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The medium-sized company Ginzinger electronic systems from Austria is the technological pioneer in the production of electronic components. For contractors (EMS), the production is characterized by low quantities and high changes on production sites. For example, reel components are often reused and stored with SMD components. The traceability values of the assembly machines proved too inaccurate and manual counting systems were too slow and inefficient.
Recently, Ginzinger relies on the innovative counting system XRHCount. X-ray technology enables contactless component counting in the shortest possible time and with the highest accuracy. The production and material manager are convinced of the high benefits of the X-ray system: “First and foremost, this device is used to take inventory of SMT rolls. Previously, when the rollers were clamped in a counting machine and unrolled, they are now simply placed in a compartment. After about 15 seconds, the components are counted and the next roll can be inserted.
Considering that this process lasted between 3 and 5 minutes, the benefits are clearly visible. With a few thousand rolls, the effort is thus minimized many times over. The higher counting accuracy also speaks in favour of this method. Another application is found in the assembly and disassembly of SMT placement machines. “
This has allowed valuable human resources to be relocated to other areas, dramatically reducing production downtime due to missing components. VisiConsult interviewed the employees and asked about the biggest advantages of the system in practice. The results are:
EE Technologies has already realized huge savings through the XRHCount. With a cycle time of 8-13 seconds per SMD roll bottlenecks were reduced in the return storage of material. The workload buffer allows years of growth before a second machine is needed.
The accuracy of the XRHCount has reduced excess inventory, eliminated redundant component purchases due to counting errors, and dramatically reduced SMT downtime. Ease of use is an important feature of particular importance to EE Technologies Inc. Users can be trained in a few minutes. In addition, the cloud library and easy updates ensure accurate counting of all component types through the full range of packages.
VisiConsult’s customer service distinguishes this manufacturer from its competitors. EE Technologies, Inc. has found that they are responsive at all times and work with urgency to prevent downtime. The XRHCount gives EE Technologies, Inc. a competitive advantage.
VisiConsult has partnered with Fuji Machine Manufacturing Co. Ltd, the leading manufacturer of placement machines, to officially connect the XRHCount contactless SMD component counting system to Fuji’s Smart Factory solution. This enables process control according to Industry 4.0 model and leads to significant efficiency gains. The world’s fastest and most accurate counting device for component rolls significantly improves the data used. This results in reduced production stops, an improved order forecast and high efficiency gains.
With the XRHCount, SMD components can be counted comfortably and contactless on component rolls. This also applies to rolls in ESD film, moisture packs or other welds. The global component database and cycle times under 10 seconds greatly speed up the counting process. A counting accuracy of more than 99.9% for common component types enables highest data and process reliability.
As part of ASM Pacific Technology Inc., ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG is the world’s largest manufacturer of SMT placement machines and printer solutions for electronics manufacturing. Their products are produced at various locations in Munich, Weymouth, Singapore and Malaysia. In the SMT Center of Competence in the German location, VisiConsult has connected a demo system of the XRHCount, the contactless SMD component counting system, to the ASM Material Manager. Customers have the opportunity to test how the XRHCount updates the stock levels in the ASM Material Manager. Mr. Oeckl, head of the Center of Competence: “We see the XRHCount as an ideal extension to process control, even if there is no homogeneous production landscape of our systems.”
Convenient and contactless counting of SMD components on component rolls is possible by using the XRHCount. Welded rolls are no problem here. Cycle times under 10 seconds, as well as the global component database, greatly speed up the counting process.
Even in ERP solutions, such as Baan or SAP, the XRHCount can be integrated effortlessly. The connection of special systems is also quick and easy thanks to the open interface. The official integration into the ASM Material Manager has made VisiConsult an official ASM partner.
VisiConsult has developed the XRHCount for the electronics industry. The component counting system for SMD rollers delivers the most accurate results within a cycle time of less than 10 seconds. This leads to a massive saving in the area of material management. The X-ray system convinces the users from the beginning by its efficient way of working, as well as recently the electronics manufacturing service provider DELTEC from Bavaria. The EMS Premium supplier at the Furth im Wald site in Bavaria manufactures customer-specific electronic assemblies for the automotive, industrial and medical technology sectors as well as renewable energies. Reliability, quality, a very good price-performance ratio and the latest technology are the strengths of DELTEC. After a comprehensive comparison of different systems, DELTEC finally chose the XRHCount from VisiConsult.
Compared to the competition, the XRHCount was able to convince with a higher accuracy of the counting results, a shorter cycle time and its high-quality X-ray software. Through the internal implementation further developments are provided quickly and free of charge. VisiConsult also reacts quickly to special requests such as the MES integration and implements them. But what ultimately convinced DELTEC to choose the XRHCount was the extraordinary learning function with the “CountingCloud”.
The EMS service provider DATASCHALT production GmbH from Lübeck has successfully integrated the electronic counting system XRHCount into its operating processes. The XRHCount is the world’s fastest and most accurate counting system based on X-ray technology. Due to its completely contactless working principle, components in ESD film can also be counted without opening. Results are fed directly into the company’s ERP or MES system. Cycle times of less than 10 seconds result in massive savings in material management.