The quality control is the final production step, just before the castings leave the foundry. The purpose is to verify that all the requirements, given by the final customers, are achieved.
How is it possible, then, to connect all the results, given by these tests, to the prediction made by ITACA system at the production site? ITACA QualityCheck is the module dedicated to quality department, especially designed to be connected with ITACA Central database. The system logic works in two different steps.
1. Analysis of the casting batch
Because of the direct connection to ITACA X database, ITACA QualityCheck shows, to the operators, the production status of the batch they have to analyse. The main screen displays all the alarms related to that specific casting, suggesting them which are the main kind of defects that can affect the production batch.
2. Input of Quality Tests
In addition to the visualization of the production acquired parameters, it allows the insertion of real quality check results such as:
– Insertion of results from quality tests such as:
- Mechanical Properties
- Visual checks
- Hardness test
- Penetrant Liquids
– Connection with SAP/ERP system
In this way, it’s possible to have a historical behaviour of the casting, making all the data traceable and available also in production.
It helps the foundry man to make easily the correlation between production process parameters results with real defects found at quality department, playing an important role in Integration, Continuous Control, Traceability and Knowledge Transfer.