DEK machines add interface to Aegis software tools
Nov 22, 2004
DEK has completed development of machine interfaces to NPI and MES software tools from Aegis Industrial Software Corporation, allowing manufacturing and process engineers using DEK screen printing platforms to maximise machine uptime, improve process monitoring and reduce operator mean time to assist (MTTA) from within the Aegis system.
DEK screen printing platforms are now able to communicate using the Aegis xLink protocol, allowing users of Aegis' system to reduce machine programming time for through-hole and surface mount production, inspection, and process machine interfaces using CircuitCAM(TM), and to benefit from browser-based remote monitoring using iMonitor(TM).
The two utilities are part of Aegis' software for managing manufacturing information, which encompasses all manufacturing activities from new product introduction (NPI) to monitoring and optimising production.
"By working with Aegis to add new interfaces based on xLink technology to our machines' existing SECS/GEM interfaces, we have ensured that DEK platforms are compatible with all major computer aided manufacturing software suites," said Dick Johnson, software manager, DEK.