Rockwell Automation has released a new quality-management application, that allows manufacturers to more easily and efficiently model and enforce in-process quality regimens. The Quality Management fit-for-purpose application (app) is an out-of-box, stand-alone application that is scalable to include other fit-for-purpose apps within the FactoryTalk ProductionCentre manufacturing execution system (MES) from Rockwell Automation.
The Quality Management fit-for-purpose app collects and exchanges data quickly, so as to quickly identify any non-conformance issues before the product leaves the plant. Using a built-in notification engine, the app alerts personnel when a quality check needs to be completed. If the check fails, a configurable escalation work flow drives operations into additional quality sampling and corrective action plans. This then creates the potential to salvage product that is still on the line and gives plant operators and managers insight into the total number of completed, suspected and wasted batches.
The app has the ability to run as a true thin-client application on desktops and on a variety of devices. This further reduces the cost and complexity of the system.
“Our customers are working to connect plant-floor data with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and business analytics to increase productivity and better manage global operations,” said Todd Montpas, product manager, MES Software, Rockwell Automation. “This solution fills a gap for those producers who might not have large MES infrastructures, but want to move away from disparate or antiquated paper-based quality systems. And it’s designed to grow with them when they expand into other MES solutions and become a more Connected Enterprise.”
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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