One of the important steps involved in achieving automatic coil grading is to connect all of the existing as well as the current and continuously incoming data with one another. In doing so, a lot of the previously inaccessible data is made part of the data overview. Once set up and operational, the QualityMonitor works without interruption to grade coils using precise quality rules designed using the LogicDesigner. Many previously missed minor deviations are spotted by the QualityMonitor at a much earlier stage and instead of letting a coil pass on as acceptable it is held back for review or blocked depending on the extent of the problem. The engineer can focus his expertise on coils that need attention.