The Q-DAS CAMERA Concept consists of different phases in the context of (automated) data recording. The collecting phase integrates systems processing quality-relevant data based on the Q-DAS AQDEF data format or via interfaces to measuring instruments, PLC controls or superior systems such as ERP, CAQ, MES etc. The software visualises recorded data in real time and controls them statistically in assessing. It immediately informs users as soon as any SPC alarm criterion is violated.
Central data storage and maintenance are key aspects for the management of data in the managing phase. The data are subject to automated statistical evaluations according to defined specifications (standard, corporate and association guidelines) in evaluating. These specified evaluation strategies form the basis for the reproducibility of results and the supply of information to the planning and management level.
The reporting phase of the Q-DAS CAMERA Concept documents these evaluation results. Q-DAS software products show results in manually generated result reports, automatically sent reports, dashboards or at websites etc. The archiving phase mainly focuses on applying available mechanisms to make huge amounts of data permanently accessible without any loss of information or performance.