O-QIS provides essential features fully supporting users in their quality assessment tasks. The software covers the fields of classical statistical process control (SPC), online alarm monitoring, alert function and online visualisation.
SPC for process documentation
There are different ways to record measurement and test data and to transfer them to O-QIS. Besides manual input of data, the software is also able to transfer data directly from portable measuring equipment, multipoint measuring instruments, measuring devices and multiplexers via RS232 or USB interface. Appealing charts (e.g. quality control chart, value chart, bar chart, etc.) visualise the recorded measured values and help users to evaluate them for the respective purpose.
The software’s high flexibility allows users to adapt the recording and visualisation of data to specific tasks. Users can adjust the software according to their requirements – from a configuration that is easy to use to any individually defined measurement process control.
Online alarm monitoring creates transparency
Recording a mass of data in a short time, as is the case with process parameters from assembly systems, injection moulding machines or furnaces, requires real-time visualisation and alarm monitoring. Whether you need to show individuals, trend charts of measured values or a compact status indication of each production facility, O-QIS® offers the graphics and tables you need. The software transfers the data collected by the measurement system in the Q-DAS ASCII transfer format.
Real-time visualisation for smart decisions
The visualisation of measurements including many characteristics and long measurement cycles, e.g. measurements from coordinate measuring machines or complex measuring devices, focuses on characteristics causing problems; the software highlights them. This approach makes it easy to identify the weak points of a process.
A well-structured graphical user interface with simple buttons wins high acceptance among users.
Alert function raises confidence
In order to minimise the risk of overlooking deviations from target specifications, O-QIS immediately checks whether measured values meet individual alarm conditions. There are different ways to inform selected users of an alarm that has occurred. The software shows the characteristics causing the alarm and is also able to generate and send reports automatically (printout, PDF, E-Mail or SMS).
The following functionalities are a perfect extension to the Q-DAS software product Q-QIS:
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.
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.
Functionalities in a web browser
Web solution for Q-DAS software products do not have to be installed on a computer but run on an Internet browser.
O-QIS Web gives priority to data visualisation. The respective measurement information is already available in the Q-DAS database. O-QIS Web visualises and updates it cyclically benefiting from some database functionalities. The configuration of the single levels and the visual design is very flexible to design in O-QIS Web.
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.
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.
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.
- Real-time visualisation
- SPC / recording of measurement data
- Alarm status overview