As part of its ongoing commitment to process improvement and operational efficiency, AB Electronics, a leading contract manufacturer, has recently invested in Inovaxe Corporation’s cutting-edge reel storage solutions. This move has enabled the company to optimize its stockroom, enhance inventory tracking, and significantly streamline its kitting and teardown processes, all while saving valuable factory floor space.
Akash Monpara, President of AB Electronics, recognized the importance of investing in advanced tools for process enhancement. Among its capital improvements, the decision to implement Inovaxe’s Smart Storage Solutions has proved instrumental in achieving the company’s objectives.
AB Electronics, located in Brookfield, CT, offers a comprehensive range of manufacturing services, including SMT assembly, semi-automated through-hole assembly, cable and harness assembly, electro-mechanical assembly, and much more. With a commitment to quality and efficiency, they cater to various industries with services like functional and in-circuit testing, total material management, engineering and design assistance, and conformal coating.
Inovaxe’s SMT reel storage solutions have revolutionized AB Electronics’ stockroom management. By consolidating inventory and embracing Inovaxe’s technology, the company has gained the ability to store hundreds of reels per square foot while ensuring quick, easy access to components. Smart locations tailored to different reel sizes optimize space utilization, and sensors coupled with LEDs guide staff to the required parts efficiently. The system’s flexibility, easy integration with AB Electronics’ newly implemented ERP system, and remarkable retrieval and return times have significantly impacted their efficiency.
“This investment in Inovaxe’s Smart Storage Solutions has been a gamechanger for us,” said Monpara. “We’ve not only saved precious factory floor space, but also improved our kitting and tear-down processes, leading to labor and resource savings. This efficiency is crucial for contract manufacturers like us to prepare for upcoming jobs more quickly. I appreciate Andrew Rollins and the Yankee Soldering team for facilitating this sale when they recognized a need we had for storage solutions.”
With more than 25 years of experience, Yankee Soldering Technology is a trusted source, committed to excellence and technical expertise. It provides innovative solutions in partnership with suppliers, offering a comprehensive range of tools and equipment to enhance manufacturing efficiency and profitability in the electronics industry. Their dedication to adapting to industry changes and fostering strong partnerships has solidified its position as a go-to resource in New England’s electronic manufacturing landscape. They represent many lines, including Inovaxe.
Inovaxe’s technology allows reels to be retrieved in less than four seconds and returned in under eight seconds, slashing kitting times from hours to minutes. With a typical Return On Investment (ROI) period of just three to six months, it’s a solution that pays dividends quickly. By embracing Inovaxe’s Smart Storage Solutions, AB Electronics continues to demonstrate its commitment to delivering top-tier manufacturing services to its customers. The company’s investment in process improvement tools reflects its dedication to enhancing operational efficiency and maintaining its position as a leading contract manufacturer.