Automated Quality Data Collection

Zontec easy-to-use integration tools help you gain instant visibility to your real-time quality data in semi-automated and automated production settings. Combining SynergySPC software with one of these integration tools allows you to seamlessly share data between many platforms. Companies can get a complete picture of quality in their manufacturing processes using these tools.  

Connect Devices and Gage for Direct Quality Input

Direct connection between any SynergySPC software and gages, scales, and other direct input measurement devices used in manufacturing is quick and easy. This feature is included in Synergy 1000, Synergy 2000, and Synergy 3000. To get started, simply connect a device through an RS-232 or USB port. It takes just a few clicks in your SynergySPC software and you are ready to send real-time data from your connected devices. This semi-automatic shop floor data collection reduces errors, saves time, and connects you to real-time SynergySPC software.

Synergy Multi-function Toolbox is a Complete, Plug-and-play SPC Data Transfer Tool

Stop collecting data manually when you use the Multi-function Toolbox. The toolbox is an ideal SPC tool for automated manufacturers who need a turnkey solution to transfer real-time quality data from automated measurement devices into SynergySPC software. This flexible and easy-to-use program is so simple it can be used by anyone. It transfers high volumes of error-free data from any automated measurement or vision system. The Multi-function Toolbox supports Synergy 1000, Synergy 2000 and Synergy 3000.

Powerful applications include:

  1. Collecting real-time data automatically from PLCs, CMMs, and other plant equipment
  2. Serving as a communication bridge between multiple OPC servers and the SynergySPC OPC client
  3. Importing data from any database using ODBC (open database connectivity)
  4. Setting up data transfers for multiple comma-separated values (CSV) files
  5. Supporting AIAG Quality Measurement Data (QMD)
  6. Specifying an open exchange format from standard gaging device format
  7. Acquiring batch data with wireless gages
  8. Transferring legacy data from other SPC programs, software applications and databases

Key Benefits:

  • Automates and speeds up data collection
  • Eliminates manual data entry
  • Reduce human input error
  • Monitor and chart SPC data in real-time
  • Immediately identify production problems with real-time alerts
  • Connect as many multi-vendor devices as needed

Key Features:

  • Does not require IT support
  • Built-in timer for automatic data transfer
  • Ability to import variable and attribute data
  • Captures unique identifier tags attached to the data for traceability
  • Imports TXT, CSV and DAT formats
  • Supports multiple interfaces including:
    • CMMs (coordinate measurement machines)
    • PLCs (programmable logic controllers)
    • SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition)
    • CNC (computerized numerical control) Systems
    • LIMS (laboratory information management systems)
    • ERP (enterprise resources planning) Systems
    • MES (manufacturing execution system)
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Customize Quality Data Transfer with the  Dynamic Link Library

Automated manufacturing companies may use multiple databases to manage and optimize specific areas of their business. This creates the need to share data between the systems to leverage business intelligence. The Dynamic Link Library (DLL) allows you to customize the flow of quality data within your existing environment.

Rapid Development Tools for Interfacing SynergySPC with External Systems

Customize data transfer from measurement devices into SynergySPC with our Dynamic Link Library (DLL). This powerful, versatile and easy-to-use SPC product provides IT programmers with straightforward access to the SynergySPC data structures. Whether you need to take data out of SynergySPC and put it into another database, like ERP, or import data into SynergySPC from measurement devices, this tool lets you decide how quality data is shared. The DLL gives application developers a choice of prefabricated software plug-ins that significantly decrease programming for application interfaces. The Dynamic Link Library supports Synergy 1000, Synergy 2000 and Synergy 3000.

Line drawing of Dynamic Link Library system

When implemented in your environment, the DLL delivers real-time access to data in other systems such as:

  • SQL Database Management Systems (Oracle, Microsoft)
  • Supply Chain Management Systems
  • CMMs (coordinate measurement machines)
  • PLCs (programmable logic controllers)
  • SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition)
  • CNC (computerized numerical control) Systems
  • LIMS (laboratory information management systems)
  • ERP (enterprise resources planning) Systems
  • Any platform where business information resides

Key Feature and Benefits

  • Contains over 40 library functions
  • Customize to your environment
  • Bi-directional communication with external data sources
  • Supports rapid software development
  • Eliminates the need for open database connectivity (ODBC)

Compatible Development Tools

  • C
  • C++
  • C#
  • Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
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