Preparation – Everything ready for an on-time start of production

Optimize your setup preparation for maximum efficiency and line utilization

Frequent setup changeovers are a characteristic of modern and efficient production environments. Insiders know that any delay or error in the setup process leads to line stops and kills your efficiency.

Smart workflows support your employees in every phase of the setup preparation process. Monitors indicate upcoming setup changeovers in the proper order. Intelligent software guides operators through the setup process via monitors or feeder LEDs.

Indicators of weaknesses in setup preparation

  • Faulty setups
  • Line stops caused by the delayed provision of changeover tables
  • Material tourism (frequent movements from and to storage)
  • Working with printed bills of material
  • Schedule changes or rush jobs cause hectic activity and frequently lead to errors
  • The quality and efficiency of the setup area varies heavily by people and/or shifts

KPI improvements at other ASM customers

35%

Reduction of material movement

60%

Reduction of set-up effort

20%

Reduction of line stops

Setup preparation at Aros electronics (Sweden)

With lot sizes that typically range from 1 to 200 units, being able to execute speedy and correct setup changeovers is of critical importance for us. Today our setup preparation is paperless with scanner-based setup verifications. We also minimized our material travel and inventory in/out postings with the SIPLACE Material Setup Assistant and flexible setup concepts. Our employees in the setup preparation area are supported by informative displays. When an operator takes a feeder from the active feeder pool, the monitor displays the correct changeover table and track. And when a setup is torn down, the feeder LEDs indicate what should be done with them. Taken together, these measures minimize errors while reducing time and costs in the setup preparation area,” says Per-Johan Edgren, Manufacturing Process Manager at Aros.

The most important products/solutions

SIPLACE Material Setup Assistant

The SIPLACE Material Setup Assistant supports your staff in the setup preparation area. It recognizes material that will still be needed, controls the feeder’s LEDs, and guides your operators through the setup and tear-down of changeover tables.

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ASM Setup Center

ASM Setup Center is the key application for setup and product changeovers. For the kitting process, your employees simply scan the barcode ID of the component reel that is loaded in the feeder. The software reconciles the data with the placement program information and approves the combination or signals an error. For performance-optimized setups, the feeder position is scanned and checked as well.

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Further products

Add further smart ASM hardware and software solutions as well as services to perfectly reflect and continuously support your planning processes. This is how to optimize the workflow preparation in your electronics production.

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