Koh Young Paves the Way for Industry 4.0 with its KSMART Solution

February, 2018 – Chandler, AZ – Koh Young Technology will highlight its smart factory KSMART solution in Booth 2733 at 2018 IPC APEX Expo from February 24 to March 1, 2018 in the San Diego Convention Center. Koh Young’s IP (Intelligent Platform) powers several features within KSMART that help customers analyze and optimize the production process by managing process data from connected SPI and AOI systems. Koh Young will demonstrate how KSMART supports the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Efficient Line Maintenance

Realizing a smart factory means taking a practical approach to process and systems while examining areas to improve productivity. Using real 3D measurement data generated during inspection helps manufacturers define inefficiencies and boost line efficiency. For example, the LM@KSMART (Library Manager) module simultaneously deploys programs and inspection conditions across multiple lines to enhance productivity and data integrity with consistent performance. Operators can further improve line maintenance with other features like RTM@KSMART (Real Time Monitoring) where by the system instantly displays relevant process parameters to remote locations for immediate analysis and action. Link@KSMART provides multipoint views (SPI, Pre-reflow AOI, and Post-reflow AOI) and uses real data management and monitoring, so operators can to determine actionable insights to optimize the processes.

Smart, Data-driven Inspection Analysis

The power of KSMART solution lies in its analytical power. SPC@KSMART (Statistical Process Control) provides a straightforward visualization of real-time production and inspection results, including configurable charts for user-specific parameters. Users can identify the exact defect origin by checking false calls and NG parts from the dashboard, as well as evaluate and optimize default settings by comparing actual results with average, minimum, and maximum values. For example, if the process was stable, operators can tighten the tolerance to prevent escapes.

Autonomous Process Optimization

Harnessing the power of the Koh Young IP (Intelligent Platform), OPO@KSMART (Offline Programming Optimizer) provides an intuitive graphical simulation tool to review identified defects with accumulated historical real data from all lines, which avoids unnecessary downtime. KSMART reliably allows users to foresee the impact of fine-tuning without stopping the line. Moving forward, KSMART autonomously renders complex process optimization decisions typically reserved for dedicated process engineers. In short, it is a quantum leap towards the realization of a Smart Factory. The modular platform is designed for future growth and expansion, so when Koh Young releases new modules, the manufacturer can implement the upgrades easily anytime. Koh Young Technology is leading the effort to harness the power of connectivity and create a smart factory. For instance, its KSMART Process Optimizer (KPO) includes four interlinking software modules that exercise complex algorithms to develop closed-loop process recommendations. The Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity drives the smart factory vision one step further by enabling automatic SMT line maintenance. Finally, working with its printer and mounter partners, Koh Young has developed the network tools to connect with multiple suppliers and simplify communication across the entire PCBA line.

The company is using its IP (Intelligent Platform) to achieve its vision with a focus on next-generation cooperative efforts that expand process capabilities and factory performance. To this end, the company has established three additional R&D centers worldwide to facilitate a quantum leap in technological leadership and competitiveness. Koh Young can apply the IP (Intelligent Platform) to its current areas of expertise, while paving the way for new markets and industries beyond SMT. Koh Young will highlight a broad range of innovations, while taking part in several show activities, including topical roundtable discussions and interviews on the smart factory and inspection process. If you cannot attend IPC APEX Expo and visit Koh Young at booth 2733, you can learn more its best-in-class inspection solutions at www.kohyoung.com.

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