Upgrading Quality Data Collection
Summary: The Zontec Multi-Function Toolbox and SynergySPC software simplifies the process of applying new technology to your manufacturing process resulting in improved quality data collection.
April 25, 2017 | Articles, Consumer Products, Culture of Quality, Industry, Manufacturing, Operations, Outcome, Resources, Role
Integrating Technology For Quality Accuracy and Analytics
Factories and people are constantly being integrated, especially in the area of quality data collection. Technology is providing new ways to communicate with each other for a broader, more accurate and analytical view of what is happening on the shop floor. It is changing tasks that used to take hours to now take seconds. If you aren’t afraid to change, technology can help you keep pace in today’s competitive environment.
The Zontec Multi-Function Toolbox and SynergySPC software simplifies the process of applying new technology to your manufacturing process resulting in improved quality data collection.
Importance of Accurate Quality Data
As we know, you’re only able to improve what you measure. If you want to improve product quality, you have to measure it. Once you have quality data from your measurements, you’re able to analyze and take action.
As a manufacturer, it is imperative that you accurately and efficiently measure quality. Measuring accurately ensures that you have the right information about where to make improvements. Measuring efficiently ensures you don’t spend too much time measuring and analyzing.
Accuracy without efficiency leads to making high quality product slower and efficiency without accuracy leads to making poor quality product faster. Neither model is sustainable. You need both: high-efficiency and perfect accuracy. Unfortunately, they are typically inversely proportional.
Q: How can you increase one without decreasing the other (get the best of both worlds)?
A: Using the Zontec Multi-Function Toolbox and a measurement machine
Measurement machines increase the accuracy and efficiency of your measurement process, ensuring that quality improvement actions you take are more likely to be successful. They remove operator error, measurement inconsistency, training time, and data entry speed. With the push of a button, you can measure any part with significant accuracy.
Data-Collection on Steroids
While measurement machines are strong tools for quickly gathering accurate and efficient part measurements. The power and efficiency dramatically increases when used with the Zontec Multi-function Toolbox. The Multi-Function Toolbox pulls measurement data from the measurement machine into SPC data tables to give you lightning-fast real-time insight into your product quality.
Current users Fastco Industries say that previous to using the Multi-Function Toolbox, entering 300 data points would have taken 30 minutes. That process now takes 30 seconds, a time savings of 77%. Said Brian Kropp, Quality Control Manager for Fastco, “[This system] provides measurements in seconds that you would normally have to use 2 to 3 other measurement tools for. We can import these dimensions into Synergy. Most people are very impressed with it, as I was.”
Contact a representative from Zontec for information about how your measurement and data collection process can become highly efficient and accurate.