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QPS

  • Meeting directives, such as ELV REACh and RoHS continues to be essential requirements. QPS delivers on all of these needs. QPS complies with the conditions set forth in the ISO 9001: 2015.

     

    QPS helps automotive engineers to specify the right products in a sustainable world. The steady evolution of the program has enabled many global OEM’s to specify ever-higher performance standards and represents:

    • Approved applicators: Applying these products to a common audited standard ensures the same coating performance throughout the applicator base.
    • High performance: Exceeding the high demands for corrosion resistance and exceptionally consistent torque and tension characteristics.
    • Global consistency: Wherever ZinKlad, DecoKlad or XMAPP standards are applied, applicators know they are using the same high-performance products.

    What do we do?

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    We supply and develop QPS standards that meet and exceed OEM specifications. We validate applicators processes by conducting audits, carrying out inspections and testing the production output to make sure they meet pre-defined QPS standards and agreed technical requirements.

    We monitor and report results on a global scale to be able to service and continuously improve performance. 

    Why do we do what we do?

    We believe that we are able to assure a global consistent performance at a local level meeting the global OEM requirements with a select number of world class applicators.

    How do we do what we do?

    ESI Automotive has developed a unique Quality Performance System called QPS that tackles the challenges for high-performance automotive coatings. OEM’s can be confident that the same coatings and consistent performance are available worldwide.

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High Reliability Solder - Innolot

Enabling higher operating temperatures for automotive electronics assemblies in harsh environments

Reliability demands on electronic assemblies are becoming increasingly more challenging with the rapid evolution of automotive electronics. A combination of extreme environmental stresses, challenging customer warranty demands driven by longer service life, and increased component performance requirements is reaching the limits of the current standard Tin-Silver-Copper (SAC) alloys. 

The answer to this problem is the patented Innolot solder alloy. The metallurgical approach behind the alloy’s development was to increase the creep-fatigue resistance of the standard SAC alloy.  This was done by 2 methods: solid solution strengthening and dispersion hardening. That approach resulted in a microstructure that gives significantly enhanced creep-fatigue properties, allowing continuous operation at up to 160°C and (depending on design factors) often improving fatigue life by a factor of 2 to 3 compared to SAC alloys. Innolot is processed at the same temperature as SAC.  

Innolot has been used in real-world applications since 2008 and has become the default standard alloy for high-reliability applications in automotive electronics.  Although the motivation behind the alloy’s development was to achieve higher operating temperatures in assemblies close to the vehicle powertrain, increasingly Innolot is being used in lower temperature applications to extend service life, such as advanced safety systems, automotive lighting and high-power LED, and avionics.