Systems are becoming technologically more complex
while development times and
the “Time to Market” (TTM) span decrease. At the same time, the manufacturing
industry is confronted with an extreme increase in quality demands from the
market, together with high cost pressure, affecting all involved.
The smallest faults in highly complex components can
result in incalculable recall campaigns, which, in turn, can lead to a lasting
loss of image for manufacturers or suppliers.
Faults also mean rework, repair or exchange of
components. Normally, these products or components will have to repeat a
certain process again.
Unnecessary movement of machines, time wasted during
the processing or transport of product components, material shortages and
needlesssetup time all result in ineffective
This all costs time, material and money - efficiency
and productivity decrease.
Beside the product quality, process quality is a
decisive competitive factor. We offer a tool-set for optimal quality improvement
capable of improving processes and of detecting deviations at an early stage.
This tool supports methods and strategies such as zero-fault production (zero
ppm), Six Sigma, Manufacturing Excellence and many more. Product and process
quality are analyzed and corrective measures are defined.
With the iTAC.MES.Suite, we can determine process-relevant
options for improvement. The standard software supplies the relevant
process-oriented measurement values at the touch of a button.
The online process monitor in the standard software permits
near real-time detection and display of manufacturing faults and quality deviations
during the production process. Fault characteristics can be transferred
directly from the testing system to the iTAC.MES.Suite on an individual item
level or can be determined using variable measurement data, statistically
evaluated and visualized on a control center display.
Besides quality, processes can be improved sustainably,
efficiency can be increased and costs reduced.