Process control / procella - flexible shop-floor SPC

Customised visualisation of a measuring procedure

Whether operators enter measurement and test data manually or data come directly from measuring equipment via interface, procella makes data collection easy. The software stores these data in files or saves them to a central database. From the collection to the display of data, procella is the tool for statistical process control of quantitative and qualitative measured values.

Tailor-made visualisation

Visualisation including a picture of the measured part

Real-time visualisation of collected values combined with the display of historical data allows users to identify trends early. The operator has the power to take corrective action to improve the manufacturing process in time.

Users configure individual procella masks and graphics meeting the requirements of the respective measurement procedure. Complex measuring tasks become transparent guaranteeing a quick and comfortable recording of measurement data. procella guides operators through the measurement process.

Alarms / process control

Alarm dialogue box indicating deviations

Individually configured alarm conditions (violation of tolerance or control limits, trends, etc.) help to control data statistically already during data recording. When a violation of alarm conditions occurs, the operator will be prompted immediately to acknowledge the alarm. The operator can even document measures, events and causes – a secure means for understanding the cause of deviations in subsequent analyses.

Moreover, users may enter descriptive additional information (cavity, machine, batch, operator …) and procella considers relevant information in specific evaluations and for reasons of traceability.

Connecting measuring equipment

Automated measuring procedure in procella

procella is not only suitable for manual input of data but provides interfaces to connect various gauges and multiplexers directly. The software offers an easy transfer of data triggered at the gauge or by foot switch. With all its functionalities, procella is dedicated to minimising the number of faulty insertions and simplifying the measurement procedure.

Interaction with SAP

Users may transfer test plans generated in SAP to procella for data recording by connecting the Q-DAS software to SAP/R3 QM (via IDI interface). After completing the inspection, recorded data are transferred back to SAP. Due to its real-time visualisation, procella is the tool of choice for data recording. The interaction with SAP combines the high flexibility of procella with the advantages of a superordinate SAP system.