Formerly only embedded in Merlin hardware devices, Merlin Plus gauging software from Marposs (Auburn Hills, MI) is now offered for use on any PC running Windows 7 or Windows 10 operating system. Aimed at optimizing industrial production analysis and control, Merlin Plus software combines flexibility and ease of use for fixture builders and makers performing simple measuring and manual bench applications, as well as end-users who want to configure their own measurement applications.
Merlin Plus software offers multiple measurement and statistical displays with numeric and graphic layout, trend limits, data traceability, batch management, part counters, and data storage; exporting in CSV or Q-DAS format. It can handle up to 250 different measurements, 1,000 different part programs and offers connection to several types of devices with built-in drivers.
Merlin Plus software also comes with a free add-on called Merlin Designer that allows users to create customized pages using graphical representations of measurements such as bars and images, as well as imported CAD, JPG, and GIF files. In manual applications, this feature guides the operator in carrying out the inspection sequence of any component.
With a set of predefined I/O configurations, the Merlin Plus software can also interface simple automatic applications with a PLC .
The standard network capabilities of a full Windows system combined with built-in data segregation features make it a perfect platform for efficient data collection in compliance with company standards.
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