The 21st-century world is growing faster and faster by the day. In such a fast-paced era, everything needs to keep up with the customer demand, which wants everything quickly. Naturally, functional testing of devices needs to become faster too. Here’s a summary of how automated functional testing helps give Disposition faster.
What is Functional Testing? Why perform it?
Functional testing is a set of processes to ensure a given product works as per its intended design. You can read more about functional testing here:
With a solid functional testing process in place, you can always ensure that whenever your product leaves your warehouse/manufacturing facility for the market, it is ready to do its intended job.
What is Disposition, then?
Disposition is the final call given out after all the tests on a product have been done. Disposition becomes extremely important in reverse logistics, where used phones, smartwatches, or other devices come into a warehouse. A company must then decide what to do with them.
Through various checks, the company decides whether to re-sell the device on the secondary market, repair and then re-sell or scavenge or throw it off. This situation is where functional testing plays a key role. With an automated functional testing process in place, a machine will do the job a person can do in lesser time and with higher accuracy. The person will only have to supervise the robot and ensure it is in working condition. Functional testing involves checking the device for various tests, such as working buttons, power on and off, charging (for battery-powered devices), screen and feedback, etc.
Having a robot do all those tasks reduces the chance for error by a considerable margin and enables a facility to work 24/7, churning out more output per week than with a manual process. This number can go up to half a million devices annually per facility. By any standards, that number alone is enough to make eyes sparkle. The ability to process so many devices yearly, and by process, we mean Disposition, means more revenue for the company in the market.
How Does IMPERSONATOR achieve faster dispositions?
IMPERSONATOR® has an extensive suite of 50+ tests for smartphones and 25+ for smartwatches and can process one device in just 90 seconds. That means 40 devices per hour. Doing the math for a constantly working robot gives a figure of approx. 350,000 devices a year. To process these many devices is only one machine’s capability. This capability increases when multiple machines are working in tandem.
To know more about this incredible patented robotic functional testing system, book a demo today.