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Reports: presentation and analysis of data from production and lab machines is just as important as a machine's basic production tasks. Advanced Systems and Controls has the tools and experience to synthesize raw machine data into simple, meaningful reports and tools.

Standardized Hardware: a simple, off-the-shelf PC system (Dell, HP, etc) is used as the gateway to collecting reports. If necesary, a maintenance laptop (one that is not always connected to the overall system) can also be used.
Data Analysis: data pulled from controllers can be easily presented in an Excel or OpenOffice spreadsheet.

Click here to see a YouTube video showing this product.Click on the image to the left to see a video demonstrating how simple it is to pull process information or test results from a production system into Microsoft Excel or Calc.
Reports PresentationClick on the image to the left to see a presentation outlining the data collection system installed for the Ford RDU Assembly line.


QIS (Quality Information System)
There are two important aspects to the collection of assembly and test data. First, the data must be stored permanently in a secure place. Second, and nearly as importantly, that data must be easily accessible and presented in a clear format. Advanced Systems and Controls has tools available to automatically build reports in Microsoft Excel from production databases. The following are a sample of myriad possible reports available for monitoring part quality and data trends. Click on a report below to see an example in Microsoft Excel.
Machine Test ResultsMachine Data Report -- oftentimes, it's necessary to have a look at a large group of results from a single machine. This report permits the analysis of test results from a process.
Part ReportPart Report -- when a part can be tracked by a unique identifier (such as a printed barcode, a pin-stamped serial number, or some other permanent tracking identifier), then results from many machines can be combined into a single 'birth history' report. This history can include the date and time the part was processed at the station, all data from that station, and pass / fail status. In addition, this report will show rejects, failures, and rebuilds through line sections. This report is especially useful for tracking problems with individual parts.
Machine First Time ThroughFirst Time Through -- the percentage of acceptable assemblies versus all assemblies run through a process can be monitored, and 'First Time Through' can help to pick out the stations in a process that reject the most parts. The station that has rejected the most parts through the process will be displayed first.


FIS (Factory Information System)
Even when constantly monitored, complex processes can be difficult to improve. Efficiency measurement tools can pinpoint problem areas in an assembly process and justify results once changes are made. 
Build Rate Report
Process Build Rate -- the rate at which product is processed through a machine or process can be monitored on a minute-by-minute trend using this report.
Machine Cycle TimeMachine Cycle Time Report -- cycle time issues with machines can be frustratingly difficult to solve. This report shows a histogram of many machine cycles: this can be very useful for both automated and operator-controlled machined.
Overall Process Cycle Time
Process Cycle Time Report -- a more generalized from of the machine cycle time report. Ideal cycle times for each station in a process can be established, and the machines that are lagging behind their target can be isolated using this report.


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