Free Webinar: A Faster, Cheaper Method for Determining Product MTBF – the HALT AFR Calculator – Friday, Nov 6, 9am PST
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The Field Failure Rate Calculator is a patent pending mathematical model that, when provided with the appropriate HALT and product information, will accurately estimate the product’s field inherent AFR or Actual Failure Rate.
Vocabulary: MTBF is Mean Time Between Failure, AFR is Actual Failure Rate, HALT is Highly Accelerated Life Testing used in design engineering to improve product robustness, HASS is Highly Accelerated Stress Screening using in manufacturing to reduce infant mortalities, HASA is Highly Accelerated Stress Auditing which is an audit form of HASS. Go to www.opsalacarte.com and google those terms for more details.
On October 8, 2009, Ops A La Carte announced their Field Failure Rate Calculator. Ops A La Carte will be hosting a FREE webinar on Friday November 6th 9am PST to demonstrate the tool. For more information on this event, go to http://www.opsalacarte.com/Pages/news/news_events.htm.
The methodology has been used on a number of products with significant positive financial results. This model will also provide HASS or HASA data for the detection of an outgoing quality process shift in time from a stated AFR.
It is a patent pending Excel-based mathematical model that, when provided with the appropriate HALT and product information, will accurately estimate the product’s field AFR or Annual Failure Rate. It has been validated on over thirty products from diverse manufacturers and design environments.
The model will also provide HASS or HASA time to detect a shift in the desired outgoing failure rate.
Here are a few reasons for why and when this model should be used:
• Eliminates the need for prolonged life tests (typically several months long) which will save on development cost, space, and effort. HALT takes only a few days to run and the calculator only takes a few minutes, so the time and cost savings over typical life tests is huge.
• Quickly & accurately estimate field failure rate or Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF).
• More accurate than standard reliability predictions.
• This tool provides accurate estimates of field AFR before launching the product. This can help assure you will meet/exceed your customer expectations and allows you to accurately forecast warranty expenditures.
For more details, go to http://www.opsalacarte.com/Pages/reliability/reliability_prot_halt_calculator.htm