“At Tata Steel in Ijmuiden, The Netherlands, we have used the QES-platform of QuinLogic for several years. The platform has high flexibility to set up rule-based quality checks for coil grading. Defining and setting up rules are managed by the quality and process engineers themselves, with no specialist support needed from IT staff. Technical staff are in direct control; this makes quicker reactions possible on changing requirements and needs.
The flexibility to set up rules also gives the possibility to validate and enhance the data. In particular for data from Surface Inspection Systems, this step is essential to achieve higher reliability of the data in the decision-making process. The enhanced data can also to be used for route cause analysis. Other sensor data can be added, including sensor-system health information.
To ensure the data quality, supervision of Surface Inspection Systems is also in the QES-platform”.
Jan Willem MederSenior Engineer Inspection and Quality Systems, Tata Steel, the NetherlandsApril 17, 2020
“NLMK La Louvière chose QES as a tool to support “auto- control” of products by manufacturers. QES allows us to de- fi ne advanced rules of grading taking account of specific customer requirements. As the definition and implementation of the rules are carried out by quality experts (no IT expert needed), the set of rules is no more a black-box with some surprises from time to time. After one year of auto-control at HSM, we can say it is a useful tool to support manufacturing decisions.”
“We selected QuinLogic after a careful evaluation process and are more than satisfied with the performance of the QES in our production line. It is not only the excellent software tools but also the outstanding service support that makes us happy with our QES. We have reached our challenging goal to reduce the manual intervention in our release process and also obtained a much better insight into our process capabilities. Approximately 70% of coils can be shipped without any further examination.”
Vance KendrickGeneral Manager for Quality and Technology, Nucor Steel Gallatin, Kentucky, USAJune 16, 2015
“Stainless steel markets are challenging and product mix has to be more flexible than ever. APERAM has therefore decided to implement an existing solution for process monitoring in a new QES software product suite. The QuinLogic system provides a very flexible and easy-to-use tool for the QA department. No more IT or supplier support is needed to set up new rules or change existing parameters. The very short implementation time within just a few months has proved that the product is very robust and mature.”
Rudi de KeyserQuality Manager, APERAM, Genk, BelgiumJune 16, 2015
“USSPOSCO was looking for a quality assurance solution that not only grades the coils but also supports the active approach to avoid deviations in process lines before they show up in a series of coils. This proactive process monitoring is supported by the QuinLogic PPS modules, which allow easy and fast rulebased supervision of any variable which may contribute to the quality of the product.”
Rod SimpsonDivision Manager Technology, USSPOSCO, California, USAJune 16, 2015