Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services


Incoming material stations

26 May 2021 Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Scienscope introduced two new Reel Smart incoming material stations (IMS), the Reel Smart Lite (IMS-100) and Reel Smart Pro (IMS-200).

The integration and management of components are critical when trying to achieve a ‘smart factory.’ Scienscope IMS systems provide integration from start to finish with accurate and complete data of all material processes and procedures. Many packed components are received with labels from manufacturers’ barcodes, a distributor’s barcode, a forwarder’s barcode, the customer’s barcode, etc. Without the use of the incoming material station system, an operator would enter the component and part number manually. When received it can be difficult for the operator who’s scanning to pick the correct barcode to scan. Any incorrect reading can lead to an inventory and manufacturing process nightmare.

Scienscope’s IMS allows for EMS/ERP integration in seconds. It captures multi-codes quickly and without errors, allowing seamless integration of any material. Additionally, it helps automate the incoming goods process and boosts productivity dramatically.

The IMS-100’s high-resolution barcode camera system has an image-based algorithm that reads any barcode, even with defects. It reads and stores the information of four 7-inch reels simultaneously, allowing the operator to have a continuous process flow and eliminating waiting time between scanning the reels.

This IMS-200s is an updated system that includes an automatic 7-inch reel loader and label placement that reduces the time and need for labour. It includes all the features of the IMS-100 to provide an accurate and speedy inventory count.

When the operator removes a reel, the IMS will automatically print a unique identification number label, archiving reliable data that can be easily and conveniently traced. This unique ID is given to each reel, tube and Jedec tray of components. Scienscope’s software is set up with standard industry rules so each label has the necessary fields while additionally allowing for easy customisation if a special field is needed. This unique ID gives the time and date of the label to keep track of those sensitive components and thus warn when the component is about to expire.

Scienscope’s IMS easily connects with any software system to allow for outgoing and incoming communication to be received immediately. This allows you to know when components are running low and gives you the time to add additional components before expensive downtime. This automatic file sharing system gives a full account of all inventory and provides full traceability of all material coming out of a factory.


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