Product inspection is a common practice for importers of many types of consumer products. But QC is especially important for drones because checks are needed to verify their sophisticated hardware and ability to perform autonomous functions. Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), are intelligent machines made of many internal components.
Experienced importers that manufacture drones abroad often insist on pre-shipment inspection to verify that their product meets their requirements. By conducting a series of standardized, on-site tests and checks during inspection, QC professionals offer the customer insight into the quality, condition and status of their order before it leaves the factory.
There are several processes included in a typical product inspection of drones and quadcopters, including:
More advanced models often require other testing of autopilot modes, failsafe features and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. Testing for camera capabilities and components such as the gimbal and SD card are also common for drones equipped with a camera.
With so many tests needed to verify a product that’s only recently become commercially available, how can you find qualified professionals to help conduct a thorough inspection of your drones?
In working with AQF, you’ll benefit by having locally-based QC professionals visit your supplier’s factory on your behalf to inspect. Founded in 2007, AQF has a consumer electronics division experienced with QC inspection of drones. Besides having a dedicated client manager that’s fluent in both English and the local language, you’ll benefit from:
Our team can also coordinate testing by a certified lab on your behalf as needed.
We know that integrity and accountability equally important to most importers as professionalism and expertise. That’s why we’re committed to following a strict Code of Ethics to ensure your interests are ours.
If you manufacture drones in Asia, don’t settle for unqualified or dubious contractors to report on your product. AQF’s QC staff are experienced, knowledgeable and objective. You can rely on our reporting because we use your standards to evaluate your product. Contact us now to learn more about product inspection of drones.
You guys are quite efficient in making sure that you are in constant communication with our vendors to set up a time and day to have inspections handled... InTouch definitely pushed to make sure that inspections would be done in a timely manner. Any corrective actions that had to take place were executed well before the exit factory date.
Director of Production, Betabrand
Since InTouch does a more detailed inspection than what we had depended on with the factories, the quality of the products has improved. Where before when we might find 25 AQL defects, now it's down to three or four,because the factory knows that we want that cut back and InTouch is going to find it.
Administrative Assistant, Linstol
InTouch’s auditing reduced the level of risk, whether known or unknown, to our company. From the audit findings provided by InTouch, we were much more equipped to make the correct business decision with regard to an acceptable level of risk. The InTouch audit secured our decision making process.
Vice President of Purchasing, MJS Packaging
One of our customers had been through multiple suppliers year after year and had been let down with returns and rejections. With InTouch as our eyes and ears on the ground, we retained that business for 5 years without one single rejection or complaint.
Director of Operations, MMI Textiles
The speed that we get the reports is always good. We had an experience with some other inspectors where we had to wait an extra day to get the reports. Getting the report as soon as we can is very important, so we can make a decision and give feedback back to the factory.
Operations and Engineering Manager, Juku Gear
From beginning to end, InTouch is so easy to work with. The inspection report is literally there the next morning when I come into work. It really makes my job easier.
Inside Sales Specialist, MJS Packaging