Inspection Point 

Definition

An inspection point is an identifiable record of inspection results that is assigned to a work or inspection operation. Several inspection points can be assigned to an inspection operation.

Use

With inspection points, you can have several inspections and can record multiple sets of characteristic results for an operation.

Inspection Points for Inspections During Production

If you inspect during production using routings, rate routings or master recipes and you want to record inspection results in specific intervals, choose the inspection point type Free inspection points in production. You can define your own field combinations for this inspection type in

Customizing.

Inspection Points in Goods Receipt

If you carry out goods receipt inspections with inspection points, choose the inspection point type Free inspection points in production. You can create your own field combinations for this inspection type in Customizing.

Inspection Points in Plant Maintenance

If you carry out calibration inspections and want to record inspection results for equipment or functional locations, choose the inspection point type for Equipment or Functional location. You can create your own field combinations for these inspection types in Customizing. However, the field Equipment or Functional location must exist in the field combination.

Inspection Points in Sample Management

If you use the sample management functions in a goods receipt inspection, or inspection during production with planned physical samples, each sample number is uniquely identified by an inspection point. Choose the inspection point type Physical sample. You can create your own field combinations for this inspection type in Customizing. However, the field Sample must exist in the field combination.

Integration

Inspection Point Data in Planning Objects

  • Task lists
  • You enter the inspection point field combination for inspection point processing at header level. You can enter the following additional data: Sample-drawing procedure for the inspection point type for a Physical sample, partial lot assignment in the routing

    At operation level, you enter how the inspection point is to be valuated, when you record results. Either you make the valuation manually, or the system makes it automatically. In addition, you enter a reference for the inspection point, (quantity reference, time reference, freely defined reference)

    • Sampling procedures

    In each sampling procedure that you reference at characteristic level in an inspection plan, you must have also set the indicator for inspection point processing.

    Inspection Point Data in Customizing

    To identify inspection points, you can define a combination of fields in

    Customizing. In such a field combination, user-defined fields as well as fixed fields based on the inspection point type are defined with individual key words and an individual sequence. You can, for example, use key words such as "Container", "Barrel" or "Pallet" for the inspection point Free inspection points and for example "model" for the inspection point type Physical sample. If this task list is used in an inspection, the chosen field combination appears on the initial screen for results recording.

    Data in the Routing/Inspection Plan Header

    In the task list header (of application components PP and PI), you can set detail levels for assigning the produced quantities.

    • At the first and most detailed level ("Partial lots not supported"), the produced partial quantities are assigned to the inspection points, for which inspection results are also recorded.
    • At the second detail level ("Partial lot for each inspection point"), the partial quantities that were assigned to the inspection points are combined into partial lots.
    • At the third detail level ("Partial lot and batch for each insp. point"), the partial lots are collected in batches.

    You then have the following options for defining the partial lot assignment:

    • In the
    task list header, if you do not make an entry in the partial lot assignment field, the settings are taken from Customizing. If no value is defined in Customizing, this means that partial lots are not supported.
  • If you define a partial lot assignment in the partial lot assignment field of the task list header, this assignment takes precedence over the values defined in Customizing.
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