E.D.&A. again received the Factory of the Future Award. Every day we prove that manufacturing in Belgium is possible as long as you are willing to invest in people and automation. The jury was extremely impressed.
In January of 2019 we once again obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification. Three years ago, E.D.&A. was one of the first companies in the world to meet the ISO 9001:2015 standard. The new certification is valid until January 2022.
E.D.&A. attaches a great deal of importance to customer satisfaction, continuous improvement and to process and product innovation. In 2016 we could proudly say that we -as one of the first companies in the world- have managed to achieve the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. The more extensive recertification audit is currently on the program.
In early July, we replaced the selective soldering machine - for mechanical soldering of through-hole components on the circuit board - with a new, more elaborate model. This new selective soldering machine obviously increases capacity, but also flexibility.
When developing new electronic controllers, we are not only talking about technology but also about responding to the needs of users, environment and society. In the field of wireless communication, many technologies are available, each with their own pros and cons. We will walk through them briefly.
E.D.&A. is now also transitioning to inline functional testing. This step ties in with the further optimisation of the production process for our controllers. The result is reduced total turnaround time.
Together with E.D.&A., DiBO has developed an innovative control panel with burglar-resistant and touch-sensitive glass (capacitive buttons). We are now working together on a 4th generation of electronic controllers.
We are particularly pleased to be one of the first companies in Belgium to carry Belgium’s Best Managed Company quality label. This is an acknowledgement of the many years of effort made by the entire team.
E.D.&A. has bought a new 3D AOI machine and an X-ray machine. We are firmly committed to extensive process control for the production of our electronic controllers. That makes product quality an inherent part of the process.
In 2015 E.D.&A. launched the “Ultimate Platform”, which can be used as a solid basis for the operation and control of machinery and appliances. Now E.D.&A. has developed the first custom-made version of this new electronics platform, at the request of a renowned machine manufacturer.
Functional safety measures must protect people and the environment against faults in or failures of the electronic controller. This safety can be guaranteed by the correct design and testing methods, knowledge and extensive testing and certification programmes.