Managing Resource Files in QW 5

The Shared Configuration Manager Utility (QW5SharedConfig.exe) assists QW5 application administrators with the task of centrally locating, managing and sharing resource files for all QW 5 users. The Utility allows for the managing of the following Quality Window resources files:  Rules definition file – defining and prioritizing Control rules used by the Summary(Alarm) screen  Statistics definition […]


Licensing options for Quality Window 5

There are two main types of licensing for the QW 5 Product. Standalone Dedicated workstation licenses Concurrent Licenses Standalone Workstation licenses: This type of license is  dedicate to a specific workstation. It is best suited for workstations used by what we call “primary users”.  These are users that must have QW 5 available to them at […]


An important new build of Quality Window 5 (805) is now available for downloading.

Our latest build QW5 (805) is now live. We strongly recommend you download and install this release.  Remember maintenance releases are always free. Recent updates to operating system network protocols on servers may cause data integrity issues related to the reading and writing of QW5 Application files.  This release of Quality Window, build 805, addresses these […]


Creating a Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Certificate of analysis is an important component of your manufacturing process and your continuous improvement efforts.SQC/SPC software – Quality Window 5 (QW5) is an excellent tool for the collection and monitoring of manufacturing data based on specifications and is a key component to creating a Certificate of Analysis for your process.  QW5 is the auditing […]


Get Smarter about Certificates of Analysis in 3 minutes

The most efficient and successful way to accomplish your goal is to use a specialized tool (why us a screwdriver when you can use a power drill). Creating Certificates of Analysis, COA’s or CofA’s, are no different. Plus, using a specialized tool like our SQC/SPC software, Quality Window 5, you can easily create a certificate […]



Recipes for Improvement: Generating Certificates of Analysis (CofA)

First, a broad definition: A Certificate of Analysis is a document (electronic or paper) issued by Quality Assurance that confirms that a product meets its product specification. They commonly contain the actual results obtained from testing performed as part of quality control of an individual batch of a product. A Certificate of Analysis, or commonly called a […]


Fixing the 2019 Date Validation Error

If you ever get the Date Validation Error of ‘Date must be between [2019-11-30 00:00:00 and …]’ while trying to Add a new record in Quality Window, this error typically occurs because you somehow have a null record in your QW database. The null records are generally caused by power interruptions on either the workstation […]


Tracking Process Centerlines, Defects and Downtime – how are they related?

One constant on the production floor is change. The objective of creating and maintaining a good process centerline application is to monitor performance of a production line to minimize variation and avoid outages like Defects and Downtime. The key requirement of a centerline approach is that it must be easy to use and be available […]


Quality Window – one tool with many solutions

Quality Window 5 is a solution development tool that provides a flexible environment for creating tailored solutions in a variety of areas like Statistical Process Control and Statistical Quality Control (SPC SQC), Process and Quality Audits, Downtime tracking and analysis, Process centerline monitoring, Raw Material verification as well as Defects and process Waste tracking and […]


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