The SEAM Advantage

Eliminate complexity, doubt and waste from your process.
Replace it with simplicity, efficiency, and reliability.

Simplicity

Whether you are running a test, performing a calibration, or troubleshooting an abnormal result, the modularity of the SEAM Test Platforms makes these tasks simple so that they can easily integrated in your quality system.

Efficiency

The easy-to-use hardware and software interfaces allows an operator to run more samples in a fraction of the time that conventional testing requires. This frees the operator up to engage in other quality assurance activities.

Reliability

While enrolled in the QC Integrated Hardware Service Plan, any failing module can be sent back to us for an immediate free replacement. This includes component failure, inability to calibrate, and routine wear such as pin or socket damage.

Comparison of ECG Electrode Compliance Test Methods

Typical In-house Test
Setup

SEAM Test Platform

Equipment

Power supply, multimeter, oscilloscope, custom circuitry and a PC for data logging

SEAM Test Platform and a PC for running the SEAM application

Operator Skill Level

Engineer

Quality Assurance Technician

Consistency

Setup can vary between operators

Independent of operator

Capacity

One electrode pair

Up to 32 electrode pairs

Test time (one sample)

15 minutes

6 minutes

Test time (12 samples)

3 hours

6 minutes

Useage

Lengthy test times mean that a significant amount of product can be produced before a problem is identified. This leads to higher production costs from having to scrap or rework the product.

Having the abilty to frequently perform short tests with many samples means that problems are identified early. Waste is minimized which leads to lower production costs.

Calibration

Power supply, multimeter and oscilloscope must be shipped off-site for calibration which can result in multiple weeks of downtime.

SEAM-ACP calibrator allows for each SEAM Channel to be calibrated on-site in under 10 minutes.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting may require in-depth knowledge of the test system. Not all operators will have this knowledge.

The modularity of the system allows for samples and channels to be interchanged allowing for any operator to efficently isolate and resolve the problem.

Robustness

A single test setup is not robust to equipment failures. Duplicates of each piece of equipment would need to be kept on hand.

If a SEAM Channel malfuctions, it can be taken offline and the remaining channels will continue to function as normal.

Savings

Lower capital expenditure

Reduced operating expense
Less downtime
Less waste

Comparison of ECG Electrode Compliance Test Methods

Equipment

Power supply, multimeter, oscilloscope, custom circuitry and a PC for data logging

Operator Skill Level

Engineer

Consistency

Setup can vary between operators

Capacity

One electrode pair

Test time (one sample)

15 minutes

Test time (12 samples)

3 hours

Useage

Lengthy test times mean that a significant amount of product can be produced before a problem is identified. This leads to higher production costs from having to scrap or rework the product.

Calibration

Power supply, multimeter and oscilloscope must be shipped off-site for calibration which can result in multiple weeks of downtime.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting may require in-depth knowledge of the test system. Not all operators will have this knowledge.

Robustness

A single test setup is not robust to equipment failures. Duplicates of each piece of equipment would need to be kept on hand.

Savings

Lower capital expenditure

Equipment

SEAM Test Platform and a PC for running the SEAM application

Operator Skill Level

Quality Assurance Technician

Consistency

Independent of operator

Capacity

Up to 32 electrode pairs

Test time (one sample)

6 minutes

Test time (12 samples)

6 minutes

Useage

Having the abilty to frequently perform short tests with many samples means that problems are identified early. Waste is minimized which leads to lower production costs.

Calibration

SEAM-ACP calibrator allows for each SEAM Channel to be calibrated on-site in under 10 minutes.

Troubleshooting

The modularity of the system allows for samples and channels to be interchanged allowing for any operator to efficently isolate and resolve the problem.

Robustness

If a SEAM Channel malfuctions, it can be taken offline and the remaining channels will continue to function as normal.

Savings

Reduced operating expense
Less downtime
Less waste

We rely on QC Integrated Solutions and their SEAM ECG Electrode Platform systems to provide us with the electrical data that is required to meet our customer's stringent electrical requirements.

—Select Engineering Inc.