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Juki Intelligent Storage Solutions Are Now Compatible with All Brands of Placement Machines

Jul 15, 2015

Juki Intelligent Storage Solutions.

Juki Intelligent Storage Solutions.

Bundled software package enables opening of machine production programs to extract necessary reels with one simple click

Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Automation Systems Corporation, is pleased to announce that all Juki Intelligent Storage Solutions are now compatible with all brands of placement machines. This is accomplished using bundled software from Cogiscan, the leading track, trace and control (TTC) solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry.

The release from the Juki storage towers of all the necessary reels of components to satisfy a work order is performed by a single click. The number of reels retrieved from the tower for a work order corresponds to the number of feeder locations for the component part number on the machine and allows for priority selection of components based on user defined rules that include FIFO, partial reels first and reels with enough quantity. Likewise, the ability to include an attrition factor when creating kits to account for loss of components during production is possible.

Juki Intelligent Storage Solutions’ customers can now benefit from knowledge of where components are (towers, storage racks, production line) at all times. This includes the ability to create kits of components from pick lists generated by the ERP system and combine several pick lists together for a combined kit for cluster setups.

The benefits of using the Juki Intelligent Storage Solutions are many. Costs are reduced due to lower manpower required in the stock room and a significant footprint reduction compared to traditional warehousing methods. Preparation time is reduced by the simple integration with ERP or assembly systems and the automatic collection of components. The units also provide ESD and humidity control protection, replacing the need for separate dry storage.

Additional options include the ability to have components automatically released from the tower based on low level alarms generated by the placement machine. Also, component consumption can be monitored from all major placement equipment suppliers for real-time inventory tracking.

All Juki Intelligent Storage Solutions are integrated with MSD control software that is compliant with J-STD-033 specification from IPC/JEDEC. For more information, visit www.jukiamericas.com.


Juki Automation Systems, a global leader in high-speed SMT Assembly equipment, has shipped more than 28,000 machines worldwide since 1987.  Juki has built its global image with a combination of top-quality and high-reliability machines with a reputation for world-class service and support that result in the lowest production costs for its customers.  The pioneer of the modular assembly system in 1993, Juki offers flexible solutions designed for both high-volume and high mix environments.   

Additionally, Juki Americas offers selective solder and stamp soldering machines backed by the largest field service group in the industry. The company recently introduced a complete line solution to include screen printers, reflow ovens and wave solder systems. For more information, visit www.jukiamericas.com.

Cogiscan is the leading track, trace and control (TTC) solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry. The scalable Cogiscan platform perfectly integrates with all major equipment types, and is highly configurable to enable a personalized solution to each customer’s specific production needs. Since 1999 Cogiscan has attained several international patents for TTC hardware and software, and has won multiple awards throughout the years. For more information, visit www.cogiscan.com.

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