BYK Additives & Instruments

smart-process Software

Routine process control with standardized data analysis
Various process parameters influence the overall impression of effect finishes. Routine process control requires systematic planning and efficient data handling of large data sets. BYK-Gardner’s modern and intuitive smart-process software combines all critical color and appearance data in one data analysis software:

•  Multi-angle color and effect control with BYK-mac i
•  Orange peel and Distinctness-of- Image measurement with wave-scan
•  Objective mottling analysis with cloud-runner

With smart-process, you’ll know where you are, where you are going, and how to get there.

Global standardization with digital standards

Standardized measurement procedure

Green light for shipping

Standard Management – manage an unlimited number of colors
Organizer Set-up – standardized measurements and sample labeling
Data Analysis – Detailed measurement reports
  • Powerful Standard Management
    to define tolerances and limits
  • Set-up of Color Families defining common settings: scales, measurement geometries, statistics and tolerances
  • Customer specific color & appearance scales are predefined
  • Export and import of digital standards among the entire supply chain for seamless communication
  • Organizers for clear sample identification and menu guided operation on the instrument
  • Product schematics help to define sampling procedure
  • The entered parameters can be used to filter the data for further analysis
  • Typical identifiers are model, color or product ID
  • Easy to read data table with Pass/Fail results highlighted based on tolerances set in Standard Management
  • Test Report for harmony evaluation of a single test series:
    Color: differences between “panel match” (e.g. fender and fascia) and differences to master standard
    Appearance: average of groups (e.g. horizontal and vertical) and single check zones
  • Scorecard to give a quick overview how production is running over a certain time period
  • Trend Report - typical process control chart showing data over time or by individual
  • Prices and Products
  • 4831
    BYKWARE smart-process

  • Comes complete with
  • Software on CD-ROM with license key

    Note: smart-process license fee for more than two installations is quantity dependent.
    Please contact your local BYK-Gardner representative.

    System Requirements:
    Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1
    Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
    Hardware: Core 2 Duo, 2.2 GHz; i7, 2.5 GHz recommended, or equivalent
    Memory: 4 GB RAM, 8 GB recommended
    Hard-disk space: min. 300 MB
    Monitor resolution: 1280 x 1024 Pixel or higher Disk drive: CD-ROM or DVD drive
    Interface: free USB port

  • Specifications (PDF)
  • BYK-mac i QC-Reports

    wave-scan Balance-Chart

    cloud-runner Mottle-Chart

    Color Harmony and Process Control Charts
    Get well balanced
    Clear visualization of mottling data
    • Lab-Scatter and Effect graphs to show at a glance whether all parts are within specification
    • Travel graph to visualize color & effect flop of individual check zones side by side
    • Box Plot to easily control process variations
    • Included in smart-process software
    • Two dimensional appearance system based on the structure spectrum data
    • High correlation to the visual perception
    • Easy to use for tolerancing and visualization of uniformity
    •   All important information in one report:
      - Visual Harmony for Process Control
      - Structure Spectrum for Optimization
      - Customer specifications
    • Included in smart-process software

    • Two dimensional scatter graph with high correlation to the visual perception
    • Red – yellow – green ranges for easy tolerancing and visualization of process stability
    • All important information in one report:
      - Visual Harmony for Process Control
      - Mottle Spectrum for Optimization
      - Customer specifications
    • Included in smart-chart software