Fast and Flawless ECN/ECO updates
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Update SMT Setup for ECN/ECO (NEW BOM)
Do your SMT line operators spend time manually editing SMT Setup for ECN/ECO changes? Or, do they spend time for creating SMT setup from scratch for those changes (by editing insertion and BOM files from many sources and formats)?
Do you experience costly placement errors due to manual preparation of SMT Setup for ECN/ECO changes?
QPlace UPD simplifies the process by eliminating errors on updating SMT Setup for ECN/ECO changes (including keeping component data such as XY, Angle etc.).
As an extra benefit, QPlace UPD can be used for updating SMT Setup of various assemblies on the same PCB.
QPlace UPD ensures that your production line is using the right SMT setup.
QPlace UPD provides a simple and easy to use tool for updating the placement files (SMT Setup) in the Line (SMT) computers following ECN/ECOs. It does so by combining the new Bill of Materials (BOM) with the placement files that already exist on the line computer. It validates the data and automatically creates all the necessary inputs required by the SMT machine.
QPlace UPD also includes the “locator” - a graphical representation of the placement plan (PCB and its components) that allows the operator to view and modify component placements, emphasizing the changes made from the original placement file.
Process new BOM files in any format (TXT, XLS, DOC etc)
Merging placement files from line computer and new BOM data while verifying data integrity
Identification of components from new BOM that are missing from placement file
Matching components to SMT machine’s shape library
Automatic generation of SMT machine setup files (ASM/Siemens SIPlace and SIPlace Pro, Samsung etc).
“Locator” – A graphical display of the placement plan based on SMT machine shape library emphasizing changes (emphasizing changes from original placement)
Component search by part number, shape and designation
Ability to change placement angle
Ability to perform Offline tooling
Seamless file upload – upload files to the SMT machine without halting machine work (for models that have line computers).
Support for hybrid SMT lines – One tooling for all machine types
Figure 1. Merged placement and ECN/ECO data
Figure 2. Graphical display of placement plan emphasizing changes (in purple)
Simple BOM Importing (including BOM validation)
Merging old Setup with new BOM keeping XY, Angle etc
Checking for missing Components on SMT Machine Component Library
Offline SMT Setup programming and generation
Structured as a step by step Wizard
More SMT setups preparation in less time
Lower production costs
Same tool - Different purposes:
Related software tools:
QPlan helps to locate and to eliminate errors in SMT setup by performing quick tests.
QPlan automatically detects and fixes XY and Angle deviations.
QPlan generates charts, reports and a dynamic view of PCB with test result.
QPlan exports the new SMT setup directly to SMT Server.
QPlace & QPlace Pro
QPlace (and QPlace Pro) provides a simple and easy to use solution for the tooling process.
Customers using QPlace report that the time required for the tooling process is reduced from hours to less than 30 minutes and even less, depending on PCB complexity. Tooling errors are also reduced by 70%-80%.
QPlace enables quick tooling of SMT placement machines by combining the Bill of Materials and Insertion files from different sources and formats; It validates the data and automatically creates all the necessary inputs required by the SMT machine.
QPlace also includes the “locator” - a graphical representation of the placement plan (PCB and its components) that allows the operator to view and modify component placements.