ISO 9001 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
CPS has a commitment to quality that has resulted in the development of an ISO 9001 accredited quality system that focuses on absolute customer satisfaction and a relentless pursuit of continuous improvement. To that end, CPS has implemented quality checks and continuous improvement processes throughout our business, ensuring that not just the final assembly, but every component is manufactured to specification and performs as expected. All employees are encouraged and expected to provide innovations to improve the quality and performance of our products.
The quality assurance system is made up of three key activities as follows:
1. Motivation and training of employees
CPS has a strong teamwork ethic that is supported by a world class visual workplace system. Each member of the CPS team is aligned to the vision and objectives of the company and participates in progress against balanced key performance indicators. Training and multi-skilling of suitably qualified operators is an important focus.
2. Component, product and process inspections:
As part of our quality control system, measurements of products and processes occur continuously, throughout the facility. This ensures that any variation is detected as soon as it occurs, with a focus on achieving a “right first time” production environment.
- Scheduled automatic and manual measurements of parts.
- Go/No-go gauging throughout the factory.
- Logs of measurements taken on parts to ensure traceability.
- Logs of machine performance over time to pre-empt machinery induced quality variation.
- Visual workplace and lean production system to ensure that unexpected changes are obvious before they become problems.
- Randomized supervisor inspections, measurements and evaluations throughout the manufacturing process.
3. Product and component performance testing
CPS has a fully equipped test lab with the ability to run various tests on finished rollers and components to ensure that they perform as expected and as required, and to assist in continuous research, development and improvement of our products and processes.
- Rim drag and start up drag testing.
- Loaded roller dynamic testing.
- Static load-to-failure testing capability.
- Complex dimensional measurement.
- Dynamic balance testing.
- Elevated temperature measurements and thermal behaviour investigation.