Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced the commercial availability of HxGN SMART Quality, an enterprise IT solution that enables manufacturers to aggregate all quality-related data and gain insight into resource utilisation, driving process optimisation and productivity improvements.
HxGN SMART Quality, which was previewed at HxGN LIVE 2017, provides a central hub to handle quality data throughout the product lifecycle. Using the open standard Advanced Quality Data Exchange Format (AQDEF), the software homogenises data from all kinds of measurement system across multiple facilities to provide a company-wide view of operations. Built-in statistical analysis tools offer multiple means of interrogating the data collected to generate actionable intelligence and improve decision-making. The software also provides an extensive set of resource management and workflow optimisation tools that helps integrate quality management activities seamlessly into day-to-day operations, and provides operators and managers with a means of proactively responding to the insight gained.
As the foundation of Hexagon’s digital thread for smarter manufacturing, HxGN SMART Quality is built on an open architecture to provide a scalable solution to fit existing manufacturing setups. For customers requiring more advanced analytical capabilities, HxGN SMART Quality is 100% compatible with the complete software range from Q-DAS, the Hexagon-owned statistical process control specialist. The platform also supports Hexagon’s PULSE environmental monitoring system.
“Manufacturers typically collect huge amounts of data during operations, but often find that getting the insight they need from this data is more challenging than it should be,” explains Benjamin Bickel, Product Manager for HxGN SMART Quality at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “HxGN SMART Quality provides a solution for manufacturers to aggregate information and manage resources across one or many locations including supplier sites. It addresses common pain points such as: ensuring operators are using the latest version of measurement routines; enabling managers to analyse data from several machines as a single dataset; and proving machine utilisation to justify equipment investments. Users at all levels of the business can benefit from the functionality of HxGN SMART Quality.”
HxGN SMART Quality is available now via Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence commercial operations worldwide.