Quality Assurance

Quality Control

ISO Certified Quality Assurance

At KST, we uphold strict quality control as a fundamental principle. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is reflected in our rigorous examination process that spans every production stage, from raw material procurement to final product delivery. Our quality system has received certifications such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 17025IATF 16949, and other internationally recognized ISO management certifications to demonstrate our dedication.

Product Quality Certifications

Furthermore, all our product series have successfully met the quality certifications and safety regulations specific to each country, including UL, C-UL, CE, CSA, DNV, ABS, CQC, CNS, and more, ensuring compliance with customer specifications.

ISO 17250 Quality Assurance Laboratories

We have equipped our Quality Assurance Laboratories with state-of-the-art testing and inspection equipment to ensure thorough and accurate testing for product development, mass production, and customer requirements. These labs have been ISO 17025 certified and have been independent testing labs for UL since 2003. By leveraging these advanced facilities, we offer fair, precise, and professional product verification and failure analysis services to our factories and customers. Additionally, KST actively promotes Quality Control Cycle (QCC) activities, fostering a culture of continuous improvement within our quality system. We firmly believe that embracing incremental enhancements will enhance the value and competitiveness of our products.

Machine Vision Inspection

Automation Center

Our automation engineering team is at the forefront of designing and manufacturing a comprehensive range of cutting-edge automation equipment. This includes automatic feeding, assembly, machine vision inspection, counting, and packaging systems, empowering us to consistently deliver high-quality products in substantial quantities. The remarkable versatility of our automation equipment enables swift integration and configuration, enabling us to cater to a diverse array of product requirements. This inherent flexibility not only fosters efficient and adaptable manufacturing processes but also ensures the prompt fulfillment of customer delivery demands.

Quality Products

Annually, our factory produces and ships an impressive volume of connectors, encompassing an extensive range from large wire terminals utilized in power transmission to small sealed connectors designed for automobiles, as well as EV charging connectors. With a production capacity of approximately 3.8 billion pieces encompassing over 20,000 distinct connector types, we consistently meet the demands of numerous industries.

Benefitting from over 50 years of invaluable experience, we have persistently driven advancements in our production technology. Our unwavering commitment to maintaining certified standard laboratories further bolsters the quality and safety of our products. These collective efforts have propelled KST to emerge as an esteemed global leader in the terminal and connector market. Our resolute dedication to product excellence and safety has played a pivotal role in establishing a strong brand presence for KST, characterized by unwavering customer trust and awareness.

Environmental Tests & Testing Equipment

Standard Dust Tester

  1. F1+F2+F3 (Floating Dust Test)
  2. IP5X, IP6X (Flow Dust Test)

Standard Dust Tester tests various automobile and motorcycle parts for resistance to dust. The main test is for (a) floating dust and (B) flowing dust of standard dust types including Kanto sand, Portland sand, Arizona sand and talcum powder. This machine complies with international standards including IEC60529 (IP5X, IP6X), JIS, GB4208, GB2423, CNS14165.

Standard Dust Tester

Saline Spray Tester

T: 25°C – 45°C / Air Pressure 0-2.0kg/cm²

Salt spray test is aimed at various kinds of material surface treatment, including coating, electroplating, inorganic and organic film, anodizing, antirust oil and other anti-corrosion treatment, testing the corrosion of its products. Test the anti-corrosion state of the electroplated product as per testing standards ASTM B117, ISO 9227, IEC68-2-11ka, A05-109, CNS 8886, GB 2423.17, GB10125.

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Temperature and Humidity Chamber

T: 0°C to +100°C(+150°C) / 10% ~ 95%RH

Temperature humidity chambers (also known as climatic or climate test chambers) simulate the effects that a range of temperature and humidity conditions have on a product or material, for example, telecommunications equipment or photovoltaic solar panels that are exposed to outdoor temperature and humidity conditions. Temperature & Humidity Test Chamber is suitable to test a wide range of products for the automotive, electronic & semiconductor industries including printed circuit boards, electronic components & automobile parts.

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Convection / Ventalation Aging Oven

T: RT+10°C~200°C(300°C)

The difference between this ventilating aging machine and the other aging ovens is its ability to displace air in the inner box a number of times as required by different standards.

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Ozone Corrosion Resistence Testing Machine

Conc: 50ppm / T: 40°C

The presence of ozone in the atmosphere can adversely affect many rubber products causing cracking on the surface of the material. Conducting controlled, laboratory testing of material samples against industry standards can quickly provide product manufacturers critical information needed to make formulation decisions.

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Temperature, Humidity and Vibration Chamber

T:-40°C~150°C H: 40%~95%RH F: 2000Kgf D: 50mm

Temperature humidity chambers simulate the effects that a range of temperature, humidity, and rugged road conditions have on a product or material, for example, telecommunications equipment, photovoltaic solar panels, and automotive connectors that are exposed to outdoor temperature and humidity conditions.

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Thermal Shock Chamber

Temperature Range: -65°C to 150°C

Thermal Shock Environmental Chambers have a product carrier basket that automatically moves a product under test between separately controlled temperature zones. … A single product carrier moves between each zone, subjecting the product to dramatic changes in temperature.

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Composite Vibration Fatique Testing Machine

Thrust: 600 Kgf / Freq: 2 ~ 2000 Hz / Displ: 40mm

Thermal shock testing subjects a product to alternating extremes of high and low temperatures in order to observe changes in the product’s characteristics and failure occurrences caused by different materials and thermal expansion.

