Quality Assurance is an inseparable partner to our manufacturing processes. Beginning with our Supplier Quality Assurance program and continuing through our World Class Advanced Quality Systems - quality is built in at AVOX Systems.
Our suppliers are subject to a pre-contract award Quality Systems analysis, or must demonstrate a recent history of valid quality performance. Each supplier also undergoes periodic review and is continually rated to detect trends in the standard of materials supplied.
AVOX Systems personnel are extensively trained, particularly in Quality Assurance concepts. All operators must successfully complete lengthy certification programs. After passing the in-depth testing at the end of each program, our trained personnel are qualified to do their own inspection. For further quality assurance our certified operators are observed by our own internal auditors, making certain we achieve our quality goal level of six sigma. This is just one factor in AVOX Systems mission to build in quality at the source, rather than to build first and inspect at the end of the production cycle.
The majority of parts found in AVOX Systems products are manufactured on our premises. Metal components are precision-machined using state-of-the-art CNC machine tools. We blend our own rubber, mold our own parts, and produce our own electronic instruments.
We feel Clean Rooms are the only way to achieve the quality we demand for our high pressure oxygen products. The Clean Room ensures our products meet our safety requirements by eliminating possible contamination and danger caused by submicron particles during the final assembly process.
AVOX Systems has Class 100,000 and 10,000 Clean Rooms, maintaining less than 100,000 or 10,000 airborne particles of .5 microns or less per cubic foot of air, respectively. The 10,000 room is for more complex, critical, high pressure assemblies. Air is changed 100 times per hour in this room through a 4-stage filter process, the last being a hepafilter (high efficiency particulate air).
The temperature in our Clean Rooms is a constant 70 degrees and humidity is maintained at 45 percent. It is critical that all final assembly be done in the Clean Room. Parts are precision cleaned just prior to entering the room and pass through positive pressure air locks. Personnel wear special clothing, including caps and foot covers, and all customary Clean Room standards are maintained.
We has developed and installed a customer focused AVOX Operating System (AOS) which defines all our internal processes. This system is audited to ISO9001 and to AS9100 and is compliant with those and other quality requirements. In addition, the AOS defines all our businesses and operating processes which are also subject to audit. The AOS is in visual (flow chart) format, is easy to comprehend and use and is deployed to every desk top via the company intranet. We are confident that the AOS enables us to deliver quality products and continually improve our performance.
AVOX Systems Total Quality Commitment From Purchasing Management