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Minor hardware change

Minor hardware change

For different reasons we have to change the electrical hardware or the physical appearance of the sensor to fit a certain application.

Together with the customer we find the optimum solution as well as the financial frames. We also wave to evaluate risks and decide which standards and tests that must be fulfilled.

Normally the implementation of a hardware change includes hardware engineers as well as staff from the production, quality and test departments. Typically, electromagnetic compatibility and measurement accuracy must be tested in our in-house labs. Further on, the common experience from our design- and quality teams must be joined in order to fulfill the standards applicable for certain applications and customer segments. We have the experience to work with medical as well as automotive applications.

Example

A customer wanted a different footprint of our sensor in order to fit a certain package. Together we find that the most economical solution is that we adapt our sensor PCB to fit the customer’s housing.

In order to save time and get a quick start the design team of Senseair visited the customer to set up technical as well as financial constraints. The customer paid 25 000 USD for the engineering and the rest was covered by Senseair. Further on, 2 USD is added to the price of each sensor for the initial period of two years. 

The hardware and production teams at Senseair implemented the hardware change and put it into production. The quality standard of the customer was fulfilled by providing a DFMEA (risk analysis of failure modes) and ESD tests (resistance to electrostatic discharge). The customer also made a quality audit at our production facility, to ensure that we live up to their high supplier quality requirements.

Senseair also developed a customer specific delivery package with the customer’s brand.

The time span from the meeting at the customer’s facility to first shipment was 6 months.