With Optel’s Process Traceability and Enforcement Module, process routings and data collection are automatically controlled at the serialized circuit level, throughout the production process via hand-held scanners, fixed location scanners, and machine interfaces. Circuit assembly serial numbers can be scanned at various data collection points, from the screen printer through shipping, to ensure accurate and automated recording of every process step.
Optel delivers complete control with custom routings for different types of customer jobs, or by work order (down to the panel side) which allows manufacturers to ensure process compliance. Three levels of process enforcement are available for configuration, depending on the specific need for production process control. Electronic work order job travelers are available online, in real time, via Optel’s centralized database, which eliminates the potential loss or misplacement of paper job travelers and provides a permanent record for customer proof-of-process requests.
Real time communication between Optel and the machines in the process center provides complete control of the process.
- Screen printers can be controlled to ensure lead-free paste and stencils are used on lead-free assemblies
- Pick and place machine programs are loaded from the central database to the machine based on work order, eliminating the possibility of the wrong program being used
- A final online setup verification is performed to ensure the right feeders and components are installed
- Machine performance information can be captured and viewed in real time
- Takt time can be measured, and if the solder paste is past its tackiness spec, the panel can be prevented from entering the pick and place machine
- Every feeder event is captured
- Eliminates manual parts counting
- Provides accurate, automated component level traceability
- Enables an effective feeder management strategy based on duty cycle instead of calendar days, reducing machine downtime and lowering maintenance costs.
- Supports reel splicing for uninterrupted replenishment