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MeasurLink 9 builds on the existing architecture of MeasurLink 8, which enjoyed record-setting license usage over the course of its life as the current version. Customers upgrading from versions 7 or 8 to version 9 should find the upgrade procedure very simple.

Real-Time Dynamic Data
This function displays dynamic data from a data source at high sampling rates while providing a mechanism for discrete recording. Supports recording of Max/Min and difference between Max/Min during capture and timed polling sampling. Two dynamic charts supported: Indicator bar and Meter chart
Dynamic Data
What-if
What-If Scenarios in Process Analyzer
Run hypothetical scenarios including tolerance changes, additional data tests on historical data, and derived characteristics.
Real-Time Uncertainty Chart
Uncertainty Chart added to display band around collected feature. This provides users a visual representation of how the gage performance affects measurement.
Uncertainty Chart
Collect Data in Real-Time with MTConnect DAQ Source
MTConnect agent data streams can be configured as Device channels. Inspection Routines allow mapping of characteristics to MTConnect Agent device channels as DAQ sources and can be used to collect measurement data.
MTConnect
Database Backup/Restore from MeasurLink Console
This supports functionality for customer DRBC (Disaster Recovery Business Continuity) or compliance initiatives without the need for the MSSQL Management Studio toolset. Backup-Restore
Windows Active Directory Support
The security function now includes support for Windows users and groups. Users can be exclusively controlled by domain administrators and with single sign-on capabilities, an authorized  user will have the proper rights just by logging in to the computer and launching Real-Time. Active Directory

Other notable additions:

Real-Time

  • Real-Time can automatically identify characteristics during data collection based on incoming data and outlier ranges.
  • Email notifications on failed data tests have been delayed until after the other test failure options have been processed.  This allows assignable cause and corrective actions to be included in the email, and avoids sending inaccurate emails when the data is rejected due to failing to tag an assignable cause.
  • When a run is activated, if there is an attachment associated with the routine for that run, it can be set to automatically open outside of MeasurLink, in the default program for that particular attachment.
  • A new statistics chart, CUSUM, can be viewed while collecting data.

Process Analyzer

  • Layouts can now be saved in Process Analyzer, allowing someone to view the same data collected on the shop floor in a different way, and consistently return to the same view each time they view data.
  • Week Number has been added as an option for grouping and filtering in the Summary Analysis function.
  • A statistical test for Randomness in Data has been added (used for confidence in process capability indices).

Gage R&R

  • Added a function for copying measurement data into or out of R&R studies.  Now  measurements can be taken, stored in another file, and copied into Gage R&R at a later time.  Also, data already in a study can be used for other studies.

Gage Management

  • An import function has been added to allow gage information to be taken from an Excel sheet and loaded directly into the system.  The import supports gage name, propertis of the gage, and measurement specifications.
  • The history of calibration results for a particular gage can be compared graphically with a calibration comparison chart.
  • Added the ability to add Gage Models into a model library.  This is designed to allow for easy creation of a commonly owned gage by entering the properties only once for each model (even assigning the appropriate calibration procedure), then creating gages using the model's properties.
  • For variable calibration procedures, alternate tolerances can be specified.
  • Added the ability to enter the deviation from the target size during gage calibration rather than entering the full reading, improving the efficiency of calibration events.
  • Added a new gage property, Standards Trace ID, which should be used to store any identification that is traceable to a standards organization (such as NIST in America).
  • The calibration certificate can be edited or a new certificate created.  Any created certificate can become the certificate that is printed by default for all calibration results.
  • The prompt to save the layout has been removed when closing Gage Management, in order to avoid saving unnecessarily complex layouts that take a long time to load.

Support Center

  • In Station and Device Libraries, the previous designation "USB" has been  changed to "HID" (Human Interface Device) to more accurately reflect the capabilities of the devices covered under it.
  • In Traceability Library, the items in a picklist type of traceability list can be sorted alphabetically.
  • In Traceability Library, for traceability lists that allow the user to enter something via keyboard or other HID device, validation masks can be set up that will reject the user's entry if it does not match the defined mask.
  • In Routine Library, a copy function has been added to the collection frequency dialog to allow for quick repeats of commonly used frequency settings.

General

  • Report designs that include variable, attribute, or position pages in a multi-characteristic section can include gridlines between and around the characteristic on each page.
  • QIF export options now support using MeasurLink data as part of the file naming convention.
  • The restriction on the number of characteristics has been removed within the Datasheet View.  Larger routines can now access this view as desired.
  • Week Number has been added as an option for filter sets.
  • Added the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Y to bring up the Subgroup Summary.
  • A Restore function has been added to Support Center and Real-Time to allow resetting the basic view of each module to return to the factory defaults.

Whatever your data acquisition needs are, MeasurLink is the solution that supports them the way you need an SPC software to! We will continue to add new functions to the MeasurLink 9 suite, so make sure you check our website for new releases.

MeasurLink 9 supports a full migration path from our MeasurLink 7 and 8 application suites.