Line quality control systems help monitor and regulate product specifications that impact quality across the production line.
Quality control is a key aspect of any manufacturing process. It ensures a product’s conformance to regulatory standards and prescribed benchmarks. Quality control closely examines a product against its recommended specifications and highlights any anomalies or errors. Besides just examining the products, quality control can also be applied to assess the process of production itself. This can help identify inefficiencies or lack of precision across the manufacturing.
There are several approaches to quality control. Generally, the type of quality control tool used depends on the product that is being tested. Commonly used quality tools are scatter charts, fishbone diagrams, and pareto charts.
Manufacturers can instate quality control along the production line in one of two ways – in-line and offline.
The in-line process integrates the inspection process into the production line, which means a product is inspected along its journey through the production line. The off-line process requires the removal of the product from the process for inspection, thereby briefly halting the product’s journey.
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