High Pressure Spray Water Tester

IPX9K

SAE J1455 is the “go-to” test specification for products associated with the automotive market. It is a good fit for developing a test plan for both on and off road vehicles as well as heavy duty trucks. This machine complies with SAE J1455 thermal spray test specifications.

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Programmable Rain Tester

Test range : JIS (R , S)+IEC (IPX1 , IPX2 , IPX3 , IPX4)

This machine can test the functions of high temperature, low temperature, cold and hot cycle, constant temperature and humidity, high and low-temperature Alternation under different conditions. With more than ten sets of PID automatic calculation functions, the temperature and humidity deviation can be corrected by the program. Provide industry large parts, semi-finished products, finished products, temperature and humidity environment testing, such as computer terminals, automotive parts.

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Mechanical Impact Testing Machine

TBD

Simulates the driving conditions and gravitational acceleration caused by the impact of bumpy road surface and the degree of impact that the connector can withstand while maintaining electrical connectivity.

Xenon Weather-Ometer

Power: 2200W Illum: 3400nm

This devise is designed to artificially reproduce / simulate outdoor and indoor deterioration factors such as sunlight, high and low temperatures, rainfall and dew. It exposes materials to these factors and accelerates the deterioration process to predict their lifespan in a relatively short period of time.

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Material Tests & Testing Equipment

Vickers Hardness Tester

HV0.1°

Measures a material’s ability to resist deformation from a standard source. The Vickers test can be used for metals and plastics and has one of the widest scales among hardness tests.

D.C. Current Tester

Test the load, overload, cycle, etc. after the test, conductor inputs a fixed current.

X-ray Plating Thickness Tester

Analyzes and measures the thickness of electroplating.

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Horiba Alloy Analyzer

Analyzes for heavy metals and hazardous substances (RoHS).

Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy

FTIR analyzer for the simultaneous measurement of multiple components of engine exhaust gases. Simultaneously measure the concentrations of multiple components including NH3, CH4, and CO2, from un-diluted exhaust gas using the Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) method in combination with multivariate analysis algorithm.

UV VIS Spectrophotometer

Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy or ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry (UV–Vis or UV/Vis) refers to absorption spectroscopy or reflectance spectroscopy in part of the ultraviolet and the full, adjacent visible regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Rubber Hardness Tester

Instruments for the measurement of rheological and physical properties of polymers, rubber and rubber compounds at all stages of manufacture.

Cryostat Low Temperature Water Tank

Maintain a stable water temperature according to the test standard for RV (relative viscosity) test.

Plastic Melt Flow Index Tester

At a certain temperature and a certain pressure load, the number of grams of plastic flowing through the holes used to represent a certain fluidity of plastics.

Strength Tests & Testing Equipment

0.2T / 0.5T / 3T Micro-computer Tensile Strength Testing Machines

GT-7010 | 0-500Kgf0-1000Kgf / 0-500Kgf0-2500Kgf

Series of tensile strength testers widely used to determine elongation, compression, flexing, tear, peeling, shear force, adhesive force, etc.of finished or semifinished products such as rubber, plastic, footwear, leathers, metal & wire.

Saline Spray Tester

T: 25°C - 45°C / Air Pressure 0-2.0kg/cm²

Salt spray test is aimed at various kinds of material surface treatment, including coating, electroplating, inorganic and organic film, anodizing, antirust oil and other anti-corrosion treatment, testing the corrosion of its products. Test the anti-corrosion state of the electroplated product as per testing standards ASTM B117, ISO 9227, IEC68-2-11ka, A05-109, CNS 8886, GB 2423.17, GB10125.

Temperature and Humidity Chamber

T: 0°C to +100°C(+150°C) / 10% ~ 95%RH

Temperature humidity chambers (also known as climatic or climate test chambers) simulate the effects that a range of temperature and humidity conditions have on a product or material, for example, telecommunications equipment or photovoltaic solar panels that are exposed to outdoor temperature and humidity conditions. Temperature & Humidity Test Chamber is suitable to test a wide range of products for the automotive, electronic & semiconductor industries including printed circuit boards, electronic components & automobile parts.

Electrical Tests & Testing Equipment

Temperature Rise and Cyclic Heating Tester

(AC) 50A, 100A, 300A, 600A, 1500A

Tests the products ability to safety using electric current.

Design failure mode and effect analysis (DFMEA) is a systematic group of activities used to recognize and evaluate potential systems, products or process failures. … Failure mode and effective analysis (FMEA) is an important part of the design cycle, hence the creation of DFMEA.

D.C. Current Tester

20A, 40A, 140A, 200A

A Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) is a structured analytical tool used by an organization, business unit or cross-functional team to identify and evaluate the potential failures of a process.

D.C. Power Supply / D.C. Electronic Loads

240A

A Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) is a structured analytical tool used by an organization, business unit or cross-functional team to identify and evaluate the potential failures of a process.

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Automatic Insulation / Withstanding Voltage Tester

0 ~ 10KV

A Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) is a structured analytical tool used by an organization, business unit or cross-functional team to identify and evaluate the potential failures of a process.

AC/DC Resistance Voltage Tester

5.0VAC/Max 6.0VDC/Max

A Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) is a structured analytical tool used by an organization, business unit or cross-functional team to identify and evaluate the potential failures of a process.

Measurement Tests