Surface Quality Management System
The quality of the product is one of the most important control and steering factors in modern metals industry.
Customers’ specifications and expectations regarding each single order have to be met. With ISRA Parsytec’s (Surface Quality Management System) and the company’s deep industry knowledge and experience, the software is able to derive objective decisions out of the huge amount of collected data. With EPROMI live, steel producers are continuously informed on machinery status via live surveillance of measures and gain the ability to react immediately on upcoming problems.
The system monitoring provides an accurate accumulation and combination of surface inspection system relevant measure data in one central database with
- Live information gathering from worldwide production equipment via standard interfaces and interlink quality data and process information
- Extraction of KPIs for quality and production
- Online visualization of sensor and quality data with predefined rule sets via Condition Monitoring and KPI Monitoring
- Highest system availability with reporting and alarming on KPIs for hardware, defect detection, classification and trends
A perfectly working surface inspection is a precondition for a reliable quality decision. This task will be secured by the EPROMI live.
The Surface Quality Management System SQMS is a business solution especially designed to face this challenge in the metals industry.
The software ties together collected surface data from the whole process, since quality management is a level-crossing function – from order inquiry and order design to planning and product execution, from casting until the last finishing line.
In order to efficiently support line managers, SQMS is specialized on the surface quality, and defines the detailed customer specific quality corridors for each production step. Thereby, for example, a coil for a certain automotive manufacturer passes through the line while being inspected continuously following the precise specifications that have been defined. Those may contain, for example, quality grades from premium to standard to basic. The system enables a quality simulation of each processing steps in the pre-defined corridors in order to avoid any unnecessary added value process or can be re-rooted to other processing lines where the end quality is lower.
EXPERT5i are software modules helping to answer every day’s quality related questions like:
- Does the product quality meet the customer’s quality rules? If not, could quality rules of another customer be fulfilled instead, so that the product can still be sold with a high-level price?
- Can this coil be shipped? If not, how can it be repaired or further processed to reach saleable status?
- What is the root cause for the quality problem?
Many solutions are hidden in the inspection and production data
The EXPERT5i software modules are the extended arm of plant management, taking action down to the plant floor. With this system you can make use of the inspection and process data being continuously collected at the line. By bringing together all available information, valuable correlations are revealed, which unleash huge potential in managing quality and production efficiency.
The solution quickly helps to find the right answers for many questions concerning yield and process optimization.
Secure highest quality standards
Achieve the goal of a zero-defect production. EXPERT5i software modules enable you to react immediately to surface defects and other quality deviations. Operators receive early warnings of even approaching problems and can react immediately to secure the highest quality standards continuously. By using the system each process step can be controlled and analyzed, and quality finally becomes plannable.
All information is utilized
To make decisions, the EXPERT5i software modules are able to access all available production-relevant data of the product (surface, thickness, width, flatness, etc.).
The software modules analyze and weigh all of this information according to particular criteria and generate knowledge-based suggestions for the decision makers.
Quick, easy and correct economic decisions
The EXPERT5i software modules are currently available for all of the different tasks along the various production lines.
Any user can implement the software modules, which are suited best to provide the optimum solution for the current application. Steel producers can therefore rely on a state-of-the-art software tool to continually improve their quality management.
In combining selected or all EXPERT5i software modules, the potential for increased productivity is reached: quality becomes plannable, processes and production are systematically optimized.