KIC announced plans to showcase its Smart Factory starter kit for reflow ovens at the 2018 IPC Apex Expo at the San Diego Convention Center.
The retrofitable starter kit includes the SPS 7 channel reflow profiler, an RPI (Reflow Process Inspection), and the Vantage network insight software with sequel server database. It has virtually all of the elements of the smart factory concept as it relates to the reflow oven:
- Machine optimization software
- Process transparency
- Extreme automation
- Flexible production (eliminate changeover time)
- Machine learning
- Real-time information and insight
- Reduced electricity use
Smart factories (IIoT, Industry 4.0,) promise a leap forward in terms of productivity and control. The technology delivers consistent quality, significant lower production cost, traceability, and customer value. Move toward the future of line connectivity, flexible production, process transparency, machine learning and real-time insight.
Apex, Booth 3301