SPC Control Test Exclusion Mode

A process must be in control when you determine the control limits for your process. However, when you calculate the control limits there may be some variation due to special causes, such as samples being taken when your machines are warming up. When there is this kind of variation, SPC exclusion mode allows you to manually select samples for exclusion from control limit calculation.

 Important: When calculating control limits, variation must be due to common causes only. Variation cannot be attributable to special causes or control limits are not valid.

SPC Exclusion Mode is enabled on the following chart types:







The SPC exclusion process evolves as follows:

  1. During runtime, when an SPC chart is on screen, the operator selects Exclusion Mode. An X appears at the top left of CimView, indicating that Exclusion Mode is active.

  2.  The operator selects the samples to exclude.

  3. SPC automatically performs a recalculation based on the exclusions and updates the control limits displayed on the chart.

SPC comes with two methods to toggle Exclusion Mode On/Off. Both methods are accessed through CimView when an SPC chart is on screen.

 To toggle SPC Exclusion Mode On/Off:

Do one of the following.

Method 1. Popup menu

  1. Right-click on an SPC chart that is display on an SPC CimView screen.

  2. Select Exclusion Mode from the popup menu.

Result: Exclusion Mode is checked on the popup menu signifying the feature is active.

Method 2. Double-click

  1. Double-click the SPC chart to display the SPC Control Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Chart tab.

  3. Check the Exclusion Mode box.

 Note:By using the ExclusionMode property, an applications engineer can create different ways to let an operator toggle exclusion mode on and off.

More information

Exclude/return samples in control chart calculation.

Step 4.6. Set criteria for attribute control tests.