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By: AuditComply

(AuditComply: Belfast, Ireland) -- AuditComply has announced the ongoing use of its AuditComply platform by KDD, a Kuwait-based company. Specializing in the production and distribution of 125 dairy products, KDD is committed to quality and excellence in all that it does. KDD’s strong focus on quality management has contributed to its significant growth during the past 50 years.

KDD required a solution that could provide 360-degree, real-time visibility into nonconformance status and completion, all from one centralized system. In 2016, the company underwent a great digital transformation, one that would shape its quality team for years to come: It selected AuditComply to eliminate the use of paper and reduce the need for manual processes.

By streamlining the approach to document control and reducing the use of paper, KDD increased productivity by a staggering 50 percent across its quality team, leading to a successful ISO 22000 accreditation. AuditComply saved time, reduced costs, and boosted productivity.

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By: Beamex

(Beamex: Atlanta) -- Beamex has opened attendee registration for its Annual Calibration Exchange (ACE 2018), which will be held Sept. 19–20, 2018, at California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California.

The event will explore the latest insights, trends, and best practices for process plant managers, engineers, and technicians seeking to improve calibration quality, safety, accuracy, and efficiency. Instructors will discuss day-to-day challenges and how best to solve them through innovative strategies and advances in calibration technology—all designed to save time while achieving quality metrics and improving safety.

Participants will benefit from a highly interactive learning approach, providing the practical skills and know-how needed to improve daily maintenance processes and tasks. The two days of personalized instruction includes:
• Open discussions of the best calibration strategies and how to perform complex calibrations
• Strategies for eliminating calibration paperwork and ensuring data integrity
• Hands-on pressure calibration workshop
• Calibration competitions with prizes

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By: L.S. Starrett Co.

(Starrett: Athol, MA) -- The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced a series of motorized digital test frames for performing a wide range of basic, high-volume, in-situ manufacturing, force-testing applications including tension, compression, flexural cyclic, shear, and friction. The Starrett FMM digital-force testers are part of the new Starrett L1 line of entry-level, computer-based, force-measurement solutions. Optimized for production and quality control testing, the versatile, innovative architecture of the L1 system is designed for fast, easy-to-use, reliable and repeatable operation. To view a video and request a brochure visit click here.

What makes Starrett FMM force testers exceptionally unique is their ability to be used with either Starrett L1 software for computer-controlled testing, or with a Starrett DFC digital-force gage. The DFC gage lets users control the speed and travel of the FMM series, providing a single operator interface for control and testing. Using the DFC series on an FMM test frame, load, distance and break-limit testing can be performed simply at an economical price and with excellent accuracy of better than 0.1 percent.

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By: Productivity Press

(Productivity Press: Boca Raton, FL) -- Productivity Press presents the latest book from international quality expert, H. James Harrington, titled Innovative Change Management (ICM): Preparing Your Organization for the New Innovative Culture, published in March 2018.

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By: Nikon Metrology Inc., Metrologic Group

(Nikon Metrology: Brighton, MI) -- The Nikon Laser Radar combined with Metrologic Group’s software suite, Silma X4 i-Robot and Metrolog X4 i-Robot, provide a highly flexible and accurate 3D metrology solution, designed for shop-floor CMM quality measurements in short time cycles. This single, intuitive software suite controls both the Laser Radar and the robot, thus simplifying part measurement programming and inspection.

Virtual robot inspection programming

Silma X4 i-Robot is a virtual offline programming and simulation tool capable of generating automatically optimized laser radar and robot positions (see screenshot, above). It not only takes care of the robot constraints (e.g., singularities, over speed, limits) but also the Laser Radar specifics (line of sight, incidence angle) to combine optimized and collision-free trajectories. What was a complex programming operation is now as simple as a mouse click.

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By: PQ Systems

(PQ Systems: Dayton, OH) -- PQ Systems has positioned itself as a quality improvement champion with a rebranding that reflects its vision to help organizations optimize quality. PQ Systems provides peace of mind through complete services and solutions to simplify customers’ approach to quality.

