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For more than 40 years, ASI DATAMYTE has been providing solutions to a wide variety of customers. From Fortune 500 companies to medium and small manufacturers, we provide quality management solutions for the following challenges.

Document Management

Challenge | Timely & Error-prone Document Management

A manufacturer of missiles used by the army, collected everything on paper. In order to comply with the Department of Defense (DOD), the company needed to have full traceability and provide certification for all finished goods leaving the factory. The company did all of this documentation and certification on paper.

All documents were printed and scanned into a PDF manually which involved a lot of labor time and the company found documents were occasionally misplaced that they needed. In addition, all work instructions were hard copies so when instructions were updated, it took a lot of time update every piece of paper at every work cell. This was not only timely, it left open room for the possibility that someone would use...

Standard Calculation for Benchmarking

Challenge | Specific setup hinders evaluation and proper benchmarking

 A global tire manufacturer uses a process for measuring various tire dimensions and must be able to evaluate not only the part themselves, but the process as a whole.  Their challenge – creating a dynamic set-up for evaluating and properly bench-marking their end-to-end measurement processes across multiple plants.  

The client couldn’t evaluate a specific parts without exporting and sorting the data which took a lot of manpower. They were also unable to benchmark its individual plants without using a great deal of manual data aggregation into centralized database.  This manual process created ‘points-in-time’ snapshots and wasn’t able to enable a real-time view.  Each plant was calculating their KPIs...

MIBA and Report Designer

Challenge | False in-spec readings

An aerospace manufacturer uses CMM machines to measure the various specifications on their wings. Each wing, with more than 1,000 measuring points on the surface involves tracking a very large amount of data. Measurements of the crossbars within each wing are also needed as well as the position of the brackets that mount the wings to the fuselage. The company was collecting all of this data with a spreadsheet and CMM report. The company believed all of the data was reliable because the measurements all registered within spec.

 ASI DATAMYTE introduced MIBA and Report Designer during the initial QDA implementation for the client and found that all of the measurements were in fact of out of spec. This was a huge concern for the client and they...

Top Food Processor Relies on ASI DATAMYTE SPC Solution

Turning a New Leaf

With a business model built on listening to customers, anticipating their needs and working closely with them to create new and innovative products, this food processing company is also the number one food service supplier in the United States. Customers  who  rely  on  its  pre‐packaged salad ingredients include several of the top fast food and restaurant chains.

 “Process control, not product control” is the company’s mantra, and it has used ASI DATAMYTE software for net weight control and measurement of seal integrity for over eight years.

 “We perform quality management by process control, at each step in the process, using ASI DATAMYTE software and data collectors,” says the company’s Director. “This is far more efficient than managing ...

Vestas Creates Quality Synergies Worldwide

Successful Energy Strategies

Vestas Wind System A/S, headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark is the largest global supplier of wind energy solutions in the world. With annual revenue of $7 billion, Vestas commands 15% share of the global market. The company operates manufacturing plants in nine countries and has installed more than 43,000 turbines worldwide.

Business Units

Each of four subdivisions or “Product Business Units” is dedicated to the manufacture of a specific section of the wind turbine. There are aspects of quality management, such as data collection and component traceability, which affect all units. At the same time, each unit has unique quality needs ...

TTi - Cutting Edge Quality, QDA Powered

Driving Six Sigma Goals

Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTi) manufactures a number of power tools and home floor care appliances, including such brands as Ryobi, Milwaukee, Homelite, AEG, Hoover, Dirt Devil and Vax. TTi’s rigorous product development, cost containment and quality management programs drive the company’s operational efficiencies which improved gross profit by 13.3% in 2010, and net profit by a whopping 50.7%.  TTi has plants all over the world.  In order to offset the impact of global commodity and wage inflation the company has implemented aggressive productivity initiatives, and requires a quality system capable of driving their six-sigma goals.

 TTi Machine Shop in GuangDong HouJie City has been in operation for over twenty years. It has fifteen workstations dispersed ...

Harness the Power of Industrie 4.0 and IIoT

Industrie 4.0 is a network-based approach to industrialization. In manufacturing, it applies the “Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT) to achieve ultimate smart control of factory lines.

Implementing pervasive intelligence throughout your factory can push your automation to new heights, enabling autonomous machines and smart products to interact and achieve blazing efficiencies, on-the-fly “batch of one” customizing, ultra-transparent quality assurance, integrated communications and more.

Discover how implementing Industrie 4.0 can help you improve what might currently seem to be your “maxed out” production speed, accuracy, quality and ...

See How Error-proofing Solution Upholds Quality, Saves Time and Reduces Costs

Quality Digest has been illuminating the path for quality professionals for more than 30 years. Recently, their weekly video podcast, Quality Digest Live, demonstrated the Wireless LightStar™ Torque Wrench and 600 WiFi Data Collector from ASI DATAMYTE.

This torque management solution raises the quality bar with SMARTWRENCH™ technology for precision auditing, including a patented angle restart algorithm eliminating false readings, verification of correct Nm wrench, and calibration tracking. The solution eliminates the downtime associated with reacting to false out-of-spec readings and costs associated with failed critical fasteners.

