An Integrated Solution for Quality Data Management
MeasurLink® is Mitutoyo’s Data Collection and Real-Time Statistical Process Control Software. MeasurLink® can be used in any industry to manage inspection data collection and improve manufacturing processes.
Improve the quality of your products while keeping operating costs low with Mitutoyo’s MeasurLink. With its Data Collection and Statistical Process Control Software, manufacturers have used MeasurLink to improve product quality, preven non-conformities and reduce inspection time and costs for over twenty years!
MeasurLink® is a integral part of Six Sigma activities. Unlike other software, MeasurLink® calculates and monitors statistical metrics as each part is measured. This Real-Time monitoring allows users to control the quality of the product during production and prevent costly defects.
Measurement data is only useful if it can be found when it is needed. Manufacturers need instant access to data regardless of when or where it was measured. MeasurLink® Process Analyzer meets the analytical and reporting needs of manufacturers.
The automotive industry is one of the greatest users of statistical process control. Whether an OEM, Tier1, Tier2 or other supplier of automotive components, manufacturers are constantly striving for consistent product quality and improved profitability. Reducing process variation, monitoring critical characteristics, realizing continuous improvement and reducing administrative workloads are just a few of the techniques used to meet these goals.
Reducing process variation and increasing process stability is essential to improving product quality. Stable processes produce less scrap and require less inspection which saves time and money. MeasurLink® is the perfect tool for these ongoing activities.
Automotive manufacturers constantly monitor critical characteristics to ensure the quality their customers demand and reduce the risk of product recalls. Recalls are not only costly but can permanently damage the reputation of a company and their OEM customers.
Continuous Improvement activity is nonstop in automotive facilities locally and globally. Constantly improving your process will not only improve the quality of your products, it will also save you money. By having more efficient processes, customer satisfaction will also improve.
Reduce the workload associated with managing inspection data. MeasurLink® Real-Time eliminates the need for paper based data collection. Electronic data collection not only enables faster, more accurate data collection, but it also makes reporting, data mining and audit preparation a simpler task.
Aerospace quality control keeps manufacturing processes operating at the highest efficiency. Specialty raw materials and aerospace subcomponents can be expensive. Finding defects late in production increases scrap and rework along with shipment delays. Quality managers need to proactively prevent defects by monitoring processes closely at the earliest production stages.
Our customers gain the biggest improvements and cost savings by evaluating statistical data from a higher level—comparing performance across plants, processes, shifts, parts, and lots to find the next biggest opportunities for reducing costs and minimizing waste.
AS9100 requires a great focus on establishing and complying with design requirements. MeasurLink® uses a Part, Routine and Characteristic structure that allows users to build and maintain a system to ensure the customer’s design requirements are being inspected and held to conformance.
Medical Device and Pharmaceutical manufacturers produce products that improve and save lives every day. Products must be of the highest quality to meet customer demands for safety and efficacy. In addition, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical manufacturers must meet stringent government regulations and oversight while managing an increasingly global supply chain.
Part 11 applies to drug makers, medical device manufacturers, biotech and other FDA-regulated industries. It requires manufacturers implement controls including audits, system validations, audit trails, electronic signatures, and documentation for software and systems involved in processing the electronic data.
The Medical Industry, like many others, is required to prove that the software they use performs as advertised. Software validation is a principal means of avoiding defects and resultant recalls related to software defects.
Almost all of today’s electronic technology involves the use of semiconductors. Semiconductor and electronic manufacturing is also integral to every other industry as more products have electronics embedded into them. Manufacturers of these components use sophisticated techniques and processes that are unique to this industry and must be able to quantify and react to abnormal conditions.
Lot inspection and acceptance allows manufacturers to assess the quality of the batches of components received and predict the quality of similar batches. This approach allows users to reduce the amount of sample that needs to be inspected. MeasurLink® supports this activity by providing real-time statistics such as Cpk and Ppk.
Products produced in the semiconductor industry involve many unique operations. Measurements are taken during all steps of manufacturing: Wafer processing, Die processes, IC packaging and testing. All of this data needs to be tied back to the end product.
Modern society consumes large amounts of fuel, and the energy industry is a crucial part of the infrastructure and maintenance of society in almost all countries. Like other industries, energy manufacturers must produce quality components at an affordable cost. Reducing scrap and rework while ensuring conformance of product is key to reaching these goals.
Traceability is information about a part that is important, but not a measurement. This information can be collected and used as criteria for filtering the data.
Electronic data collection allows the user of the gage to send the measurement displayed on the gage directly to a computer by simply pushing a data send button. An incredible variety of Data Management is available. From USB cables and multiplexer systems to wireless systems, MeasurLink® can support them all.
We are at a very exciting time in manufacturing. The next revolution in industrial technology has already begun. More and more machine tools are supplying process data, while monitoring programs are displaying and improving machine uptime and usage. Metrology equipment and software are being adapted to work with this same infrastructure so that data can be collected quickly and easily.
MeasurLink® is a core software when implementing intelligent manufacturing. The Real-Time module can collect or import data from many sources including:
Modern in-process gaging not only uses more sophisticated measurement equipment, it also reduces operator influence by using software to control the adjustment frequency and amount. Modern, in-line metrology equipment and software must have features and functions to facilitate this. MeasurLink® can be used to collect data and pass it along to other compensation software.
Regardless of industry, manufacturers need to ensure their metrology equipment is the right tool for the job. Gage repeatability and reproducibility testing is the best way to ensure the gage has the required accuracy and resolution for the task at hand. Managing the calibration methods and cycles of this equipment is just as important. Gage management is a large undertaking usually involving on-site and off-site calibration, repair and maintenance.
MeasurLink® Gage R&R uses calculation methods based on AIAG’s Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA4).
Manufacturers use and maintain hundreds or thousands of gages. The procedures and record keeping of this work can be a time consuming and daunting task. MeasurLink® Gage Management allows users to perform these functions with confidence and efficiency.
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