Inspection equipment play an integral part of production today. In fact, they are just as important for production as tools and machines are. Many quality inspections are not feasible without suitable measuring and test equipment. State-of-the-art test equipment, such as measuring microscopes, image recognition systems or measuring machines, contribute significantly to keeping the costs for quality assurance in check by being able to evaluate quality characteristics automatically. All of this requires an up-to-date test equipment management system.
Whether your manufactured products comply with your high quality requirements depends on the correct use of the test equipment. The HYDRA module Test Equipment Management (PMV) ensures that the required equipment is available in sufficient numbers and in adequate condition. HYDRA PMV supports with an integrated maintenance calendar, which monitors calibrations and documents the outcome in the test and measuring equipment history. Additionally, proof is provided that the planned measuring device is suitable for testing product quality (test equipment capability). Using data interfaces, the results can be transferred directly to the MES applications.
Benefits of test equipment management with HYDRA PMV
- Reduced costs due to longer service life of often expensive test equipment
- Increased availability of test equipment
- No additional efforts to record the test equipment history
- Transparent use of test equipment from inspection planning to the complete documentation for traceability
- Reduced waiting times caused by missing or not calibrated test equipment
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.