MSA

Measurement system analysis (MSA) is an experimental and mathematical method of determining how much the variation within the measurement process contributes to overall process variability. There are five parameters to investigate in an MSA which are bias, linearity, stability, repeatability and reproducibility.

The significance of MSA can be explained as:

  1. It is a mandatory requirement for TS 16949 certification.
  2. It identifies the origination point in the process where variation starts.
  3. Minimizes defects
  4. It is very efficient in upgrading product quality.

There are tons of benefits of Measurement System Analysis some of which are:

  • Stability: Consistency of measurements
  • Accuracy: Amount of bias in the system
  • Linearity: It is a measure of the bias values

MSA involves activities like preparation, evaluation of stability and resolution after which accuracy is determined, calibration of equipment, linearity is evaluated and finally repeatability and reproducibility are determined. Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has included MSA in their manual where ISO/TS16949 is mandate.

PMG – India (Productivity Management Group being of the top ISO consultants of the world based in India has expertise in training organizations on several process and help them implement most modern and the latest standards in procedures in order to improve the process, productivity and quality. We have a sound experience providing training course in MSA having many of our clients already served by us. We can help and aid one in adopting MSA as briefed:

  • Selecting the correct measurement and approach for you
  • Assessing the measuring device
  • Validating procedures and operators in your organization
  • Assessing any measurement interactions

Calculating the measurement uncertainty of individual measurement devices and/or measurement systems