The Yamaha Quality Support Center
Right near the entrance to one of Yamaha's main office and factory complexes stands an imposing, almost windowless structure that is a vital arm of Yamaha's Quality Management System. The Quality Support Center is a world-class testing laboratory that houses some of the most advanced and sensitive testing facilities for electronic devices available anywhere, plus some tortuous durability tests that are almost shocking in their severity. The EMC test chambers at the Quality Support Center comply with ISO 17025 standards: "general requirements for competence of testing and calibration laboratories." Not many manufacturers operate an internationally accredited facility of this scale or capability.
Large EMC Test Chamber
EMC Test Chamber Control Room
Small EMC Test Chamber
Encoder Durability Testing
Non-destructive X-ray Tomography
Cable Durability Testing
Computer-controlled Vibration Table
Small-item Drop Test
Yamaha's Quality & Engineering Planning Division handles testing requested by the various product development divisions in accordance with the Yamaha Quality Management System.
Production can only begin after the final engineering samples have passed all tests and have been fully approved by the Quality Support Center as well as all of the involved development groups. But that is by no means the end of quality management. Monitoring and testing continue throughout the manufacturing process to ensure that quality goals are maintained.