RQMS integrates distributed data into an easy-to-use suite that provides a global view of roll quality. RQMS can acquire data from any system that influences roll quality, including web gauging, optical defect inspection, process historians, and LIMS. In addition, RQMS acts as middleware between real-time process systems and transaction oriented business systems including MES and ERP environments.
Unlike most conventional manufacturing software that index by time or material ID, RQMS adds additional indices for machine-direction and cross-direction position. As a result, RQMS is particularly well suited to tracking positional data such as web gauging profiles and defect maps. In addition, RQMS employs an innovative tagless hierarchical binary storage technology that can efficiently archive years of high-fidelity surface data.
RQMS empowers users to make smarter decisions regarding the disposition of each and every roll. RQMS makes an up-to-the-second quality recommendation based on all available product and process data. RQMS can even advise the operator if all of the required data for product release is not yet available. In the unfortunate event that material is identified as being off-spec, RQMS can assist in finding a suitable downgrade path in order to minimize the scrap cost.
In 2020, a global manufacturer of advanced film products engaged Informetric Systems to deploy RQMS, or Roll Quality Management System.