For robust designs and controlled processes.

Special Characteristics (SC) are product features and/or process features that may have an impact on functional safety (operational and use safety), compliance with official regulations, function, performance, fit, appearance or further processing of the product. Through combined use in development, Special Characteristics helps to ensure robust designs and controlled processes. Dealing with this is particularly important in the automotive sector.

The Special Characteristics method in the e1ns software offers the possibility of carrying out the step of identifying these features systematically, comprehensibly and transparently in the e1ns data model. It is based on the VDA “Process Description of Special Characteristics (SC)”.

Special Characteristics are a subset of the totality of all features that require special care in the development and manufacturing process. Special Characteristics can be abbreviated or identified as: CC, SC, DZ, CZ, D, L, F and more. Companies use different designations.

Your benefits

Why Special Characteristics?

Integrated and consistent documentation

  • Characteristics in e1ns can contain various data such as numbers, classifications, values and more.
  • They can be added to FMEA structures at various levels, e.g. assembly and component features.
  • Each characteristic receives an individual classification.
  • Thanks to the e1ns data model, all features are available in D-FMEA, P-FMEA as well as in the production control plan (PLP) and control plan (CP) to avoid deviations.

Consistent, up-to-date and easily available data

  • Systematic, comprehensible and transparent in the e1ns data model.
  • Minimal effort for later changes/additions.
  • e1ns Special Characteristics is a web application and therefore available without (local) installation. Employees from all areas of the company have easy access – even worldwide.
  • No redundant data.

Consideration of individual requirements

  • e1ns Special Characteristics benefits from the e1ns modular concept.
  • Forms are supplemented with additional columns or data if necessary - depending on the internal requirements of a company.
  • The output of the data can also be individually configured, depending on which documents are required for projects, customers or for archiving.

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Special Characteristics in e1ns

In this video, discover how e1ns identifies specific product and process characteristics using the newly developed method forms. This toolset enables the precise derivation of special features from D-FMEA and P-FMEA as well as their complete documentation in accordance with the VDA process description.

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