Hitachi France Installs Valor Pre-production Suite

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YAVNE, Israel Valor Computerized Systems installed its Trilogy 5000 pre-production engineering solution and Valor Parts Library (VPL) at Hitachi's Orleans (Loiret), France, manufacturing facility, which specializes in assembling complex boards for Hitachi computer product applications.

Based on previous installations in Hitachi's U.S. and Japanese operations, the solution is expected to provide a common format for these divisions to communicate and share design and manufacturing information. Hitachi claims previous Valor software implementations cut processing time by 50% for machine programs. "Trilogy 5000 delivers full integration with all other software, retaining all computer-aided design (CAD) data with integrity maintained," said Mr. Loubat, project engineer at Hitachi. "Their advanced scripting capabilities... have allowed for a seamless integration."

Trilogy 5000 is a pre-production engineering solution for new product introduction (NPI), assembly preparation and optimization, and test and factory-floor documentation. The solution is claimed to eliminate data problems experienced by contract electronics manufacturers (CEMs) by integrating all incoming logistical and engineering data into a single database for efficient pre-production and communication.

The VPL is an online data service that covers 36 million accurate component geometries for design for manufacture (DfM) verification, component placement, and PCB pre-production. The library lets users extract the information needed to cross-correlate customer-provided parts information and vendor information.



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