The Abbott S.M.A.R.T. System, the self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology system, helps ease the stringent requirements that come along with AIAG CQI-9 heat treatment assessments.
Heat treat assessments such as AIAG CQI-9 require data collection, and monthly or quarterly tests to validate equipment performance. The Abbott S.M.A.R.T. system (self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology system) is designed to save your team valuable time and money by automating this process for you.
The S.M.A.R.T. System collects the required data, sends daily reports for management review, and has the ability to send text messages or emails to maintenance or, quality personnel to respond to a potential problem. It also has the ability to automate the system accuracy test (SAT) and deliver the report via email. It also saves furnace trend data like temperatures, belt speed, fan speed, and any other relevant data the customer wants to trend. It also offers programmed reminders for instrument calibration and annual thermal uniformity tests (TUS).
CQI-9 Heat Treat Assessment
Developed in collaboration with volunteers from OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, heat treat suppliers, and calibration companies that service the heat treat industry, the Special Process: Heat Treat System Assessment 4th edition (CQI-9) is a comprehensive audit covering the most common heat treat processes employed by the automotive industry, intended to provide a common approach to a heat treat management system for automotive production and service part organizations.
CQI-29 BRAZING SYSTEM ASSESSMENT
The Brazing System Assessment specifies process requirements for an organization or its suppliers performing applicable aluminum and stainless steel brazing. Processes covered are CAB, Vacuum, Flame, and Induction brazing, and contain requirements for part print, control plan, braze quality inspection & reports, parameter documentation, maintenance records, sustainability, process monitoring, fixturing and tooling, and thermal management.
Abbott Furnace is pleased to participate in the Automotive Industry Action Group’s (AIAG) Brazing Work Group. According to AIAG, this group has “developed a process
AIAG’s new brazing standard, CQI-29, highlights best practices for auto OEM suppliers.