Mowden Secures the coveted AS9100 Rev.D and ISO9001:2015 approvals
Following successful AS9100 RevC award in October last year, Mowden Controls are pleased to announce we have been recommended for award of the joint AS9100 Rev D / ISO9001:2015 approvals.
SGS have again carried out an intensive recent audit at our Northallerton site in April 2018, specifically for the new standards.
AS9100 is the international management system standard for the Aircraft, Space and Defense (AS&D) industry.
The standard provides suppliers with a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products to the aerospace and defence industry.
AS9100 also addresses civil & military aviation requirements.
The scope of our approval covers all aspects of electronic solutions for the industry, including the design, development and/or manufacture of PCB assembly, systems monitoring and measuring equipment including prototyping, sub-contract assembly, inspection and testing.
After many years experience of manufacturing critical control PCB assemblies including ATEX, Mowden Controls has made the strategic decision to strive for and obtain AS9100 RevD to facilitate the Company’s further acquisition of high-technology business.
Led by our very enthusiastic Quality Manager Darren McNiff, virtually every area of management, systems and manufacture was scrutinised and significant investment was made to achieve the benchmark standard for Aerospace and Defence manufacturing.
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How our latest technology addition can directly benefit your products
At Mowden, we want to keep pushing forward to ensure we continue to offer you the ideal blend of competitive pricing, reduced lead-times and increased flexibility on small to even larger production runs.
That is why we have implemented our new Inline Conveyor System, as well as further enhancing our SMT assembly equipment. This includes our MyData 200 Series Pick & Place machine, with the ability to deliver high-speed placement of up to 16,000 components an hour from 0.4×0.2mm to 56x56x15mm (the size of a Dust Mite to a traditional Teabag!).
Reduced handling and changeover time
The new automated system now significantly reduces the manual handling of the PCBs from the beginning to the end of the surface mount process.
Changeover time from one PCB batch to the next is much faster, as we no longer have to hand-place PCBs into the placement machines. Not only does this lower the labour rates of your job and time spent in the system, it also reduces the risks of ESD damage and faults due to over-handling.
No compromise on quality
For us therefore, competitive pricing and shorter lead times doesn’t have to mean sacrificing quality. Our new system enables us to offer both, without risking the functionality of your products.
Mowden offers a complete build service with a precision Machine Shop including CNC lathe and milling capability on-site in our UK factory.
We have many years experience in producing prototypes and low volume housing for electronic components, in a range of metals and plastics.
We pride ourselves on high precision manufacturing and all finished assemblies are given rigorous checks throughout the build to make sure the completed product is 100% reliable. We also offer cable wiring and looming services on-site.
Mowden can design and populate your boards and fit them into your complete product making the process of full unit build easy to manage, cost effective and reliable!
As part of the Board of Directors’ strategic long term business development plan, I have been primarily employed to achieve certification to the AS9100 standard. My role is to review and enhance Mowden’s Health & Safety and environmental management systems in order to conform to the existing OHSAS18001 and ISO 14001 standards respectively.
Currently certified to ISO9001:2008 and IECEx OD005-1 (ISO80079-34), quality has been Mowden’s primary core value for over 25-years. Quality is the foundation of our company’s operating philosophy which we plan to build on over the coming years.
Throughout my career, I can honestly say that working for Mowden Controls Ltd is a unique experience. What has certainly impressed me over the past 7-months is everyone’s knowledge, commitment to quality and exemplary standard of work. The dedication and pride shown by each and every member of the workforce is commendable. I don’t have to try to get a buy-in from the workforce, they are already in! The team is never reserved in looking at and recommending where they feel we can improve.
All that is left for me to say is that exciting times lie ahead for us all, and with everyone’s continued support, co-operation and participation, together we can achieve anything.
Darren McNiff, Quality & Compliance Manager.