How does signature analysis work in real-time?
Though signature analysis provides virtually immediate feedback on a process, it is using complex algorithms to compare every instance of the process to the known detailed characteristics of good parts and known failures. It provides a pass/fail decision based on these characteristics, also known as features rather than on a limited selection of data points.
Most of the work of the signature is behind the scenes but the data is stored on the Sciemetric unit and can be pushed to a database for reporting and analysis. The operator can see the status of the process as well as where the problem occurred right on the production floor.