A laboratory involved in the analysis of marine waters and freshwater fisheries around the country has found accuracy and efficiency benefits in its sampling activities following the adoption of NWA (Northwest Analytics) Quality Analyst.
The sensitive and safety-critical nature of the work conducted by Babcock International makes it particularly important that the performance and calibration status of the instruments used in the lab is closely monitored. For many years, the lab has relied on Quality Analyst statistical process control (SPC) software from Northwest Analytics ...
Scotland's youngest distillery is using Quality Analyst software from Northwest Analytics to maintain rigorous control over some of the drinks industry's most traditional products.
Process and Control, August 24, 2012
Pet food manufacturer Iams is using the NWA Quality Analyst statistical process control package, available from Adept Scientific, to ensure consistency at each stage of the process.
through improved quality. Production has increased by 5%, defects have been reduced by 25% and plant downtime has been reduced by 25% [using NWA Quality Analytics]."
John Gallo, VP, Gallo Glass
optimise fill weights and generate savings while staying fully compliant."
Dave Bechtel, Director of Worldwide Quality, Iams
we have stable processes that dependably produce products that meet all customer specifications."
Rodger Wilson, QC Manager, The Newark Group
That's where (NWA) can make the most difference."
Mike Puhl, Senior Process Engineer, Saint Gobain Containers
The software makes it easy to compare data collected over days, weeks, months and even years, allowing them [Saint Gobain Containers] to spot large trends and unusual patterns that might otherwise be missed in the day-to-day views.
The Longview, WA facility of Newark Paperboard Products produces paperboard tubes that are used for applications such as paper mill winder cores, tubes used in a variety of packaging applications and as concrete forms.
When it comes to feeding cats and dogs, The Iams Company is serious about The worldwide leader in premium pet foods uses statistical process control (SPC) and continuous process improvement at every stage of its production operation.
The Gallo Glass plant in Modesto California is one of world's largest bottle plants. Fourteen glass lines make more than 100 types of bottles in sizes and shapes ranging from 187 ml single serving bottles to 4 liter jugs. The plant is the sole supplier to the E & J ...
Irish Manufacturing, December 15, 2010
Using statistical process control (SPC) analysis in a program of continuous monitoring and improvement can help manufacturers optimise product fill weights, allowing them to comply with regulatory requirements and cut costs associated with over filling. This can be achieved by applying NWA Quality Analyst software, available from Adept Scientific, to ...
An exclusive industry SPC event is being organised by technical computing specialists Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) and SPC software developers Northwest Analytical (Portland, Oregon).
Taking place at Adept’s head office in Letchworth on Thursday 8th October 2009 this practical day will feature real-life case studies and presentations that prove how quality ...
The frequency and timing of maintenance activities is an exercise in balancing cost and risk. Maintenance delayed too long can lead to catastrophic failure and high costs for repair or replacement. If maintenance is more frequent than needed, the cost, which includes downtime, opportunity costs, and the cost of consumables, ...
AJP Online, December 11, 2008
Adept Scientific has released the Northwest Analytical’s eHACCP solution; an extension of NWA Quality Information System that delivers a complete system of electronic HACCP data collection, compliant data management and secure electronic signatures.
Praxair Electronics produces process and precursor gases used by the majority of semiconductor chip and solar cell manufacturers. They have integrated NWA Quality Analyst with their quality management databases for major process improvement and cost savings.
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a food safety management system designed to ensure the safe production and packaging of food. It is a standard which has been accepted worldwide. The HACCP process has both strengths and limitations. It provides a systematic and effective method to analyse a process, ...
ManufacturingTalk, December 02, 2008
Northwest Analytical's (NWA) NWA Quality Analytics Server provides real-time alerts and SPC charts for process and quality parameters.
Quality Analytics Server connects to any ODBC-compliant database, monitors any combination of process parameters, detects product specification and SPC violations and delivers role-specific analytics and reporting.
ManufacturingTalk, December 02, 2008
The NWA Quality Information System delivers electronic HACCP data collection, compliant data management and secure electronic signatures for producing and managing HACCP documents.
The NWA eHACCP combines process management with better HACCP compliance.
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