Update Available

A new update is available for QualStat 6. Current owners can get the update free of charge by selecting the “Check for Update” option from the Help menu of the software. You will definitely want the update if you like pie as there is a new pie chart option in the graphics module.

Data Mining Tools

QualStat is a great product for data mining! With a support for ODBC and also major data historians, you can quickly access your data to look for special relationships in your system. Not only are numerical methods available, but robust graphical tools for visually accessing information.

End User MVSPC Tool Available

After a long trial, we are now offering a new online tool for the MYT decomposition. This tool works with QualStat created baselines to allow data gathering and merging capabilities. This greatly simplifies the deployment of MVSPC solutions within a company or facility. Leverage your data analysis work.

You can find more information here.

QualStat Version 6 Release

The latest version of QualStat provides an extremely easy to use interface packed with powerful statistical tools just waiting to be utilized. Quickly retrieve and analyse data like never before! New baseline editor is available as well as a new project organizational tool. Some great new features you can learn about here. The demo is available now.

 

MVSPC Course Followup

Many thanks to those that attended our recent MVSPC class. It was very successful. As you implement these new methodologies at your facility, let us know how what challenges you face and allow us to provide a hand when necessary.

MVSPC This Wednesday

For those that have signed up for our MVSPC class on Wednesday, everything is shaping up nicely. We have some great material ready and I’m looking forward to spending a couple days in a discussion about how we can move quality control forward in our individual facilities. If you have some data that you want to specifically look at (some of your own process data) then bring it along and I’ll make sure we discuss it individually with you.

The schedule for Wednesday and Thursday calls for the same start time. We’ll get going at 8 AM in the morning and finish up each day at around 4:30 PM. Lunch will be served around the noon hour with breaks in between. Get there a few minutes early on Wednesday for registration.

Summer MVSPC Training Course Scheduled

Multivariate Statistical Process Control (MVSPC) is one of the fastest growing areas of Industrial Quality Control.  This is occurring because advances in the methodology and in the accompanying computer software have greatly simplified the application of MVSPC in industrial applications.  Most current industrial SPC applications involve the separate charting of a series of variables that are usually related to the quality of the final product.  If the program has been in operation for any length of time, the number of charts that are being monitored can become over whelming to operators and production engineers.  In contrast, MVSPC procedures allow production personnel to simultaneously observe several variables on one consolidated chart.  One of the most popular statistics for monitoring a multivariate process is Hotelling’s T2.  It allows for the informative interpretation of a process signal and can be used under a wide variety of different process conditions that make univariate SPC impracticable and obsolete.

This course focuses on using examples from real world industrial applications to demonstrate the versatility of the T2 as a control statistic for multivariate processes.  The main purpose of the course is to introduce the participant to the capabilities of a multivariate control procedure and to the development of a multivariate control procedure for their production unit or manufacturing process.  Specifically, the construction of a clean historical data set will be illustrated.  The T2 charting statistic will be computed and its importance discussed.  The decomposition of a T2 signal and its interpretation will also be discussed in detail through numerous class examples.  After completing the course, the participant will be familiar with the benefits of applying the T2 control procedure to any multivariate process.

The course will be held in Houston at the Marriott Hotel in the Bush Intercontinental Airport on June 23-24, 2010. The cost of the course is $895. This includes all course material and lunch. Discounts are available for companies sending more than one student. This does not include lodging, so you’ll need to make lodging arrangements separately.

For registration details, see the attached document: 2010 MVSPC Training Flyer. The hours of the course will be 8 AM to 4:30 PM on both Wednesday and Thursday. Conference room assignment will be posted in the Marriott lobby.

QualStat 5 Update Available – Version 5.0.43

QualStat 5 software has recently been updated to version 5.0.43. If you are a registered user, you can get the update by selecting the “Check for Update” option on the help menu. In this version, we’ve removed the requirement that you run the application with administrative privileges the first time. This is a big help to those locations that are moving to Windows 7. Please update to ensure proper operation of the software.

Windows 7 Compatibility

Just a quick note about QualStat 5 compatibility with Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 7. The first time that you launch QualStat 5, a COM object is registered by the software (this COM object allows interprocess communication from other applications). Because of this, you need to run the software as an administrator. If you don’t, you’ll get a dialog stating that the software has stopped working. Once again, run QualStat 5 the first time as administrator and then you will not need to do that in the future.

Summertime QualStat 5 Update

We’ve made a few corrections to the software (multiple regression residual statistics), so use the auto-update feature of QualStat 5 to download the latest code. You can find the auto-update feature on the Help menu labelled “Check for Updates”. Keep your suggestions coming.