Many customers tell us that Global Host functions as a first level MES.
Global Host also comes with true Business Intelligence. Here is a real-life example of how one customer used Global Host to solve a quality issue that might be otherwise difficult to detect.
The close-up view of a portion of the screen shows the level of detail that can be obtained on either the web-based display or in the csv. format. In this case, the torque value of 0.00 indicates that a click wrench was being used. If this had been a digital torque wrench, or a digital torque and angle wrench, the torque value would appear in the torque column and the degrees of rotation would appear in the angle column.
While viewing fastening data, a Quality Manager noted what appeared to be duplicate torques. Duplicates would be an error. By parsing the data, the Quality Manager noticed a trend. First, the duplicate readings were coming from one operator, who was using a click wrench. When the Quality Manager walked out to observe the operator, he noticed that the operator would pull until the wrench clicked, and then would give the wrench two or three more tugs.
The Quality Manager was then able to address the wrench technique and performance issue. More importantly, this was a proactive move to change behavior and protect quality that might not have otherwise been caught.
Global Host gives you the data you need to change assembly requirements. In addition to actual torque readings, Global Host also tracks the minimum and maximum torque settings for a fastening. If you have a wider range of torque specifications, this can be highly valuable.
Here is another real-life example of how customers use the business intelligence in Global Host.
Global Host is a powerful tool that provides high quality, low-cost alternative to ToolsNet and other manufacturing database programs. Why pay for features you simply don’t need or won’t use?
You can try Global Host for free. Our free trial works for 24 hours and works for two tools. After twenty-four hours the data is erased and the free trial recycles.
There is no limit on how long you can use the free trial.