Europlacer will use the APEX Expo event to show a Stock Management solution designed to improve production efficiency by monitoring and controlling the supply of components to the assembly line in real time.
Minimizing the time it takes to locate and replenish components as a placement system depletes the supply is a major factor in production-wide efficiency. Europlacer’s Stock Management solution gives full control of materials with instant visibility of component stock levels, locations, conditions and demand. It helps manufacturing teams to organize component procurement, reduce SMT assembly setup time and predict shortages ahead of demand. In addition, this critical production information is sent directly to Europlacer’s wireless ii-Tab device in real-time to optimize operator convenience.
The Europlacer Stock Management solution is a central system that records all operations relating to component reels and sticks, including information on consumption, location, lot code, and expiry dates. When integrated with Europlacer’s intelligent storage solutions, material management efficiency is boosted with expedited component location as well as seamless updates to the manufacturer’s ERP system with remaining component quantities at the end of a production run.
“In the context of surface mount assembly productivity, our experience shows that the control of component flows in production is essential and must be simple,” says Nicolas Pogu, Europlacer’s R&D Director. “With our Stock Management solution, we provide a robust foundation upon which everything is optimally structured, giving manufacturers full visibility of current stock status as well as advanced planning with smart features that anticipate component shortages. SMT lines can be run at maximum efficiency with the help of these optimization tools,” he explains.
Visitors to Booth #1733 at APEX Expo 2023 can discuss Europlacer’s Stock Management, learn how the company’s legendary flexibility optimizes productivity in SMT assembly and see the wide range of multi-award-winning Europlacer placement platforms, printers and accessory technologies. The APEX Expo event runs from 24th to 26th January 2023 at the San Diego Convention Center, California.