quality

Whenever procuring outside of authorized channels it becomes imperative that your Independent Distributor follow specific and rigorous quality requirements. The need for Independents is clear; The need for the right one to fit your needs can be cloudy at best. While FSR Technology Group prides itself on its ability to service the customer in the most efficient and least costly manner, we know that even one faulty component shipped out can have immense and even catastrophic consequences. It cannot be stressed enough just how serious we take Quality Control, our QC Process, and our own sense of responsibility to do our part to mitigate to the very highest degree counterfeit, faulty, or otherwise potentially harmful components into the Mil/Aero supply chain.

This process starts with maintaining a very strict AVL of Inventory Partners. For example, we do not buy any parts not only from China, but from any overseas vendors. Many European suppliers are just hubs for Chinese counterfeits to be sold from. We maintain appropriate Corrective Actions when called for, as well as overall maintenance of our Suppliers and adherence to our qualifications & accreditations:
FSR Technology is either certified or compliant with the following standards and accreditations

ISO-9001 – Quality Management System and adhering to basic service standards

ISO9001 – Dictates specific requirements for a company to demonstrate its ability to maintain a Quality System and provide its products and services in adherence with requirements that will ensure proper maintenance and customer satisfaction.

AS6081 – Counterfeit Mitigation and AVL maintenance

AS6081 – AS6081 is the basic and most necessary standard to adhere to in the world of component distribution, especially as it relates to EEE (Electrical, Electronic, Electro-Mechanical) parts. AS6081 standardizes the basic testing and qualifying of components. It also standardizes AVL maintenance & the how distributors manage suspect parts, i.e. quarantining, full removal from supply chain.

ANSI/ESD S20.20 – Protection of EEE parts when handling and storing

ANSI works in conjunction with ISO to put out a standardization of how parts are physically handled. ESD, or the Electrostatic Discharge Association is a 3rd party that works with ANSI to help set standards and regulations for protecting components potentially at risk of being handled improperly.

AS9120 – Quality Requirements for Aerospace Distribution

AS9120 is an Aerospace standardization aimed at keeping all elements of component distribution at their very finest to service the Aerospace Industry. Continuous Process Improvement and going beyond the requirements of ISO 9001 are the trademarks of this accreditation.

Additional Testing Offered

Being a truly Value-Added supplier, in addition to “The Big Four” AS6081 standard tests, FSR Technology offers an entire suite of post-inspection tests that can be performed either in-house or at one of our test labs:

Resistance to Solvents

Quite simply, specific solvents are used to verify the blacktop / surface of a variety of integrated circuits. This test refers to solvents not used in basic testing.

Heated Solvent

With heated solvents a sample is used, and a heated solution is applied to blacktop and surfaced materials which will remove any counterfeit ink or modifications post-manufacture.

XRF/RoHS

A relatively simple test to ensure that a component is RoHS compliant.

Decapping

A very common and affordable test for what it offers. A decapsulation test can be a very useful test where in the top layer of a blacktop or surface (for example aluminum in a DC-DC converter) is removed so the manufacturer die can be viewed under high-powered magnification. This is usually done with a specific type of acid. It is a destructive test.

X-Ray

A useful test to detect any abnormalities, especially in passive components.

Solderability

Solderability testing is where a sample of a component’s leads are tested to see if they can be soldered to a board. It is not a destructive test.

Lead Reconditioning/Tinning

Lead reconditioning can range anywhere from a simple straightening, to a very in-depth testing of a BGA’s solder balls. Tinning is a very common practice where the leads are dipped in one of a variety of substances for conductivity reasons. This is very common in resistors.

Functionality

Just as it sounds, the testing of the actual logic and longevity of an Integrated Circuit. While this can be very expensive, in certain situations it may be necessary. Some high-powered legacy applications simply must have a functionality test performed, to ensure no chance of failure. This is usually a destructive test.

Take the risk of purchasing counterfeit components or faulty parts out of your supply chain and let FSR Technology Group do what is was born to do: Service our clients with nothing short of perfection in all of the demanding steps involved in procurement of components.