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?
- 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.