Embedded SPC software designed for InTouch applications

Portland, OR— Northwest Analytical Inc. has introduced NWA SPCx, a software product said to make it easy to embed ActiveX-based, real-time statistical process control (SPC) into Wonderware InTouch applications. According to NWA's vp of development, Louis Halvorsen, "Wonderware users have been asking for a product that offers greater SPC capability along with simpler configuration and mai...

10/01/2002


Portland, OR - Northwest Analytical Inc. has introduced NWA SPCx, a software product said to make it easy to embed ActiveX-based, real-time statistical process control (SPC) into Wonderware InTouch applications.


According to NWA's vp of development, Louis Halvorsen, 'Wonderware users have been asking for a product that offers greater SPC capability along with simpler configuration and maintenance. SPCx provides all standard SPC control charts, assignable cause/corrective action, exception reporting, status screens, alarming with no scripting, and the configurability of NWA's Quality Analyst software.'

Other product capabilities include:

  • Point-and-click set-up and configuration through the SPCx Configuration Manager. No InTouch scripting is required even for advanced features;

  • Direct connection to InTouch or InSQL tags with time or event-based sampling;

  • Mapping of user-defined variables to InTouch tags to populate SPC charts with live data;

  • Attachable to any ODBC or OLEDB database;

  • Different configurable views of data (status screens, control charts, and exception reports);

  • Multichart view configurable to display up to 12 SPC charts updated in real-time;

  • Free-form text comments that can be attached to any data point on a chart;

  • Assignable cause selectable from a list or entered as free-text;

  • Corrective action selectable from a list or entered as free-text, and

  • Ability to store assignable cause, corrective action, and user comments in any ODBC-compliant database.

Northwest Analytical Inc. www.nwasoft.com





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