It seems that several external influences are changing the way we think about Automated MRO Testing in today’s business models. The wave of challenges triggered by the recent global pandemic has led to lower throughput volumes, reduced testing staff, a loss of experienced senior operators, and a greater need for reduced costs. As a result, the way we look at the old manual processes in place for the past several years may be changing.
Anytime I travel around the country and let people know what we do at Wineman Technology (WTI), the assumption is made that we must be strongly focused on the automotive market. While it is true that Michigan has an automotive-focused manufacturing sector, we also have thriving manufacturing in other sectors, including aerospace. WTI’s emphasis on “providing insight through electromechanical test” resonates in many industries, and we strive to balance our business volume between automotive, aerospace and other sectors by focusing on a range of applications that benefit from the same underlying technology.
Today’s commercial and military aircrafts are increasing complex and call for high-performance test solutions. Proving out systems, sub-systems, and components, before the actual flight of an aircraft, requires sophisticated test systems to ensure proper design, function, and durability. These test systems reduce the long-term cost of operation, flight safety, and of course, the potential need of redesign by aircraft suppliers and OEMs.