Cutler noted, “System Insights’ vimana software is one of the newer “big data” solutions. It can predict quality “spills” (i.e., false positives and negatives) based on process data, allowing quality assurance professionals to understand which parts are spending more time getting measured. The quality silo is eliminated because there is a unified application for process, quality monitoring, and analytics. The result is a collaborative decision-making process across horizontal teams.”
Athulan Vijayaraghavan, CTO of System Insights, explains that the OEE metric of availability is inadequate for predictive quality control, “OEE software solutions can tell you what happened, but not why. They generate reports, but do not help make sense of the data. By applying real-time pattern-matching capabilities, our product—vimana—
Essentially, vimana connects directly to the software that controls and monitors CNC equipment and other process equipment, as well as inspection equipment. In the latter case, vimana pulls data directly from inspection software—Dimensional Measurement Interface Standard (DMIS), for instance. The ability to track both production and inspection data and to see the correlation between them is what gives vimana its predictive power. As long as vimana has access to direct machine data, it provides a way to correlate downstream process failures with upstream production or measurement steps, regardless of what equipment is being used.
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About System Insights
System Insights, (www.systeminsights.com) based in Berkeley, California, with offices in Chennai, India, is a leading global supplier of manufacturing software in both machining based, discrete and process industries. The SI flagship product - vimana - delivers predictive analytics solutions to improve client’s efficiency, productivity, and profitability. vimana provides these data while enabling customers to realize sustainable manufacturing objectives. The vimana software platform delivers a unique combination of Cloud Computing and Big Data capabilities that sets out to revolutionize the economics of manufacturing. System Insights is a proud member of both AMT (Association for Manufacturing Technology) and NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association)
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