Lack of control on Product Fill Weights can be costly or even deadly!

A recent event of “Watered Down Chemo Drugs given to 1,200 cancer patients” in Ontario and New Brunswick was the result of adding too much saline to a product thus diluting the active drug by up to 20%. The problem was detected visually by a pharmacy technician in one of the affected hospitals. This issue could have […]

Is your critical data backed up properly?

You do not want to find out the hard way. A recent discussion with a customer about hard drive that contained all their QW 5 Application files was damaged the result of a power outage.  The customer was hoping there was some way of recovering the files – 5 years of production data.  We browsed […]

Prove your ROI before you buy!

What if you knew the benefits that you based your project’s return on investment (ROI) on were achievable before committing capital dollars to the project? Whether your project is for reducing scrap, defects or downtime, being able to prototype your solution and prove your benefits in advance is in itself a huge cost savings in […]

“You’re only as good as the sum of your parts” – LuluLemon found out the hard way!

Continuous Improvement means you also need to ensure your raw materials meet your specifications, too. There is a theoretical concept that states “You are only as good as the sum of your parts”! This became clear as day (pardon the pun) when athletic clothing retailer LuluLemon discovered a defect in their line of black yoga pants. The […]

The Evolution of mobile data collection with Quality Window

Change is constant…the pace of change is remarkable. Case in point, mobile GPS device manufacturer Garmin staked their claim to this arena and were truly the market leader. They flooded the market with new models almost every month to meet a storm surge of demand from consumers. Their share price went up and sales went […]

Security in Quality Window

In order to control access to Quality Window transactions there are two steps: Creation of the user security profiles Setting the Security Options Both steps are performed in QWAdmin (formerly QWSetup). Creation of the User Security Profiles In QWAdmin select Security. The security data screen is where the User Name, Password, Status, Expiry Date and User Identification […]

Why would You use Quality Window 5?

Here is an overview of some of the reasons our customers use QW 5.  See if any of them match your need. 1. A monitoring application – regular timed interval for sampling data – minimize variation and run to target  Process settings – make it same every time on a particular line  Quality variables – meet customer […]

How to Protect a Quality Window Variable

Setting the Required field to Protected is very useful for data that is brought into Quality Window automatically from a PLC, via RS232 or by using the Input File feature. To protected a Quality Window variable set the Required field to Protected in QWAdmin. This will prevent users from changing the data enter for the variable.

Runtime Error on Summary Screen

For Quality Window 5.0 builds prior to 767, the Summary screen will display a “runtime error 9: subscript out of range” error message if the template has the X-Axis field set to zero (0). This error has been resolved in Quality Window 5.0 build 767. To correct the error: Edit the template and set the X-Axis field […]

Using Views to set Specific Limits

Views in Quality Window can be used to set Targets and Limits specific to your need. Go to Views Manager Select Current Unsaved View and click Edit On the Variables tab double click the Variable for which you wish to change the Limits and Target Set the Limits Click OK On the Filtering tab Select the Variable to filter on Enter the Value […]

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