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iTAC is the first MES manufacturer to provide comprehensive SMT machine integration

Apr 29, 2011

The iTAC.MES.Suite is a manufacturing execution system which has been especially designed to suit the needs of discrete manufacturing.

The iTAC.MES.Suite is a manufacturing execution system which has been especially designed to suit the needs of discrete manufacturing.

iTAC is now supporting manufacturing enterprises specializing in SMT (surface mount technology) placement.

The iTAC.MES.Suite 7 boasts standard interfaces to Assembleon, Fuji, ASM and Panasonic SMT machines

The manufacturing execution system (MES) manufacturer has incorporated standardized interfaces to Assembleon, Fuji, ASM and Panasonic SMT machines in its iTAC.MES.Suite 7. It is the only MES provider in a fast-consolidating market to implement interfaces to four leading SMT systems in parallel.

SMT placement involves the surface mounting of electronic components on circuit boards. This is a complex process in which precision and accuracy are essential from the first to the last step. The iTAC.MES.Suite 7 controls, checks and optimizes production processes.

To facilitate the seamless integration of the MES solution and all its functions in the SMT production environment, iTAC created machine-specific standard interfaces based on its API Service. This enables the seamless connection of SMT machines of different makes to facilitate the standardized and scalable integration across different machine types and brands in accordance with the customer's requirements.

Dynamic MES market

Martin Heinz, VP Operations at iTAC, explained, "We're the only MES provider to offer plug & play interfaces to these four SMT machine types. The MES market has many players, but their products differ considerably - depending on their history - in terms of concept and scope of function. Increasingly demanding quality and efficiency requirements are separate the wheat from the chaff in the manufacturing industry, especially in the electronic segment."


iTAC Software AG is a system and solution provider specializing in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) with an effective production philosophy. In accordance with this philosophy, iTAC develops, integrates and maintains its platform-independent iTAC.MES.Suite for manufacturing enterprises around the world. The software facilitates considerable quality improvements along the entire process and production chain up to zero defect production. The service architecture comprises a comprehensive range of functions such as Traceability, Production Management, Advanced Production Scheduling, Computer-Aided Quality and Material Logistics, plus add-ons. As a result of its high level of standardisation and technological basis, the iTAC.MES.Suite can be used for practically all factory manufacturing operations. iTAC Software AG is headquartered in Germany and has branch offices in France, the USA and China.

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