2004 - EXCELL Tabletop X-Ray Diffraction System
2007 - High Performance LMO-Enabled HTS Wires
2010 - Ultra-high-performance High Temperature Superconducting Wires
Quality Assurance Statement
It is the policy of SuperPower, Inc. to design, manufacture and deliver on schedule reliable products that meet all customer specifications.
We are committed to safety and environmental responsibility and will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in our products, processes and services. We will meet the expectation of our customers, monitor our performance against the goals we set and pursue opportunities for continual improvement in our products and processes.
It is the responsibility of every employee at SuperPower to help achieve the quality goals of this policy which will result in our contribution to customer satisfaction.
Quality Control ⁄ Quality Assurance Tools & Processes
SuperPower has state-of-the-art instrumentation for QC/QA between and within each process step in the manufacture of 2G HTS wire (coated conductor).
On-line QA and off-line QC tools use optical inspection methods to check the quality of the tape after substrate polishing, buffer deposition and superconductor deposition. The patented, automated, optical tape inspection system checks for defects at a speed of 150 m/hr.
On-line RHEED (Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction) is used to qualify the surface of the IBAD layer after deposition. The EXCELL system, recipient of the 2004 R&D 100 Award, is used to measure the texture of the subsequent buffer layers at speeds of up to 300 m/hr.
In addition to these microstructural QC/QA tools, SuperPower has custom-built test equipment that can measure critical current carrying characteristics on lengths from 1 mm to 1 km.
Taken as a whole, these QC and QA tools ensure a high quality product is being produced from the first to the last deposition process, and is being tested thoroughly before being delivered to the customer.
SuperPower Inc. is subsidiary
of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
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