Metrology – gauge management, calibration and MSA

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The metrology software is a powerful tool for managing gauges, measurement preparations and measurement facilities subject to metrological order. It complies with all the requirements stipulated by ISO 9001, TS 16949 and the EN ISO IEC 17025 standard for calibration laboratory accreditation. The methods used are in accordance with MSA, 4th edition.

The "Metrology" software is supplied in three different versions:

Metrology Basic - The simplest variant, containing gauge records, calibration planning, gauge dispensary, gauge statistics and statistics on the costs of external calibration.

Metrology Standard - Contains gauge records, calibration planning, own (internal) calibration, calibration protocols, including calculation of errors and extended measurement uncertainty, analysis of linearity errors and gauge stability errors, gauge statistics and statistics on the costs of external and internal calibration.

Metrology Professional - Includes all the functions of the Standard version plus tools for gauge capability study (MSA) - Cg, Cgk, R&R, ANOVA studies, graphic analysis, Bosch M3 metod, Nonreplicable measurement analyses, including Cross-Tab Method, Signal Detection Method and short method for attributive gauges.

Language versions - The METROLOGY software enables you to switch freely between CZECH, ENGLISH, GERMAN, POLISH, SPANISH AND FRENCH.

The basic parts of this module are:

  • Code lists
  • Gauge records, metrological chain, gauges with multiple ranges
  • Calibration planning, maintenance and operational gauge verification
  • Calibration and calibration protocols, including calculation of errors and extended measurement uncertainty
  • Function for creating own calibration protocols and print sets
  • Assessment of linearity errors and gauge stability errors based on calibration readings
  • Gauge statistics and calibration cost statistics
  • Gauge dispensary
  • Gauge capability study - MSA
  • Gauge capability study - Cg, Cgk
  • R&R study (GRR) - Range Method MSA
  • R&R study (GRR) - Range Method - BOSCH M3
  • R&R study (GRR) - Range Method - Nonreplicable measurement
  • R&R study (GRR) - Average and Range Method MSA
  • R&R study (GRR) - ANOVA Method
  • Graphic analysis of gauge capability
  • Attributive gauge study - Cross-Tab Method
  • Attributive gauge study - short method
  • Attributive gauge study – Signal Detection Model
    • Summary of studies by product

    Definition of code lists

    To make it easier to work with the other parts of the program, you can define code lists such as gauge categories, gauge types, list of products, staff, calibration centres, calibration procedures, etc.

    Gauge records

    The “Gauge List” and “Gauge Record Card” are used for recording and saving the necessary data about gauges"; besides basic data, these also contain data about calibration, usage history and repairs. The Gauge Record Card is connected to the software part of the "Calibration" module and the resulting calibration readings are automatically transferred to the gauge card. This includes data about the result of calibration, calibration date, expiry of calibration, protocol number, measurement uncertainty, etc. The history of external and internal calibration is recorded automatically. If you have external calibration protocols in electronic form, you may attach these to the calibration record and then open that calibration protocol from the program itself.

    The program is also designed to manage gauges by individual production plant. If you so desire, the staff of that plant can only have access to the gauges for that particular plant.

    The program also enables you to create your own print sets. There is also a function for changing the names of items and text in the forms and in pre-defined print sets.

    Calibration

    Calibration is a useful means of assuring the proper management and execution of internal and external gauge calibration.

    The basic features of "calibration" are:

    • calibration plan enabling gauges whose calibration date has expired by a particular date to be selected
    • recording of monitored (calibrated) dimensions
    • own calibration, including calculation of errors and extended measurement uncertainty
    • displays linearity errors throughout the gauge’s entire monitored range
    • displays calibration process and gauge stability
    • print calibration protocol (option to define own calibration protocols)

    Gauge dispensary

    Use the “Gauge dispensary” function for recording gauge loans and loan history. Gauge loans are automatically recorded to the gauge card, enabling you to instantly determine where the gauge is currently located.

    Gauge feasibility study - MSA

    The Metrology Professional module contains methods for gauge capability study, including methods for attributive gauges. One useful function of this part of the program is that it displays gauge studies by product.

    Methods for analysing gauge capability:

    • Gauge repeatability study - Cg, Cgk
    • R&R study (GRR) - Range Method MSA
    • R&R study (GRR) - Range Method - Bosch M3
    • R&R study (GRR) - Range Method - Nonreplicable measurement
    • R&R study (GRR) - Average and Range Method MSA
    • R&R study (GRR) - ANOVA Method
    • Graphic analysis of gauge capability
    • Attributive gauge study - Cross-Tab Method
    • Attributive gauge study - Short Method
    • Attributive gauge study – Signal Detection Model

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    Q-LanYs – Gauge administration, records and calibration, Software for metrology and MSA   Q-LanYs – Gauge administration, records and calibration, Software for metrology and MSA
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