Gage Software Features Wear-Trend Analysis

PQ Systems' gaging software, Gagepack 7.5, includes a variety of new features, including wear-trend analysis, custom toolbars and a “stop-the-clock” approach for individual gages. Wear-trend analysis can be performed on any gage that has sufficient calibration results, the company says. In addition, chart preference allows the user to select the last three to 10 calibrations for the analysis, and calculations are performed and reported for every calibration step defined for the gage. The system will display a chart indicating the step that is most likely to go out of calibration first. According to the company, this feature can help users anticipate calibration needs soon enough to take action. With the software’s customizable toolbar, users can control which icons appear and the order in which they appear. In addition, custom inquiries have been added to the “Import Gagepack objects” dialogue box. In previous versions of the software, the “stop-the-clock” function for checked-in gages was available at the database level. In the new version, this function has been moved to the individual gage level to eliminate the need to access separate databases. The system supports more than 50 types of barcodes, including EAN, UPC, Code-128 and other common formats.