vimana by System Insights Identifies Quality Patterns According to Quality Digest

vimana by System Insights Identifies Quality Patterns According to Quality Digest
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Nov. 25, 2013 - PRLog -- System Insights was featured in the current issue of Quality Digest. The article titled, “Identifying Quality Patterns,” authored by manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, discussed why traditional quality software is insufficient. “According to a recent survey of manufacturers, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is inadequate because it is strictly measurement-based; it measures quality as a separate element of the part being manufactured and doesn’t relate it to the entire manufacturing process. Too many solutions treat quality as a separate function in the organization as well, so it doesn’t help with integrated problem-solving across teams or functions,” noted Cutler.

Athulan Vijayaraghavan, CTO of System Insights, explained 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—helps make sense of the data and illustrates how they can be applied in improving productivity and quality. By using dashboards, real-time metrics, alerts, and contextual reports, measurable value can be established within weeks of deployment. Operations, IT, and quality users need solutions that allow all to quickly understand the causes of production losses on the shop floor, including machine breakdowns, poor quality, material starvation, and incorrect machine usage.”

According to Quality Digest, System Insights’ vimana software 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.

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, ( 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). Follow System Insights on Twitter @systeminsights.

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