Press Release Summary:
Designed to increase utilization rates to over 90%, Linechart(TM) multi-vendor reporting software provides complete visibility into all production lines and identifies factory inefficiencies. It helps maximize utilization by monitoring production lines and providing graphical feedback for several KPIs across Universal and non-Universal pick-and-place equipment. By displaying data down to feeder and nozzle level, all guess work is removed from debugging issues.
Original Press Release:
Universal's Dimensions Linechart Identifies Production Inefficiences
Universal Instruments has bolstered its Dimensions line software suite with the introduction of Linechart(TM) - a performance-monitoring software module designed to increase utilization rates to over 90%. This new multi-vendor reporting software provides complete visibility into all production lines and quickly identifies factory inefficiencies.
Linechart helps to maximize utilization by monitoring production lines and providing graphical feedback for several key performance indicators across both Universal and non-Universal pickand-place equipment. When productivity falls below acceptable levels, the deficiency is easily identified. Linechart displays data down to the feeder and nozzle level, taking all the guess work out of debugging issues.
Quickly and accurately identifying issues will save thousands of dollars in lost production time, material waste, resource costs, rework, and other costs associated with manufacturing. "All companies face the same issues in PCB manufacturing," states Universal Marketing Director Heinz Dommel. "When equipment is not performing at its peak, they are losing money. The ability to quickly correct issues and keep their lines running is the key to their success."
Linechart tracks the five main key performance indicators (KPI) that are vital to all PCB manufacturers: productivity, efficiency, component wastage, components-per-hour, and board counts. Each KPI is graphically displayed as a line, bar, or pareto chart and can be refined to group the data by day, week, month, machine, product, or even head, nozzle, and feeder.
Linechart is also built on a flexible architecture that allows for customization. This includes the ability to set statistical limits and parameters, such as mean and standard deviation, and plot trend averages to name a few. In addition, reports can be exported into any of the Microsoft Office tools or printed directly from within the software to provide critical factory production data to management.
About Universal Instruments:
Universal Instruments is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced automation and assembly equipment solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. Universal provides complete assembly lines to EMS Providers, ODMs and electronics assemblers around the world, leveraging its portfolio of compatible and flexible equipment platforms that address the diverse requirements of high-speed chip and multifunction placement applications as well as component insertion. Universal Instruments is headquartered in Binghamton, with offices in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
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