Using the 1608 module, Sciemetric Instruments’ expanded modular sigPOD hardware platform supports up to 24 analog channels and six encoder input channels. The robust sigPOD is a flexible platform designed for usability and visibility in live production environments. This out-of-the-box hardware and software system for monitoring test and assembly processes is designed to integrate seamlessly into production lines. According to the company, sigPOD is easy to configure, saves time by increasing efficiency of manufacturing processes, and displays detailed results of manufacturing processes in real time. Sciemetric's newly developed eight-channel expansion module—model 1608—can be connected to any of the company’s sigPOD systems to expand it in eight-channel increments to a maximum of 24 channels. The company’s full range of sigPOD instrumentation products are used to verify and control a variety of standard manufacturing operations such as assembly-press monitoring, leak testing, vibration analysis, and functional testing.