Emerald EMS, an innovative solutions provider, proudly announces its distinguished recognition with a 2023 GLOBAL Technology Award in the prestigious category of Most Improved Smart Factory for its Saline Smart Factory. The award was announced during an award ceremony that took place at productronica in Munich on November 14, 2023.
Redefining Manufacturing Excellence
Emerald EMS has truly pushed the boundaries of innovation in its pursuit of manufacturing excellence. By harnessing the power of cutting-edge technology and smart factory solutions, the company has taken a giant leap forward in optimizing its operations and enhancing overall efficiency.
Emerald EMS harnesses the potential of the Made2Manage ERP system, Aegis FactoryLogix®, and advanced scanning software to drive and optimize its operations. What sets Emerald EMS apart is its commitment to extracting the maximum value from the raw data generated by these systems. By meticulously analyzing data points ranging from moves in Made2Manage to defect metrics, the company can measure on-time delivery between departments, identify potential bottlenecks, and visualize this data in real-time on live dashboards. This data-driven approach empowers the team to pinpoint the root causes of issues and address them proactively, fostering continuous improvement and efficiency enhancements.
Robotics and Factory Logistics
Emerald EMS’ smart factory, situated in Saline, MI, demonstrates the company’s commitment to minimizing human intervention. The factory operates with a remarkable level of autonomy, requiring only one operator to oversee an entire line of multiple boards as they seamlessly progress from one operation to the next.
The smart inventory system, featuring humidity-controlled Juki towers, proactively ensures a steady supply of parts, preempting any shortages. A sophisticated low-level warning system continuously monitors all pick-and-place machines, promptly alerting operators to imminent part shortages and guiding them to the correct inventory tower using a first-in-first-out approach.
Furthermore, the company has established an automated feedback loop between its Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) and printer machines. In the event of defects detected by the SPI equipment, the printer machine automatically rectifies the issue, exemplifying Emerald EMS’ commitment to quality and efficiency.
A Commitment to Excellence
Emerald EMS sets the industry standard with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, offering a comprehensive range of services, including electro-mechanical and system assembly, precision touch-ups, testing, rework and failure analysis, repair depot services, final testing, integration, order configuration, and direct order fulfillment. The company’s expertise extends to sophisticated SMT placement and clean room assembly, ensuring it meets a wide spectrum of manufacturing needs.
The GLOBAL Technology Awards, established in 2005, have become an industry benchmark, celebrating exceptional standards and groundbreaking solutions within the global SMT and advanced packaging industry. The award recognizes companies and individuals who consistently drive the industry forward with their outstanding innovations.
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