Mission-Critical Quality and Reliability
EaglePicher Technologies is committed to achieving the highest level of customer loyalty by delivering reliable, mission-critical battery solutions and services. We attain this through:
- Commitment to ZERO quality defects
- Uncompromising focus on process execution
- Achieving superior, measurable results through continuous improvement
At EaglePicher, our hardware production is supported by industry-leading quality systems that ensure an uncompromising focus on process execution and continuous improvement. Our systems meet or exceed all applicable industry regulatory requirements. Our defense and aerospace facilities are ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100D certified, and our medical facilities are ISO 13485:2003 certified.
This aerospace standard is based on the ISO 9001 quality system requirements. AS9100 supplements the ISO 9001 requirements with additional requirements established by the aerospace industry to meet DoD, NASA and FAA quality requirements. AS9100 is the result of an international effort to establish a single quality management system for the aerospace industry.
AS9100D certification denotes that EaglePicher conforms to the high quality requirements of the standard, and operates in a manner that promotes continuous process improvement in the design and manufacture of specialty-purpose batteries and energetic devices for aerospace applications.
ISO 13485 is an international standard that lays out the requirements for a quality management system for the medical device industry. It applies to companies that design, produce, install and service medical devices, which are defined as instruments, machines or implants that are used to treat disease or other medical conditions.
EaglePicher has met the requirements of the ISO 13485:2003 standard, indicating that we have demonstrated the success of our quality management processes. This means that we follow best practices in the development and manufacture of our batteries for implantable medical devices.
In-House Testing Capabilities
At EaglePicher, development and production projects require diversified testing capabilities. Several test areas are equipped with state of the art systems which can accomplish most any type of environmental, chemical, electronic and dynamic testing. Eagle Picher enjoys the benefit of a dedicated Electronics Group capable of the design and fabrication of unique peripheral devices to meet constant current, constant power, and constant resistance load requirements along with very high speed data acquisition and computer controlled test systems. Eagle Picher has the resources and personnel dedicated to a wide variety of test capabilities providing the expertise required to improve product design and meet the procedural requirements of our customers.
These capabilities include:
- Vibration testing
- Shock testing
- Altitude testing
- Acceleration testing
- Temperature and humidity testing
- Li Ion conditioning
EaglePicher’s analytical labs have the capability to fully characterize materials with analytical chemistry techniques and equipment such as DSC, TGA, LFA, BET, Particle Size Analyzers, ICP-MS, MP-AES, SEM with EDS, and calorimeters. The analytical labs are responsible for testing raw, in-process, and finished materials as well as supporting failure analyses and the development of new materials. The labs are devoted to providing the most accurate test results to ensure the highest quality materials are used in EaglePicher’s batteries.