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Speedline Technologies announces the launch of MPM PrinTrack, a new ‘open architecture’ traceability and verification system with expansion possibilities for the user well beyond the printer.
MPM PrinTrack begins by adding new functionality and traceability to the solder paste printing process. With PrinTrack, the user always has an easily-accessible, comprehensive history detailing how each product was printed, when it was made, the process parameters used to print it, and all pertinent information that can be used to track products or troubleshoot the process if needed. A flexible Web reporting interface can be user-configured to produce traceability reports.
PrinTrack focuses on printing process parameters, solder paste and tooling, but can seamlessly integrate with other equipment and elements in the manufacturing cycle. PrinTrack harvests data from the printer, including assembly part number, work order number, panel ID and other barcode information. Traceability data across several printers is consolidated into one database residing on a server. Reports generated include a product history report, a list of panel IDs, circuit IDs, work order IDs, and more.
PrinTrack’s comprehensive product traceability is developed in partnership with globally-recognized leader Cogiscan. Cogiscan enables communication with other equipment in the line to support seamless integration, a standard method of connecting to MES and ERP systems, and is expandable to factory-wide Track, Trace, and Control. PrinTrack is powered by the Speedline Open Apps Interface (OAI). OAI provides the operator with detailed machine state and process information including gate product entry and exit from machine; it empowers the operator to control process changeover; it also provides process verification and validation, and can communicate with the operator at the machine in real time. Open Apps is a portal to the emerging Industry 4.0 ‘Smart Factory’ vision and its advanced communications, functionality, and concepts in the value chain organization.
About Speedline Technologies
Speedline Technologies, a member of the ITW Electronics Assembly Equipment Group (Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (NYSE: ITW), is the global leader in process knowledge, services and manufacture of capital equipment used in the printed circuit board assembly and semiconductor industries. Based in Franklin, Massachusetts, USA, with Electrovert manufacturing based in Camdenton, Missouri, the company markets four best-in-class brands: MPM stencil and screen printing systems; Camalot dispensing systems; Electrovert wave soldering, reflow soldering and cleaning equipment; and Accel microelectronics cleaning equipment. For more information about Speedline Technologies visit www.speedlinetech.com.
About Cogiscan Inc.
Cogiscan is the leading track, trace and control (TTC) solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry. The scalable Cogiscan platform perfectly integrates with all major equipment types, and is highly configurable to enable a personalized solution to each customer’s specific production needs. Since 1999 Cogiscan has attained several international patents for TTC hardware and software, and has won multiple awards throughout the years. For more information, visit www.cogiscan.com.