MSA question
Peng Yuan
2 Posts
 According to IATF 16949:2016 7.1.5.1.1 Measurement systems analysis
Statistical studies shall be conducted to analyse the variation present in the results of each type of
inspection, measurement, and test equipment system identified in the control plan. 
My question is:
For automotive industry, some verification test is defined in DVP , such as performance test, environment test( high temperature test, low temperature test), leakage test, endurance test,etc.
Whether MSA is required for those engineering test equipment, and what is the best practice to do that?
3 Replies
Trish Borzon
606 Posts
Hi Peng Yuan‍ - I'm going to tag a couple of members who might have some insights into this.  Lou Ann Lathrop‍ and Lisa Rosenbaum‍ - can you help with this question?  or connect Peng with someone who could help?
thanks!
Trish 
Duke Okes
125 Posts
It's been a while since I worked with the auto industry, but it's my guess that MSA is not expected on validation test equipment.  Some rationale is:

- The equipment is usually used in a controlled environment by a small number of highly technical people
- In some (many?) cases there would be insufficient sample size of product to test in order to perform a full MSA
- Control is exercised through specifying the operating parameters required as well as accuracy & precision when the equipment is designed & purchased, then through a calibration program once in use

You could always contact an IATF 16949 registrar to get their input on this.
Please review the AIAG MSA document.  Need to make sure equipment is doing it's job.