WinSPC, statistical process control software helps manufacturer’s to improve production line performance; products and processes resulting in improved profitability. By providing real-time process feedback, WinSPC enables operations staff to make process decisions based on statistics and facts. Adjustments are made when they count, while the batch is running.
DataNet Quality Systems, the company behind WinSPC was founded in 1995 is a privately held company, located in Southfield Michigan. The company’s statistical process control software, entitled WinSPC is installed in over 2500+ plants globally. WinSPC supports multiple languages, including English, French, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Portuguese and German.
In 1941, the Detroit Gauge Group was started to provide automotive and aerospace manufacturers with tools, testing equipment and metrology devices. Back then, statistical process control (SPC) was done with pen and paper and was making inroads into American manufacturing plants. The Detroit Gauge Group worked with quality teams on the shop floor, developing and integrating devices to measure and better the quality of products and processes.
Over the next fifty years, Detroit Gauge’s manufacturing clients realized heightened levels of automation and production capacity. From robotics and CNC machines to Enterprise Resource Planning systems and programmable logic controllers, the speed of manufacturing Quality and control advancements quickened.
In the early 90s, the founders of the Detroit Gauge Group realized the benefits of automating Statistical Process Control to lower manufacturing costs, improve operational efficiencies, productivity and profitability. The Detroit Gauge company, in 1991 released their initial Windows-based, real-time SPC software system: WinSPC. In 1995, Detroit Gauge formed DataNet to deliver Quality solutions geared towards a broad set of manufacturing industries. Investment in WinSPC is ongoing and the company continues to invest in and develop real-time Quality systems. Solutions that are considered, permanent pieces in Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and Total Quality Management programs of best in class manufacturing enterprises.
1941: Detroit Gauge Group established
1991: WinSPC launched, the first Windows-based real-time SPC software
1992: WinSPC plant-wide monitoring introduced
1994: Oracle® Database supported
1995: DataNet Quality Systems formed
1997: WinSPC C/S introduced
1997: Consilium selects WinSPC for their MES line
1997: Winner: ISA President’s Award, “Most Innovative Technology Product”
1998: Multiple language support introduced
1999: Microsoft Corp. and CMP Media name DataNet Quality Systems to the “Top 75 Fastest Growing Independent Software Vendors for Windows.”
2000: WinSPC becomes OPC/OLE compliant
2000: DataNet introduces Custom Web Reporter (CWR) module
2001: QualTrend introduced
2001: Start magazine’s “Hottest Companies to Watch”
2002: ODBC mining capabilities introduced
2003: Dynamic plant monitoring
2004: ActiveX module released
2005: WinSPC supports FDA 21 CFR Part 11
2006: Winner: Best SPC Software 2005, Eworks