QATrax emerging in the Home Appliance Industry

“Home Appliance trends demand for the ability to prove out performance claims with their new products. Whether it’s a vacuum or a dishwasher, this valuable testing information must be easily accessible to Management”

The Home Appliance Industry is seeing trends toward high-performing brands focusing on key performance claims to sell their products in an industry where the consumer has many options.  Robotic vacuum and cookers as well as smart fridges and washer/dryers all made an appearance at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Across the industry, we are seeing companies struggle with visibility over past test results, attachments, and equipment calibration documentation as well as real-time status, cycle time, and slippage.  Smart Home Tech and Internet of Things are trends that according to Forbes are “#1 in in Technology Trends that will Dominate 2017″.

The capabilities of these new products are increasing rapidly and there is a need for a tool that is better equipped to handle the complexities of the test lab environment. International Testing Standards like A2LA, ASTM or Certifications like UL are only increasing the criteria for compliance. This means that test tracking and real time visibility from the vantage of management, technicians and engineers (V2) into the past, present and future are becoming even more crucial for success. That is where TraxStar Technologies’ QATrax has been providing value for 2 Top Appliance manufacturers with testing facilities using the tool here in the United States, as well as in China.  TraxStar is expecting to add more high performing appliances test labs to their diverse client base over the next year.

“QATrax helped remarkably with our Audit process.  Our Auditor even commented on how much easier it was for her with a tool like TraxStar’s QATrax and it was significantly less stressful on our internal staff” – R&D Supervisor


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