Implementing automated data collection, yields immediate results to your SPC program by eliminating the potential for data entry errors and delays, and increasing the amount of information that can be collected. The net result is better analysis, more time to identify improvements, and a process that is both more capable and in control.
Integrating a packaged solution like Suite 2000 SPC Series to your data collection devices sounds difficult and expensive, but Powerway’s long experience with data collection and devices allows us to offer pre-packaged products and low cost services that insure you will get a quick return on your investment.
Standard Data Collection
Powerway offers two data collection drivers delivered with our standard product. These drivers can be configured as the data acquisition method using the SPC Administrator module, without any additional software or services.
GagePort Driver – By connecting to any standard GagePort device, you can receive measurements from up to 32 gages at one time. This means you have a built in interface to virtually all digital gages from almost any manufacturer.
File Driver – By leveraging the Data Collection Engine (DCE) and developing a command file using our proprietary DCE scripting language, you can process almost any type of text based measurement file produced by your devices.
Custom Data Collection Services
Powerway’s Custom Data Collection Services can offer solutions to your specific data collection needs quickly and cost effectively. Powerway has been developing successful integration to data collection devices for over 20 years. The SPC Series API’s have enabled the development of a Data Collection Engine (DCE) toolkit, along with a powerful, proprietary scripting language, that means many solutions can be developed at the customer site within hours.
Below is a list of some of the device drivers already developed by our Custom Data Services Professionals:
- CMMs (Sheffield, Zeiss, Brown & Sharp)
- Weigh scales (Mettler, Sartorius, Ohaus, Doran)
- PLCs (Allen Bradley, GE, Modicon)
- Vision Systems (Allen Bradley, Cognex)
- Optical Comparaters (OGP SmartCheck, QuadraChek)
- Fixtured Gages (Mahr, Kurt, Etamic, Adcole)
- Databases (Access)
- Gagemux gage interface