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Intelligent product enhancement enables comprehensive interaction with the machine level
Where in the past you had to rely on loose coupling to a CAQ system, today you can go in new, interactive directions with software-supported quality assurance. In-process quality assurance is a new, intelligent product extension of the MES solution cronetwork.
“We transfer all test specifications, test equipment and test plans from existing sources into our system and manage them. We use this information to serve almost all other cronetwork modules,” says Thomas Krainz, Member of the Board and responsible for strategic product management at Industrie Informatik, describing the new solution.
For him, the added value lies clearly in the fact that we have moved from a reactionary observation of qualitative manufacturing results in retrospect, to a proactive role that allows us to react to possible quality problems already during the production process. In short, manufacturing quality is no longer checked and evaluated afterwards, but is assured during the production process. Using integrated statistical process control (SPC) functionality, the recorded results are also statistically evaluated and visually prepared for the user.
The complete integration in cronetwork MES enables additional use scenarios, Krainz adds: “Full access to all our product functionalities allows us, among other things, to interact comprehensively with the automation and machine levels. For example, if test specifications at a plant are not complied with, for whatever reason, we can automatically initiate organizational measures and workflows, up to and including automatically stopping of the machine or system. Machine downtimes, high downtime costs, etc. can thus be counteracted at an early stage.”
The new intelligent product enhancement In-Process Quality Assurance enables cronetwork clients to counteract machine downtimes, high downtime costs, etc. at an early stage.