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Video witness tests dodge coronavirus lockdown

UK: Since introducing factory acceptance testing (FAT) by video link, Italian chiller manufacturer Aermec has seen more companies using the technology to beat the coronavirus lockdown.

At Aermec’s UK subsidiary in Basildon, one of the world’s largest data centre companies, Equinix, is using the facility to witness test glycol free chillers for one of its mission critical sites.

In line with the current Italian government guidelines, which permits the testing of products that have been designated of primary necessity, Aermec is monitoring the real time test screen at its factory in Verona. 

A live link into the test cell enables Equinix to take part, multiple cameras provided accurate streaming and enables data to be viewed as it comes through.

“FAT testing remotely is not only helping us and our customers to beat the restrictions resulting from the pandemic, it is a smarter and more sustainable way of working,” commented Aermec UK MD Paul Lawrence.

“Our customers are able to experience and fully participate just as if they were in our factory in Italy. Aermec is effectively bringing FAT tests to the customers rather than the customer to the testing laboratories,” adds Lawrence. 

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