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Software improves electronics production stability

Posted: 20 Jun 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:electronics? production? setup? verification process?

Munich-based SIPLACE developers have released the Version 4.0 of their SIPLACE Setup Center. The new version is SIPLACE's answer to prevent improper setup and empty feeders that are among the reasons why production lines stop.

The SIPLACE Setup Center Version 4.0 allows the user to verify setups by scanning the IDs of feeders and components or packages. The resulting information is used to check and display fill levels for the current placement process. It also provides the data for the traceability of modules and components. SIPLACE Setup Center improves the stability of the increasingly critical setup procedures in electronics production and minimizes the frequency and duration of setup-related downtime.

SIPLACE Setup Center Version 4

The SIPLACE Setup Center improves the stability of the increasingly critical setup procedures in electronics production and minimizes the frequency and duration of setup-related downtime.

The new version of the SIPLACE Setup Center also supports SIPLACE's new 'Random Setup' and 'Constant Feeder Tables' options. Random Setup lets you position feeders in any open slot, because the placement program does not determine the feeder and component position, but it adjusts automatically to your setup. This makes it especially easy and efficient to set up small lots or prototypes and insert them into the production schedule. In Constant Feeder Table mode, certain feeder tables or sections thereof remain in place, because many jobs and products use the same components and can therefore be excluded from the setup procedures.

SIPLACE Setup Center 4.0 features additional improvements for placement processes involving LEDs. It keeps track of brightness classes as component parameters and verifies them during the setup verification process in addition to all the other parameters. For especially critical refill processes, the software can optionally enforce dual verification before and after splicing.

Other software functions make kitting (linking feeders to components in the IT systems) easier in offline setup preparation areas. With the ability to have SIPLACE Setup Center display alternative components (as defined in the placement program) and an OIB interface for sending automated reorder requests to the materials management system, SIPLACE's developers continue to advance consistent process support in electronics production.

Hubert Egger

Egger: With SIPLACE Setup Center, we offer our customers the leading software tool for setup verification.

"Seamless and error-free setup processes are essential prerequisites for efficiency and productivity in electronics production, and the increasing frequency of setup changeovers represents a great challenge for the manufacturing staff. With SIPLACE Setup Center, we offer our customers the leading software tool for setup verification. It enables them to operate with maximum flexibility and reliability," said Hubert Egger, product marketing manager at SIPLACE, about the benefits of the new software version.





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