Systems undergo clearly defined tests, and the findings are documented as evidence that all equipment works properly and produces the expected results.
Design qualification (DQ)
DQ is documented verification that a proposed solution is fit for the purpose for which it is intended. Documentation includes customer specifications, functional specifications for hardware and software, risk analysis (FMEA report), and a list of system-critical components. Within the scope of all sortimat projects, DQ comprises multiple stages, and describes project progress.
Installation qualification (IQ)
IQ is documented verification that the installed system corresponds with the approved design, and the manufacturer’s recommendations. This comparison can take place either at the sortimat site, or your production facility. Testing is carried out on the basis of the DQ documentation. Following completion of IQ, the next stage (operational qualification) can take place.
Operational qualification (OQ)
OQ is documented verification, based on test data, that the system functions as expected. This also involves a comparison between the planned and implemented machine, that can be carried out either at the sortimat site, or your production facility. OQ provides evidence that the system functions according to the predefined specifications. Following completion of OQ documentation, the next stage (performance qualification) can take place.
Performance qualification (PQ)
PQ (performance qualification) is usually carried out by the customer, and is documented verification that the systems as they were installed and combined ensure reproducible, efficient results on the basis of the approved process method and product specifications. It determines the degree to which the implemented process meets the predefined purpose for which it is designed. Following completion of PQ documentation, the system can be put into production.