Engineering

State-of-the-art methods for customized quality

Quality

In addition to high-performance manufacturing processes, we develop testing methods and equipment to ensure the quality of your stamped-bent parts, springs and assemblies – from special testing facilities to 100% inspection during the manufacturing process.

  • Create quality
  • We want more than satisfied customers – we want to inspire our customers
  • For us, quality is more than the product, quality is everything we do
  • Quality is the responsibility of all employees
  • Managers are role models for their employees
  • We plan the product from development until the end of series production
  • You can find our quality certificates here

Customer orientation

  • Competent and friendly cooperation
  • Optimal customer service and short reaction times
  • Fast control loops for quality and costs
  • Error-free products and services
  • Dependable schedules and commitments

Errors don't have a chance

  • Preventive quality assurance
  • Stable and reliable processes
  • Continuous improvement and employee suggestion system
  • Training of the skills of all employees towards quality-oriented action
  • We analyze the risk and implement measures to avoid errors along the value chain in order to ensure the highest levels of quality and product safety

Competitiveness and market leadership

  • Open-mindedness with regard to new processes and methods
  • Continuous research and development to maintain marketability
  • Building development partnerships with customers
  • Uniform quality standards and systems in all companies within the group
  • In-company training of skilled personnel and continuous training of all employees
  • Sustainable use of resources
  • Testing of the surface, shape, hardness and microstructure
  • Traditional and computer-aided contour and hardness tests
  • Testing of microstructure and texture
  • In-process surface inspection with tactile and optical measuring systems
  • Testing of surface tension

Strip springs and power springs often have to meet a complex requirement profile. In addition to the minimum requirements with respect to service life, some of which are statutory, the spring behavior must also be tested to ensure that it complies with standards and the application for which it is intended. In addition to the service life test benches already in place, we also develop specific testing equipment in consultation with our customers,which are often designed to determine the number of load cycles until failure of the strip or power spring or to demonstrate that a guaranteed minimum number of cycles can be met.

In serial testing, we ensure high levels of quality through continuous sampling and control.

Eberle has a consistent approach to quality, from product development through to final inspection and shipping. Modern methods of quality planning, such as APQP and FMEA, are used extensively to support the planning process. Test planning is integrated into the planning process during the product development phase for strip springs and power springs. The in-process tests for products are derived from the control plan. Our machine and test equipment engineers can meet the specific testing requirements for every workpiece. The quality data is archived in the CAQ system and available for analysis and tracing when required.

We design our production workplaces in accordance with ergonomic principles, and ensure that the most important product features are tested during the production process.
Our first-class supplier ratings testify to the success of our quality assurance strategy.

Eberle has a consistent approach to quality, from product development through to testing during production and shipping. Modern methods of quality planning, such as APQP and FMEA, are used extensively to support the planning process. Test planning is integrated into product development of stamped-bent parts. The in-process tests for products are derived from the control plan. Our machine and test equipment engineers can meet the specific testing requirements for every workpiece, including poka-yoke solutions where appropriate. The quality data is archived in the CAQ system and available for analysis and tracing when required.

We design our production workplaces in accordance with ergonomic principles, and ensure that the most important product features are tested during the production process.

For heat treatment processes, we are compliant with AIAG CQI 9. For technical cleanliness, the general basis is provided by VDA19 or ISO-DIS 16232.
Our first-class supplier ratings testify to the success of our quality assurance strategy.

In modern electronic and precision engineering systems, foreign particles that are critical to function are getting smaller and smaller. The avoidance of dirt and particles is therefore of great importance. In addition, many systems are designed for lifetime use and enclosed, so that subsequent cleaning is no longer possible.

We determine technical cleanliness in our own laboratory in accordance with the specifications of VDA Volume 19 and ISO-DIS 16232, while also making allowance for customer-specific requirements.

The residual dirt analysis is used both for process analysis and optimization and as proof to the customer that the components supplied meet the specified residual dirt requirements.

Products that are negatively influenced in terms of their geometry by bulk handling or required processes such as tumbling can be subjected to a 100% final inspection in specific camera sorting systems. In many cases, we uses testing machines developed and manufactured by our own in-house special purpose machine departments.

A micrograph analysis provides detailed information about the quality of, for example, safety-relevant welded or riveted joints.

The results of the analysis are evaluated and documented by our specially trained and qualified staff according to customer specifications.

At Eberle, FMEA plays an important role. A early and systematic feasibility analysis is carried out during the tendering stage. The use of FMEA is designed to identify and avoid potential sources of error at an early stage. By linking the product and process FMEA, we can exclude virtually all potential problems with functions in subsequent high-volume production.

Fast-response quality control loops in production, technical planning and quality management at all locations allow us to successfully implement a global zero-defect strategy.

We monitor geometry and surface with high-resolution vision systems with specific approaches to lighting either inline in the process or by 100% final inspection.

To facilitate this, the company's own special purpose machine departments have also specialized in the development of optical and tactile inspection tasks for specific products.

Optical and tactile 2D and 3D measurement processes are integrated as in-process tests, some as fully automated measuring cells integrated into production.

For special applications, we develop customized measurement solutions.

We provide our employees with regular training in how to deal with special characteristics and on the subject of product safety.

Our dedicated product safety officers are responsible for ensuring compliance with safety-related customer requirements.