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Quantum Controls' Manufacturing Monitoring Software

28 April 1998

Quantum 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
    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:
    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.