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    Critical Manufacturing to Showcase Latest MES for Electronics Assembly in ASMPT Booth at APEX


    Critical Manufacturing announced that it will exhibit with technology leader, ASMPT, at the 2022 IPC APEX EXPO (to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in California, Jan. 25-27, 2022). ASMPT will feature its latest innovative hardware and software solutions for the Integrated Smart Factory under the theme of Open Automation, a comprehensive, modular and open concept for automation in SMT production. Critical Manufacturing will be showcasing its modern, fully integrated MES for Electronics Assembly, including its latest Factory Automation solution for fully automated SMT material replenishment and production. 

    Recognizing the challenges faced by electronics manufacturers, Critical Manufacturing’s MES for Electronics Assembly provides a factory-wide holistic solution for connectivity, visibility, traceability, automation, and Industry 4.0 transformation, with a unified approach to the manufacturing process.

    During the event, Critical Manufacturing experts will be on hand to demonstrate the advanced MES capabilities that address the unique challenges of electronics manufacturers, including components, boards, EMS, ODM and OEMs. The Critical Manufacturing MES for Electronics Assembly includes an open and integrated solution that monitors and controls all factory-wide processes in a single, fully integrated MES, from incoming raw materials to finished goods. The solution delivers agile and versatile Material Management functionality that automates material tracking and consumption for the efficient flow of materials from the warehouse to the line. Combined with a powerful Equipment Integration module that allows complete visibility and traceability of the process flow, Critical Manufacturing MES combines real-time equipment and process monitoring with accurate live visualization of quality and performance across the supply chain.

    The Critical Manufacturing MES for Electronics Assembly also addresses the key requirements for SMT lines, assembly and test equipment including enterprise and equipment integration, warehouse and material management, MSD and floor life control procedures, capacity and production planning, setup preparation and validation and equipment control and monitoring. Process interlocking allows complete traceability and quality control over the entire manufacturing process flow.  Further capabilities include maintenance management and new product introduction (NPI), which provides advanced operator guidance through visual and interactive work instructions. Critical Manufacturing’s new Factory Automation module is capable of powering a fully automated ‘touchless’ SMT line, allowing interaction with key vendors for AIV’s, fleet management and automatic storage solutions, including scenarios for automated replenishment of components to minimize line stoppages and increase equipment utilization.

    As electronics manufacturers face tremendous challenges to meet customers’ increasing expectations for top performing, high quality electronics at lower prices, the modernization of the often-diverse manufacturing application and data landscape has clear benefits. By providing end-to-end information flow across the plant and the entire enterprise, Critical Manufacturing’s MES is a key enabler for margin improvement and future business resilience by driving agility, efficiency and visibility into day-to-day operations while supporting advanced analytics for continued process and operational improvement.

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