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What is it?
SPC Express for Windows is a fast, easy-to-use, professional statistical process control software package. It is a true 32 bit application and was designed to be used by both novices and experts alike. It runs on IBM PC or compatible computers using the Windows 98 or Windows NT/XP/2000/Vista/7 operating system.

What makes it special?
Ease-of-use is one of the key features of SPC Express for Windows. Just a few quick clicks of your mouse and you are ready to enter data and view a graph. It takes advantage of the standard Windows graphical user interface (GUI) that is universally known and used throughout the computer industry.

SPC Express for Windows is a very practical package for use right out on the shop floor. Data entry is simple, using either the keyboard or electronic gages. The on-screen charts are updated automatically and very easy to read.

The SPC Express Family of Software has been in use since 1983 in a variety of industries, such as automotive, plastics, aerospace, and food processing. Its popularity is largely due to its speed and intuitive operation. This new Windows version of SPC Express is an exciting addition to our product line.

What are its main features?
  • Standard Windows GUI Interface.

  • Open up to 100 Parts & Characteristics on the screen at one time.
  • All traceability fields can be customized for data entry, searching, and reporting.
  • Versatile data entry from the keyboard or electronic gages with immediate plotting of new data points. The "pre-defined keyboard data entry" feature helps reduce typing and keystroke errors.
  • Uses a Microsoft Access compatible database for maintaining records of your shop floor data and inspection information.
  • Query based reporting engine lets you display or print all SPC charts based on almost any criteria such as all subgroups for a given job number, for a specific month.
  • Variable charts including X-Bar R, Individuals & Moving Range, Moving Average & Moving Range, Histograms and more!
  • Attribute charts including P, U, N, C and Pareto charts.
  • Graphical scrolling forward and back through your process charts.
  • While viewing a process chart, you can click on any subgroup point to pop-up a user-definable detailed view of its contents.
  • On-screen Print Preview with zoom and scrolling capability.
  • Universal network compatibility. (Requires a license for each workstation)
  • Users can view any of their own drawings or instruction sheets for the selected part and characteristic.
  • Easy-to-read Help screens and User’s Manual with a tutorial that will have you up and running in minutes.
How can it help you?
You can use SPC Express to automate your SPC data collection, reporting, and analysis. If your SPC charting is now being done manually, or if your current computer system is difficult to use, cumbersome or slow, you’ll really appreciate using SPC Express. After all, you’re not in the business of drawing charts or running computers – you’re in the business of manufacturing your products!

User Support
Major Micro Systems is known for providing our users with great technical support. Our tech support lines are handled by engineers who not only know our software, but know PC hardware, communications interfacing, and excel at operating system troubleshooting. In addition to our free telephone support, we also provide electronic support via e-mail on the Internet. MMS also offers on-site installation, training, startup assistance, network configuration, and computer consulting.





SPC Express for Windows
Technical Specifications


Computer Requirements
  • Computer: 486 or Pentium Desktop or Notebook
  • 64 MB RAM, 128 MB recommended
  • VGA monitor, color recommended
  • Hard Disk or Network Drive
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse (recommended)
  • Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 or newer
  • Printer (recommended)

Printed Reports
  • X-Bar R Charts
  • Rainbow Charts
  • Individual/Moving Range Charts
  • Moving Average/Moving Range Charts
  • Scatter Plots
  • Histograms
  • Box & Whisker Charts
  • P, U, N, C Charts
  • Pareto Charts
  • Blank Data Sheets
  • On-screen Print Preview of all charts

On-Screen Graphs
  • Any number and variety can be displayed on the screen at one time
  • X-Bar R Charts
  • Rainbow Charts
  • Individual/Moving Range Charts
  • Moving Average/Moving Range Charts
  • Scatter Plots
  • Histograms
  • Box & Whisker Charts
  • P, U, N, C Charts
  • Pareto Charts

Choice of Std. Deviation
  • RMS (root mean squared)
  • R/d2

Database/Chart Customization
  • Multiple Characteristics per Part Number
  • Multiple Processes per Characteristic
  • Compatible with Microsoft Access databases.
  • Automatic Date & Time stamping.
  • User definable subgroup size
  • Design your own Traceability fields (text, dates, numbers, etc.)
  • Specify which traceabilty fields appear on the printed reports and on the on-screen highlight windows
  • Choice of automatic or manual chart scaling
  • Up to 10 place precision for sample data.

Calculations
  • Bilateral and Unilateral specifications
  • Mean
  • Standard Deviation
  • Cp, Cpk
  • Cr
  • Pp, Ppk
  • ZU, ZL
  • Coefficient of Skewness
  • Momental Skewness
  • Coefficient of Excess
  • Kurtosis
  • Chi-Squared

Control Limits/Checking
  • Computer Calculated
  • User Defined (Extended Control Limits)
  • Modified Control Limits
  • Test for points outside the Control Limits
  • Test for Trends
  • Test for Shifts
Local Area Networks
Installs easily on all major networks, including Novell, LANtastic, and Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7. (License required for each workstation)

Electronic Gage Interface
  • Connects to the serial communications interface (ports 1-6) on your computer (RS-232 input).
  • Accepts readings from many gages simultaneously.
  • Different types of gages can be connected at the same time.
  • "Auto Discrimination" feature allows a single gage to be used to gather data for several characteristics.
  • Updates graphs in real-time as readings come in.
  • User definable: comm port, baud rate, parity, frame size, stop bits.
  • User definable reasonableness limits.
  • User definable formulas can be applied to incoming data.

Other Interfaces
  • DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) from other software applications.
  • Text File Import - batch or real-time.
Year 2000 Compliance (Y2K)

SPC Express for Windows is fully Y2K Compliant. All dates entered with either 2 or 4 digits for the year will be handled properly.