Stock accuracy, traceability, and timely delivery of parts are key aspects of a material handling system. Today, most factories still rely on manual handling of electronic components. In the best case with the support of unique barcodes for parts and a tight software integration to a MES or ERP system. To further increase factory productivity, improving the business, a higher degree of automation is required. This is a trend already ongoing among electronic manufacturers worldwide.
Missing components. Sticky notes falling off. Hunting for information. The list of reasons for unplanned downtime could go on. But in most cases, line utilization is heavily dependent on efficient material and information handling.
Debating whether to upgrade from racks and shelves to an intelligent material handling system? With the help of SMD Towers, one Florida-based electronics manufacturer shows how smarter material handling not only cuts kitting times and repetitive manual work – it can also significantly increase production volume.
If you’re like most manufacturers, repetitive material handling tasks can consume entirely too much valuable staff time. The new dual-terminal MYTower gives you twice the possibilities for loading and unloading of components and reels by offering flexible access for any combination of people and machines.
SMD Tower set the benchmark for intelligent component storage. Now, with two new high-capacity models, the options are wider than ever for manufacturers who demand the ultimate in compact, near-production storage. It’s a system so far in the forefront, we decided it needed a new name. We call it MYTower.