ATC+ is the module in the STAIN+ suite for the computerized management of AUTO-TESTS by the operator. At each set interval, the STAIN+ displays the need to perform checks on video or with lights and records the signal date/hour, logging date/hour and the result/value.

  • Configuration of control parameters. With this function, operators can determine and maintain  the auto-test master data to be entered in the various auto-test plans.
  • Control plan. With this function, the system can determine for each article/machine, the list of associated checks, the frequency associated with auto-tests (by workpiece or calendar time), the notes associated to the plan, the documents attached to the plan to view photos of defects in the field, how to react to defects, etc., thus eliminating paper and costly paperwork.
  • Analysis of auto-tests performed. The authorised operator can display the list of auto-tests performed, the result, the operator, the date/time at which the checks were requested and date/time at which they were performed.
  • Endorsement of checks by the quality department. The QUALITY operator can confirm the results reported by the operators who performed the auto-tests or modify them with reason.
  • Execution of auto-tests by field operators. When a Production Order is  activated on a machine, the AUTO-TEST function verifies the existence of an AUTO-TEST PLAN associated with the current order. If so, the most recent ACTIVE revision of the PLAN is loaded and the count for the automatic expiration of auto-test control is enabled according to the frequency set in the plan. When the set frequency is reached, the operator is informed via a display message or a flashing light, if provided. 
  • PREREQUISITE: the ATC+ module requires the installation of the PRD+.
  • Immediate visibility  of the time at which the checks must be performed for machine operators.  Auto-testing no longer relying on the operator’s memory and diligence but rather to the auto-test system that informs in real time when the auto-tests must be done according to set frequencies.
  • Preventing waste with an easy powerful system that requires operators to perform prompt checks of workpieces at set intervals.
  • Possibility of consulting photos and procedures when performing auto-tests, by comparing, for example, the workpiece to be checked with the photo standard associated with the plan.
  • Easy communication of results (go/no-go) or values by all means including via touchscreen.
  • Immediate visibility in case of deviation from the tolerances set on the measurement.
  • Raising awareness among operators regarding the achievement of total quality.