Quantum Controls' Manufacturing Monitoring Software
28 April 1998Quantum Controls' Software Sets New Standard for Monitoring Manufacturing Processes
DETROIT, April 28 -- Plymouth, Michigan-based Quantum Controls (QCI) will unveil SignatureVIEW 2.1 -- cost-cutting, quality- monitoring software for manufacturing equipment -- at the International Automotive Manufacturing (IAM) trade show in Detroit May 12-14. SignatureVIEW 2.1 meets a new standard for monitoring manufacturing processes by checking individual repeatable cycles against a previously recorded set of limits and by monitoring the process capability. These two functions provide comprehensive monitoring for manufacturers as well as a method for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of machine tool equipment to meet the Tooling and Equipment (TE) supplement requirements of ISO 9001 certification. The TE supplement requires OEMs to provide a means to monitor the reliability and maintainability of their equipment in the manufacturer's plant. In creating SignatureVIEW 2.1, QCI merged its SignatureVIEW 2.0 signature analysis program with Quantum SPC to enhance SignatureVIEW's statistical process control (SPC) features. Both SignatureVIEW and Quantum SPC are built with National Instruments LabVIEW 5.0(TM) software. SignatureVIEW and Quantum SPC communicate through Quantum SPC's dynamic data exchange (DDE) server. With the DDE server Quantum SPC, can be integrated into any DDE-enabled Windows Program. SignatureVIEW's standard hardware package includes a Nematron Pentium- based industrialized computer, National Instrument's data acquisition board for sixteen (16) analog inputs, signal conditioning for voltage, current, or thermocouple signals, and an enclosure. QCI will demonstrate SignatureVIEW and Quantum SPC at the IAM show in Detroit's Cobo Hall at National Instrument's Booth: #1317. For more information, visit QCI's Web site at http://www.quantumone.com. National Instruments, , headquartered in Austin, Texas, manufactures software and hardware products for PCs and workstations that scientists and engineers worldwide use to build measurement and automation systems. These systems are used for research and industrial applications such as automated testing, laboratory automation, advanced research, industrial control, factory automation, physiological monitoring, numerical analysis, and data visualization. Nematron, , designs and manufactures PC-based industrial automation products that include software for direct machine control, process visualization and data acquisition. In addition, the company produces related hardware products that leverage or support its software. Nematron products cover a broad spectrum from low-end operator interface to Windows NT control software, including OpenControl(TM), Paragon(TM), PowerVIEW(TM), AutoNet(TM) and FloPro(R). For additional information about Nematron, visit its Web site: http://www.nematron.com. Quantum Controls, Inc., an industrial automation and control systems integrator, is an industry leader in quality improvement, environmental emissions, process control, machine control, material handling, and test & measurement systems. In addition, QCI is a Ford Q1 business partner, a Tier-one supplier to GM and Chrysler, and a Tier-two supplier that serves approximately 150 OEMs. Base Price: SignatureVIEW 2.1 standard hardware package $11,960 Availability: Now SOURCE Quantum Controls, Inc.