Initial Sample Inspection
The software EMP/PPAP.Net includes everything you require for planning, executing, maintaining, and printing initial sample inspection reports. From sample management and data entry to evaluation and documentation – conduct all sample-related jobs with just one software program. Use the sophisticated auto-functions, CAD-Integration, pre-defined reports, and evaluations of EMP/PPAP.Net in order to reduce the work involved in the initial sample inspection process to a minimum.
- Standard-compliant planning, administration, and execution of sample inspections
- A variety of CAD import formats available (e.g. DXF, DWG, IGES)
- Integrated CAD-Viewer
- Fully integrated in Compact.Net
- Initial sample tests compliant with ISO 9001, QS 9000 (PPAP), VDA (PPF), and IATF 16949
- Automated stamping of drawing characteristics
- Connect measuring devices, inspection robots, and laboratory equipment
- Multi-language support for dynamic and master data
- Comprehensive selection and sorting criteria
- Supports a variety of interfaces and multi-dimensional gauges for online measurements
- Printouts customizable via optional form generator
Quality Requirements and Initial Samples
Suppliers conduct initial sampling processes in order to provide evidence, that their products meet the required quality parameters. The initial sample is thereby subjected to a comprehensive inspection, which identifies possible faults prior to serial production and verifies that agreements have been upheld. Serial production can only commence after the customer has made a positive verdict regarding the initial sample which is documented in the initial sample inspection report.
For All Types of Sample – Standard-Compliant and Process-Oriented
Our software EMP/PPAP.Net supports you throughout the standard-compliant creation and processing of your initial samples in accordance with ISO 9001, QS 9000 / IATF 16949 (PPAP), or VDA (PPF). It, however, always remains so flexible, that you can create any other type of sample inspection report as well. The software solution provides you with everything you need to create standard-compliant reports at the push of a button and the user-friendly tree structures mean that you can conveniently select suppliers or customers and define comprehensive inspection plans and characteristics structures in next to no time. The completed reports can then be e-mailed directly from within the system in shape of a PDF-file.
Centralized Access to Information
Regardless of whether you are dealing with photos, drawings, or complex product descriptions – simply add your file directly to the inspection plan or characteristics level of the sample in shape of an OLE object and retain all original file parameters. This allows you to always ensure accountability and transparency, and provide information right when it is needed. With our software solution, uncertainties regarding characteristics and product details are a matter of the past. Whether dealing with customers, developers, or production departments – EMP/PPAP.Net provides you with everything you require for effective and efficient sampling processes. Additionally, the comprehensive history functions allow instant access to all past sample revisions of your products. All of this, together with the user-friendly evaluation and documentation tools, facilitates next level standard-compliant reporting that satisfies even the most specific customer demands.
The graphic inspection planning tool CAD-Link.Net can be fully integrated into Compact.Net and EMP/PPAP.Net and allows you to retrieve inspection characteristics from directly within your CAD drawings. All relevant characteristics data, including specifications (sizes, shapes, tolerances, symbols, and comments) and many additional parameters, can be retrieved with the click of a button. This means that the referential integrity is always ensured and the likelihood of data transmission errors is eliminated.
Data Transmission between Initial Sample and Product Inspection
EMP/PPAP.Net allows you to create an initial sample with dozens of characteristics and automatically transfer the relevant information to product inspection departments. Regardless of how complex the production and process drafts in your production inspection plans are, the software always provides you with everything you need for consolidating this information and creating a standard-compliant sample report. The variety of assistants in EMP/PPAP.Net and Compact.Net guide you through the characteristic and article data transmission process: no typing, no data transmission errors – and no confusion. Our software allows you to go straight from the process model to the initial sample and vice versa. The comprehensive integration of your gauges via online interface boxes, the implementation of protocol-capable measuring devices, or the usage of complex multi-point measurement machines is, of course, possible as in all CAQ.Net® modules.