Key benefits of automation
The autoEdition3 control software controls the robotic testing system. It is based on the basic principles of Industry 4.0: Decentralized intelligence, parallel processes, standardized interfaces and real-time optimization. The roboTest testing systems allow ZwickRoell to achieve higher specimen throughput in comparison to traditional, sequentially controlled systems.
In the medical and pharmaceutical industry, everything must be completely backwards traceable for several years. ZwickRoell 's testXpert III testing software provides the additional functionalities necessary to meet these requirements. This software option from ZwickRoell allows complete, tamper-proof documentation of all actions performed in testXpert III. The user defies the level at which actions are to be logged and explained according to his requirements. In individual cases this may, for example, mean that each change made to a test-relevant parameter such as test speed is recorded in full. Together with the user management already integrated in testXpert III, this option provides the ideal tool for fulfilling the requirements from FDA 21 CFR Part 11 (regulation of the US Food and Drug Administration). Providing easy access to quality characteristics as well as protection from tampering at the same time allows manufacturers to optimize their processes and sustain improvements in product quality for safety-related products.
Automatic daily check tools
Daily check tools are used to regularly check sensors for force, weight, or displacement. They recognize systematic measurement errors in the sensors and notify the responsible person immediately. Normally, this takes place at least every 24 hours. In addition to the manual version in which the user engages and monitors the daily check tool, ZwickRoell also offers a fully automated version in which all of the steps are handled via automation. The results are traceably recorded in a log file. If the results are bad, the system stops and the user is notified.