In the manufacturing world there are many different types of data collection. Some types involve production counts or machine up time, but this discussion is centered on data collection for establishing and monitoring product quality.
Quality’s continuing conversation with Jason Chester, Director of Global Channel Programs for InfinityQS, on SPC and the smart factory. This is the final part of the three-part series of our conversation.
Statistical process control (SPC) software is a large part of data collection and analysis in the modern manufacturing environment where quality control is a necessity. To understand what is needed from SPC software nowadays, we need to first understand the difference between traditional, on-premise SPC software and an e-commerce SPC solution.
Data collection on the factory floor can be a challenge. Even the smallest enterprise can generate massive amounts of data, and collecting this data is only a first step on the path to a successful IIoT project.
Meta. It’s a term that means “self-reference” and was born in postmodernism, a description of the ideology, culture, and literature of the late 2oth century. Postmodernism, particularly in regard to literature, is marked by the rise of dark humor, unreliable narrators, and parody as a way to comment on our world in a fresh and interesting way. Think M. Night Shyamalan and plot-twists.
Digitizing an organization’s existing systems, processes, tasks and assets can be a daunting undertaking. There are a myriad of different workflow processes to examine, siloed departments to incorporate and even existing connected device (i.e. IoT) data to consolidate.
Two years ago, Process Engineer Bill Roberts and his team at Minnesota-based Roberts Automatic Products, Inc., were looking to improve the company’s statistical process control (SPC) and its overall data collection processes.
For medical device manufacturers, having a product that functions as designed is critical, as a person’s health—or even their life—could be at risk. It’s one thing if my Alexa won’t respond to a voice command to remind me of a task, but it may be life threatening if my asthma inhaler won’t give me the medication I need when I’m struggling to breathe.