RH Technologies uses Valor MSS to compete successfully on a global scale in three ways: PRODUCTIVITY-machine downtime reduced by 80% during setup; COST- material waste cut by 3% on the SMT lines; QUALITY- defects in SMT production reduced by 20%.
“I am using the same tool for DFM, NPI, and process preparation. Then everything is linked to the rest of the manufacturing process with Valor MSS. That way, we save a lot of time and eliminate human errors.”
Valor MSS Process Preparation automates the full DFx cycle, providing process development, DFA analysis, SMT programming and test engineering for PCB assembly operations.
Valor MSS Material Management reduces inventory and streamlines production by employing lean material flow and just-in-time principles.
RH Technologies provides global electronics manufacturing services for industrial, telecommunications, medical and aerospace markets. For every customer quality must be untouchable and cost must be competitive with production in China where labors rates are 10% of their own. Daily challenges include tedious work of New Product Introduction (NPI), lost production time during lengthy machine setup, material and times losses due to dropped parts and errors in SMT production.
RH uses a total of six modules from the Valor MSS suite to automate their NPI and production in intelligent ways that reduce wasted time, wasted materials and both humane and machine errors, and provide crucial visibility of performance for immediate trouble shooting and decision support.
The modules of Valor MSS combine to provide an impressive array of measured improvements to RH as shown in the following chart.
“We had open communications and there was a very high commitment from Mentor. We’ve seen constant improvement in the product and all our requirements are addressed.”