for truck prototype testing
  • Moventas, wind turbine prototype testing solutions
  • Oras, Sample testing solutions for end-products
  • NDA, prototype testing solution for component testing
  • NDA customer, aviation component safety testing solution
  • NDA, Multi-test bench solution for hydraulic cylinder testing
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AFRY has delivered more than 10 PRODCS laboratory-scale process measurement and control solutions for leading process industry companies in Finland. State-of-the-art cost-effective hardware and software solution includes all the required features of the small-scale laboratory testing system.

A typical solution includes process equipment (pipes, pumps, motors, valves, sensors, etc), a standard electrical cabinet for the IO-hardware, a control PC for system operating, and a database for data management.

References:

  • Neste – Refinery process technology development
  • Borealis – Plastic manufacturing process development solutions
  • Dinex – catalysator testing solutions
  • UPM, R3 reactor automation system delivery
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AFRY delivers the most widely used and field-proven engine testing solution in Finland, the DYNO platform. This solution offers world-class engine, dyno-brake, emission, etc. control and measurement features with unparallel cost-efficiency. The majority of the leading engine research institutions in Finland operate the Dyno platform. More than 10 solutions have already been delivered to test combustion engines, electrical motors, hybrid power chains with HIL-features, emissions measurements, etc.

A typical solution includes engine, dyno-brake, and variable setup of additional measurement and control systems, a standard electrical cabinet for the IO-hardware, a control PC for system operating, and a database for data management.

References:

  • Aalto University, engine test bench control solution
  • Dinex Finland, engine test bench measurement and control solution
  • VTT, engine, and emission measurement systems
  • Turku University of Applied sciences, engine and emission measurement systems
  • NDA Mobile work machine manufacturer
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Production testing

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Product testing or quality assurance include several different systems designed for specific purposes.

Integrated measurement and testing solutions typically perform product-specific automated or semi-automated testing to ensure that the products meet the design requirements. These testing systems are integrated to the flow of the production lines or process.

Final testing solutions are automated equipment that ensure the quality of the end-product before it leaves to customer or end-user. These solutions handle all the testing requirements caused by product configurations.

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AFRY’s integrated measurement and testing solutions are integrated into a large number of factories around the world. The key priority with integrated testing solutions is smooth co-operation with the production lines and process.

Integrated measurement and testing solutions perform product-specific automated or semi-automated testing to ensure that the products meet the design requirements. These solutions integrate to factory systems such as OT/MES/ERP/SAP etc. for testing specifications and results data. Integrated testing systems can be product-specific or more flexible to handle several product types or product lines.

A typical solution includes a testing station or an interface for connecting the DUT to the tester, a standard electrical cabinet for the IO-hardware, a control PC for system operating, databases, and data interfaces for OT/MES/ERP/SAP.

References:

  • Valtra, complete production line testing and quality assurance solution with several testing stations
  • NDA, mobile work machine hydraulics system tuning and performance measurement solution for production line, several other quality assurance systems delivered
  • Smartrac, 50+ testing and quality assurance solutions delivered to global high-performance RFID-production. System deliveries to several phases of the production process.
  • Neles Finland Oy (Part of Valmet), 100+ testing and quality assurance solutions globally
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AFRY’s final testing solutions are the core value-creating components in the production process. 100 % customer quality and testing records of every product are standard requirements in modern manufacturing.

These systems come in different shapes and sizes ranging from simple IO-test of a valve to complex mechanical, electrical, and software testing of a modern mobile work machine. Factory system integration is critical also for final testing systems as it approves the product for shipping and also provides data for after-sales and warranty issues.

A typical solution includes a testing station or an interface for connecting the DUT to the tester, a standard electrical cabinet for the IO-hardware, a control PC for system operating, databases, and data interfaces for OT/MES/ERP/SAP.

References:

  • Valtra, complete production line testing and quality assurance solution with several testing stations
  • NDA, mobile work machine hydraulics system tuning and performance measurement solution for production line, several other quality assurance systems delivered
  • Smartrac, 50+ testing and quality assurance solutions delivered to global high-performance RFID-production
  • Neles Finland Oy (Part of Valmet), 100+ testing and quality assurance solutions globally
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Expert services

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AFRY provides leading measurement, testing, and quality assurance competence, equipped with a proven track record, long term customer relations, high customer satisfaction, and standardized ISO9001-production process    

AFRY test and quality assurance unit includes a wide range of specialists such as sales, project managers, software architects and developers, electrical designers, mechanical designers, and data analytics. We operate mainly with NI LabVIEW/TestStand, Beckhoff, Siemens, and Omron technologies. We are NI Silver Alliance partner with NI CLA, CLD, CLAD-certified specialists.

If you need assistance in education, consulting, out-sourcing development, turn-key deliveries, system and version upgrades, modernization, hardware selection, etc., here at AFRY we will help you.

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AFRY provides customized condition monitoring solutions for production critical systems and equipment. Condition monitoring target can be for example high-performance electrical propulsion systems of a ship or a production critical special system within a factory. If traditional condition monitoring systems are not suitable for the job, AFRY solutions are here to help.

We have the expert team and equipment for measuring, analysis and development of custom automation solutions for specific needs. Our own measurement hardware can be utilized in the measurement and analysis phase before the development of the automated system.

References:

  • ABB marine, automated condition monitoring and analysis system for Azipod-electrical propulsion systems.
  • NDA customer, condition monitoring solution for production critical high-pressure compressor.
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Measurement, testing and quality assurance data is usually scattered and not available in real-time for users when needed. Integration of relevant quality and production information together requires expertise and scalable technology to succeed.

AFRY provides field-proven solutions for data management with expert teams delivering various products, platforms, and technologies to customer needs. We operate several technologies including Azure and SAS data analytics tools.

AFRY provides all the required skills and resources under one roof. AFRY’s specialist teams work on data collection hardware and interfaces from factory floor equipment, sensors, etc., data management platforms, data analytics, and visualization, as well as process specialists with vast experience in process optimization and development.

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Kalle Ahola - Director, PIDFI Global Projects
Kalle Ahola
Director, PIDFI Global Projects

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Teemu Väyrynen - Sales Manager
Teemu Väyrynen
Sales Manager

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