Quality is viewed as the holy grail in manufacturing, but what the manufacturer views as high quality and what the consumer views as high quality may be completely different things. Most often, the manufacturer measures quality by how closely a product (or component) adheres to a spec: fit, tolerances, dimensions, etc. while the consumer is often primarily only concerned with function, especially in the case of components they don’t even see.
The Promess EMAP system, and all of Promess’ servo-based systems, look at the quality from the consumers’ point of view with its process monitoring and function testing. Firstly, all the data obtained and gauged during the assembly process are great indicators of expected quality, and secondly, measurements taken and gauged while simply cycling a component or product, can ensure quality operation from the customers’ point of view. If components are too stiff or too loose, or if their function is not smooth, the customer will feel that and be dissatisfied.
So too will the Promess system with its sense of feel provided by integrated sensors. Anything that might indicate less-than-satisfactory quality in the eyes of the manufacturer or in the hands of the customer, is immediately addressed and corrected before the component ever even leaves the station.