QDA Gage & Tool Management

  • Separate unused gages from the active tool lists and avoid unnecessary and costly calibration.
  • Plan calibrations of test and measurement equipment and keep a pulse on the status of your gages with an up-to-date usage history.
  • Automate and simplify routine tasks so that you can focus on more important issues.
  • QDA allows you to develop easy to use inspection schemes for individual gages or devices grouped into a common category. The software maintains a history of each test and calibration. Applying standardized inspection schemes, thoroughness and manageability to the complex task of gage and tool administration.
  • Simplify the collection of the data gathered by coordinate measurement machines or other digital devices by connecting them to your quality system and automatically populating inspection reports.
  • Data collected during calibration is automatically fed back to reports and is represented in color bar charts using standard traffic light colors.
  • Print inspection reports easily using the standard Microsoft Word or with HTML layouts provided.
  • Link quality documents to your gages with master data, and have all the information you need on one screen.
  • Reconstruct the history of all devices immediately.
  • Ensure that calibration certifications are renewed quickly and easily by having organized real time data at your fingertips.
  • Integrate all kinds of electronic documentation, including Word files, Excel tables – even video.
  • Arrange inspection schemes intuitively with clear descriptions and graphical illustrations.
  • Manage dynamic multiuse gages easily by having up-to-date configuration information.
Advantages:
  • Standards Complaint
  • Integrates inspection device processes
  • Suitable for in-house calibration departments and calibration labs
  • Efficient administrative and calibration of measurement instruments
  • Freely configurable gage and reporting template
  • Extensive user-defined search and filter possibilities
  • Linking of document and calibration certificates to the measurement instrument
  • Monitoring of calibration and maintenance intervals
  • Freely adjustable advance warning time for each measuring instrument
  • Tracking of calibration and inspection costs, including identification of the associated user and the department
  • Clear presentations of calibration or test status which tags such as active, due, coming due, closed, in test
  • Simple tabular presentation for the simple visualization of calibration limits
  • Color bar graphical presentation for the simple visualization of calibration limits
  • Direct integration of images to illustrate measurement status or results
  • Easily generated customizable reports
  • Simple and efficient data scheduling and notification
  • Fast error-free incorporation of measurement data via direct interface to digital measurement instruments, inductive probes, RS232 machine interfaces and 3D CMMs
  • Monitoring of gauges and tools according to user-defined criteria such as due date, location, user, etc.
  • Automatic documentation of changes and calibration history
  • Minimization of test planning expenditures by using group inspection schemes and development of standard tests
  • Integrates MSA with standard QDA inspection plans used for SPC, Incoming Inspection, Laboratory
  • Sealing function — freeze the calibration intervals
  • Freely definable gage reports (lists, test reports)
  • Standardized documentation, formatting and printing using Microsoft
  • Word, HTML, XML, csv
  • Automated links between characteristics and specifications
  • Efficient management of operations and cost