SIPLACE Line Monitor - Solid information makes for efficient production
The new SIPLACE Line Monitor presents the status of an individual SMT placement machine in a clear and easy-to-grasp manner with ‘traffic light’ indicators, colorful graphics and lists – all on a single screen. With the SIPLACE Line Monitor, the operating staff can keep everything under control even in high-mix production environments and prevent material-related production stops – still one of the most effective efficiency killers in modern electronics production. Splicing requirements, how many units of a product have already been produced, which MSD reels are due to be returned to the cabinet – the SIPLACE Line Monitor tells you all this and a whole lot more at a single glance. All this information makes it easy for the operating and warehouse staff to properly prioritize their activities.
Installed in one or more central locations on the production floor, the SIPLACE Line Monitor prevents lots of trips between machines, frees up time and creates transparency for a trouble-free production flow.
"The SIPLACE Line Monitor supports the operators by providing them with clear information about the status of the entire line. The result: significantly fewer material-related production stops, more efficiency and a much calmer work environment. The SIPLACE Line Monitor proves once again that investing in more transparency pays for itself many times over by improving the process quality and delivering measurable improvements in efficiency," says Alexander Nitzsche, the SIPLACE team’s manager in charge of software marketing and software applications.
The SIPLACE Line Monitor’s software analyzes information from various sources such as setup verification and machine programs on the SMT machine and compiles the data on a single, clearly laid-out screen. Particularly critical information, such as where the user can find the MSD reels at the line, are highlighted graphically and with traffic light indicators.
The efficiency improvements even reach as far as the warehouse, because the Line Monitor also minimizes the number of unneeded stock withdrawals and returns. The operating staff can see for the entire line whether the remaining capacity of individual reels is sufficient to handle the entire production job, thus enabling it to eliminate unnecessary "just in case" stock retrievals. This is especially important for moisture-sensitive components, which should be removed from dry storage only when needed and can now be returned as quickly as possible after the production run.
SIPLACE Line Monitor available as a package
In real-life applications, the SIPLACE Line Monitor has been particularly useful when the information is displayed on multiple large, ceiling-mounted screens. Alternatively, it can also display the data on the machine displays or on the line computers.
The SIPLACE team will gladly supply and install not only the software, but monitors, audio-visual extenders and other components as a complete infrastructure package.