RQMS

Roll Quality Management System
Integrate

Acquire and archive data from web gauging scanners, optical inspection, process control and laboratory systems

Coordinate

Track physical properties through downstream slitting and converting

Qualify

Make product disposition decisions based upon accurate data

Maximum Quality and Throughput

Manufacturers of paper, plastics, coated materials, nonwovens, and metals have made significant investments in measurement, control and process information systems. RQMS, the Roll Quality Management System, maximizes the quality and throughput improvements generated by these systems through a suite of integrated applications. RQMS operates 24/7 software to reduce scrap, track production, and document product quality.

Universal View to All Roll Quality Data

RQMS integrates distributed data into an easy-to-use suite that provides a global view of roll quality. RQMS can acquire data from any system that influences roll quality, including web gauging, optical defect inspection, process historians, and LIMS. In addition, RQMS acts as middleware between real-time process systems and transaction oriented business systems including MES and ERP environments.

Time and Space

Unlike most conventional manufacturing software that index by time or material ID, RQMS adds additional indices for machine-direction and cross-direction position. As a result, RQMS is particularly well suited to tracking positional data such as web gauging profiles and defect maps. In addition, RQMS employs an innovative tagless hierarchical binary storage technology that can efficiently archive years of high-fidelity surface data.

Make Educated Decisions

RQMS empowers users to make smarter decisions regarding the disposition of each and every roll. RQMS makes an up-to-the-second quality recommendation based on all available product and process data. RQMS can even advise the operator if all of the required data for product release is not yet available. In the unfortunate event that material is identified as being off-spec, RQMS can assist in finding a suitable downgrade path in order to minimize the scrap cost.

Start Small and Think Big

RQMS is modular in nature, enabling it to be “right-sized” and expanded according to specific site needs. Among the solutions that have been delivered with RQMS are:

Profile and Defect Mapping

RQMS client applications provide specific presentation formats for rendering profile and defect maps

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Process Historian

RQMS enables easy access to time series process data

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Certificates of Analysis

COA creation and maintenance can be managed by quality assurance personnel

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Laboratory Information Management Systems

RQMS LIMS incorporates features that are critical to managing laboratory information in a roll goods manufacturing site

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Overall Equipment Effectiveness

InfoBatch calculates the three OEE metrics – availability, performance and quality

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Production Reporting

RQMS provides a range of reporting analysis from basic pre-configured product/grade run reports to the fully configurable, enterprise-ready Advanced Reporting Module

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Product/Grade Run Center Lining

RQMS automatically tracks continuous product runs and provides a framework for reporting and analyzing data

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Roll Labeling

RQMS Roll Labels can include key quality attributes

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