Our vision is to be the best manufacturer. Meeting our goal would not be possible if we were to deliver sub-standard products to our buyers. As a company that follows TQM religiously, we take the task of delivering compliant products very seriously. The acronym (or short form) for Total Quality Management is TQM. It is a management style wherein a company hopes to seek success in the long run via the client's satisfaction. Achieving this is possible when a company learns to lean on the four pillars of TQM. Long-term success is achievable by following TQM. The four pillars of TQM are also applicable in the field of quality control. Synergistic relationships, system approach, commitment to continuous improvement, and commitment are the four pillars of TQM.
Making improvements in the production line and using high-quality products are two methods of bringing the cable's quality a notch higher. Yet, relying on these two methods is not enough. On some occasions, the processing may yield faulty products. To deal with sub-par products, we conduct quality checks and tests on the production samples. As a result, the end product that reaches the buyer is of the highest quality.
Our work with cables means our products are a part of several utility industries. Businesses in the leading oil & gas, Network Rail, and electronic sectors demand high-quality products. These products meet the requirements of standards put forth by the ISO, BIS, etc. Test reports are a method that proves resourceful as proof of compliance to these standards. They also help solve issues in the instance of a dispute.
Receiving accurate test results is possible by using laboratories that have control rooms. These rooms have simulations that replicate the real-time stress and strain factors. Often, the performance of these tests is in multiples of three to get the average reading.
Some of the tests that we use are as follows -
Pressure Test at elevated temperatures -
It applies to thermoplastic insulation & sheathing of cables. The thermoplastic material can become soft on exposure to heat. Some applications that generate heat (possibly due to exothermic reactions) require electricity to function. Hence, these products need to undergo pressure testing at elevated temperatures.
Cold Elongation Testing -
It applies to insulation and sheathing materials of electrical & fiber optic cables whose diameter is more than 12.5mm.
Shrinkage Tests for Cable Insulation -
It is a test that applies to all wires and cables. Shrinkage of wire, in any event, could be dangerous. When an insulating material shrinks, it risks exposing live wires. Live wires are hazardous, as they cause electric shocks which, could lead to death.
VLF (Very Low Frequency)Tests for MV Cables -
To verify the integrity of a cable, both high voltage and medium voltage cables undergo tests between 0.1 Hz and 0.01 Hz
Insulation Resistance Tests -
Insulation is an integral part of using a wire. A wire that lacks proper insulation could be harmful. Often such wires meet tragic ends - they result in shock, fires, or a short circuit. The purpose of this test is to measure the effectiveness of a wire.
Construction & Dimensional Test -
When a buyer places an order for a wire, he does so, keeping in mind a set of standards that the manufacturer adheres. After cutting the specimen latitudinally, the technician will study them under the microscope.
Conductor Resistance Test -
Aluminum, copper, or alloy wires are conductors in a cable. Conventionally, the testing of a conductor's resistance is with the help of a Wheatstone Bridge or Kelvin Double Bridge.
RoHS Compliance Test -
RoHS is an acronym or a contraction of the term Restriction of Hazardous Substances. The use of some metals like cadmium, mercury, lead, Hexavalent Chromium, etc., must not exceed 1000ppm. In the case of element lead, the minimum value needs to be 100ppm. Here non-destructive tests like a Fluorescent Spectrometer can determine the presence of these substances.
UV Accelerated Weather Test -
In applications that require the outdoor presence of cables or wires, damage due to moisture and sunlight is common. Checking polymers and plastics for deterioration against outdoor climate is a must. Some manufacturers refer to this test as one for UV stability.
Wear Resistance Test -
flexible cables tend to wear out in some circumstances. The design of the test is to determine the wear resistance properties.
Oil Immersion Test -
Cross-linking polymers are the typical choice for outer sheaths to determine the resistance of the material to oil.