Automatic nozzle quality management for improving OEE
We introduce various management functions that utilize individual nozzle ID management technology, focusing on reducing equipment-related losses (availability losses, performance losses, and quality losses) that lower OEE.
Learn fast, act quickly – Factory improvement solution, IPQC Expert
We introduce one of our productivity improvement solutions, IPQC Expert, which collects data from pick and place machine (chip mounter) production data, analyzes change points, and issues optimum guidance to respond to events that occurred.
Starting small in automating insertion processes using SCARA robots Panel Assembly Robot Cell – SmartWing BA
SmartWing BA is part of the Fuji SmartWing series of small articulated robots that make it possible to automate various processes in a factory. SmartWing BA is a Robot Cell package solution that includes the functions required for panel assembly processes.
New model ramp-up time in printing process reduced by 57% – NXTR PM printing support system
Ramping up a new model involves a time-consuming process of determining the right printing conditions to use, which largely depends on individual operator skills. Furthermore, the fact that the result cannot be known until actual printing makes it even more difficult. Even after trial production with the right printing conditions is successfully performed and it comes time to go into full production, the printing conditions may need to be fine-tuned if the first pass yield at the SPI is poor and the quality is not stable, resulting in additional time spent. Fuji has a solution to this challenge with its printing support system, making it more efficient to set printing conditions, which currently depends on operator skills. With the printing support system, recommend parameters based on the accumulated data and quality data calculated from the first pass yield are presented, simply by entering printing conditions. In addition, inspection results are automatically accumulated through SPI linkage. The more that gets registered to the system, the more it will evolve into a database that matches your needs, and more practical printing conditions can be provided. Through this, printing conditions (parameters) can be determined while comparing quality data and cycle times, without relying on the operator's intuition. When performed under conditions at Fuji, this system reduced the startup time by 57%.
Large part placement solutions
The handling of large parts such as the high-functionality devices and connectors, the challenges posed in placing these in the SMT process, and Fuji's solutions to these issues.
Placement Technology Trends for 2021 and Latest SMT Solutions
We will cover the placement technology trends for 2021 and then introduce our efforts for digital twin solutions.
Easily create reliable vision processing data in a short time – Auto Shape Generator
When creating production programs on placement machines, approximately 80% of the work is related to creating vision processing data. Creating data for package parts with multiple leads and bumps is a very difficult and time-consuming task. If vision processing data is not properly set, it can cause losses such as misalignment and machine stoppage due to part recognition errors, so this work is extremely important for ensuring quality. However, the volume of new programs is on the rise as the number of products to be produced increases due to the diversification of market needs. In addition, in order to shorten the lead time to ramping up production there is a need to reduce the time required to create programs, and the workload is becoming heavier and heavier. We are pleased to introduce Auto Shape Generator, an application that solves the problems associated with creating such vision processing data.
Automate Nozzle Cleaning, Inspection, and Setting – Smart Nozzle Cleaner
We are introducing Smart Nozzle Cleaner as a tool that allows operators to be free from such maintenance work and time while effectively using the required quantity of nozzles in a timely manner.
Smart Setup Station makes changeover work quick and easy
As market needs diversify, mass customization that achieves QCD at the same level as mass production is being required of manufacturing sites. However, in the field of high-mix production in which products are frequently changed, decreases in production efficiency caused by increases in changeover frequency is a major issue. At many production sites the feeder setup work is being moved offline in order to shorten the setup changeover time, and a batch changeover method using feeder exchange units has become popular. However, offline changeover work is very detailed and time-consuming, as it involves a lot of work from checking out parts to setting up feeders, as well as having to perform all the required checks. In addition, this is a process that is difficult to run based on a schedule because it is highly dependent on people which means that work times vary depending on the skills of the workers.
Using Top View Recognition to Prevent Part Setting Mistakes
There are times when an operator may set the wrong part type or set parts in the incorrect supply direction when supplying parts to the machine. For example, when setting trays to a tray drawer there can be cases in which the incorrect parts are set or the supply direction may be wrong such as when a tray is set in the wrong direction or if someone has returned parts that have come out back into the tray by hand.
Smarter Factories with Digital Twin
Automation and digitization to attain digital twin with a focus on enabling production in which there is no difference (zero gaps) between the "virtual" and the "real".
Improving Placement Quality on Flexible Printed Circuits | Introducing Target On Paste (TOP) Placement
Fuji’s target on paste (TOP) placement solution that utilizes the effects of self-alignment, and is effective for preventing defective placements on FPC caused by the aforementioned positioning deviations.
Place interposers at high-speed with a high-powered vaccum – H01V head
To achieve four times the part retention power in comparison to the previously often-used H01 head. By using this head together with a dedicated design nozzle, interposers can be placed at high speed.
Tray Supply Tips to Improve Production Efficiency
Resupplying and performing changeover for tray parts is prone to high error rates, and reducing work time can be hard, but by selecting the operation method that works best for your factory's needs it is possible to reduce production stop time and prevent short stops and defects that are caused by setting mistakes.
sFAB-D Tool Kit for Flexible Handling of New Parts
Tool kits are formulated to include claws and locators that are most used based on past shipments, to be able to flexibly respond to part additions and changes.
Maintaining High Quality amid Changes in SMT for Increasingly Complex Electronic Panels
This article will cover three areas that are important to improving quality in SMT processes and maintaining a high level of QCD, "Sure-fire pickup and placement", "Eliminating defective materials", and "Proper maintenance" with supporting data.
Supporting automatic supply of parts from a cut length of tape
Fuji has developed part supply solutions using feeders and tray feeders for automating part supply using shorter tape.
Supply tray parts directly inside the machine -Inner tray stage-
Up until now Fuji has developed and delivered many different tray part supply units that meet various needs, such as the tray unit-LT, and the stacked tray feeder.