Adlib invests in Data Strategy’s QC-Check
Tuesday, 14 December 2021
adlibAdlib's Andy Dockerty with Data Strategy's Iain Roche at this year's PLASA Show
UK - Adlib has recently taken delivery of its first QC-Check workstation for its Liverpool facility and is already considering the possibility of further investment into more units.
The two-bay workstation is configured primarily to test cables, and Simon Pettitt, Adlib’s technical designer, reports, “The system came well-configured and documented, so it’s been easy and straightforward to create a robust test code structure for the simple management of the 400 different types of mains cable we stock.”
Adlib made the investment in Data Strategy’s QC-Check to improve efficiency and data integrity in its warehouse. Now, according to Pettitt, the company is seeing the benefit with staff spending less time re-patching faulty cables and manually typing in results, leaving them more time for testing.
“The instant recognition of stock type is appreciated by the staff,” says Pettitt, adding, “they love the speed of testing multi-circuit cables such as Socapex.”
QC-Check’s PAT-4/CAB-5 cable testing hardware is supplied by technology partner, Out Board, and provides the basis for the inclusion of a test definition for inspecting every type of cable, including the capability to test motor fan-ins and motor fan-outs, with just a few clicks.
“The QC-Check system enables us to test equipment more quickly and more comprehensively than would be possible with any other system,” says Pettitt.
“We like that it goes beyond purely testing the basics and instead helps us quality-check every core in a cable, which is important for reliability as much as for our safety obligations. The data management aspect eliminates errors caused by typos and mis-recognition of cables and is the ideal framework to build other aspects of warehouse testing on.”

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