The world is promoting the digitization, networking, and intelligence of the deep integration of information technology and manufacturing technology. Many companies are planning to build smart factories. As we all know, the planning and construction of a smart factory is a very complex system engineering, so how can the construction of a smart factory "simplify the complexity"? Perhaps we can briefly explain from two aspects.
One of the core elements to be considered in the construction and the key dimension that needs to be paid attention to is the collection and management of data. Data is the blood of smart factory construction and flows between various application systems. During the operation of the smart factory, business data such as design, process, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, quality, and personnel will be generated. These data may come from ERP, MES, APS, WMS, QIS and other application systems.
In the production process, it is necessary to collect data such as output, quality, energy consumption, processing accuracy, and equipment status in time, and associate it with orders, procedures, and personnel to realize the full traceability of the production process. In addition, during the construction of smart factories, data management standards need to be established to ensure data consistency and accuracy. When necessary, a dedicated data management department should be established to clarify the principles and construction methods of data management, establish data management procedures and systems, coordinate implementation problems, and regularly inspect and implement optimized data management technical standards, procedures, and implementation. .
In addition, production quality management and equipment management are also core business processes for smart factory construction. Equipment is a production factor, and the effectiveness of equipment is the basic requirement of smart factory production management. The production management information system needs to set up an equipment management module to enable the equipment to release the highest capacity. Through reasonable production arrangements, the equipment, especially the key and bottleneck equipment, can reduce the waiting time. Carrying out quality is a concept that is designed and produced, not tested. Quality control needs to be embedded in the main production process in the information system. For example, inspection and testing are handled as processes or work steps in the production order; the processes, forms, and data of quality control are interrelated and penetrated with the production order.
In the equipment management module, it is necessary to establish various equipment databases, set codes, and maintain equipment in time; collect equipment status data in real time to provide equipment capability data for production scheduling. In addition, establish equipment health management files, establish failure prediction models based on accumulated equipment operation data, perform predictive maintenance, minimize unplanned downtime of equipment, and manage equipment spare parts.
Many leading companies in the SMT field have released a series of smart factory solutions along this line of thinking.
For example, ASM (2020 Munich Shanghai Electronics Manufacturing Equipment Exhibition E2 Hall 2534) recently demonstrated a new generation of ASM Material Tower and innovative products such as ASM AutoRefill Feeder at the productronica in Munich, Germany. In order to coordinate and integrate the personnel, machines, materials and processes in the smart factory, ASM provides a series of innovative software combinations, such as ASM Command Center, ASM Production Planner and ASM Equipment Center for maintenance and asset management.
ASM also established a brand new software category through ASM FactoryChat. This professional application combines the ease of use of a chat application with the special digital communication requirements of the electronics manufacturing field. One of its innovations is the ability to make machines participate in team communication. ASM provides a foundation for comprehensive integration at all operating levels through open interfaces, standardized protocols, and an integrated platform from the workshop to the cloud.
Mycronic (2020 Munich Shanghai Electronics Manufacturing Equipment Exhibition E2 Hall 2550) MYPro series products include solder paste printers, new placement machine combinations, 3D SPI, 3D AOI, and smart component warehouses and new printing platforms, which are also preferred in the industry The high-mix production line can meet the requirements of any batch and high-quality production. This is also the solution Mycronic proposes for factories of different sizes, and it can solve the compatibility problem of the entire product line.
Europlacer (2020 Munich Shanghai Electronics Manufacturing Equipment Exhibition E2 Hall 2338) its iconic highly flexible iineo+ platform, as part of Europlacer Industry 4.0 productivity tool set, can provide process refinement, production scope management and operator accessibility A step change in value. All configurations of the iineo+ platform use an embedded electrical performance tester, and optional upgrades are provided to enhance traceability. iineo+ also provides an enhanced package library function. Its new functions include displaying the settings of non-optimized package libraries for different The *** shape representation of component types, and a new special analysis mode for difficult components.
As a leading-edge thermal system solution provider, REHM (2020 Munich Shanghai Electronics Manufacturing Equipment Exhibition Hall E2 Hall 2636) believes that the update of thermal systems should not only focus on the mechanical technology level, but should also focus on system control and Internet of Things functions. In addition to the basic equipment control, performance analysis, production management, data recording and monitoring functions, the new ViCON intelligent operating system can also use ‘ViCON Connect to monitor all Reed equipment on the company’s network. In addition, customers can use ViCON App on mobile terminal devices to view system parameters at any time, remotely prepare and monitor production in real time. It can also be connected to the overall management system of the smart factory to realize the dialogue between machines and open a new journey for the industrial structure of the electronics industry.
FUJI (2020 Munich Shanghai Electronic Production Equipment Exhibition E2 Hall 2541) also divides the modular high-speed multifunctional placement machine NXT III into a control host and a functional module machine. According to the different needs of users, the control host and functional module machine are flexibly combined. To meet the needs of users. The modular machine has different functions, according to the mounting requirements of different components, it can be mounted with different precision and speed
Panasonic (2020 Munich Shanghai Electronic Production Equipment Exhibition E2 Hall 2542)'s next-generation mounting manufacturing concept also enables production to be truly "automated", "unmanned" and "standardized". Specifically, Panasonic connects the six major links of production scheduling, material management, production progress management, finished product management, traceability, and KPI/KGI tools to form a complete intelligent manufacturing production system, giving data and wisdom to manufacturing , So that the factory achieves the optimization of the overall business.