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Inovaxe’s InoAuto Intelligent Reel Management Solution to Be Displayed by Panasonic at SMTAI

Sep 30, 2015

Inovaxe, a world leader and provider of innovative material handling and inventory control systems, is pleased to announce that Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America will highlight the Inovaxe InoAuto intelligent reel management system in Booth #213 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Panasonic will highlight the company’s evolution to “Total Solutions beyond SMT”— a continuation from its “Any Mix Any Volume” theme.

According to Mark Ragard, GM of Electronics Assembly Sales for Panasonic, “We’ve grown from providing product-based solutions to system-based solutions using a holistic approach. The success of our Certified Technology Program proves that we can provide the ideal production solution to customers by combining our equipment, software, and expertise with complementary third-party technologies to satisfy customer requirements and exceed their expectations.”

The InoAuto Two Bay stores 1,120 7" SMT reels and the InoAuto Single Bay stores 560 7" SMT reels. Both systems are equipped with sensors and LED indicator lights, along with the InoAuto Locator software, and respond as if the reels have RFID on them. The operator will simply barcode scan the part number and quantity on a reel and place it into an empty Single Package Single Location slot. The InoAuto will report the position of the part to its database automatically. 

The user can quickly enter a part number or a pick list into the InoAuto computer and a LED will light up indicating each part location within the cart. The user can either have all of the locations required light up at one time, or just one location at a time to prioritize the pick list pull for a very quick reel pull to direct feeder location. As the user picks the parts, the InoAuto will identify the part number for the part that was removed on the screen. As a result, kitting function is reduced from hours to seconds. Additionally, the InoAuto SMART Cart eliminates the need to scan locations.

The cart is mobile, ESD compliant, 5 ½ feet tall, and has a small 5 ½ ft2 print, which is a fraction of the size of robotic towers with five times the throughput. The InoAuto SMART Cart can pay for itself within three to six months. 

Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, a North American source for electronic assembly equipment (SMT), software, and technical support, provides total business systems solutions for electronic semiconductor and packaging companies in the global marketplace through one provider. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Learn more about Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America at www.panasonicfa.com

For more information about how Inovaxe’s innovative material handling systems and services can improve your inventory accuracy and reduce your labor costs, meet company representatives at SMTA International in Booth #713 or visit www.inovaxe.com.


Inovaxe Corporation is focused on delivering innovative production and inventory management solutions to the electronics industry. The Company’s product offering includes ambient air Smart and Passive (InoAuto, InoCarts and InoKits) and Moisture Sensitive Device Material Storage Hardware (InoCart MSD), a Supply Chain Management System (InoVision), an inventory/kitting software management tool (InoView), and InoAuto Locator software for locating components. For more information and a demonstration of Inovaxe products, visit www.inovaxe.com.

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