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SIPLACE Stationwise Download Seamless setup changeovers with no downtime

Jul 17, 2012

Being able to change setups on the line quickly and efficiently is especially important in modern electronics production environments with their many products and frequent product changeovers, because it improves your productivity and generates additional cost savings. This is where SIPLACE Stationwise Download comes into play, an option within the SIPLACE Line Operations Package. With SIPLACE Stationwise Download you can reduce the downtime during product changeovers considerably, because you no longer have to empty the line and can implement the changeover procedure without having to stop the line.  On a line with four machines, for example, Stationwise Download can reduce the changeover time from approximately 9 minutes to as little as 47 seconds.

In the past you had to make sure that the last board had left the last machine on the line before you could start running the next job. As a result, the machines at the beginning of the line sat idle. Next you had to download the program for the new program and wait until everything was ready before the next job could start.

Seamless transition from machine to machine
By eliminating this wait time, the new SIPLACE Stationwise Download option can significantly accelerate the production of sequenced jobs – the line no longer needs to be emptied between jobs. This saves on valuable production time, particularly on longer lines. With Stationwise Download you can process the new product on the first machine while the second machine is still processing the previous product. Since the system downloads the program machine by machine, the production keeps running seamlessly and without stops, making for faster product changeovers. The smart PCB tracking across the line even includes the properly timed adjustment of conveyor widths.

Simple handling saves additional time
The operator can select and start Stationwise Download directly on the station software interface. Once this has been done, all that is left is to confirm the setup changeover process on the SIPLACE machine user interfaces, and the production switches automatically from the old product to the new one with no interruptions and no line stops.

You find a video about the new SIPLACE “Stationwise Download” at: http://www.siplace.com/11102/Downloads-Support/Download-Area/Videos-Animations/aud_index.aspx.

The new SIPLACE Stationwise Download option can significantly accelerate the production of sequenced jobs – the line no longer needs to be emptied between jobs.

For more Information, visit www.siplace.com.


ASM Assembly Systems
At the beginning of 2011, the SIPLACE team (formerly Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems) became a business unit of ASM Pacific Technology and operates now as ASM Assembly Systems. With its SIPLACE machines and innovative manufacturing concepts, ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG is the world’s leading manufacturer of surface mount technology (SMT) placement machines and solutions. Since its beginnings in 1985, the company has installed almost 35,000 placement machines at over 3,500 customers all over the world. Electronics manufacturers in all industries such as telecommunications, automotive, IT, consumer electronics and automation use and depend on SIPLACE's broad portfolio of solutions and services.

For more information about ASM Assembly Systems (SIPLACE), visit www.siplace.com.


ASM Pacific Technology
As a subsidiary of ASM International, which has its headquarters in Almere, Netherlands, ASM Pacific Technology (ASMPT), Singapore, has developed in only a few years into the world’s leading supplier of chip assembly, bonding and packaging systems and solutions. The ASMPT Group produces and markets machines for front-end and back-end chip assembly and semiconductor packaging. The company has plants in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Malaysia, and since January 1, 2011 in Germany. ASMPT has been listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1989.

ASMPT is one of the stocks in the Hang Seng HK MidCap Index under the Hang Seng Composite Index, the Hang Seng Information Technology Industry Index, and the Hang Seng Hong Kong 35 Index.

For more information about ASMPT, visit www.asmpacific.com

 

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