PANASONIC INDIA PVT LTD (PI)
The Smart Factory Solutions division of Panasonic India operates under the Panasonic Corporation—a global manufacturing leader known worldwide for innovation and quality. Comprising 500 companies, Panasonic manufactures and markets a wide range of products for the business, industrial and consumer sectors, thereby enhancing and enriching lifestyles throughout the world.
Effective manufacturing starts with processes, equipment, parts and software. Solutions are needed to drive throughput and efficiency as well as to maximise ROI. Panasonic provides connected solutions to support its clients’ manufacturing plants. It makes full use of technology that it has developed over the years, ‘interconnecting’ entire factories to enable automation and reduce the need for labour.
Panasonic offers highly reliable electronics assembly equipment for the surface mount technology (SMT), pin through hole (PTH) and microelectronics back-end packaging processes of any-mix circuit manufacturing. From screen printers, dispensing machines, component placement and inspection systems, to axial/radial and odd-shaped component insertion machines, the company provides turnkey solutions for its clients’ unique applications and business models.
Panasonic’s microelectronic products offer high-quality, precision bonding of bare ICs, supporting chip-on-board (COB), chip-on-wafer (COW) and 3D die-stacking applications. The equipment solutions are capable of handling various die-bonding methods, such as epoxy die attaching and flip chip attaching, supporting thermocompression (TC) or thermo-sonic (TS) processes.
Additional technologies offered include plasma RIE surface cleaning, plasma ICP etching, and plasma dicing of thin and brittle wafers. The products in this category include MDP-300, MDP200, PSX307 and UA3P for atomic force probe measurement of aspheric and free-form lenses at nanometer accuracy.
The company offers COG/FOG (chip on glass/film on glass) bonders to achieve liquid crystal panel bonding at the highest level of quality, in display related systems ranging from cell phones to large-screen TVs.
MES software and additional process support
Panasonic has the distinctive capability to provide total solutions beyond the production line to make the smart factory concept a reality. Using its many years of manufacturing expertise, Panasonic has developed modular, manufacturing execution system (MES) software for use with its own equipment and that of others. Besides this, its engineering consultant team helps enhance clients’ production processes.
Beyond equipment programming software for the global market, PanaCIM Enterprise Edition offers optimisation, process control, application engineering, systems integration, program generation, line balancing, production scheduling and supply chain management solutions.
Additional offerings encompass the following:
• ASPROVA Scheduler: For shop floor production planning control (PPC)
PanaCIM Process Tracker: To track, control and report the production process flow from the raw material stage and WIP (work in progress) to FG (finished goods) with respect to the 4Ms (man, machine, material and method)
i-Reporter: Paperless reporting for the shop floor, field servicing, logistics, etc
MotionBoard: A BI tool for production, quality and delivery analysis reports
Technical support and training
Panasonic offers technical support for every hardware and software product and process, including application engineering, field service, telephone assistance and onsite support. To help client teams learn about Panasonic software and equipment and to advance their skills, varying levels of training classes are also available. Additional solutions include preventive maintenance kits; assistance with optimisation, traceability and conversion to leadfree processes; extended warranties, feeder repair and more.
Spare parts, tools and rebuild services
The Panasonic CS team provides OEM consumables, as well as repaired and refurbished parts. Its cost-saving solutions, lubricants, tools and jigs help maximise the use of the customers’ equipment with increased throughput and accuracy, while boosting their bottomline. Rebuild services are also available to refurbish a customer’s older machines.
Contact details: 12th Floor, Ambience Tower, Ambience Island, NH-8, Gurugram 122 002, Haryana, India; Ph: +91-124-4871300/4683800 /9811066542; vishal.dahiya@ in.panasonic.com
Vishal Dahiya, GM, Smart Factory Solution Division