 See how the Wireless LightStar™ Torque Wrench and 600 WiFi Data Collector work.

Perception is Reality in Automotive Gap and Flush

As an automotive manufacturer, you’re well aware: quality is key to your success. Beyond making vehicles with zero defects, you hope customers perceive the high quality of your vehicles as much as you do.

 Yet, customers rely on their senses to judge vehicle quality and craftsmanship. In addition to seeking out that new-car smell, prospective buyers are paying attention to how your vehicles sound — and feel — when opening and closing doors, compartments and trunks; fastening straps; and driving. Are your customers complaining about vehicle squeaks and rattles, or excessive wind noise while cruising down the road?

The Small Auto Manufacturing Improvement with a Big Impact

As an automotive manufacturer, you’re well aware: quality is key to your success. Compromise the quality of your vehicles, and you risk costly rework, recalls and blows to your brand Reputation. That’s because customers have come to expect quality in not only the way their vehicles look and feel, but also in how they sound.

Does the fit and finish of your vehicles represent your original engineering design? Are your customers complaining about squeaks and rattles or wind noise? How do your vehicles look from far away — and up close? Are you confident that your vehicles’ trim pieces and door panels line up, without excessive gaps between parts or seal breaks?

If not, customers might wonder if these issues could lead to poor closure, thereby causing water leaks, rust, upholstery damage or humidity in headlights. Even issues that seem small could make consumers reconsider investing in the vehicles you’ve worked so hard to manufacture.

Gap and Flush Quality Impacts Customer Decisions

Does the fit and finish of your vehicles represent your original engineering design? Are your customers complaining about squeaks and rattles or wind noise? How do your vehicles look from far away — and up close? Are you confident that your vehicles’ trim pieces and door panels line up, without excessive gaps between parts or seal breaks?

 If not, customers might wonder if these issues could lead to poor closure, thereby causing water leaks, rust, upholstery damage or humidity in headlights. Even issues that seem small could make consumers reconsider investing in the vehicles you’ve worked so hard to manufacture.

An Advantage Your Automotive Competitors May Overlook

As an automotive manufacturer, you’re well aware that design aesthetics and quality precision are critical to your success. The vehicles you make must look like they’re from one manufactured piece, with minimal, practically invisible gaps. Achieve vehicle quality, and you gain a competitive edge, while also reducing your risk of costly rework, recalls and impacts to the reputation of your brand.

That’s because customers have come to expect quality in not only the way their vehicles look and feel, but also in how they sound.

Does the fit and finish of your vehicles represent your original engineering design? Are your customers complaining about squeaks and rattles or wind noise? How do your vehicles look from far away — and up close? Are you confident that your vehicles’ trim pieces and door panels line up, without excessive gaps between parts or seal breaks?

Gain the Upper Hand in Net Content Management

Today’s food and beverage manufacturers are challenged to achieve tight net content control. Underfill your product weight, volume or count, and you violate such regulations as the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA). Overfill, and you not only waste raw materials, but also lose thousands — if not millions — of dollars in profit.

Yet, a wide range of issues can interfere with achieving tight net content control. These issues can stem from normal wear and tear of your production machinery to fluctuations in the raw materials used to make your products and beyond.

As a quality control manager, how do you find a balance between underfilling and overfilling to drive profitability while managing compliance?

Reduce Overfilling and Drive Savings to Your Bottom Line

Today’s food and beverage manufacturers are challenged to achieve tight net content control. Underfill your product weight, volume or count, and you violate regulatory guidelines. Overfill, and you not only waste raw materials, but also lose thousands — if not millions — of dollars in profit.

Yet, a wide range of issues can interfere with achieving tight net content control. They can stem from normal wear and tear of your production machinery to fluctuations in the raw materials used to make your products and beyond.

As a quality control manager, how do you balance the scales between underfilling and overfilling to drive profitability while managing compliance?

Balancing the Scales Between Compliance and Profitability

Cutting overfilling expense is — for many food and beverage manufacturers — only a dream. The focus instead has been to keep average fills above labeled content to avoid the ramifications of non-compliance.

Even though it’s known that excess overfill results in needless cost flowing right out the door, many food and beverage manufacturers find it difficult to find the right balance that achieves both regulation requirements and optimal profits.

 As a quality control manager, how do you balance the scales between underfilling and overfilling to drive profitability while managing compliance?

Are You Intentionally Overfilling to Avoid a Compliance Risk?

Today’s food and beverage manufacturers are challenged to achieve tight net content control. Underfill your product weight, volume or count, and you violate such regulations as the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA).

StarKist Co., makers of StarKist®-brand shelf-stable seafood products, was sued for underfilling some of its five-ounce canned tuna products by as little as 0.03 ounces, which was in violation of state and federal law.

However, if you overfill to avoid noncompliance and lawsuits, you not only waste raw materials, but also lose thousands — if not millions — of dollars in profit.