Every buyer of a certain product or a group of products wants to have the quality that he ordered and he or she usually wants to get what they payed for. This seems perfectly reasonable and logical, however, in reality – things don’t always work this way. Theory is one thing and an industrial production and corporate greed are totally disconnected from those aspects of what “should be” and how things are supposed to look like.
Occasionally, products get damaged, broken, or they are just not good enough in terms of quality and pre-determined standards and that is the moment when problems appear. Buyers get frustrated and upset, production companies waste time and resources and this makes everybody unhappy. In order to avoid this kind of unpleasant situations, people have invented inspections and when it comes to industrial inspectors it is very important that they do their job in the right manner, since so much depends on them.
Being in such a responsible position, industrial inspectors are important link between a satisfied buyer and a successful manufacturer and they are generally conducted by third-party agencies. This ensures that inspectors will not be biased and that they will do their job reliably and without any unnecessary emotions involved. It is essential that they have two main attributes, if you want to have good quality control, and those two aspects are: experience and expertise. Additionally, it is necessary that they sometimes use innovation to find new ways on how to test certain products, but without good experience and expertise it is almost sure that the quality check will not be done in the most satisfying manner.
Industrial inspections are mostly non-destructive, which means that the products and tools that are used in the production will remain functional after the inspection. When it comes to inspection of facilities and the whole structural and physical organization of the manufacturing process, some people use the term “audit”, which has almost the same meaning.
Various measurements, tests and gauges are used in industrial inspections, depending on the type of the production, and all of them have one goal in mind – to make sure that no flaws or mistakes are present and that the final consumer gets what he ordered. Quality, safety and reliability are highly important to any serious company, and without good quality control this is almost impossible to achieve.
Depending on the type of industry, there can be several stages in which products can be checked. Some of the most used stages are:
- During production (or DUPRO)
- Post-production (or pre-shipment)
- Shipment (loading)
All of these stages can be used on one product, bit only the most sensitive of products demand such high levels of attention as to have all steps tested. Usually only one or two steps are taken and they are then used for the entire process and several samples are valued as an example for the entire shipment. Most effective checks are the ones that are done early in the process, which is logical since it saves time and resources, and most companies use DUPRO as their main way of industrial inspection.