In our FAQ we answer your questions about our software solutions:
In our FAQ we answer your questions about our software solutions:
No, with additional modules you can also collect test data for other measurement units or attribute tests (manual input).
We can even offer you a rivet tester for riveting points and riveting tools.
It is likely that the station assignment was not placed. This tells QS-Torque which station the bolting position tool assignment should be transmitted to in order for it to be available there for tests.
If the tool was assigned at a bolting position and / or if there have been tests you can only delete the data set when the bolting position has been deleted.
Yes! We have a wide range of functionalities and modules for our systems which cover most of the requirements our potential and new clients inquire about. But there are still always new topics that require an extension of our product. Thereby we specifically respond to clients’ wishes, consider the demands in the overall concept and extend the system, if possible, in a way so that all our clients can use it. That way all IPM users benefit from new requests.
Special requests which are only relevant for the respective client will also be implemented in the product but will only be made available for that client through the modular structure.
Measurement data / process data has to be documented for several reasons. First, there may be legal provisions with regards to product liability that require documentation. Second, in-house quality guidelines can only be met with detailed data documentation. The quality of products and processes can only be kept on a high level if they are constantly monitored and improved. Status values are usually not sufficient to get an impression of the current quality status. In addition, status values do not indicate how this status came to be (OK, NOK). For this purpose, detailed process values are required in order to understand, why a component was rated OK or NOK. In the field of bolting technology, even curves are necessary to evaluate certain problematic situations and to derive corresponding measures.
There are several scenarios. Primarily, a life cycle file should be available for every assembled product. The requirements are always the same:
A proper component tracing can only be ensured if these values are sufficiently documented. In case of product recalls, affected components can be specifically searched. IPM offers all of those functionalities.
Yes, IPM can be used for all processes. No matter what kind of measurement and process values there are, IPM can record and visualize them in evaluations/reports.
A worker guidance (worker assistance system or assembly assistance system) accompanies your employees step by step with clearly arranged on-screen instructions and visualizes every single process step, if desired. Which information you want to give your workers at which process step is something that you can define for yourself. Moreover, with our worker guidance, for example, position detection of a tool in three-dimensional space is possible, as well as pick-to-light. IPM PG will guide your workers through the most diverse production processes like riveting, tightening or filling.
A software for supporting assembly sequences especially makes sense if, e.g. there are new or amended processes in the production. These changes often complicate the work routine of the respective workers. In many cases, however, new workers simply lack the experience, practiced workers overlook recently made changes in the assembly sequences and use the wrong parts or work instructions on paper are worn and hard to read. In these cases, you can achieve many improvements with visualized instructions.
Especially when processes in assembly change frequently and instructions or elaborate training for your employees would be necessary, the saving potential of both time and money can be tremendously high. The later errors in the assembly process are detected, the more complicated the rework. Immediate information by an IT solution enable a prompt correction of errors. Moreover, automated documentation of process steps renders manual documentation unnecessary. The same is true for researching process information, which is also carried out automatically with a worker guidance software.
In e-mail archiving, electronic messages including any attachments are stored audit-proof according to several laws, i.e. in an unalterable way and for the long term. To do this, the messages are deleted from the mail server and stored in a separate system. Result: The mail server and the connected clients are relieved to a great degree.
To achieve a cost reduction in the storage area of databases is a very difficult objective and requires a standardized database archiving solution like CHRONOS. In database archiving, the savings potential is many times greater than in document management or e-mail archiving systems, since the reduction of database size automatically leads to a major shrinking of index areas and backup files. Moreover, the times required for recreating a database in case of error that are stipulated in “quality-of-service-agreements” can be much more easily met.
However, in product support and in the media, the issue of database archiving is still a seldom one. This might be due to the complexity of the problem. Yet precisely when it comes to storage management or backup and recovery processes, standard tools like CHRONOS take the work out of the hands of people responsible for databases so that they may concentrate on the more essential aspects of their job.
In conclusion, it can be said that, compared with classic ECM issues like e-mail or document archiving, database archiving has a higher complexity, but the ROI can also be reached faster and more clearly.
Systems for document management (DMS) support companies in storing the enormous torrents of electronic documents researchable and pursuant to the ILM concept (information lifecycle management concept) on the individually most suitable medium. In doing this, apart from the documents and description data, so-called meta data are stored in order to make the search for information more efficient. Most of the recent systems also implement functions to recognize duplicates in order to minimize the memory consumption. Economic efficiency is achieved by the systems described above by relieving the productive systems and by storing rarely needed, historical data on cost-efficient storage areas.