- Statistical Collector/Analyst
MC5-SCA is an ultra-rugged and compact data collector/hand-held computer
which effectively analyzes both variable and attributes data collected
from gauges and barcode readers or input mainly via its alphanumeric keyboard.
Unlike traditional Statistical
Process Control (SPC) data collectors, MC5-SCA is extremely flexible and
user-friendly. Menus, prompts and five function keys guide the operator
through each step of the data collection and analysis process. On-line
help is available at any time for further detailed assistance. This makes
MC5-SCA the most powerful, friendly and portable SPC data collector on
The MC5-SCA system also offers
- Supports collection across
multiple parts; the total number of parts is limited only by the memory
resident in the MC5-SCA system
- Collects attributes and variables
- Defines up to 255 characteristics
per part for both attributes and variables data
- Defines subgroup sizes as large
as 255 samples (65,000 for attributes)
- Keeps operator only in areas
where they belong, using a unique password system
- Plots descriptive control charts,
histograms, capability and pareto diagrams real-time to the crisp LCD
- Computes dimensions based on
user-definable formulas (a pop-up calculator is built into the MC5-SCA
- Analyzes selectable ranges
of data via an unlimited number of user-definable "trace"
fields (e.g. DATE, TIME, LOT#, etc.)
Customize MC5-SCA to meet your
specific requirements for collection and analysis of variables and attributes
data. Once configured to you needs, MC5-SCA retains this information until
it needs to be changed. For example, for certain material it may be preferable
to collect variable data part by part or characteristic by characteristic.
This option is one of many provided for customizing MC5-SCA to your specific
collection/analysis methods. Also:
- Choose up to ten different
trend/run tests to alert the user of possible problems real-time during
data collection and/or provide a trend summary after analysis.
- Specify the chart limit lines
to be graphed on the MC5-SCA screen or printed reports. Choose control
limits, specification limits or both.
- Create custom "code"
files which are used to streamline data entry:
Defect codes (barcode and keyboard)
Event codes to identify assignable
- Create custom "trace"
field lists for sorting and tracking causes of product variation (lot#,
operator, date, time, etc.)
- Set up parameters for communications
to various printers (including Epson and HP LaserJet) for report and
- Set up parameters for data
communications with IBM PC and compatible computers.
- MC5-SCA supports direct file
transfer to popular SPC software from QC Systems, Paul Hertzler, Penton
Software, Northwest Analytical and others