Due to the complexity of the most various test requirements, the production of non-ferrous metals represents a singular challenge for computer-aided quality management systems. By definition, non-ferrous metals are all metals except for iron, such as aluminum, copper, titanium, or zinc, as well as metal alloys with a proportion of less than 50% pure iron, such as brass, bronze or precious metal alloys.
The fields of application for non-ferrous metals are as varied as the material properties. Non-ferrous metals are used in the aviation industry as well as in the construction industry, the electrical industry, in the manufacture of motors and gears, in the production of jewelry, in corrosion protection, in the manufacture of cast parts or containers for the food industry, in lightweight construction and many other areas. However, different the fields of application and the requirements for the produced parts may be, they all have the highest demands on quality in common.
Individualistic software solution for a wide range of applications
The possible areas of application for the LIMS software are numerous. To comply with the high-quality criteria for certification of the company, the test chain usually begins with the receipt of goods. Here, delivered parts or materials are registered and subjected to incoming inspection. Numerous further steps follow in the course of production: among other things, test orders have to be created and the scope of the tests defined, samples taken and documented, result data recorded and managed, test results forwarded and evaluated if necessary, reports generated and the data finally archived. This means that seamless quality assurance is becoming more and more indispensable right up to goods issue.
Fink & Partner supports the most specific needs thanks to its modular software. Depending on the requirements profile, an individualistic software solution can be put together from the modules: job server, analysis administration, recipe administration, test order administration, evaluation, and monitoring tools, web interface, input dialogue, and interfaces to in-house ERP and measuring systems. In fact, this can sustain the product through the entire production cycle.