Potential defects are investigated during the design of a product as well as in the subsequent manufacturing processes with the help of the Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA). Once the defects have been identified, appropriate measures must be defined in order to eliminate them or, if this is not possible, at least to minimize the risk. This makes FMEA a tried-and-tested method for risk analysis and failure prevention.
Functions to create failure networks are an elementary part of the HYDRA FMEA module. These functions put causes and their effects in relation to each other. The supplementary assessment of failures with regard to their probability of occurrence, significance and detection leads to corresponding risk priority numbers (RPNs) which are used for evaluation. The result is the basis for the actual inspection planning. The risk assessment reveals beforehand which features need to be tested at what intensity during production.
With HYDRA FMEA you can put together an interdisciplinary team for an upcoming analysis and then define the tasks for each team member. The failure network, effects and measures are visible to all team members, which allows a complete view of even complex products. HYDRA FMEA also creates all the required documentation (e. g. forms according to VDA).
The integration of FMEA into a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) such as HYDRA ensures that the recorded data is directly used for inspection planning and defined measures are also applied straight in production.
Benefits of the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis with HYDRA FMEA
- Significant cost savings through consistent and early failure prevention
- Optimization of quality processes through risk management
- Creation of a complete data basis for quality management
- Support of the continuous improvement process (CIP)
Many business units across the enterprise can benefit from an MES system such as HYDRA. Our ROI Analyzer reveals the untapped potentials that are still hidden within your production processes and will show you how they can be assessed monetarily.