2011-11-28

Version 5.4 Released

ATS is proud to announce the release of ATS Inspect 5.4. Our researchers and developers have worked closely with existing customers while listening to the needs of industry as a whole. In this way we have been able to develop new functionality and improve usability, helping to keep ATS Inspect at the forefront of attribute and variable data collection.

Among the many new features, customers will benefit from:

Mandatory Inspection Sequence
System administrators now have the ability to create inspection steps. Inspection steps are assigned to each station in the desired sequence using Cockpit. Each step may include checklist questions, views, view categories and part categories and can have an image associated to it to highlight where the operator is working.

Reference documents
Documents can be added to give extra information to the operators carrying out inspections in Data Collect. These could be documents such as operator instructions, process sheets, drawings or visual aids. For example, on the Defect screen, the operator can have visual indications of acceptable/non-acceptable conditions on the selected part and on the Repair screen, the repair person could access the repair standard procedure for the selected defect. These documents are shown with an image and caption and they can be individually zoomed (in the same way that images can be zoomed when they are attached to defects or repairs).

New Repair Controls
Two new controls have been added to the Repair screen to speed up the repair process. The Last Repair Comments control displays a list of most recent comments associated to the selected Component/Concern/Repair combination. The Top Repair Types control displays the most common repairs for the selected component.

Repair Triggers
It is now possible to create Repair Triggers. A Repair Trigger is very similar to a Defect Trigger. Repair Triggers send notifications when individual repairs are entered into the Inspect system. Administrators can customize these triggers so that notifications will be sent when a specific type of repair is carried out on a specific component used in one product. Repair triggers can also be set up to send notifications when any repair is carried out on any component used in any product assembled in the plant.

Password Encryption
ATS Inspect now encrypts its passwords in the database. This provides you with a much higher level of security.

For a full list of the new functionality please have a look at the What's New in 5.4? document available in the Downloads page.


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