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OEM manufacturers urgently need to improve the automation level of quality inspection

Introduction: Recently, Foxconn Zhengzhou factory triggered a dispute among workers due to quality inspection problems, leading to fights and strikes. As an OEM manufacturer, Foxconn has once again been pushed to the forefront and become a typical representative of in-depth analysis in the industry

one wave is not even, another wave rises again. The riots at Foxconn's Taiyuan factory have not yet subsided. Recently, the Zhengzhou factory triggered a dispute among workers due to quality inspection, resulting in fights and strikes. Foxconn has once again come to the forefront of the storm and become a typical representative of manufacturing enterprises deeply analyzed. How to improve the automation level of quality inspection has become the thinking caused by this matter

since the 14 jump incident that shocked China and foreign countries, Foxconn's manufacturing factory has attracted extensive attention from public opinion and the public, and various factory insides have been greatly raised. In September this year, riots broke out at the Foxconn factory in Taiyuan with nearly 80000 people, and more than 2000 workers participated in the fight. It was not until the local police sent 5000 police officers to control the scene

the Foxconn storm occurred in the process of quality inspection. It is reported that the fuse of the strike broke out between workers and quality inspectors. After the iPhone 5 was listed, it was reported that there was paint falling off. Foxconn Zhengzhou factory arranged workers to rush to work during the long holiday and improved product quality standards, but did not give workers corresponding skill training. This leads to the products produced by workers can not meet the standards, so they are under great pressure. Since then, the quality inspector clashed with the workers and was beaten by the workers for many times. After the incident, the management ignored it, which led to the expansion of the situation and eventually led to a large-scale strike

specifically analyze the factory management and Apple's quality requirements for workers: 0.02mm scratch standard, requirements for scratches on the outer frame and rear cover, etc. Due to these requirements, workers can hardly produce products that meet the standards, resulting in a sharp increase in pressure until the outbreak. Finally, the flood discharge outlet was borne by the quality inspectors innocently

the author speculates in good faith: if the senior management of Foxconn Zhengzhou factory is not indifferent to the contradictions of employees, then the quality inspectors are not the scapegoats and scapegoats that have been arranged for a long time. Under normal circumstances, how should we solve the contradiction between production and quality inspection (this contradiction arises from high standard production and careful and rigorous testing)

on the one hand, of course, it is to improve the production quality. Whether manual or robot operation, the standardization of the production line will not be at the cost of reducing the product quality

on the other hand, it is to improve the efficiency of quality inspection. It is said that Foxconn has used the robot used in the early stage in the detection process, and has received certain results

in addition, the author also learned from the industrial control industry that many Foxconn factories are trying to find automation equipment for production and testing

because standardized testing equipment can not achieve the desired effect, Foxconn has also thrown olive branches to non-standard customized testing equipment providers, such as Beijing lingbang Instrument Technology Co., Ltd., the advocate of customized testing

according to the analysis of Dr. Cui Zhongwei, the chairman of lingbang instrument in the past, the current situation of industrial testing in China is that most of them adopt manual testing, which not only has high cost, low efficiency and high subjective error rate, but also is not easy to complete the inspection; Quality data is not electronic and cannot be reused; Because human nature is tired of monotonous and repetitive work, it is difficult to recruit workers for testing posts; Even with semi-automatic detection equipment, it can not reach the ideal state. In this case, improving the degree of automation and productivity of testing should become the direction of innovation and development of testing industry

The integration of Foxconn's production line with more than one million workers can eliminate the subjective interference of Foxconn's production line. It is certain that customized testing equipment will help to realize the above ideas

customized testing (also known as non-standard testing) is a quality inspection mode in which special testing instruments are designed for precision testing according to the actual testing requirements. With the structural upgrading of China's manufacturing industry, the continuous enhancement of quality awareness and the gradual establishment of modern quality concept, the requirements for product quality control are becoming higher and higher. The quality control concept has changed from improving the qualified rate to requiring zero defects, and the detection form has changed from sampling inspection to full inspection. The detection demand has become more personalized with the differentiation of products. Standardized testing equipment is difficult to meet these complex and differentiated needs. Therefore, customized testing has sprung up and played a more and more important role in industrial production

in the next few years

due to the application of the most advanced laser vision technology, virtual instrument technology and new robots, the scientific and technological content of customized detection is very high. Its emergence makes a very cumbersome and complex work reliable and efficient. At present, in the context of the urgent need to adjust and upgrade China's industrial structure, the emergence of customized testing instruments will make the previous oily caliper, rangefinder and dirty work clothes disappear. What replaces them? It is clean, highly automated machine tools and oil-free machinery, with very few technicians. Technicians, both men and women, only need to sit in front of the computer to operate. Intelligent software and virtual reality will gradually replace pHEMA. In addition to being used as corneal contact lens and scaffold materials, pHEMA can also be used as ophthalmic drug carrier for human operation

there is no doubt that the automation of production and testing is the development trend of manufacturing industry in the future. The rapid automation of production and quality inspection will help enterprises reduce productivity costs, improve production and testing efficiency, and enable young employees to no longer engage in monotonous and repetitive work, but instead operate robots and carry out innovative activities

in any case, we should take this step, especially for enterprises like Foxconn with large production scale, numerous product lines and strong financial strength. Learning lessons from various negative events and changing the production and testing mode in time will bring unexpected gains. What a blessing in disguise? (leadertech/text)


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