| MeasurLink 7 is offered in four versions with varying degrees of data collection functionality, graphics capabilities, network availability, and user accessibility. |
Mitutoyo America Corp. has introduced a new version of its quality control management software, combining real-time data acquisition, on-line SPC analysis, integrated networking, and quality information sharing in an enterprise-wide solution. MeasurLink® 7 has four modules, meaning that users can tailor a quality management system to their specific requirements.
Mitutoyo designs and supplies measurement and inspection solutions, including coordinate measuring machines, sensors, systems, and services, precision tools and instruments, and metrology data management software.
The Real-Time Standard edition of MeasurLink 7 is designed for acquisition and analysis of data in real-time for checking variable and attribute inspection data, to help to maximize production and minimize defects. It offers views that allow users to create Part characteristics, with nominal and tolerance data, and traceability lists. The data collection interface provides real-time graphics for Run Charts, Histograms and Statistics. Standard views include Datasheet (observations and charts), Classic View (chart windows), and 2D view (part images with callouts that include charts and statistical data). Full reporting template functionality is also provided. Supported data sources include keyboard, RS232 and USB devices.
MeasurLink 7 Real-Time Professional Edition lets users connect and acquire data from Mitutoyo CMMs. Vision and Form Measuring Systems file imports are also supported via native integration (DDE) and QMD (xml-based). In addition to all of the features supported by MeasurLink 7 Real-Time Standard Edition, this application also supports data filters. A full reporting template functionality is also provided. Supported data sources include keyboard, RS232 and USB devices, native Mitutoyo integration (DDE), ASCII and QMD (xml-based) file imports.
MeasurLink 7 Real-Time Professional 3D Edition is designed to collect data using the Hoops 3D graphics view. Hoops 3D files can be exported from most CAD systems to provide the operator with a real view of the part. Camera angle and position can be saved for each characteristic providing the operator with an intuitively prompted sequencing guide. Supported data sources include keyboard, RS232 and USB devices, native Mitutoyo integration (DDE), ASCII and QMD (xml-based) file imports.
MeasurLink 7 Process Analyzer Lite Edition is designed for offline viewing of Real-Time data in a networked environment. All views supported by MeasurLink 7 Real-Time Standard are supported, with the exception of Manager Views. Full reporting template functionality is also provided. Data is organized by Station, Part or Routine.
All MeasurLink 7 editions ship with a copy of Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 R2, which can be used in standalone or workgroup installations. All MeasurLink 7 editions are supported on Windows XP SP3 (all versions); Windows Vista SP2 (all versions); and Windows 7 (all versions.) Both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems are supported.