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Worst-case Design

MicroGenius_EMC3Pictured: The MicroGenius 150 undergoing extensive RFI immunity and emissions testing.

Downtime is intolerable in mission-critical applications. To assure that our products work for many years even under extreme operating conditions SENS employs thorough “worst-case” design analysis and extensive testing.

Rule #1 in product reliability is to insure that all components remain within their stress limits, including under extreme operating conditions and worst-case tolerance stack up. SENS achieves this using worst case design practices that augment laboratory torture testing of design prototypes with extensive computer analysis to validate “corner cases” and other combinations of field conditions that cannot be tested in the lab.

The combination of thorough worst-case design and well documented, standardized production is the lowest cost way to create industrial products that survive harsh environments. SENS products offer outstanding dependability at affordable prices precisely because they are standardized and designed for worst-case conditions. In contrast, worst-case design is too time-consuming and costly to employ on custom-built products except for military application. Worst-case design practices are almost never employed on short-lived consumer grade products.

SENS customers benefit from richly featured products that suffer lower rates of field failure than more conventionally engineered competing products.