Alarm Stability Dialog and “N” Shots

Part 1: Recommended Number of Shots for StabilityRelease 8.8 of the eDART™’s Alarm Settings tool turns on the feature that checks for stability before selecting alarm levels. However the number of shots over which it checks is set to 4 as the default (since...

Failsafe (Good Sorting Output) Required for Missing Values

Recall from tips of the day #’s 1 and 2 that you should use Sorting Output / Good Control for all applications in which you are not doing 3-way sorting. This technique ensures that if anything is wrong or missing the parts will not be shipped. Here is an...

Was the part accepted or not?

As I mentioned in tip #119, keeping all the data can be very valuable. If you are sorting parts for quality a part of the summary data is a number that indicates whether the Diverter Controls output was “Good” or not. Specifically, this value is called...

Track QC Parts with the Part Sampling Tool

On a recent consulting trip we were able to track a problem with a part by looking at summary data over nearly a 2 year period. We found an area where the pressure cycle integrals had run high. They had sampled parts all through the period and still kept them (being a...

The Lost Sensor and the Good Output

A FableThe Good Output was known by all in the eDART kingdom to be a fully trustworthy and reliable fellow. He spoke to the robot and would only tell him when a part was good. So the robot never needed to guess. Besides, he only listened to what the Alarm Settings...