Capturing Data and Generating Alarms with WinSPC Real-Time Statistical Process Control Software | WinSPC Video

August 18, 2023
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WinSPC offers intuitive Quality data entry and can capture independently from your CMMs, ERP and other sources.

Optimizing manufacturing processes begins with capturing and charting data, and generating real-time alarms based on trends and rule violations in that data.

WinSPC’s Data Collection window is typically setup so that, on its left, users are guided through the capturing of data and, on its right, users interact with real-time charts and alarms.

Operators can be trained on this window in minutes and everything on it is security-controlled.

WinSPC can capture virtually any type of data, including:

  • Quality Measurements such as product dimensions and weights, and functional tests.
  • Process parameters, such as machine performance and environmental data.
  • Attribute checks such as visual inspections and defects.
  • And traceability details in the form of tags, such as lot number, shift, or machine.

And WinSPC captures data from almost any source, including: devices and machines, production systems, and databases and files. WinSPC can automatically prompt these sources on a timer. Or they can be manually prompted by an operator.

As data is captured, it is immediately tested against standard SPC rules or user-defined rules. When trends and violations are detected, one or more alarms are triggered.

These alarms range from: color-coded out-of-control indicators to configurable messages; prompts for assignable causes, corrective actions or notes; automated emails to supervisors;…

…and status updates to connected systems and equipment, enabling machine shutdowns, lot containments, and other responses.

To complement the Data Collection window’s charts and alarms, WinSPC includes dashboards. With dashboards, shop personnel can, in one view, see the status of multiple upstream and downstream operations.

Optimized processes produce the highest quality product for the lowest possible cost.

With flexible data capturing, configurable alarms, and dashboard visualizations, WinSPC provides manufacturers the tools for rapid optimization.

We invite you to learn more about WinSPC. Click here to learn more.

About DataNet Quality Systems

DataNet Quality Systems empowers manufacturers to improve products, processes, and profitability through real-time statistical software solutions. The company’s vision is to deliver trusted and capable technology solutions that allow manufacturers to create the highest quality product for the lowest possible cost. DataNet’s flagship product, WinSPC, provides statistical decision-making at the point of production and delivers real-time, actionable information to where it is needed most. With over 2500 customers worldwide and distributors across the globe, DataNet is dedicated to delivering a high level of customer service and support, shop-floor expertise, and training in the areas of Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing services.