Catalogue puts gages at your fingertips
A new release of GAGEpack EZ, with
enhanced email capabilities and a visual catalogue system for gages,
offers enhanced capabilities for meeting customers' measurement
systems requirements and conforming to standards. The program can
be downloaded for a 30-day free trial from PQ Systems' web site:
The visual catalogue, replacing numerical lists
of gage inventories, not only makes it easy to track each gage but
also diminishes the chance for error in gage records. "What you
see is what you get, " says lead GAGEpack EZ developer
Jeff Aughton. Photos of gages and calibrating equipment help to
immediately identify each device and provide access to gage information.
GAGEpack EZ manages a list of parts, and
each gage can be associated with any number of such parts. With
so many report requirements now based on parts, this feature gives
quick access to gage information. Easy to access, the information
is displayed from a tab on the gage edit form.
Changing requirements that demand frequent e-mailing
of reports are easily met, since GAGEpack EZ stores email
addresses for all users, and each gage now has a new 'EmailTo' field
to store the name of a user who is regarded as the "owner"
of that gage. With an email icon, messages can be sent on command
to users, listing gages that are past due or due shortly for calibration.
Other significant new features in GAGEpack EZ
include calendar filters to control which gages and due dates are
displayed; the ability to select multiple gages from the list, so
several gages can be simultaneously deleted, checked in, etc.; management
statistics; new customized options, including gage list colors;
and custom queries that include Update as well as Select--a feature
available to supervisors only. Groups of gages used for a particular
part can be checked in and out as a group in the new program.
GAGEpack EZ is a powerful program that
helps users manage complete histories of measurement devices, instruments,
and gages. It allows a customer to create, sort, and update individual
or groups of gage records.
GAGEpack EZ can help organizations conform
to ISO 9000 section 4.11, ISO 9001, TS 16493, QS-9000, and other
critical calibration standards. Historical calibration records of
inspection, measuring, and test equipment are collected and retrieved
easily in order to generate accurate and effective reports.
Other features found in GAGEpack EZ include
linking to calibration, maintenance, and R&R procedure files and
the ability to set custom validation criteria, in order to ensure
compliance with standards such as ISO 9000. Custom queries, advance
search, and gage list filters allow the user to zero in on specific
gages, and columns within the gage list can be sorted simply by
clicking a header. The program offers user security and audit trails
PQ Systems, Inc. offers a comprehensive network
of products and services designed to improve quality, productivity,
and competitive position for all industries. Its software products
include the best-selling SQCpack.
UK GAGEpack webinar: To
see a preview of the new release and learn an easy, foolproof method
for managing your gauges, register for the 90-minute webinar “Easy
Gauge Tracking” on 8 June 2006.
For more information about GAGEpack EZ
or any other PQ Systems software product, call 800-777-3020 or visit
the PQ Systems website: www.pqsystems.com
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