Prolink offers easy-to-use data collection and analysis software for Statistical Process Control(SPC) applications. As the developers of QC-CALC, ProLink is the leading SPC software solution. Many other SPC packages perform similar statistical analysis functions, but none offer the automatic data collection, database creation, and part switching that has been the cornerstone of ProLink software.
- QC-CALC SPC is a comprehensive statistical process control application designed to monitor, manage, analyze, and report the results of your inspection data right from your desktop.
QC-CALC SPC is a complete SPC package that analyzes the data collected by QC-CALC Real-Time. Use QC-CALC SPC’s charts and reports to constantly monitor your process and keep it in control.
QC-CALC SPC offers a wide variety of charts and functions to aid your analysis and give you the power to make on-the-spot decisions. In seconds, QC-CALC SPC gives you a precise picture of how your production line is performing with easy-to-use menus.
Group data from multiple sources, filter it, monitor the shop floor, and run charts with a couple clicks.
How It Works
QC-CALC Real-Time reads CMM and gage data and saves it to the network database making the results available to QC-CALC SPC.
QC-CALC SPC opens the same database from your office or other remote location allowing you to monitor what is happening in the data collection area. As data is collected, your SPC plots are continuously updated to show you live results from the shop floor. QC-CALC SPC can then filter the data and run charts and reports giving you the complete picture of your production process.
- Originally written in 1983 and continuously improved since, QC-CALC Real-Time is at the heart of Prolink’s software suite since it is the central hub of all data collection. This standalone program is required by most companies since it collects, analyzes, and reports the inspection results.
How It Works
The seamless integration with automated gages is the cornerstone of QC-CALC Real-Time. Relationships with equipment suppliers enable us to understand how their gages operate and to automate reading their output. Automatically collect the data so you have absolutely nothing to do except watch the graphs plot and the automatic reports trigger.
- The SPC Office Buddy is a revolutionary new application that integrates directly with Minitab, JMP, and MS Excel to run reports using CMM data collected by QC-CALC Real-Time. This direct integration virtually ends manual data entry once and for all. The Buddy allows you to set up custom filters to reduce your data before sending. When finished, you can run statistical reports or Sixpacks on any subset of your data and then place these charts into your Excel reports in the location of your choice. The Buddy automatically sends each feature’s label, nominal, tolerance, and subgroup information straight to Prolink Charting, Minitab, or JMP without typing, saving you time and money.
How It Works
The Buddy displays your collected measurement data as a grid of numbers that you filter by both rows (records) and columns (dimensions). The Buddy can then run either Prolink Charts or Minitab charts with the click of a button. This saves an enormous amount of time since all nominal and tolerance data is automatically sent to the chart. The data and charts can then be automatically placed into the custom Excel report of your choice in the exact location you specified.
- GageStation is a combination license of both QC-Gage and QC-CALC Real-Time for a gage bench.
QC-Gage is a full-featured data collection application for use with hand-held gages. The software allows inspectors to enter measurement data by keyboard or through a direct connection to one or more gages. It displays this data both graphically and in table form, and automatically interfaces with QC-CALC Real-Time. By using GageStation, you can identify and isolate out-of-conformance parts.
How It Works
QC-Gage simulates the inspection technique of an automated inspection device such as a CMM. You program QC-Gage through a simple wizard by answering questions that describe the sequence your inspectors must follow. These “Spec Plans” are saved and run by your inspectors, leading them in a consistent sequence of inspection. When all data and trace information (serial number, lots, names, etc) is entered, it is then sent to QC-CALC Real-Time where the data is plotted and any reporting and exporting is performed.