Software Collects Measurement Data from Multiple Devices
IMTS 2018: Hexagon’s HxGN Smart Quality is an online quality data and measurement resource management software platform.
Hexagon’s HxGN Smart Quality is an online quality data and measurement resource management software platform. It collects data from multiple manufacturing phases and provides statistical analysis, visualization and workflow management, and process optimization. It is said to structure data in a way that provides insight into production and improvements in process. The remotely accessible software enables users to manage quality requirements in real-time.
It collects and stores data from any number of devices in one database. It analyzes, visualizes and reports data in dashboard format. It manages such resources as equipment and organizes operational tasks. With a customizable toolset, the platform can be tailored to specific manufacturing environments and IT infrastructure.
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