Q-SYS Quality System

Q-SYS Pack Quality Control

Q-SYS Pack Quality Control is designed specifically for fresh produce packers. The software was designed with major fruit and vegetable packers to provide a simple and fast method of recording quality attributes, weights and inspection details on incoming and outgoing products. Move to a paperless system now!

Screen layouts are brilliantly simple, and different screens are provided for Goods Inwards and Pack Samples. Large buttons, which can be customised to meet your requirements, make it easy to use the system on touch screens or tablets, as well as standard PCs.

Products are recognised by barcodes, and pictures pop up for identification or layout check purposes. Q-SYS also compares pack, box end and pallet labels, checks date codes and much more – to help you avoid expensive errors.

Staff are guided through what checks to perform, and results are compared to specifications automatically, with instant warning of problems - with your own messages in any language. All formats of date coding are checked and validated automatically. Quality results are automatically highlighted according to specification, with messages customised by you informing staff what action to take.

The system integrates with your current order, warehouse or despatch systems, and offers complete traceability from grower to final pack at the press of a key.

Q-SYS Pack Quality Control Highlights


Q-SYS Specifications

The Q-SYS Specifications module is what drives the Q-SYS Pack Quality Control module. It specifies what quality assessments are to be performed, what product identification information can or must be entered, and the targets, validation and limits applied to the entered results.

Specifications are set up for each raw material and product. Specifications are uniquely numbered, as are all versions; the history of all changes is retained by Q-SYS. Each version can also include documentation of any changes, and provide an alerting feature when a revised specification comes into effect.

Comprehensive facilities for entering specifications for each quality assessment can typically include maximum, minimum, upper and lower warning limits and upper and lower mandatory limits. Each limit can also have a customised on-screen and even spoken message defined, which QC’s and operators see as they enter assessments.

Q-SYS uses this information to highlight results automatically, determine whether a material can be accepted or a product released, and alert technicians and managers to issues.

  • Staff are prompted to carry out the correct checks
  • The correct number of packs are weighed/ checked
  • Results are highlighted and customised messages displayed
  • Staff are warned if a specification has recently changed

  • Specifications, and all versions can be printed or exported in any format to provide customer reports, management review information or operator checklists.

    The Specifications module is also shared by the other Q-SYS modules. This means that, for example, if you are conducting on-line quality and weight checks using this module, and also testing products in the laboratory, the same specification is used for everything.


    Q-SYS Reporting

    We provide a comprehensive suite of standard reports and exports, which have been developed to meet typical needs. When we survey your requirements, we will identify any specific reporting needs and provide these when we configure your system.

    Find non-conforming product, goods inwards rejections, grower non-conformances, final pack failures, product—date code batches... whatever you need to know, in seconds.

    Fast data filtering and no restrictions on design gives maximum flexibility.

    Q-SYS includes integrated email and fax capability. Reports and spreadsheets can be emailed to customers/suppliers/staff direct from standard menu options or from custom designed batch reporting routines, which can run automatically if required. Q-SYS also provides the ability to password-protect PDFs, allowing you to send important reports to clients with confidence.

    You’re also able to design your own reports, using the built-in report and export designer, which are integrated into the underlying database technology. Q-SYS allows the generation of reportable data in many formats, including on-screen, printed, PDF, spreadsheets, XML and .CSV and other text formats.

    After your system has been installed, Clyde Computing provide a comprehensive custom design and consultancy service, giving you the option to have new reports and reporting routines made to your exact specifications.


    Q-SYS Security and Auditing

    Security and auditability are central to your operation. Every action performed on Q-SYS is traceable back to the user, time, date and workstation, providing you with full auditing and accountability. Q-SYS gives you and your customers the peace of mind that comes from knowing your data is secure.

    Automatic notifications can be emailed to system administators

    A log maintains details all deletions, error messages etc. along with the user, location, date and time

    A secure internal messaging system and bulletin board is provided to enable staff to be notified of production schedule changes, new products, specification amendments, etc.

    Equinox database format prevents external mining or manipulation of data.

    Hierarchical passcode system means different levels of access can be allowed according to user group.

    All data is stored for as long as is needed.


    Hardware Requirements

    Q-SYS runs on standard Windows hardware with options for touch screen PCs and wireless tablet devices.

    Data can be obtained directly from instruments such as temperature probes, O2 Analysers and weigh scales to minimise keyboard input and errors.

    Interfacing to ANY make of scales or instruments is possible, so you can have a mix of equipment.