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Electrical & Electronic

Electrical & Electronic
(Compact LCD)

Electrical and electronic fields require elaborate and complex work, yet a high percentage of tasks are still performed manually. A major issue faced is how to automate the processes of part loading, surface implementation, PCB assembly, unit assembly and shipment in order to reduce human error. e-F@ctory helps provide a solution to this issue by providing robots equipped with force sensors and work support systems.

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Arrival

  • 01

    Loading

Parts
warehouse

Surface
implementation

  • 03

    Solder
    printing

  • 04

    Chip
    mounter

  • 05

    Reflow
    furnace

  • 06

    Inspection

PCB assembly

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    Primary
    assembly

PCB assembly

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    Flow-type
    soldering

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    Inspection

Parts molding

Shipment

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    Packing

Progress
management

02Parts warehouse

Error-proofing

Issues

  • Incorrect part selection/supply
  • Process stops due to parts shortage

Solution

  • Prevent mistakes with a work instruction system
  • Advance notification of shortages with a status indicator

11Deburring/Polishing

Deburring/Polishing

Issues

  • Complicated adjustments in order to machine workpieces of various shapes
  • Tool wear

Solution

  • Shorten start-up time with simple teaching
  • Detect wear amount with a force sensor

12Unit assembly

Bolt-tightening support

Issues

  • Incorrect assembly during high-mix, low-volume production
  • Flexible support of production load fluctuations

Solution

  • Prevent mistakes with a work instruction system
  • Optimize to suit production status

13Inspection

Force sensor application

Issues

  • Manual work by humans is required to connect connectors to inspection units

Solution

  • Full automation of inspection process through introduction of a robot equipped with a force sensor

14Packaging

Packaging

Issues

  • Seal suited to workpiece, cutting operation and cut length correction necessary

Solution

  • Simplification of equipment start-up with a seal/cut mechanism and correction function

16Progress management

ANDON

Issues

  • Visualization of production status is time-consuming and cumbersome
  • Can’t install status indicators for the sake of visualization alone

Solution

  • Able to efficiently build and operate systems not only capable of status visualization on large screens, but also tablets and computers. Features a signage function to improve the added-value of the visualization system