WATS the Features

Automated Data Collection with the WATS Client

WATS features state-of-the-art data conversion technology that allows you to convert all of your existing test data. All the test data made available on the test systems will instantly be uploaded to your WATS server, where it will be deconstructed and made ready for further analytics and reporting.  Learn more

Automated test data collection
WATS manufacturing intelligence system

Test Data Analytics

Quickly and easily break down True First Pass Yield from a global level into more granular statistics for different products, revisions, test stations, periods, processes, rolled throughput, and actual failing test steps. Read more.

Dashboards

With WATS, you can quickly combine existing data components into public or private dashboards. Dashboards that display important Key Performance Indicators for electronics manufacturing and instantly inform you of potentially severe trends in your factory. Read more.

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WATS repair interface and analytics

Repair Interface and Analytics

WATS features detailed repair analytics and a User Interface that lets you capture these structured repair reports and image attachments or other relevant human-readable comments. You can quickly get repair and failure-type statistics for parameters. Read more.

Events and Alarming

Even with all the information made available by WATS, unfortunate trends can still go undetected. To limit these severities, you can specify pre-defined scenarios that you would like to be proactively warned about. Read more.

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WATS software distribution

Software and Firmware Distribution

Quickly design modular and highly granular software packages, and centralise the automated distribution of these based on the product parameters and location of the products currently being tested. Read more.

MAC and Serial Number Distribution

Keeping track of Serial Numbers and MAC Address distribution can be a pain. WATS helps you streamline this process and ensure that you never erroneously assign one identifier to multiple units. Read more.

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Track and manage your test assets

Asset Management

Easily define test assets, with all of their sub-components and maintenance intervals. And use WATS to report the overall health status of your assets or export the information through an API to a top-level maintenance tracking system. Read more.

Manual Inspection

The Manual Inspection Module in WATS features a sequence builder where you can graphically design the test flow, along with a web interface that takes the test operator through all the necessary steps. Read more.

Manual inspection

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More Features

User Access Management

To get total value from your test data, you must be able to collect data from your entire relevant value chain. And that you can use the data to collaborate with your suppliers. But that should not mean that you have to give outsiders and subcontractors access to data that does not originate from them. With WATS, you can easily specify user access based on the origin of the data or based on the product group the data belongs to.

Product Management

The Product Manager in WATS lets you define important contextual information such as product names, bill-of-materials, box-build configurations, and the creation of virtual product groups that you can use for easier data reporting and user access management.

Overall Equipment Efficiency 

Would you like to evaluate better the performance and economical return of your test stations? WATS give you easy access to OEE calculations that combines availability scores, output performance and quality metrics. OEE is by many considered a gold standard in manufacturing. An OEE score of 100% means that you manufacture good parts as fast as intended and with full asset utilization. 

Gage RnR

Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (Gage RnR) is a method used to determine the amount of variation in the measurement data due to the measurement system itself, either from the equipment (repeatability) or operator (reproducibility).

Export Wizard and Certificate Generator

The Export Wizard in WATS lets you mass-export your test data, should you need to. It also allows you to generate PDF test certificates to supplement your product deliveries when you need proof-of-test documentation.

RestAPI

The WATS RestAPI provides you with flexible and powerful two-way integration with third-party solutions such as ERP systems, MES systems, PLM software, dashboard and business intelligence solutions, and more.

Unit Verification Check 

Avoid the risk of sending out products that have not been properly tested, with the Unit Verification Check feature in WATS. Specify the relevant test processes for your different part-number groups. WATS will tell you if the product you are looking at has been tested in all processes, if they happened in the correct order, and if they all passed within a reasonable number of attempts. 

Root Cause Ticket Module 

The WATS Root Cause Module lets you quickly and easily create a service ticket for manufacturing problems that need to be addressed. Do you see a problem that you would like to get the input of a different team on? No problem! Generate the ticket, define the problem and the team, submit and track. 

Time Analysis 

Do you want to know how much time you spend executing your different tests? How much time do you spend connecting your products to the test system? Or how long each of the individual test steps consumes. This, together with time analysis for repair, are readily available in WATS.

Work-in-Progress (WIP) Tracking 

WATS features functionality that easily lets you report the manufacturing process your individual units are. You define your different WIP stages in the configuration menu and add a check-in function to your test sequencer or custom scanner application. You can then visually report how many units are in the different stages and track the more detailed status of specific serial numbers.