Plan, conduct, and document your initial sample inspections.

ISIR Software for PPAP / Initial Sample Inspections

Initial sample inspection, inspection planning, and ISIR initial sample inspection report in one software including PPAP, FAI, VDA, and QDX. The ISIR software EMP.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. Use the sophisticated auto-functions, CAD-integration, pre-defined reports, and evaluations of the software in order to reduce the work involved in the initial sample inspection process to a minimum.

Advantages of the ISIR Software

EMP.Net: ISIR Software for PPAP
  • Standard-compliant planning, administration, and execution of sample inspections
  • Measurement / function / material / reliability / visual / attributive / assembly inspections
  • Import inspection characteristics and specifications from CAD-drawings (e.g. DXF, DWG, IGES)
  • Integrated CAD-Viewer
  • Fully integrated in the quality inspection software 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
  • Direct access to applicable, implemented, and controlled QBD.Net documents

Functions of the ISIR Software

Due to the complexity of the tasks involved and the variety of different information sources that need to be combined, there are considerable risks involved in the manual creation of paper-based initial sampling reports – the time expenditure required for the manual creation of an ISIR is, of course, also immense. The usage of the software solution provides a great number of advantages that facilitate a considerable improvement in both efficiency and precision. In the software, you work directly in a dedicated initial sample tree structure in which you simply select the respective supplier or customer and assign the relevant inspection plans and characteristic structures to them at the push of a button.

Used e.g. as PPAP Software, EMP.Net then systematically guides you through the creation of a standard-compliant initial sample report in accordance with automotive requirements and provides you with all systemwide information right at the point where you require it.

Inspection planning and inspection data acquisition in the ISIR software EMP.Net

After the inspection planning, in which you precisely define how many parts and which characteristics are to be inspected with which action limits, the assistant-driven examination of the manufactured test-parts commences. You will then receive the finished test report as a PDF file including all relevant accompanying documentation. This documentation proves to your customer that the underlying sample was manufactured in a process that complies with the respective guideline and defined production rate. All along the process from inspection planning and data acquisition to the generation of the inspection report, the ISIR Software ensures full referential integrity and thus eliminates the likelihood of data transmission errors.

CAD inspection planning in the ISIR software EMP.Net

The direct exchange of systemwide information is one of the main drawcards of EMP.Net, as data from a variety of areas such as gauge management, risk analysis, or control plan can be brought together in a single document. It is, for instance, possible to exchange characteristics between the control plan and the ISIR Software and vice versa. The software also allows you to easily include and stamp CAD-drawings in a variety of import formats such as DXF, DWG, or IGES. The graphic CAD inspection planning tool CAD-Link.Net can be fully integrated into the software and allows you to retrieve inspection characteristics including specifications (sizes, shapes, tolerances, symbols, and comments) and many additional parameters from directly within your CAD-drawings.

The due-date monitoring functions allow you to always keep an eye on your requalification inspections and related deadlines. This means you can prepare yourself for upcoming product requalifications well in advance and include your suppliers in the process as well. You also won’t need to reassemble the necessary data, as the software lets you call up the most current version of the ISIR and easily modify its content in order to correspond to the requirements of the requalification. Because EMP.Net can act as a dynamic element of your approval workflow, it seamlessly integrates into your project management or APQP-workflows. This facilitates a sophisticated cross-modular information management, which is distinguished by extraordinary levels of data transparency and the consistent availability of up-to-date information.

Apart from the intelligent internal linkage of the modules, EMP.Net also provides direct linkage to a variety of external platforms such as SupplyOn or MyCAQ.Net as well as other portals that communicate e.g. via the QDX XML data exchange format. The QDX (Quality Data eXchange) format was developed by the VDA and allows different management systems to easily exchange quality-related information with one another. The high degree of integratability lastly also encompasses peripheral devices. Hence, the comprehensive integration of gauges via online interface boxes, the implementation of protocol-capable measuring devices, and the usage of complex multi-point measurement machines is, of course, possible in EMP.Net as it is in all other modules of the Quality Management Software CAQ.Net.

Each CAQ.Net Module Puts the Following at Your Disposal

  • Management of systemwide actions and tasks
  • Definition of attributes for all relevant entities
  • Configuration of role concepts and access rights
  • Use of multilingual application & transaction data, incl. translation tool
  • Application in multi-tenant mode for cross-location and cross-database scenarios
  • Modification of module-specific content and interfaces
  • Creation and modification of reports and e-mail templates
  • Analysis and evaluation of systemwide data across all CAQ.Net applications
  • Data validation via Audit Trail
  • Automated data exchange with existing IT-systems and infrastructures

Standards-Compliance of the ISIR Software

  • DIN EN ISO 9001
  • IATF 16949
  • VDA Volume 2 (PPF / PPA, EMPB / ISIR)
  • VDA Volume 6.1
  • DIN EN ISO 13485
  • DIN EN 9100
  • DIN EN 9102 (FAI)
  • DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025
  • GMP
  • FDA 21 CFR Part 820
  • IFS
  • More Regulations »

ISIR Software FAQ

The initial sample inspection or FAI (First Article Inspection) is a process with which suppliers provide evidence that their products meet the quality requirements stipulated by the customer. Initial samples hereby generally undergo a full inspection in order to identify possible faults prior to the serial production process and to verify whether or not applicable agreements have been adhered to. Serial production may only commence after the customer has made a positive verdict regarding the initial sample. All necessary information is documented in the initial sample inspection report.

There are various standardized requirements and formats for initial sample reports. The automotive industry, for instance, created guidelines like QS 9000, IATF 16949 or the VDA volumes which provide methods such as PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) and documents like PSW (Part Submission Warrant) or ISIR (Initial Sample Inspection Report) and the German PPF / EMPB (Erstmusterprüfbericht).

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