Failure Collection Card (FCC)
The recording of detailed defect images ensures continuous quality improvement. Because who knows what is not good can initiate countermeasures.
Error image groups are defined for an entire company. These are uniformly available for all processes and products. Above all, this ensures that responsibilities are addressed quickly.
The simplest groups can be
- Process faults: These occur during production processes and are usually detected automatically by the machines. These errors are analyzed and corrected by the shift supervisors and process owners.
Classical error pattern of this group: Joining force monitoring
- Material: These are raw material defects that can also be identified during the production process, but must be checked when the raw material is produced.
Classical defect pattern of this group: Hardness of the starting material
- surfaces: This is a group of defects for production-related scoring caused by shaping.
Classical defect pattern of this group: injection mould causes scoring in the product
Error patterns are uniform for the entire company and are not created for individual processes, products or work steps. Each error belongs to an error group. These defects can then be assigned to individual products for clarity.
Digital and analogue
Modern production plants provide a wide range of options for directly recording defect images. We record these digitally directly from the machine with our DataCollector.
At the same time the employees have the possibility to evaluate the products independently during a final inspection and to record them digitally with the help of our Combox.
Digital failure collection card
In our MES-Terminal, the staff has a digital version of the failure collection card at their disposal to control the rejects. The selection of possible defects depends on the product. So the catalogue is individually adapted to this process. Therefore, only record errors that also fit the workstation.
This is refined by the documentation in the MES-terminal, where inspection instructions can be displayed.
Several defects can be recorded in parallel for one product. Thus, we strictly separate the number of rejected parts from the number of defects.
In this way, you can quickly provide the relevant department in the company with a tool to improve quality. Because the less defective input material you receive from the supplier, the higher your output will be. If your processes are slower, however, this can significantly improve quality.
Advancement through knowledge
Because every mistake you avoid in the future saves money. And more and more efficiently thanks to the continuous evaluations. Deliver products faster, as production is not burdened by rework.