iTAC and KIC develop solution for complete process control and traceability in reflow ovens
Smart reflow process data integrated in iTAC.MES.Suite
MES specialist iTAC Software and smart reflow oven provider KIC have announced a technology partnership. The integration of KIC’s Reflow Process Inspection (RPI) data analytics into the iTAC.MES.Suite ensures complete process control and traceability of the thermal process in the oven, previously referred to as the “black box” in the production line.
KIC develops technologies to make reflow ovens smarter
through thermal profiling automation and optimization solutions. The partnership between iTAC and KIC creates new customer value, not only in the reflow
process, but also along the entire production line, by providing process
transparency, consistent quality and reduced costs through connectivity and
automation. Connection to KIC’s RPI data analytics allows iTAC to provide
real-time insights into the reflow process that help factories to enhance the
efficiency of their production operations with shorter setup and changeover
times, faster troubleshooting, and a reduction in scrap and reworking.
KIC’s Global Products and Technologies Manager, Miles
Moreau, commented,“Moving towards smart factory manufacturing it is
important to ensure that no area is left out, which has been the case for reflow
in the past.Now, the highest level of equipment utilization,
product quality, and profitability can be reached with the partnership between
iTAC and KIC, leveraging the best in iTAC MES solutions with KIC’s smart oven
“The new collaboration underlines
the partnership capability of our iTAC.MES.Suite and is yet another milestone
in the expansion of our international partner network,” said Peter Bollinger,
CEO of iTAC Software AG.