New: SIPLACE Performance Monitoring
Actual-vs.-target comparisons provide more transparency in electronics production
ASM Assembly Systems, Munich, Germany, presents another software innovation with SIPLACE Performance Monitoring. SIPLACE Performance Monitoring determines the line status and important key performance indicators (KPIs) in real time. They are displayed as absolute values as well as in the form of easy-to-read actual-vs.-target charts with easily customisable reference values.
SIPLACE Performance Monitoring provides not only detailed information for technicians and process engineers, but keeps the production staff up-to-date via large monitors indicating order progress, target achievement and potential improvements in areas such as throughput times, setup times, placement rates, reject rates and cycle times.
With the new SIPLACE Performance Monitoring you can implement the old process optimisation principle of "You can’t improve what you don’t measure" much more easily than before. It collects all relevant performance parameters from machines and lines in real time. Since users can also enter their targets for central key performance indicators (KPIs) into the software, SIPLACE Performance Monitoring also shows the values in easy-to-read charts providing actual-vs.-target comparisons in individual plants, SMT lines or shifts.
Additional information and motivation on the line
The visualisation of progress and performance data with its comparison of actual and target values is not only useful for technicians and engineers. Selected charts can also be displayed on large monitors on the factory floor to provide workers with shift-related data about their own activities as well as improvement suggestions. That way, the staff can monitor variations regarding order progress, throughput times or reject rates, take corrective measures and check their success much earlier than before.
"Real-time monitoring is the key to today’s fast-paced electronic manufacturing environment. Information is needed to be made available in a timely and transparent manner to the respective engineers, technicians and operators, allowing them to take appropriate counter measures early. With the availability of such real-time production data, it is easy to aim for continuous production excellence program as targets can be easily set, measured and adapted to the progress," says SIPLACE Global Software Product Manager, Yeap Chung Kiat.