How to integrate your manufacturing and testing technologies into your quality process

Software for Body Shop Management increases the quality & efficiency of your body shop

A slow pace is a luxury that can no longer be afforded in a digitalized world and integrated manufacturing process. But speed shouldn’t go hand in hand with carelessness – and it doesn’t have to!

The quality process already begins in the shell construction: Does the body shell meet the quality requirements, does the system produce the joining point correctly or is this the source of high costs and rework in the further production process up to the exclusion of several vehicles?

Operations and quality engineers face great challenges, especially when integrating a vehicle into the body shop. This is because, in contrast to the original planning conditions, automated production plants are continuously optimized after the start of production as a part of improvement processes. This is where body shop management comes into play.

Body Shop Management solution for process and quality control

The Body Shop Management focuses on master data, process data and quality data of all joining points of a vehicle shell in order to detect problems in the body shop at an early stage and initiate remedial measures. Thanks to the transparency created, the solution supports not only the plant engineers but also the downstream quality controls and processes.

With our integrated software solution Body Shop Management you go into the analysis of process, master and quality assurance data for an immediate and long-term improvement of your quality processes in your robotics. With the QDA SOLUTIONS Suite you do not take a step into the unknown, but literally make a leap in quality!

More targeted detection of errors

The basis of the technology is the combination of production and testing: possible production deviations are registered and stored by means of various modern testing technologies in order to make errors traceable and consequently correctable. The logic behind the body shop management solution is as clear as it is compelling: an industrial manufacturing product consists of many parts, sometimes several thousand. If errors are able to be avoided in the body shell, this considerably reduces costs in the subsequent process steps – both in production and in the effort required for data acquisition itself.

The Germanedge product provider QDA SOLUTIONS offers sophisticated software for Body Shop Management.

Our Germanedge solution for Body Shop Management

Significant increase of quality & capability of all joining processes in shell construction

Immediate reduction of scrap & rework costs

Considerable savings in test costs and test scopes

Full transparency & complete quality documentation through consolidated master, process and measurement data

Visual inspection in accordance with the recognized Japanese principle "jidoka"

Plug & Produce - Easy implementation due to hundreds of standard interfaces to production, assembly and measuring systems

Increase quality and reduce costs

The Body Shop Management database system from QDA SOLUTIONS helps to keep an eye on process and component quality. It combines various manufacturing and testing technologies with which you can visualise and analyse process data linked to the quality data. This, in turn, enables a precise root cause analysis in just one system, independent of one of the sources. Targeted automated focus inspections drastically reduce inspection frequency and inspection scope.

This unique combination of assembly and testing technologies takes your production to the next level and strengthens quality and process reliability. The Body Shop Management module can be easily integrated into your IT environment and processes and works not only in the automotive industry, but wherever spot welding, ultrasonic, laser welding, clinching, gluing, laser cutting or other joining technologies are used and several raw parts are joined together to form a single workpiece.

Due to a considerable reduction in quality costs – especially scrap, rework and inspection costs – the introduction of the QDA SOLUTIONS Suite for Body Shop Management pays off after a short time. Do you also want to increase your first time quality and achieve more reliability in your production processes?

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Daniel Hartmann
Sales Team Germanedge