Software

ii Software Suite

As the first company to introduce intelligent feeders to SMT production lines back in 1993, Europlacer has made intelligence the nucleus in all we have developed and achieved to date.

This dedication to providing intelligence comes from listening too and genuinely understanding how our customers want to work.

The Integrated Intelligence software suite includes solutions for efficiently managing your SMT operation. Expandable, the software tools help you to be more effective at every stage of the production process.

Online, our graphical & friendly user interface is common across all our range of machines, even the older generations, as we understand the need for commonality inside a production team.

Offline, a range of productivity tools allow fast introduction of new products, rapid changeovers, stock management, traceability and more.

  • Graphical User Interface RC
  • Offline RC
  • CircuitCam Express (Aegis)
  • Multi job optimiser
  • Set-up help
  • Stock management
  • NPI
  • Promon
  • Total Traceability
  • Auto Adaptive Sequencing

Graphical User Interface RC

RC Software The machine software, called RC, is an Intuitive Operator Interface to the machine. Information is displayed pictorially giving faster access without confusion.

Offline RC

offline RC Offline programming stations can be set up on a standard PC hosting the Europlacer software suite.

Using the same friendly graphical user interface as the machines, it allows complete off line program creation, verification and optimisation. The system proposes optimum loading plans and gives production time estimations. It also acts as a centralised database for Stock Management, Traceability, etc…

CircuitCam Express

CircuitCam Express software CircuitCAM Express expedites and enhances a great number of tasks that manufacturing or process engineer performs each day, and quickly becomes the engineer’s ultimate process tool.

It results in improved productivity, reduced lead times, increased product quality, and ultimately increased profitability.

Multi job optimiser

Multi Job Optimizer Our Multi-job optimiser option creates common loading plans for groups of jobs, it minimises feeder changes, significantly reduces product changeover times and improves the general throughput of the line.

Being able to review and plan workload and loading patterns in advance, whilst reacting to component shortages or re-priorities in real time is an important factor in a high mix environment. The optimiser is a simple graphical tool to improve the efficiency and throughput across a single machine or a series of multiple machine lines.

Set-up help

Set-up help Set-up help facilitates the new product introduction from a programming station by preparing the machine loading for the next job without interrupting production.

After selecting the next job ‘B’, the required items are automatically searched for on the machine and on any external storage zones which are connected. Feeders that are connected, either on machines or on the storage racks and trolleys, can be highlighted for processing. Components not loaded are listed so that feeders can be prepared while job ‘A’ is still running.

Stock management

Stock management makes it possible to trace all parts used on the pick and place machines or within the shop floor environment.

It gives users the ability to easily locate all components and know the remaining quantities in near real time, while production is still running. When combined with our Lzero line storage systems, component management becomes a fully controlled & integrated process.

Capable of being integrated into a customers ERP systems, stock management uses its universal interface & database to import or export data to and from alternative storage facilities or external databases.

NPI

NPI software NPI is a fundamental process for any operation that requires a fast and seamless new product introduction process.

Used to validate any new product ahead of being processed, NPI gives the user complete control of package and programming details without interfering with live production, keeping throughput efficiencies high.

Being able to load a CAD or Gerber file and validate component type, orientation, feeder type etc. ahead of production before placing any component.

After loading a new PCB in the machine, operators just need to follow the different steps that help to check and validate all parameters involved in the new product. When an error is detected, the software allows the operator to make corrections and test without halting production.

Promon

Promon software Real time production and machine performance feedback is essential in today’s manufacturing environments. PROMON provides all the information required to give operators and managers the confidence to monitor and improve their production process.

Live and historical data detailing throughput, by machine / operator / placement head / period is combined with technical data showing feeder and component attrition data.

The ability to have multiple stations reporting remotely, with export tools for trend analysis, means PROMON is really the only tool you’ll need to monitor and maximise line performance.

Total Traceability

Total traceability Being able to determine ‘what happened and why?’ is an important ability, especially within a fast and dynamic production environment.

Traceability provides a full and expandable solution as it is able to monitor and record not only the component source, but the full process the component was subjected to, including feeder type and serial number, test processes and results – and ultimately the fully assembled PCB detail.

We record all the data automatically and can integrate with external sources for trend analysis and data collection.

Auto Adaptive Sequencing

AAS europlacer A.A.S is a unique and powerful Europlacer tool which eliminates, in real time, potential placement issues caused by poor programming or component run-out in production.

A.A.S automatically defines placement priorities depending on the components already placed, to create a collision-free placement sequence. The process starts with program generation where getting the placement program right first time results in an improved process and a better quality product.

This complex task is fully automatic and considers the placement sequence around parameters including component package, PCB topology, head trajectory and the optimal placement sequence.

On densely populated boards, there is potential for nozzles to influence a previously placed component. A.A.S gets all component data from the library (physical dimension, nozzle type, placement parameters etc.) and then analyses the possible placement scenario to create placement rules for each component.

These rules are applied automatically and are constantly monitored during a full production run guaranteeing optimal performance and quality of product.

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