Mentor’s Valor MSS
Launched in January 2017, this new version of Valor MSS, the manufacturing systems solution, is a single platform that supports the entire manufacturing process —right from the introduction of new products to assembly and testing. It integrates the entire PCB manufacturing process seamlessly, and addresses the key requirement of quality manufacturing for on-time delivery. It enables offline preparation of the production plans for execution and control on the shop floor. The company claims that this software solution can work with most of the machine manufacturing brands like FUJI, PANA, YAMAHA, ASM, JUKI, DEK, ITWEAE, KOHYOUNG, etc, and can support different types of equipment such as printers, solder paste inspection (SPI) systems, pick and place machines, reflow systems, automated optical inspection (AOI) systems, functional testing equipment, etc.
• Creates a centralised infrastructure to control and manage the operational data in manufacturing and resolve the process related challenges
• Eliminates data redundancy and errors in configuration • Allows monitoring of line programming with accurate inventory management, both in the office and remotely
• Designed to improve on-time delivery, increase asset utilisation and reduce machine downtime
• Reduces inventory and streamlines production, using lean material flow based on just-in-time principles