MSA Gage Management (webbased)
DataLyzer Gage Management Software
A set of instruction movies will assist understanding the techniques and software. Go to Qualis Gage management video page.
Calibration and MSA Software Overview
SPC or any quality analysis is largely impacted by measurement system error. Gage instruments, inspection techniques and fixturing all make up a measuring system. Any of these components can introduce variation in the measuring system. This variation in the measuring system is then reflected as part of total process variation in the SPC analysis and negatively impacts key quality statistics like Cpk, Ppk, Ppm etc.
In all major quality approaches controlling measurement system variation is an essential first step. The calibration software part in DataLyzer Qualis Gage Management offers complete functionality for internal or external calibration of gages and required features like printing calibration labels. The MSA software part in DataLyzer Qualis Gage Management quantifies this measurement system variation and provides the required information for reducing it. The DataLyzer Qualis Gage Management system works according to IATF 16949 and RM13003 requirements.
DataLyzer Qualis Gage Management software consists of 3 main components:
• Gage Calibration and Bias Studies (Calibration software)
• Linearity, Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility Studies and Attribute MSA studies using Cohen’s Kappa (MSA software)
• Supplier Records (sourcing for supplies, replacement and repair)
DataLyzer Qualis Gage management can – like other modules – be used as an installed application (node license) or can be installed as a webbased application or for example in Citrix. In that case it will be a concurrent user license. DataLyzer MSA can also be offered as a service (SaaS). It will support containerization using Docker. In all situations integration with SPC can be realized.
This means we can support any architecture requirement to optimize your local needs including containerization.
Some of the benefits of the DataLyzer Gage Management software are:
• Flexible system to setup and perform calibration studies.
• Control charts can be shown of calibration studies.
• Complete system for MSA studies including all IATF reports.
• Central tracking and monitoring of calibration and R&R studies.
• Integration of Calibration software, MSA software and SPC software.
• Import of gage data from other systems is supported.
For more information please download the brochure.
SaaS, on site web based or installed application are all supported.
Gage location, Gage supplier, supplier information like shipping address, costs, service-record, etc. These records are maintained to allow quick reference for instrument service or replacement. Import from existing systems is possible.
Maintains a history of the calibration studies so that trends can be observed. Information about external calibrations can also be stored.
The software supports both external and internal calibrations. During the internal calibration there are options available to select the number of calibration points within the measuring range and to include measurement or master uncertainty in the study.
Calibration Study History, the results history, Calibration due reports and printing of labels is supported. All required reports from the IATF16949 are available in DataLyzer Gage Management.
Input methods include: Bias and Linearity study, GRR by trial, randomized or open form/any order. ANOVA, Long and short, variable and attribute studies, complimented by performance curves, Range charts, Average & Run charts, Error charts, Normalized Individuals Charts, Whisker charts, X-Y plots and Scatter plots of the data. R&R percentage can be based on process variation, Study variation or specific characteristic tolerance. For attribute studies the full Kappa study is available. The MSA studies in DataLyzer Gage Management are compliant to the IATF16949 automotive and RM13003 aerospace requirements.
Data Entry Methods
Data for the studies can be obtained manually from keyboard, automatically from gage via RS-232 / USB or imported from a spreadsheet.
Built-in multilingual support to eases use among shop-floor workers. Languages include English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Turkish, Polish, Czech, Italian, Danish and Swedish. Other languages can be added quickly.
For more information please download the brochure.
An important step which is often overlooked is the measurement systems analysis (MSA) step. In principle it is a very easy and logical step. Skipping this step can result in costly mistakes and loss of time spent on root cause analysis. In this document DataLyzer will give you a brief introduction into calibration and MSA and provide some guidelines how you can easily implement calibration and measurement systems analysis.
Most companies are aware of the power of control charts for process improvement. In most quality requirements, companies are required to perform calibration and even statistical process control. In the laboratory guidelines for determining calibration intervals ILAC-G24, it is even given as one of the possible methods to establish the calibration interval but there is hardly any information available how control charts can be used in improving the calibration process. In this whitepaper we will explain how calibration and SPC can be integrated.
MSA studies are well known nowadays in industry. But when we talk about MSA studies we are mostly referring to Gage R&R studies.