Maximizing ROI and Usage of Test Equipment

October 22, 2021 | Dirk De Waart, Electro Rent

With so many variables to consider, making informed acquisition decisions around modern electronic test and measurement equipment can be challenging. While this article focuses on electronic test and measurement equipment, the basic principles of asset optimization can be applied to almost any hard asset. In the context of test equipment, asset optimization represents total equipment life cycle management to reduce costs and improve efficiency and productivity.

I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

October 22, 2021 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

There’s a lot going on in the industry this week, and my top five picks have a little bit of everything.



Circuit Chronicles: Effective Spokes in the Wheel of QMS

October 5, 2021 | Kim O'Neil, Prototron Circuits

What is a quality management system (QMS)? Over the years I’ve had it explained to me and exposed to many different definitions and forms of what a QMS is. By the way it wasn’t always called a quality management system,...

Standard of Excellence: Great Things Are Accomplished With Partnerships

September 29, 2021 | Team ASC, American Standard Circuits

There are some very simple steps to developing and sustaining a good partnership with your PCB vendor/partners, all based on treating your partners as you want to be treated. It's following the Golden Rule. But before you do that you...

X-Rayted Files: Radiation’s Effects on Electronic Components

September 22, 2021 | Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron

Whether it’s from naturally occurring sources or induced by modern human ingenuity, electronic components, like everything else, are subject to regular exposure to radiation. It is vital to understand the various sources of...

CapEx Planning Featuring:

  • CapEx Planning With Summit Interconnect with John Vaughan, Greg Halvorson, and Brett McCoy
  • Maximizing ROI and Usage of Test Equipment by Dirk de Waart
  • Book Excerpt: Factory Automation–Planning and Implementing by Happy Holden
  • Fane Friberg on Capital Expenditure Project Planning with Fane Friberg
  • Perfecting the Application of Conformal Coatings Without a Capital Investment by Zsolt Pulai
  • Financing Simplifies Process Improvement through Capital Expenditures by Emmalee Gagnon
  • Increase Production Yield by Investing in Leading-Edge Equipment by Brent Fischthal
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