Aspherical Plastic Lens Manufacturing & Plastic Molds Hinode Co., Ltd.

5-17-5 Kita-Machi, Nerima-Ku, Tokyo 179-0081 Tel:81-(0)3-3937-1341


Inspection and Quality Management System

Quality Policy

We promise to deliver the highest quality products by upholding a principle of coexistence, placing our customers first, unifying our employees, and striving as a company for improvement of quality.

In order to put this policy into action, we promote the items listed below and establish quality objectives using specific numerical goals.

Practicing 8S’

8S consists of the 5 Japanese words “seiri” (organization), “seiton” (arrangement), “seiketsu” (sanitary), “seiso” (clean), and “soyou” (education), as well as the 3 English words “safety”, “speed up”, and “space saving”. The 5 Japanese words are the basis of operation and are strictly observed. The 3 English words are related to improvement of production technology and are thoroughly supervised.

Development and Maintenance of Systems to Obtain ISO9001:2008 Certification

We have developed a system for the procedures, documentation, and items of ISO9001:2008 certification. Also, we are steadily advancing the implementation of traceability in order enable maintenance of the system.    >>ISO19001:2008(PDF)
ISO9001

Quality Objectives for FY 2008

We have the objective of 100% implementation of quality management (including data management) for products produced in processing factories. The numerical goals for each section are shown below.
Section Goal Calculation Method Frequency of Statistical Calculation
Ibaraki Factory Product pass rate of 99.1% or greater Number of passed products/Total number of molded products 1 time per month
Mizuho Factory Product pass rate of 97.5% or greater Number of passed products/Total number of molded products 1 time per month
Quality Assurance Group Product shipping lot pass rate of 99.5% or greater Number of passed shipped lots/Total number of shipped lots 1 time per month
Inspection pass rate of 20 PPM or less for all transparent molded products Number of returns/Total number of shipments (excluding return of lots) 1 time per month
3 or less claims from customers Total number of customer claims per month 1 time per month
Production Management Procurement Group Deadline achievement rate of 90% or greater Number of lots shipped before deadline/Total number of shipped lots 1 time per month
Sales Group
(Headquarters Manufacturing Technology Factory, Machine Section)
New mold pass rate of 90% or greater Number of passed new molds/Number of new molds manufactured (In these calculations, molds that pass when the shape model is submitted within 2 times are considered as “passing”. All molds for which shape models are submitted 3 or more times are considered as “failing” within these calculations. 1 time every half a year

Introduction of Quality Management (scenes of inspection at our factory in China)

Lens inspection
Lens inspection
Thorough instruction in QC management
Thorough instruction in QC management
Aspherical measurement
Aspherical measurement

During final processing of molds for lenses, employees use an elevator to enter this work area direct from the clean room.
During final processing of molds for lenses, employees use an elevator to enter this work area direct from the clean room. Dust prevention clothing is essential for operation which requires a clean environment.

A lens inspection is performed for all molds. HINODE uses a SQM system to ensure quality in all of our processes.
A lens inspection is performed for all molds. HINODE uses a SQM system to ensure quality in all of our processes.

At HINODE, implementation of periodic QC education for our employees is the basis of our thorough quality policy. As a result, we have received an award of excellence many times from
At HINODE, implementation of periodic QC education for our employees is the basis of our thorough quality policy. As a result, we have received an award of excellence many times from
Canon Zhuhai, Inc. Also, we obtained ISO9001:2000 certification in March, and continue to advance our record of making quality the highest priority.


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