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Maximizing your equipment utilization is an indispensable requirement if you want to be successful in electronics manufacturing. Only machines that are properly supported and maintained operate with maximum reliability, speed and quality. Maintaining and servicing the equipment becomes a significant challenge in factories with multiple SMT lines. Each machine has its own maintenance cycles, delivery dates must not be jeopardized, and every maintenance operation must be documented in detail. One of the biggest obstacles to mastering this task is the fact that every manufacturer has his own rules and solutions. To make keeping track of all these requirements easier, ASMPT offers Factory Equipment Center, a forward-looking software solution for centralized, non-proprietary and factory-wide asset and maintenance management, based on a subscription model that can be scaled as needed.
Real-time status tracking; up-to-date calibration and verification data and location information; starting point to perform maintenance
Central maintenance calendar for all equipment with status indicators, checklists, and task assignments via e-mail
Providing maintenance instructions, checklists, and multimedia-based aids for service technicians on a central portal
Central access to verification and calibration status of machines, heads and feeders, and nozzles
Sensor data in real time; historical data charts; threshold violation notifications
Automated central reporting with user-friendly dashboards; a finished checklist automatically marks the maintenance as completed
Direct access to equipment using ASMPT's Remote Smart Factory from central system
Lock feeders and nozzles on maintenance due, scheduled for repair or not being released for a machine automatically; technicians get notified
With Factory Equipment Center, the technical team always knows which feeder is where and in which status. They have the data and information relevant for inspection and maintenance at their fingertips at all times. When a feeder reaches a predetermined number of operating cycles, the system can automatically lock it and send a message to employees. All three license packages offered include time- and usage-based maintenance of an unlimited number of feeders. It comprises the maintenance and trouble history of all feeders, central access to verification and maintenance logs, and filterable lists of the entire inventory.
Factory Equipment Center automatically detects SIPLACE nozzles equipped with RFID tags on the placement head of the machine and creates a maintenance schedule for them based on their actual use. Besides the nozzle data, Factory Equipment Center keeps track of components placed, the most recent maintenance, the number of components placed since then, and trouble information for each nozzle. This efficiently prevents the use of nozzles that are due for maintenance or have been identified as faulty. The corresponding messages are automatically sent to the technical staff, accompanied by clear work instructions (workflows).
Factory Equipment Center provides the ideal automated maintenance schedule management solution for our SIPLACE X feeders. The system automatically detects and inventories the feeders. With the included instructions, tedious searching is eliminated and preparation time for inspections and repairs is minimized. This is how we ensure consistent repair and inspection. With Factory Equipment Center, we have been able to reduce the failure rate of our SIPLACE X feeders by 50%, resulting in higher productivity of our SMT line.
Achieving process reliability in the fast-paced world of Industry 4.0 and just-in-time supply chains is paramount on the SMT shop floor.
The key lies in systematic maintenance of production assets, seamlessly integrated into ongoing manufacturing operations. Leverage cutting-edge software for efficient and effective condition-based maintenance, including the crucial feeders that significantly impact process stability.
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The smart and predictive Factory Equipment Center maintenance application is a tool for defining, planning and executing your maintenance operations. It allows you to keep your equipment utilization on a high level at all times.
Enter and display the maintenance schedules for all connected machines in a central calendar.
Enter all types of machines, even those outside of your SMT production, as assets in Factory Equipment Center for your whole location.
Manage an unlimited number of feeders with their individual location and status information as well as their maintenance and trouble histories.
The system provides in its database all previous service and maintenance activities performed with Factory Equipment Center – always available and transparently displayed.
Factory Equipment Center collects a wide variety of sensor data from connected SIPLACE placement machines and evaluates them for the planning of predictive maintenance activities.
No more tedious manual creation of maintenance certificates. Detailed reports of the work performed are generated at the push of a button for complete verification.
The web-based interface in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge makes operating the application easy on all browser-capable devices:
The clear presentation of the maintenance calendar and all related functions ensures intuitive operation without a lot of training.
A flexible licensing model makes operating costs transparent and predictable as well as adaptable at any time when the number of connected machines changes.
Reporting: Feeder and Equipment reports
Optional Nozzle Management: Time and usage-based maintenance for an unlimited number of Smart Nozzles
Nozzle Management: Time and usage-based maintenance for unlimited Smart Nozzles
As the industry’s technology leader, ASMPT offers a broad portfolio of best-in-class products. Our solutions stand out with their perfect interaction of hardware, software and service components – powerful, smart, and ready to raise your production to a new level.