MES Module Quality Assurance (QA)

Our module Quality Assurance (QA) ensures a complete documentation of inspection orders – paperless and traceable at any time at the push of a button. Your benefits: Freely configurable inspection characteristics, digital documentation, continuous transparency or reducing expenditure of time.

The Most Important Functions at a Glance

  • Freely configurable definition of the inspection plan type
  • Configuration of different inspection orders, e.g. allow manual inspection points, skip inspection points, external creation of inspection orders
  • Creating and editing inspection plans including a configurable status profile for state transitions and assignment of rights
  • Detailed definition of test characteristics including specification of test equipment, determination of boundary types, limits to be complied with and requests for action
  • Defining different triggers, e.g. time-based or with regard to the production order

Benefits for Your Corporate Success

  • Easy integration in FASTEC 4 PRO and therefore no additional IT interface
  • Orders can be triggered automatically based on MDA/PDA data; integration of MDA data, especially process messages, into the inspection order is possible
  • Freely configurable inspection characteristics and inspection plan types as well as presetting of binding inspection points
  • Continuous transparency throughout the plant, changes and release of inspection orders
  • Inspection orders open interactively, e.g. when the machine is being cleaned
  • Reducing expenditure of time by eliminating manual protocols
  • Reducing potential sources of error through eliminating transmission errors

Module Quality Assurance (QA)

Standard Functions Included

  • Automatic data transfer from peripheral devices/PLC
  • Automatic inspection
  • Data archiving
  • Digital checklists
  • Simple inspection plan creation
  • Intuitive operator entries during production
  • Proactive information management
  • Inspection plans/inspection orders
  • Statistical process controls (SPC)
  • Top level dashboards on large screens

Module Detailed Scheduling (DS)

Standard Functions Included

  • Production variants/versions
  • Gantt chart with drag and drop functionality
  • Comfort functions for an efficient planning process
  • Planning regarding limited work center capacities
  • Testing of rule violations
  • Scenarios with analyses

Optional Extensions

  • Equipment availability planning
  • Material availability planning
  • Personnel availability planning
  • Campaigns/planning groups
  • Changeover matrices/rules, calculation of the set-up times

Module Traceability (TRC)

Standard Functions Included

  • First Pass Yield
  • Forward and backward searches

Optional Extensions

  • Connection to measuring equipment (Q-DAS)
  • Label printer control
  • Material review board (MRB)
  • Material traceability
  • Process traceability
  • Process interlocking
  • Serial number/batch traceability
  • Serial number generator

Module Maintenance (M)

Standard Functions Included

  • Planned maintenance
  • Personnel deployment and requirements planning
  • Alerting
  • Hierarchical structures
  • Maintenance plans/orders
  • Calendar/runtime/counter/state triggers
  • Request and task management
  • MTBF/MTTR
  • Pareto and Pivot analyses
  • Autonomous maintenance
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Synchronization with MDA

Module Machine Data Acquisition (MDA)

Standard Functions Included

  • Intuitive input screens
  • Comprehensive and simple reporting
    – Differentiation of rejects
    – Performance analysis
    – MTBF/MTTR
    – Set-up time report
    – States reports
  • Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)

Optional Extensions

  • KPI configurator
  • Process data acquisition
  • Process messages (PM)

Module Production Data Acquisition (PDA)

Standard Functions Included

  • Production order management
    – Routings
    – Bill of material
  • Various order types

Optional Extensions

  • Automatic order start from PLC
  • DNC/EDS set data management
  • Document display
    – e.g. training videos, changeover instructions
  • Dynamic target set-up times
  • Energy data collection
  • ERP bookings
    – Recording of quantities/time regarding the production order/start date
    – Automatic reporting into the ERP system
    – Based on packing instructions

Basic Module

Standard Functions Included

  • Audit trail
  • Basic data editor
  • User/rights management
  • Multilingualism
  • Report Designer
  • View Designer
  • Master data management
  • Resource Logbook

Optional Extensions

  • Alerts
  • Connection to BI/BW systems
  • ERP interface
  • Graphical online monitoring (e.g. Andon board)
  • Machine connection
  • Mobile Client
  • Office Client

Fair and Flexible – You Only Buy and Pay for What You Really Need

Our seven modules are complemented by twelve additional functions and many functionalities. This allows you to select the software components you need and you can focus on digitalizing your production step by step. We will be pleased to advise you!

Handwritten Inspection in Production

Automated/FASTEC 4 PRO

Module Quality Assurance (QA): In Detail

A paperless factory is still out of reach in some places – a mixture of Excel spreadsheets and Word documents that have to be filled out by hand is still the norm. This applies to numerous production companies – irrespective of industry and size. In addition, machine operators themselves have to ensure that the inspection intervals are adhered to and make decisions about the quality of the produced goods (“okay”/”not okay”). Apart from the use of resources and the time expended, a constant potential for error therefore accompanies data acquisition – from complying with inspection intervals to precise logging and evaluation. FASTEC offers an attractive answer to the complex issues named above: The newly developed quality module is paperless, precise and highly configurable. In combination with the module Production Data Acquisition (PDA) your digital order documentation gets off to a good start. Following a holistic and consistent approach, the first version of the new module already offers significantly more functions than many common SPC tools. While SPC is primarily concerned with the manual acquisition of variable and attributive characteristics, the quality module offers a number of additional functions, such as the digitization of set-up checklists.

Different characteristics defined in an inspection plan can be checked at self-defined intervals. In addition, process and quality checks can be partially automated and carried out without the machine operators. This is possible, for example, when checking the Lot codes using a stationary scanner. The range of possible inspection point creations meets all requirements: Automated triggers for digital monitoring, for instance of time, working operation, quantity and condition, ensure consistent quality controls and increase transparency in production. In combination with the creation of individual inspection plans to define step sequences, variable and attributive and comparative characteristics as well as extensive options for text and numerical entry, the paperless factory is noticeably and profitably within reach.

The digitalized and automated order documentation not only eliminates manual transmission orders, it also saves you time. The machine operator can focus on his actual work. Furthermore, the quality module shows its advantages in audits: At the push of a button and without taking a long time searching in folders, the relevant documentation can be consistently reviewed.

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