New features are available from now on for the increasingly important quality assurance during production. For this purpose, quality assurance tests can be defined which must be executed and documented by production workers under certain conditions. The tests can be assigned to specific product specifications or machines, customers, or order specifications, and can be trigger to be executed interval based or event based. For example, Simple OK / NON-OK tests up to entry of measurements with accepted tolerances are possible.
In the user interface, a user at the machine terminal is prompted to execute and document a particular QS test (for example, "control plates at the beginning of a step" or "measurement foil thickness every 1000m"), depending on the test definition. As a result, a QS test protocol is available for a production order, and this data can be used e.g. certificates of conformity.