Windchill FMEA

formerly Relex FMEA

Analyze potential failures and minimize their effects

Windchill FMEA provides a structured methodology to identify all potential failure modes of a system and evaluate their effects, enabling design engineers to introduce risk controls that prevent or mitigate their impact. Supporting a variety of industry standard formats, such as AIAG and MIL-STD-1629, Relex FMEA is equally adept at performing process, design, functional, and piece-part level FMEAs. Modify one of the supplied templates to suit your needs, or create your own completely customized FMEA.

Criticality Matrix Cross-functional Communication. Leverage built-in DVP&R (Design Verification Plan and Report) and Control Plans to support the cross-functional communication and collaboration integral to successful risk management. Link design verification plans to the FMEA to associate testing procedures directly to failure mode casues. Control plans can be linked directly to the Process FMEA to record, communicate, and implement risk control measures with manufacturing.

Efficient Data Entry. Windchill FMEA supports a range of features that allow you to enter data both efficiently and consistently. Easily import from or export to commonly used formats like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, XML, and plain text files.Assembly libraries provide the ability to reuse approved analyses completed on other projects. Fault Equivalence functionality allows grouping of like failure modes and consequences to ensure consistent risk ranking. Automatically roll up local effects to the failure mode of the next higher level item, and automatically build – or cascade down – the next effect, end effect, and severity to lower level items to ensure traceability. Windchill FMEA also provides industry standard failure modes libraries for component level analyses.

Industry Standard Reports Professional Outputs. Windchill FMEA is supplied with a range of industry standard reports and graphs. Easy-to-use Report and Graph Wizards provide complete user customization of outputs to fit your specific needs, without the need for IT experts. Once complete, reports and graphs can be printed or saved directly to Microsoft Word or Excel, and Adobe PDF.

Enterprise Capabilities. For large scale or distributed deployments, the powerful features of Windchill FMEA are also available in a zero-client, web-based interface with role based permissions, audit capabilities, automated workflow and dashboards. Support for both Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle, with an API for customizable data connectors, enables improved integration with existing business systems.

Technical Highlights

Supported FMEA Types

  • Functional
  • Design
  • Component
  • Criticality (FMECA)
  • Process
  • FMES
  • Control Plans
  • DVP&R
  • Parameter Diagrams

Supported Standards

  • AIAG
  • MIL-STD-1629
  • IEC 60812
  • IEC 61508
  • SAE ARP5580
  • FMD-97
  • BS 5760
  • User-defined

Supported Calculations

  • Item / mode failure rates
  • Item / mode criticality
  • Risk priority number (RPN)
  • RPN improvement %
  • Risk level
  • Percent isolation
  • Percent detection
  • User-defined

Dynamic Data Links

  • Windchill Prediction
  • Windchill RBD
  • Windchill FTA
  • Windchill FRACAS

FMEA Data Sheet
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