North America

Blue Room - Session 12

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014

Customer/Supplier Collaborative Accelerated Life Testing: Benefits and Considerations

Accelerated life testing (ALT) is a valuable tool. To maximize benefit, there are trade-offs that need to be determined. This presentation will show details of some ALT experiences, terminology, case studies, benefits and considerations for planning. Proper deployment of ALT endeavors can allow a new product to be released with high confidence in its field and reliability performance, which has many advantages in cost containment and warranty expectations.

Key Words: Accelerated Life Testing (ALT), Quantifying Reliability Estimate

Mark Wagner and Vinitha Nalla

Watlow Controls

Winona, Minnesota