Modern Machine Shop

SEP 2017

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94 MMS September 2017 BETTER PRODUCTION Shops Using Technology E D ITO R E M I LY PRO B S T, e p r o b s t @ m m s o n l i n e.c o m Quality Data Management Software Improves Process Reliability W hen a characteristic does not meet tolerance requirements, companies like Metabowerke GmbH of NĂ¼rtingen, Germany, must react quickly to troubleshoot the production problem. That reaction could be delayed if someone is using outdated inspection plans, or if there is an error in transferring manually captured measuring and inspection data. However, by investing in PiWeb sbs quality data management software from Zeiss Uwe Forschner (left) is head of manufactur- ing, and Achim Schmid (right) is a quality coordinator at Metabowerke GmbH, a German manufacturer of power tools and acces- sories. The two men increased the company's process reliability with the help of PiWeb quality data management soft- ware from Zeiss. METABOWERKE GMBH PROBLEM Inefficient and cumbersome tracking of quality data SOLUTION Zeiss PiWeb quality data management software RESULTS Machine setup time reduced by half, increased process reliability

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