Used in tandem with the company’s outstanding support and training services, PQ Systems’ major solutions, SQCpack and GAGEpack, offer a comprehensive approach to improving product quality and consistency. The modern colors and a newly-designed logo echo this easy-to-use partnership and give a fresh look to products and communications throughout the company. PQ Systems stands ready to help assure quality products and accurate data analysis, moving organizations forward in their quest for quality.

SQCpack and GAGEpack are leading solutions across the industries that the company serves, including its customers in Europe, Australia, Central and South America, Asia, and Africa. Marketing manager Kiki Schockling, who led the rebranding effort, says that the new look “better reflects PQ’s commitment to making our customers’ work more efficient, more effective, and a lot less complicated.” The newest look represents this commitment and draws attention to the firm’s emphasis on innovation and service.

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By: QualiTest Group

(QualiTest Group: Fairfield, CT) -- QualiTest Group, the world’s largest pure play quality assurance and independent software testing company, today announced the launch of a comprehensive testing solution dedicated to IoT. The offering was developed over the course of testing thousands of IoT projects involving both hardware and software, and across diverse software ecosystems. The solution also includes the development and deployment of industry-leading advanced testing labs.

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By: MIT News

(MIT News: Cambridge, MA) -- Today, most web browsers have private-browsing modes, in which they temporarily desist from recording the user’s browsing history.

But data accessed during private browsing sessions can still end up tucked away in a computer’s memory, where a sufficiently motivated attacker could retrieve it.

This week, at the Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Harvard University presented a paper describing a new system, dubbed Veil, that makes private browsing more private.

Veil would provide added protections to people using shared computers in offices, hotel business centers, or university computing centers, and it can be used in conjunction with existing private-browsing systems and with anonymity networks such as Tor, which was designed to protect the identity of web users living under repressive regimes.

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By: Marposs

(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs Corp. has announced the availability of its new Brankamp CMS-02 stand-alone system for collision monitoring and crash damage mitigation in machine tools.

The system employs a ceramic strain sensor to detect irregularities in the production process by measuring elastic deformation in the range of 0.1 microns, and both slow and dynamically increasing forces which have damage potential. It then reacts extremely fast—in the range of 1 millisecond—by sending a stop signal to E-STOP helping to alleviate or even eliminate machine crashes that can result in high repair costs and long down times.

As compared to previous Brankamp (CMS-1) offerings, the CMS-2 is a compact, single-channel unit. It has 16 bits resolution, 25kHz sampling rate, three operation modes, and three limits per mode (warning, soft-, and hard-stop outputs limits), stop-event data recording, and signal values log file. Visualization of the data, analysis, and statistics, as well as the HMI, is realized by connecting an Ethernet cable to a Windows-based industrial PC unit or the newest IPC4 dedicated monitor.

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By: Vision Engineering Ltd.

(Vision Engineering Inc.: New Milford, CT) -- Vision Engineering announces the EVO Cam ll, a digital microscope designed with new features to improve image quality and enhance user productivity. 

Major enhancements include the system’s ability to offer up to 300x optical magnification, 12x digital zoom (combined magnification up to 3600x), customizable overlays to aid inspection, up to 10 pre-set setting for reduced set-up time and the option to save images wirelessly. In addition, a newly designed user interface, allows for ease of use and more control over the camera settings.

The EVO Cam ll comes equipped with dimensioning capabilities using a grid overlay in the X and Y axis. The large zoom range allows users to measure different sized components without the need for multiple systems. When using a custom pre-set, the user can save different calibrations at set zoom positions for rapid dimensioning results.  

Like the successful EVO Cam, launched in 2015, EVO Cam ll is built with quality optics expected from Vision Engineering and captures live video streaming and high quality images at full-HD 1080p/60fps, resulting in no motion blur when manipulating samples.

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