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PRObay: Reconfigurable Production Facility

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“Our core competencies traditionally have been in the area of specialized, low-volume electronics and production of direction-finding antennas. This new facility will aid us in taking that expertise and adapting it to other types of work for a broader client base. Completely mobile, all the workbenches, assembly and test equipment, storage cabinets and shelving, partitions, network/communication lines and electrical power can easily be moved and reconfigured in less than 30 minutes to meet specific project needs.”

— Robert Torres
Manager
Production and Operations Department

 
 

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PRObay: Reconfigurable Production Facility Summary

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) offers a new flexible facility, termed “PRObay,” a 3,000-square-foot ESD (electrostatic discharge) workspace that is designed to be easily reconfigured to meet a variety of production and testing requirements. The facility is completely mobile — all the workbenches, assembly and test equipment, storage cabinets and shelving, partitions, network/communication lines and electrical power can easily be moved and reconfigured in less than 30 minutes to meet specific project needs.

 

This facility offers delivery of fieldable hardware rather than prototypes or engineering models. With manufacturing facilities, equipment, staff and processes in place to transition SwRI designs into deployable equipment, SwRI offers our clients a "one-stop shop" to meet their needs. Providing end-item units also allows us to maintain contact with our clients by providing field support, spares, repairs and upgrades.
 

Technology transfer services include the transition from design to production, as well as multiple quantity production including:

  • Mechanical fabrication

  • Printed circuit board population

  • Electronics assembly

  • Protective packaging

  • Final surface coatings

  • Specialized testing

  • Performance validation

Laboratory Equipment for the PRObay Reconfigurable Production Facility

Specialized equipment available includes:

  • PWA cleaning system

  • Signal generators

  • Network analyzers

  • Wiring marking station

Recent acquisitions include;

  • Vertical laminar airflow workstation

  • Tenny environmental test chamber

  • Horizontal flow oven

  • Digital imaging video microscope

  • Powder coating equipment

SwRI also plans to acquire a conformal coating station.

 

The Defense and Intelligence Solutions Division at SwRI is certified to ISO 9001:2008, “Quality Systems-Model for Quality Assurance in Design, Development, Production, Installation and Servicing," for all phases of project work. In addition, the division is in the process of attaining a Level 3 Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) rating.

For more information about the PRObay Reconfigurable Production Facility, contact Robert Torres at (210) 522-2766, or Bob Grover at (210) 522-2996.
 

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Robert Torres

Section Manager

T: (210) 522-2766

F: (210) 522-2709

 

Bob Grover

Director

T: (210) 522-2996

F: (210) 522-2709

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Strategic Systems Department

| Production and Operations Department | Defense & Intelligence Solutions Division |

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.

09/29/15