Near process gages allow some of the advantages of on-line gages,
but require less integration and invasion into production processes.

Inspection data is still available very quickly, with obvious
advantages for production quality control. Costly and problem-prone
transportation of parts to gage room can often be eliminated.
Sampling rates can sometimes be increased without introducing
part-flow bottlenecks.

But with all the logistic advantages of near-process gages, the most
common motivation for their use is for reduction of operator induced

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