One of the key benefits of ProFicient’s real-time SPC solution is the ability to proactively manage quality. The moment an alarm or defect occurs, ProFicient sends automated alerts, helping users better understand and control manufacturing operations.
ProFicient can convey alarms through email notifications and by passing information outside of InfinityQS such that flashing lights can be illuminated on the shop floor, an audible alarm can be sounded, or customizable windows can pop up on any workstation.
InfinityQS can trigger alarms based on any combination of Western Electric rules. Non-statistical alarms can also be triggered in such situations as when a subgroup has been disabled, when a data value falls out of specification, or when a subgroup has been edited. Additionally, default alarm rules can be edited or modified to suit your specific needs. You can even create your own custom alarm rules.
Data Collection Alerts and Alarms
Your company may require data to be collected regularly based on time-specific intervals. ProFicient allows you to easily specify when, where and how data collection must occur. If an operator must enter data every hour, ProFicient reminds them with large pop-up notifications. Acceptable time windows can be specified, allowing flexibility for when data must be entered. If data is not collected, ProFicient saves a detailed notification to the database, sends email(s) alerts, and optionally locks out the operator from further data collection. Additionally, ProFicient can require users to enter an Assignable Cause and a Corrective Action for why data was not collected.
Process Event Handling
This feature automatically logs downtime and events to the database while optionally requiring Assignable Causes and Corrective Actions to be entered. Detailed event information and related control chart images are automatically emailed to engineering and managerial staff via a company’s existing email application. Individuals receiving ProFicient emails are not required to use or purchase InfinityQS SPC software products.
Fully Automated Notification Management
Instead of manually monitoring and reacting to events, InfinityQS products allow fully automated notification management. Remote Alarm Monitor Service (RAMS) and Remote Event Monitor Service (REMS) automate shop floor data monitoring with real-time event-logging and communications with external systems. These tools allow ProFicient to manage quality by exception and provide closed-loop process control while requiring no human intervention.