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Quality




Our Quality Mission: "The Kurt J. Lesker Company® provides a quality vacuum product delivered on time and produced by a qualified team committed to becoming our customer's primary vacuum supplier choice."

KJLC Manufacturing's Quality Management System was established to allow our company to meet the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance Standard and 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B for nuclear industry applications.

Quality, however, is not ensured by a framed certificate, it is ensured by adherence to processes and dedication to continual improvement.

Quality Policy

Kurt J. Lesker Company provides a quality vacuum product delivered on time and produced by a qualified team committed to becoming our customer's primary vacuum supplier choice.

We at Kurt J. Lesker Company strive to continually improve customer satisfaction by delivering a quality product, on time, without error, while providing superior service.

Kurt J. Lesker Company affirms this commitment by establishing a comprehensive Quality Management System that allows our company to meet all of the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance Standard as well as applicable sections of 10CFR Appendix B Part 50. Our Quality Management System focuses on the following objectives:

  • Quality products and services provided to our customers
  • On-time delivery
  • Continual improvement of all aspects of the Quality Management System
  • To provide effective training for employees focusing on the importance of their influence on The Quality Management System
  • Customer satisfaction

The entire Kurt J. Lesker Company team adheres to the spirit and intent of this firm's Quality Policy, as well as The Quality Manual and all supporting quality system documentation. We will continue to ensure that customer satisfaction is achieved at all times and in all things.

Quality Manual

The KJLC Manufacturing's comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) affirms the group’s commitment to quality and allows the company to meet all the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance Standard as well as 10 CFR Appendix B Part 50.

Our Quality System focuses on: product and service quality; on-time delivery; customer satisfaction; employee training (emphasizing their importance in the QMS); and continual improvement of the QMS

Quality Standards and Certifications

ISO9001:2008

KJLC Manufacturing gained ISO 9001 standard certification in 2004. However, we are well aware that quality is not about a certificate, it is about process and dedication.

Nuclear Applications

KJLC Manufacturing is compliant with 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B for nuclear applications. We have team members with over 20 years experience manufacturing for the nuclear industry.

ASME Section IX Welding Standard

KJLC Manufacturing welders are qualified to ASME Section IX assuring our commitment for delivering high quality weld processes.

Inspection

In-process inspections are made at every step by the KJLC Manufacturing team member responsible for that step. At select stages and again on job completion the product is inspected by our experienced quality control technicians using the appropriate manual inspection tools or a coordinate measuring machine. Complex parts are dimensionally checked with a FARO coordinate measuring machine.

KJLC has a full complement of calibrated inspection equipment including calipers, bore gauges, pin gauges, micrometers, thread gauges, optical comparators and profilometers. Every inspection tool used by KJLC Manufacturing carries an identification tag and is re-calibrated on its scheduled date. Calibration is done by in-house QC staff (using transfer standards) and outside staff as required.

KJLC Manufacturing tests all vacuum components and assemblies with state of the art helium leak detectors (ultimate sensitivity of 1.0E-12 atm cc/sec He). Leak check certifications are provided for any product upon request and can be performed to ASTM E 498 or 499 standards as required.

Metrology

Geometric dimensioning and tolerances to the ASME Y14.5-2009 standard

Dye Penetrant Testing

KJLC Manufacturing has the ability to perform Dye / Liquid penetrant testing to ASTM E-1417. This inspection method is used to locate surface-breaking defects in all non-porous materials.

In-Process Inspection

KJLC Manufacturing has a full complement of inspection equipment including; calipers, bore gauges, pin gauges, micrometers, thread gauges, optical comparators, profilometers and CMM.

Coordinate Measuring Machine

KJLC Manufacturing dimensionally checks complex parts with a FARO coordinate measuring machine

Calibration

Every inspection tool used by KJLC Manufacturing carries an ID sticker and is logged into a tracking program to ensure re-calibration on its scheduled date. Calibration is done by in-house QC staff (using transfer standards) and outside services as required.

Helium Leak Detection

KJLC Manufacturing tests all vacuum components and assemblies with state-of-the-art helium leak detectors. Our helium leak detectors have an ultimate sensitivity of 1.0E-12 atm cc/sec. Leak check certifications are provided for any product upon request and leak detection can be performed to ASTM E 498 or 499 as required.

ISO:9001-2008 The Kurt J. Lesker Company is an ISO:9001-2008 certified company. Copyright ©1996-2014 Kurt J. Lesker Company® All rights reserved.