Fracino, a manufacturer of cappuccino and espresso coffee machines, is using the multi-function ClareHAL 104 from Seaward to improve product testing at its West Midlands engineering and manufacturing site.

Fracino provides coffee machines for coffee shops, boutique hotels, gastro bars and restaurants, and supplies products to markets around the world and was the first company of its type to achieve the ISO 9001 quality standard.

At its Birmingham facility, newly produced coffee machines are designed and tested for reliability to ensure they operate correctly and to the highest standards of performance and safety.

All products have to be electrically safety tested to ensure they are safe for use by customers once they leave the factory gate. This involves the accurate recording of test results and storing them for quality control and traceability purposes.

So, in a move to improve this process and provide greater flexibility, Fracino is now using a ClareHAL 104 on one of its two main production lines.

This forms an integral part of the quality control processes at the factory, which produces over 3000 machines a year, and enables the company to undertake fast and accurate electrical safety and run testing without damaging product.

Fracino’s managing director Adrian Maxwell said, “The ClareHAL 104 is an important part of our safety testing processes. It is quick and very easy to use, enabling production line staff to complete all the required electrical safety tests and record the results at once, at the press of a button.”