Approaching the Smart Factory with Communicating Machines
SEHO focused on the complete networking of manufacturing lines at productronica 2017. Further highlights at the SEHO booth were presented from the field of wave soldering and reflow technology.
Instead of single machines, SEHO presented a complete production solution that provided users with ideas for optimizing their own manufacturing processes. All machines in the production line were linked with the SEHO mcServer, the machine communication server from SEHO.
The production solution continuously exchanged data – from placement control, to a flexible selective soldering process with automatically controlled removal of solder balls and integrated optical inspection – to intelligent handling systems and automatic separation of defect assemblies by means of a robot.
mcServer allows complete monitoring of all integrated processes and machines, and provides real-time information from systems – including those installed at different production sites worldwide. Additional functions effectively support the operator, such as easy generation of production statistics, continuous traceability of production parameters for each product serial number, automatic monitoring of maintenance cycles or automatic notification in case of machine failures. Collected process and machine data are made available for other applications, such as customer networks or MES systems. Also, integration in Pulse or Hermes software architecture is easily possible.
High mix, and simultaneously high volumes, are possible with the new features for wave soldering systems. A new preheat concept from SEHO allows minimum distances between the boards, even with very different thermal requirements. In the soldering area, an innovative dual solder pot concept based on electro-magnetic waves allows product changeover within seconds.
A new development from the field of reflow soldering reduces maintenance times and optimizes energy consumption. Because of its innovative details, the SEHO MaxiReflow has won several technology awards in the past. As an alternative to the proven process gas cleaning system with cyclone technology, this innovative reflow system now also can be equipped with a new pyrolysis unit. What is special about this feature: the pyrolysis unit is completely integrated in the heating chamber which completely excludes any loss of energy.
The SEHO team would like to thank all visitors for a great productronica 2017!
You did not have the chance to see us during the show? No problem … all new machine features are available in our Technology Center and we are looking forward to welcome you there!