Royal Philips Electronics subsidiary Assembléon is cutting New Product Introduction (NPI) time on its A-Series pick & place equipment by 30 percent.

The improvement is the first result of Assembléon’s strategic partnership with Valor – a division of Mentor Graphics – which brings a full suite of NPI and MES factory integration tools to automate machine-, line- and factory-level workflows and business processes. The result is a lean manufacturing operations management framework that is open, modular, and flexible. And it connects flawlessly to Assembléon’s enriched interfaces enabling performance monitoring, traceability and warehousing solutions. All that helps integrate its customers’ manufacturing processes.

According to Jeroen de Groot, Assembléon’s Director of Marketing: “The Valor software and Assembléon pick & place equipment are a perfect match for quality and reliability. Integrating hardware and software in this way will help electronics manufacturers to produce more quickly, easily and reliably, and with the industry’s best quality. And in terms of efficiency, this combination allows for cost-effective end-to-end manufacturing, saving our customers time and money.”

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