Improve Quality Control on Your Manufacturing Line
Enabling effective quality control processes on your line is achieved through integrating measurement, monitoring, data collection, and reporting into each critical-to-quality station or process on your line. Catching and analyzing defects in real time helps manufacturers in the process of production control: monitor and improve quality, improve production efficiency, and achieve higher yields by catching quality issues in manufacturing in-process when they are the easiest and most cost-effective to fix.
The sigPOD enables accurate, dependable quality control and quality improvement in manufacturing. Visualized reporting provides valuable insight into your processes, giving manufacturers the ability to analyze and correct the cause of defects quickly and with minimal disruption as part of production quality management procedures. Sciemetric's sigPOD real time production monitoring system can be deployed across the production line with virtually any manufacturing process, including:
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sigPOD: A Data-Driven, Real Time Production Monitoring System for Defect Detection and Quality Control
Catching product defects as they occur is less costly and disruptive than identifying issues at the end of the line. The sigPOD is a real time production monitoring system designed to test in-process, identifying any anomalies during a process in real time so that the part or assembly can be quickly removed before moving a faulty part further down the line. The sigPOD’s unique, powerful data capabilities also allow these quality issues to be easily and quickly investigated to identify the problem, how to fix it, and how to prevent it from happening again.
The Real Difference is in Sciemetric’s Data
The Sciemetric sigPOD is equipped with our unique PSV™ (process signature verification) technology. Using digital process signature analysis and process signature verification, manufacturers have access to a clear, visual representation of everything that happened through every millisecond of a manufacturing process or test cycle.
How It Works:
During every test process, sigPOD measures and records hundreds of datapoints. These datapoints are connected to create the visual signature. The baseline signature profile of a pass vs. a fail part/process makes it easy to establish a range of acceptable deviation. This acceptable limit is set in the system and when it is breached, the system will identify the process as a fail. This allows you to detect defects in real time before the part moves on to the next station, or even further down the line where the faulty part is more difficult and costly to fix. This software also allows plant engineers to understand where and why the defects occurred, making it easier to prevent issues in the future.
By analyzing and collecting more data points than is typical in conventional test systems, PSV provides the most accurate, reliable, and repeatable measurement of manufacturing processes.
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Using sigPOD for Non Destructive Testing (NDT): Reduce Scrap and Improve Test Accuracy
Sample testing is a destructive testing technique that removes a percentage of parts from production to perform field tests to gauge quality. This technique inevitably ends with a high percentage of unnecessary wasted, scrap parts—and is still largely subjective.
Using sigPOD, you can enable ndt (non destructive testing) to accurately and objectively test every single part that comes across your production line, not just a sample. Using ndt testing you are able to identify and remove only defective products from your line to reduce costly and unnecessary scrap. Traceability also gives you a quality record for each device.
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sigPOD Offers Cost Savings with One Common Solution Across Your Line
One of the many benefits of using sigPOD for quality control and production monitoring is that it is so flexible and can be used to monitor quality on nearly any process on your line. You can standardize your in-process, quality monitoring and tests with the sigPOD system to streamline everything from training, maintenance, test development, and analysis to save your plant time and money. Experience the benefits of commonality on your assembly line:
- Common Hardware: Take less time to learn how to use, set up, or apply a new system. If there’s a problem with the system on the line, swap it out fast with another standard box.
- Common Software: Work with a standard platform that makes it easy to correlate downstream failures with upstream processes and solve problems faster.
- Common Look and Feel: Though adapted for a specific application, all the hardware is the same and all the software looks and feels the same.
- Common Learning Curve: Shorten the learning curve for busy engineers and for operators to move between stations without the need for extensive training.
- Common Spare Parts: You don’t need to maintain a vast inventory of spares for all kinds of systems. One hardware box can be used for many applications on the line.
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