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Extensions

There are special functions available for the single products of the Q-DAS software portfolio. You may add them as an extension to your product.

Languages

solara.MP is available in 22 languages. One click is all it takes to switch the language of a specific view. Employees working in different plants all over the world may apply Q-DAS software in their own language.

Overview (PDF 176 kB)

Form Designer

Q-DAS Form Designer makes it easy to create and modify available report templates. You may apply these templates in any Q-DAS software product. The interaction with M-QIS helps you adapt reports to the specific requirements of your intended recipients. Select from a tool box of texts, statistics, parts data, characteristics data and additional data as well as graphics (qs-STAT graphics and image files in the BMP, JPG, EMF and WMF format) and add links and logical operation formulas. Use drag-and-drop functionalities to position these elements in a report.

Overview (PDF 158 kB)

3D CAD Viewer

CAD models offer visual support in performing measuring tasks. The integrated reporting system illustrate test results and evaluation results based on a CAD model.

3D CAD providing the basis for test plans

With a test plan available in qs-STAT and measured values recorded, you may assign characteristics to the CAD model after selecting them.

Supporting data recording

Approved as tools for the real-time visualisation of results and SPC alarm control, the tool is now even designed to show characteristic-specific views in the CAD model. It guides the operator perfectly through the measuring task.

Reports including 3D CAD

The CAD models serve their purpose in many fields of statistical analysis; they can even be used in reports. Individual and customised reports refer to the respective CAD model. Since the features/characteristics are allocated to the drawing, the report automatically shows the relevant characteristics in the CAD model together with associated evaluation results.

Overview (PDF 149 kB)

Web service

Web solution for Q-DAS software products do not have to be installed on a computer but run on an Internet browser.

qs-STAT Web

Similar to the classical qs-STAT software, it focuses on sample analysis functionalities for machine performance studies and the range of functions required for continuous process capability analysis. Users load the data to be analysed from the Q-DAS database by applying filters and selection criteria. They generate and use statistics, graphics and reports interactively in a web environment.

Overview (PDF 136 kB)

Serial interfaces

You may use procella to transfer measurement data directly via serial interface (RS-232). Here is an overview of available interface packages.

Overview of interface packages (PDF 116 kB)

Q-DM Datamanagement

The Q-DAS database forms the basis for statistical evaluations in qs-STAT. Only the database makes it easy to compare different information (machines, orders, etc.) and evaluate them automatically in M-QIS Engine.

Transfer of data

Q-DM is typically installed on a server in your network, sometimes even as a service. It monitors directories cyclically storing Q-DAS files. As soon as you store a file in a directory you Q-DM monitors, the systems saves its contents to a Q-DAS database. This process is based on defined rules you adjusted in Q-DM; these rules ensure a clear allocation of measurement information in the database.

You may adjust a wide range of settings, e.g. how to respond to alarms occuring while loading files in the database and store specific information to be considered in subsequent evaluations. The tool is able to generate protocols when a problem occurs while transferring data, e.g. due to a missing network connection or erroneous files and sends them to system administrators by email. The major task of Q-DM Datamanagement is to guarantee a smooth data flow.

Converter

In case your data are not available in the Q-DAS data format, you may apply a converter in Q-DM. It converts the foreign format into Q-DAS files and loads them in the database.

Overview (PDF 113 kB)

Q-ARC

Automated archiving for a high-performance database

Q-ARC is only an extension to M-QIS Engine.

Even in case of high-performance databases, there is the time when you have to consider whether it is reasonable to store all collected measured value information in a single database. Since you usually try not to just delete the data in order to raise the performance, you try to outsource the data, i.e. store them in different databases or save them as Q-DAS ASCII files.

Q-ARC is the perfect tool for an automated archiving of data. As an example, you want a database to keep data for 12 months. As soon as 12 months are over, you archive all the data that are older than 12 months. This is a job that Q-ARC is able to perform.

You manage Q-ARC jobs in M-QIS. After purchasing a Q-ARC licence, M-QIS Engine offers archiving jobs.

Overview (PDF 102 kB)

SAP QM-IDI interface

Test planning in SAP and retransfer of measured value information and usage decisions to SAP

The QM module of SAP R/3 offers the “inspection data interface” (QM-IDI) to external systems. This is how users transfer relevant data such as inspection lots, characteristics and measured values.

You use SAP for test planning purposes, i.e. you define when you measure which characteristic and where. This information is transferred to a local Q-DAS database in the form of an inspection lot. The operator is now able to open it in a Q-DAS software product.

This approach is frequently applied in the Q-DAS software products O-QIS or procella. procella is the perfect choice for the recording of test data whereas SAP is focused on test planning. You may thus benefit from a combination of both.

Overview (PDF 203 kB)

SAP QM-STI interface

The “Statistical Data Interface (QM-STI)“ of SAP R/3’s QM module helps you evaluate data that have already been saved in the SAP system in Q-DAS statistical software products.

SAP transfers the data to be evaluated to Q-DAS via QM-STI interface. Now you use qs-STAT to start Q-DAS analyses.

Overview (PDF 340 kB)

Overview

Download an overview of all extensions as a PDF (PDF 767 kB)

Download Q-DAS brochure

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Kontakt

Christian G. H. Meinertz
Salgsdirektør
T +45 4086 5526
cgm@metrologic.dk

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