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Web Reporting Analysis Package
What is it?
WRAP stands for Web Reporting Analysis Package. It is Peak's primary data collection service created in .Net and it is available to customers who require smart data collection from their test systems served via their Intranet or the Internet.
Test data is visually represented. By visually graphing data, a representation of the tolerance trend that is actually being measured is illustrated and this negates the need to scroll through numerical data, attempting to find failed tests and the reasons for such failures.
The WEB server can retrieve the data in a multitude of forms that interact with each other. This interaction gives the user the ability to drill down into the test data and collates various graphs and tables to show where a tolerance may be changed to improve production yield.
Statistics are also easily created and printed for production meetings giving the total product yield by Day/Week/Month and Year
NI and WRAP
Peak have created an interface to fit easily within Teststand that sends standard windows message queues to the server or indeed anywhere required (as one of our customers is sending data to their server, we are also receiving a stream). Once the message queue arrives it is then parsed via the DCS (Data Collection Service), messaging service that runs as a normal background service routine, and then on in to the SQL server. Using Windows message queues is the best option (if the intranet connection is lost or the server is down for maintenance the queue will sit on the tester until the connection is re-established, avoiding any data loss).
Who can see the data?
The WRAP web pages enables an Administrator to select different login levels for Administrators, Supervisors, Operators and Repairers, with each having their own menu structure, customised with the selection of information pertinent for each category of user.
The Intranet option enables multiple rework stations that only need a web browser - there is no local installation and maintenance of software.
As the web site displays live data streaming in from the test systems, the data results are immediately seen on the screen with auto refreshing Web pages (daily figures, top failing tests and many more features from the functional test menu).
If the production facility encompasses ICT then this data can be displayed in the same way, enabling the functional test system to test products that have only passed ICT first.
ICT and Functional Paperless Repair
Paperless repair is achieved very easily via the web, once again negating the need for software to be installed on remote repair stations.
Below is a view of the component finder, where the repairer clicks on the component that has failed ICT and is shown where it should be on the board.
This enables surface mount components to be located quickly. Similarly functional tests can be tagged to PDF circuit diagrams that show the repairer the faulty area enabling them to further investigate the problem.
Tracking failed products at final assembly
The WRAP can also ensure only product that has passed final functional test is shipped. By scanning product prior to packing / shipping, the system will only print labels for those units that have passed test, thereby preventing any failed products from leaving the manufacturing floor.
Once a defined number of products are packed in to the shipping carton, a label is printed for that carton detailing all product held within. Simplistic tracking screens enable products to be traced through manufacturing to final dispatch.
The WEB server
This can be your own onsite server or it can be based at our company along with the SQL database. The web pages are written in .NET, enabling you or us to easily update and write new service pages to display data in the best form. As they are served from the Web there is no need to update software on each machine that uses the facilities.
To see the WRAP in action, please contact us and we will happily set you up with a login user name and password so you may see first hand the benefits it can bring to your production test.