Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the Valor® internet of things (IoT) Manufacturing solution, a robust hardware device with embedded software for live data collection from all shop-floor machines and processes, leveraging the new Open Manufacturing Language (OML) communication standard. The Valor IoT Manufacturing product enables seamless implementation of advanced practices such as Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory, with plug-and-play deployment and minimal change to the manufacturing environment and work processes.
The Valor IoT Manufacturing product utilizes built-in interfaces to acquire and normalize data from the entire manufacturing flow, including surface mount technology (SMT), screen printers, reflow ovens, inspection and test machines, as well as manual operations such as system assembly, test and repair. This product also provides a simple, standard way of controlling machines and manufacturing flows through the use of the Open Manufacturing Language (OML). Manufacturers can now accelerate deployment of shop-floor IT projects by connecting the Valor IoT of Manufacturing product with any MES, ERP, supply chain, PLM and other enterprise applications.
“The Valor IoT Manufacturing solution with the Open Manufacturing Language (OML) should revolutionize today’s automated electronics assembly industry. OML will bring much needed interoperability to the PCB manufacturing industry,” stated Dick Slansky, senior analyst, PLM & Industry, ARC Advisory Group. “Mentor’s plug-and-play, comprehensive, secure networking and connectivity solution is a significant milestone for the mass customization of manufactured electronics.”
The Valor IoT Manufacturing distributed architecture offers a high degree of scalability and allows for parallel real-time flow of huge data volumes, eliminating potential networking and connectivity issues. Its rugged construction offers high data integrity and security, including power back-up and fail-safe data management.
“By seamlessly sharing accurate real-time data between machines and processes, our new Valor IoT Manufacturing solution allows manufacturers to connect to any MES, ERP, or other enterprise system and deploy shop-floor IT projects without changing their world,” stated Dan Hoz, general manager of Mentor Graphics Valor Division. “This is a break-through advancement for the industry. As long-time leaders in delivering shop-floor connectivity solutions, we are proud to provide the first, all-inclusive, interface solution that supports all machines and processes.”
Availability and Product Information
The Valor IoT Manufacturing product will be available in the third quarter of 2016. For additional product information, visit the website at www.mentor.com/valor-iot .
Mentor Graphics will also provide advanced process consulting services to help manufacturers navigate Smart Factory, Industry 4.0 and the internet of manufacturing challenges. Contact a Mentor Graphics sales representative or call 1-800-547-3000 to learn more.
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year of approximately $1.18 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.