Offers a structure for managing information involved in any manufacturing process, while creating a common knowledge basis.
This module manages and integrates acceptance and approval processes (PPAP, VDA, and First Article Inspection). The APQP module also includes 2D CAD support.
Error-eliminating automatic updates and cross-document linking ensure compliance with QS 9000, ISO/TS 16949 and VDA standards. Version traceability tracks all editions of documents and forms in order to satisfy the rigors of compliance and validation mandates.
Gage & Tool Management
Improves cost control and ensures measurement, tool and process traceability through automated calibration and workflows.
An automated document management system that creates competitive advantage through integration. It facilitates accurate and efficient traceability and keeps you in compliance with relevant standards while enabling free access to released documents through a web portal. It also features integrated process flow chart visualization which complies with the ISO standards.
This solution extends your quality standards to your suppliers and integrates incoming inspection, auditing, corrective action and complaint management. It ensures compliance with ISO/TS, VDA and QS 9000 standards and empowers proactive supplier grading.
This solution clarifies complex auditing routines and patterns through the import of graphical illustrations. Operators can take on complicated assemblies containing hundreds of fasteners and joints with confidence and accuracy. The system incorporates detailed on-screen instructions that reduce uncertainty. Guesswork is eliminated. All of the data is at the operator's fingertips.
SPC & Data Collection
SPC ensures validation, compliance and traceability and increases profitability by tightening tolerances, ensuring error-proof data collection and driving in-control processes to higher performance levels. Data can be integrated from a broad spectrum of devices through flexible applications that collect data quickly and accurately. All statistical calculations are done by QDA itself or optionally retrieved directly from a qs-STAT® COM server.
With its interfaces to CAD and all major coordinate measuring machines, QDA seamlessly fits into your dimensional data's process chain. QDA's cutting-edge Report Designer provides you with graphical reports from shop-floor to management level. Reports correlate data across parts and assemblies both in-house and from suppliers. You also have the ability to integrate across various data sources (CMM, gap + flush, inline laser, fixtures, etc.). MIBA technology allows to automatically locate 3D features on 2D images.
Manage your internal, external and supplier non-conformities (NC), such as complaints, defects, etc., in one system. It tags a specific NC to the product in question and pulls in all the quality data and history associated with it. This provides powerful analysis and traceability from the essence of the NC to logical sources, as well as a structured approach to elimination or confirmation of defects in procedures or materials.
Reduces paperwork, errors and uncertainty and optimizes laboratory workflow, from data collection to the certificate of analysis. It integrates manufacturing operations with other business areas and generates cost savings through automation and better utilization of resources. Specifications, specimen and resource management are included as well.
Trace down from final products to its sub-components to determine root causes of failures. Trace back up from defective components to find potentially defective assemblies or products being candidates for additional quality testing. QDA Traceability helps you avoid costly rework and recalls.
Automatically generates a complete historical record of characteristic, setup and product history and allows you to track data and edits.
A critical software feature for security and the four-eyes principle to comply with FDA 21 CFR Part 11.
Monitor your current quality from a high-level in real-time.
This graphical report designer was ground-breaking in its birth year 1986 and still is cutting-edge; especially in the areas of CMM and Gap & Flush.
Alarm & Notification
Action items, alarms and notifications can be distributed automatically to key recipients via email.
Manage actions and escalation in out-of-process situations. This tool perfectly integrates various QDA modules.
QDA software imports images and graphical data from CAD systems to clearly illustrate quality issues and communicate to all parties affected.
With MIBA technology 3D data can be precisely located on 2D images.
Measurement System Analysis
Measurement System Analysis complying with AIAG MSA 4th Edition.
Control user access to both functions and content.
Time & Resource Management
Manage inspection schedules and resources in your lab or measurement center. Create high-level reports to improve costs and efficiency of engaged machinery and people.
Reporting tools for times when inspection data results from large series of data points (torque audit, tensile tests, etc.). QDA also stores the raw data to provide you with curve charts as part of analysis and reporting.
Bill of Materials
Import and administer BOMs in QDA where they are visualized in tree views and used as basis for traceability.
Interface with ERP, MES or any other system from ISA-95 Level 3 and 4, while supporting your very individual processes by means of QDA's mighty Scripting Tool.
Inspection Machine Interface
Enables import of file-based measurement results from CMM machines and other devices. The import can be initiated manually or set up to occur automatically as served from a central client. While measurement results tend to be the primary type of data imported, other sample information can be imported as well.
The basis for any integration with industry standard ERP or MES systems.