GOSHEN, INDIANA May 16, 2019 — Hertzler Systems Inc. has released version 9.2 of its flagship GainSeeker® Suite Software. This release includes enhancements that make it easier to see current production throughput and analyze Defect data in new ways to more accurately reflect what is happening over time. Additionally, printing functionality has been enhanced and improved. HertzlerNet customers can request the update here.

New OEE Time Chart compares groups over time

The OEE Time Chart can display the OEE, Availability, Quality, or Performance of a group (such as Shift, Line, or Machine) at consecutive intervals. The x-axis of this chart is scaled based on the date range retrieved, so you can see if there are gaps in your data and notice any OEE problems that occurred.

This OEE time chart displays OEE calculated hourly, for three machines:

OEE Time Chart

OEE Time Chart

Defect Trend Wizard dashboard control identifies changes in specific defects

The new Defect Trend Wizard dashboard control makes it easy to compare defect levels between two data sets – Baseline and Analysis – to help you detect which defects have exhibited the biggest changes.

For example, you might set up your Baseline and Analysis data sets to compare defects for two different date periods, or perhaps analyze the same date period but different data filters such as Machine or Shift.

Defect Trend Wizard dashboard control

Defect Trend Wizard dashboard control

Enhanced Printing

Three enhancements make it easier to print from GainSeeker Charts and PC Collect. Now when you use the Desktop menu or File menu to Print Desktop, GainSeeker lets you choose options that will arrange up to six chart windows together on each printed page:

Also – whether you print a single chart or multiple charts together, the functions for Print Setup, Print Preview, and Print are now combined in a single window: When using a shortcut to open and print desktops, you can now use command line parameters to specify the desired orientation (Landscape or Portrait) and layout (how many charts to combine on one page, like the 4-chart page shown above).

Cloud database now tested and supported

GainSeeker is now tested and supported on the Microsoft Azure SQL database.

Help us find out which features you use by sending Anonymous Statistics

GainSeeker will offer you the chance to opt in to the collection of anonymous usage statistics. We can now track more of the GainSeeker features to see which ones our clients actually use. This data will be used in future development decisions.

The company’s primary product, GainSeeker® Suite SPC software, and related services provide better visibility of production data so that clients can capture data at all stages of the manufacturing supply chain process. Users can generate analytics that enables optimization within and across multiple production facilities. This increases clients’ capacity to respond to problems and uncover hidden opportunities to increase revenue, grow operating margins, and improve asset performance.