This means that the system can better identify the causes for scrap parts and possibly prevent them altogether. If employees from quality control detect a bad part in the X-ray machine, the system operators can check the data matrix to see whether a process parameter has gone off course, enabling them to keep better control over the parameter in the future. After all, the later a bad part surfaces in the production chain, the more costs it generates in follow-up processes.
The goal is to discover bad parts far before quality control. “SmartCMS helps our customers collect quality data and define windows for parameters that ensure high-quality parts,” says Walter.