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MANUFACTURING CASE STUDIES
 INDYSOFT
 IndySoft ANNOUNCES BIGGEST
SOFTWARE UPDATE IN COMPANY HISTORY
More than 200 new features to meet customer needs
With over 200 new features and perform- ance enhancements, IndySoft’s latest release is designed to meet the needs of a diverse array of businesses in the cali- bration, tooling and preventive mainte- nance arenas.
The GTMA supplier IndySoft, a leader in calibration and asset management soft- ware, has announced IndySoft Version 12, which takes the best-in-class software and makes it even better.
The 200-plus new features and enhance- ments is the largest update in the compa- ny’s 20-year history.
They follow surveys and the hosting of a customer advisory board where it reports it received ”tons of feedback” on the product and direction that its customers wanted it to go.
“This release is all about the implementation
of features that will solve the problems that our customers brought to us. We also received a lot of feedback on how we man- age test points, so we overhauled our test point system,” said the company's Press Release.
It went on: “The upgraded advanced test point grid is a new superior way to set up calibration test results. The system was modified to be more powerful than ever and easier to use, especially for customers familiar with Excel.
Also, as a result of customer feedback,
IndySoft added a wealth of new fields throughout the software.”
From test points, to events, to customer information, there are over 60 new fields that allow for complete customisation.
The user is able to determine which fields are hidden or visible, so the user experience is tailored to every individual customer’s requirements.
ISO/IEC 17025 compliance is critical to IndySoft customers, and there was a good deal of feedback from customers request- ing making revision status and change tracking easier to manage.
As a result, Indysoft added automated revi- sion control to its certificates and a version control system that tracks changes, docu- ments, and allows roll-back to prior versions for all customisable areas of the software.
www.indysoft.co.uk Stand 14
  GRATTAN COMPUTERS
 INNOVATIVE IT FOR MANUFACTURERS
Grattan Computers develops IT systems which integrate with CNC manufacturing machine centres.
In recent years, it has specialised in the area of CNC integration, developing bespoke solutions for all the leading indus- trial CNC controllers, including:
• Mazak • Fanuc
• Siemens • Rockwell/Allen-Bradley
Grattan's work involves the research, design and implementation of innovative IT systems that best suit the challenges of modern day production processes and control requirements.
It is constantly looking for better ways of doing things and enjoys nothing more than teasing out complex issues and coming up with creative solutions.
It has over 20 years’ experience of systems
integration services, providing its clients with solutions that allow them to control their man- ufacturing processes and get critical feedback on the operations of their processes.
It has developed interfaces for equipment supplied by all the leading manufacturers. These can be deployed into individual con- trol systems or “bundled” into one bespoke system which can control and monitor mul- tiple controller types within the production process. They can be implemented with the latest technologies, including:
• Microsoft .NET
• SQL Database Technologies
• HMTL, XML, CSS, jQuery & Javascript • RSlogix 500 & RsLogix 5000
• Siemens Step 7
Among sectors it serves are: Orthopaedics: Direct Part Marking (DPM) can be achieved in a single part machining
process using a CNC interface developed by Grattan. This eliminates the need for a secondary Part Marking process such as laser etching. Using DPM at the machining phase of production enables parts to be tracked from their creation.
Medical Devices: Modern inspection cam- eras are a far more reliable method of veri- fying the critical features of a component than the naked eye. Grattan has developed interfaces that monitor component produc- tion and capture critical feature details.
Pharmaceutical: Its suite of software inter- faces includes high speed camera systems which allow for recognition and verification of part labels as they pass on a high speed production line. These interfaces can also provide feedback allowing the implementa- tion of sorting and rejection sub-systems.
www.grattan.ie Stand H7
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