ACT Participating in Upcoming SMTA Counterfeit Symposium
Advanced Component Testing will be attending the SMTA’s Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Materials at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Maryland between June 28 and June 30, 2016. The symposium will focus on developments in the electronic parts supply chain, parts selection and management through the entire life cycle, and solutions currently in development.
Industry veteran and ACT Business Development Director, Dan Semon, will be in Booth 4 at this annual event. Attendees are encouraged to visit Dan to explore ACTs expanding suite of services and how they might benefit your organization–and pickup up some ACT takeways.
Advanced Component Testing Relocates to Accommodate Expansion
Ronkonkoma, NY, May 2, 2016 – Advanced Component Testing (ACT) began operating in our new facility at 3279 Veterans Memorial Highway in late April. The move to this larger facility accommodates ACT’s expansion in terms of staff, new equipment and services including electrical testing, authenticity inspection and engineering services for board-level electronic components.
The complete new address is:
Advanced Component Testing
3279 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite D8
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Contact us to tour this new facility and to discuss how our engineers, technicians and inspectors can assist you.
Advanced Component Testing Engages Ken Henrich to Head Testing Operations
Ronkonkoma, NY, May 14, 2015 – Advanced Component Testing (ACT) has recently retained Ken Henrich, formerly of Telephonics and BAE Systems, as its director of engineering. The move is a key element in the company’s ongoing efforts to expand its electrical testing capabilities to incorporate additional platforms and increase automation while preserving and building upon the laboratory’s core competency of testing components for authenticity.
Henrich comes to Advanced Component Testing with an extensive engineering and leadership background in design and testing of both commercial and military electronics. Throughout his 30-year career, he has designed integrated and hybrid circuits, printed wiring boards, and microprocessors and has taught several intra-company courses on design. He also brings with him expertise in the development of testing processes and equipment that improve accuracy and repeatability.
ACT Operations Manager, Mike Zambito, is “very pleased to have someone of Ken’s caliber join the company.” Mr. Henrich not only earned an MS in electrical engineering, he also holds two patents and has been published in IEEE Transactions on Communications. He recently earned the Harold Wheeler Award for leadership in achieving worldwide DoD AIMS certification for an all-mode IFF interrogator. Mr. Zambito added that his early focus will be “leading us in the transition to an increasingly automated approach to testing that streamlines our operations and further enhances our reliability. And from everything I know about him, I believe he’s the perfect guy to take us to that next level.”
Henrich has already begun the process with the purchase of an expandable computer system for which he will develop a series of generic test heads. The first phase will be a fixture for two-leaded devices, along with the software that will control the testing. According to Henrich, this should dramatically reduce the potential for human error in measurements and recording while improving throughput.
ACT to Attend June 24-26 SMTA Counterfeit Symposium – Booth 3
Advanced Component Testing will be attending the SMTA’s Symposium on Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain in College Park, Maryland, between June 24 and June 26, 2014. ACT’s Engineering Manager, Steve Pomilio, and Strategic Business Manager, Dan Semon, will be manning Booth 3. They will be happy to discuss ACT’s newest testing procedures and address all questions about our equipment, our staff, our company, and our quick turnaround inspections.
ACT Labs Audited and Approved by DLA, Expands QTSL Accreditation
Ronkonkoma, NY-March 5, 2014 – Advanced Component Testing (ACT) was recently audited and approved and is pleased to announce the expansion of their Lab Suitability accreditation by the Defense Logistics Agency to include MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883 for processing and testing of QTSL components FSC5961 and FSC5962. This accreditation also includes the ability to perform testing per AS6081 Radiological (X-RAY), Lead Finish Evaluation (XRF), Decapsulation, Remarking and Resurfacing. Our project management and logistic experience, combined with accessibility to the latest equipment and industry expertise, provides a steadfast and systematic approach to our component testing on a consistent basis.
The DLA has established a set of criteria within the QTSL (Qualified Testing Suppliers List) Program that suppliers must adhere to. Under these provisions the only tests permitted to be subcontracted out are to DLA-approved test labs. Advanced Component Testing is DLA-approved as a qualified lab for these tests, meeting the criteria under the DLA Commercial Laboratory Suitability Program. ACT is one of few qualified and approved labs in processing and testing of components.
In addition to the QTSL certification, ACT Labs is an ISO17025 accredited facility; one of the highest levels of quality attainable by a testing laboratory. The ISO17025 standard is used to implement a quality system aimed at improving their management system for quality, administrative and technical operations. The ISO17025 standard not only considers management and technical expertise, but also emphasizes continual product and process improvement.
ACT Labs continues to lead the industry with testing certifications and accreditations, making them a reliable source for testing today’s components. To see their list of QTSL Program qualifications and approval, visit http://www.actestlab.com/military-testing/act-qtsl-approvals/.
For more information on the QTSL approved testing services, please contact our Sales Department at Advanced Component Testing Labs.