Corrugator Acceptance Testing, 1999 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings
Alfred J. Landry--Historically, acceptance of new corrugators was based on fairly subjective, isolated assessments of functionality and run speed capability. Formal, in-depth data collection and analysis were rarely completed to validate machine performance and product quality. To improve the integrity of the test, the testing time frame and sampling plan were expanded to evaluate the machine’s ability to perform consistently over an extended period of time. This resulted in better data to quantify problem areas, the discovery of “hidden” problem areas, improved vendor focus on the failure areas, and ultimately, significant improvements in both quality and productivity.