Quality Assurance

An overriding commitment to quality

Power Drives, Inc. has been established for the better part of the last century. Our history, strong vendor relationships and longstanding commitment to quality have positioned us as a leader in the industry. Our management system is certified to ISO 9001:IATF 16949:2016 and our quality statement is simply: “Delivering Quality Products on Time…Every Time.”

PDI utilizes the following Quality Core Tools:

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

  • Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Process Flow Diagrams
  • Control Plans
  • Process Studies
  • Product Characteristics Evaluation
  • Material Evaluations
  • Dimensional Layout Capabilities
  • Instrument Calibration
  • Cleanliness Testing

PDI’s laboratory scope includes 3-D measurement capabilities. Measurement devices and instruments are calibrated to gauges that are traceable to NIST certification. Our cleanliness testing capabilities include:

  • Product Cleanliness Testing and Evaluation per ISO 16232 (Gravimetric Testing)
    • Particle Counting by particle count and maximum particle size and weight
  • Cleaning to ISO Standards and Customer Standards

PDI also pressure tests pneumatically for mass flow and pressure decay, and hydrostatically for pressure decay.

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PDI was established in 1946 in Buffalo, NY. We started out as an industrial stocking distributor and have grown over the years to not only distribute but manufacture products for fluid transference and treatment. Our dedication to innovation has made us an engineering-driven and focused company, working on everyday fluid conveyance solutions and complex engineered systems to make our customers’ lives easier.

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