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Optimize process quality with the Process Quality Module for the Production Performance Manager
Process Quality Module

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Intelligent management of process data
Reduce your defect costs by as much as 10%.

What can the Process Quality Module do?

If manufacturing is to be highly efficient and free from defects, it is essential to respond early and precisely to any process deviations.

Early detection of process risks

If you detect process risks early on, you can take preventive measures and avoid defect costs.

Respond more rapidly to process errors

Responding quickly to deviations can considerably lower defect and reworking costs. The result? More output.

Continuous process transparency

The Process Quality Module for the Production Performance Manager supports continuous improvement and boosts the use of professional expertise.

Manage process data intelligently with the Process Quality Module

The Process Quality Module lets you monitor and document process data in real time, rendering production more transparent. Timely provision of process data helps you assure excellent quality to make production more profitable.

Using a cockpit, the Process Quality Module visualizes various measuring parameters and tolerances. This allows you to detect and resolve problems more quickly. Analysis functions help you identify systematic errors, detect trends early on, and locate causes so that measures can be taken before a defective product is even made.

The Process Quality Module is especially well suited to quickly providing transparency of coating processes or joining processes, such as screw tightening, pressing, welding, riveting, and stamping.

Simple connectivity of processes through open interface

Products and software from different manufacturers can be connected in a single environment quickly and easily only if you rely on open interfaces. Use our Production Performance Management Protocol (PPMP) to quickly integrate systems, machines, and components. Process data that follows this protocol can be used directly in the Process Quality Module. This means you are not bound by manufacturer-specific interfaces and programs. On the contrary, you can use the software on different devices.

Realizing savings by using the Process Quality Module

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Use of the Process Quality Module helps your specialists identify deviations more quickly and start analysis without delay.

You don’t have to worry about reporting defects or gathering required data – the software will do it for you.

This results in a considerable reduction in response times throughout the entire process, from identifying a deviation to resolving it. Ideally, these faster response times should enable you to avoid defects altogether. With the Process Quality Module, you can continuously increase productivity, decrease your rework costs, and perhaps even accelerate production ramp-ups.

New business models for machinery and component manufacturers

For machinery and component manufacturers, the Process Quality Manager offers opportunities for entering new business areas in order to benefit from the growth engine of digital and connected production. By connecting your devices and components with this software, you as the manufacturer can offer your customers an all-inclusive, no-worry package. You thus provide them with a service for continuous process improvement along with your product. Machinery and component manufacturers benefit as well: their competitive edge will increase, their portfolios will expand, and their devices will be ready for Industry 4.0.

This allows you to use the open PPMP interface for process data. Process data sent to the Process Quality Module in this format can be used directly in the software, which means you can integrate and use your components with no need for additional integrators.

Quickly recognize process changes early on

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You can select processes of different devices and overlay their respective process curves.

It is easy to compare processes per criteria such as parts, batches, stages, or certain intervals by means of several stacked process curves. Once you have identified the relevant process parameters, components of the Production Performance Manager can usually monitor the parameters in question.

Your processes become transparent thanks to the comprehensive overview of processes regarding parts produced, part types, and process sequences.

Master the constant challenges of safety-critical tightening processes: a case study

Process Quality Module: Industry 4.0 software solution for tightening experts

What do companies need to make Industry 4.0 production highly efficient and error-free? Two elements are essential: reliably carrying out safety- and function-critical tightening processes in industrial production, and keeping an eye on the virtual models of these processes so they can zero in on deviations and remedy them as quickly as possible. This is already possible thanks to Bosch Industry 4.0 solutions: Bosch Rexroth’s intelligent tightening systems in combination with the Process Quality Module. The latter is a software solution developed in collaboration between Bosch Rexroth and Bosch Software Innovations.

Application example: tightening processes