vCheck was developed to provide visibility, traceability, and defect data collection and analysis to electronic manufacturers for their PCB assembly process, from bare board serialization to final system assembly. vCheck includes alarms and Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) trigger points to help continuously reduce Defects Per Million Opportunities (DPMO) in the manufacturing process. The software is designed to increase profitability and customer satisfaction by making all aspects of quality testing and inspection visible to any decision maker in real-time.
vCheck fully integrates into each customer’s manufacturing and test environment, collecting data from test and repair stations including visual inspection stations, AOI, AXI, ATE, and functional test equipment. All collected information is captured into one centralized database. Using the consolidated data, which can be cross linked into other data sources via built in APIs, vCheck enables easy pinpointing of problems and discovery of root cause. vCheck also includes closed loop repair station capability with intelligent diagnostic guidance from its knowledge base, providing significant reductions in the time it takes to analyze test issues and streamline repairs. In addition, vCheck provides capability for real-time WIP tracking at user selected manufacturing locations. As a result, vCheck provides real-time visibility to quality and WIP information for immediate review and action, if necessary.
vCheck can stand alone, or function as an integral part of DynamiX, Valor’s new fully integrated manufacturing execution suite for PCB assembly. DynamiX will be unveiled at the Productronica show.
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About Valor Computerized Systems, Europe
Valor Computerized Systems is a global provider of productivity improvement software across the printed circuit board manufacturing supply chain. The company’s software solutions simulate, optimize, monitor and control the PCB production lifecycle, enabling customers to manufacture PCBs for electronic products more efficiently, cost effectively and with better quality. Valor helps PCB layout designers test and validate the PCB design before it is sent for manufacturing. It provides the bare-board manufacturers with CAM tools to better plan and execute the fabrication process. Finally, the company assists PCB assemblers worldwide to better manage their cost structure with leading process planning (vPlan) tools, shop floor monitoring and control software solutions (vManage), and test results and quality information management solutions (vCheck). For more information, visit http://www.valor.com.