The reliability testing is another test that we’ve never seen in other factories (or, in the same way, if it exists, nobody showed us). This test is a 168-hour burn-in test (seven days) run at ambient temperature and running a batch of testing programs. This test is also done by sampling, where 10 boards from each model that are being manufactured are tested per day.
The vibration test simulates the transportation of ABIT motherboards in several scenarios. The tester gets a box containing several boards packed and performs two test, with a duration of one hour each. The first test is the variable frequency test, where the box is shaken is frequencies from 10 Hz to 60 Hz (i.e., 10 to 60 moves per second), staying at each frequency for 10 minutes. The second test is the fixed frequency, were the box shakes at 100 Hz for one hour. 20 boxes from each model that is being manufactured are tested per day. At the end of each testing, the box is opened to check if the products were damaged and the products are tested to check if they are still working properly.
The last test is the shock test, where a box containing several boards inside their packages are drop to the ground to see what happens. Each box is dropped from 29.6 in (76 cm) to the ground and is repeated for all six sides of the box. After the test is finished, the box is opened to check what happened to the product boxes and the boards are tested to see if they are working correctly. This test is performed in 20 boxes of each product model that is being manufactured per day.
As we can see, quality control is ABIT advantage over competition. Eleven per cent of Rolly employees work on quality control, while, according to ABIT, in ASUS factory this number is 6%. Another advantage from ABIT products we need to mention is that after the problem with electrolytic capacitors that several motherboard manufacturers had (including ABIT), they decided to use only japanese capacitors (which are more expensive) in their products.
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