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SMT

Electronics assembly May 26, 2022
Bringing Industry 4.0 into the Electronics NPI Process

An MES platform, designed specifically to meet the industry’s NPI and production management needs, might be the key to improving time to market, with assured quality in high volume production.

Enabling automation in Electronics
Electronics assembly April 14, 2022
Integration through MES for a successful Automation and Process Orchestration

How the MES alleviates electronics manufacturers challenges through better integration and connected orchestration.

SMT with Critical Manufacturing MES
Electronics assembly March 22, 2022
Dealing with Lower Volumes, Mass Customizations and New Complexities in Electronics Assembly

For 2022 and beyond, the priorities for the Electronics Assembly and SMT industries seem to be focused on digital transformation, increased supply chain visibility and improved organizational results in efficiency, cost and sustainability. How can manufacturers get ready?

Female Electronics Factory Workers in Blue Work Coat and Protective Glasses Assembling Printed Circuit Boards for Smartphones with Tweezers. High Tech Factory with more Employees in the Background.
Electronics assembly September 30, 2021
Electronics Assembly – Silos Can’t Scale

Electronics manufacturers feel the pressure to modify design functionality to account for component shortages. information silos prevent scaling and free flow of data from assembly lines to shop floor to enterprise, and then out to value chain partners.

production and assembly of microelectronics in a hi-tech factory - man operates machine in production
Electronics assembly September 17, 2021
Material optimization in the SMT and Electronics Assembly Industries

With increased pressures on efficiency and reducing margins of error, management, logistics and storage of material becomes one of the most important aspects of shop floor management, if not the most important!

SMT line
SMT May 12, 2021
Line Management Tools for Optimizing Production Flow and Yield

There has been an uptake in Line Automation and Management Technologies, such as MES, in SMT. The automation and digitization of manufacturing and assembly lines is seen as a priority by industry leaders, and those who have acted now stand to gain far more than ones who choose not to.

SUCCESSFULLY USING SALES REPS FOR ENHANCED CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT IN NORTH AMERICA
Electronics assembly June 25, 2020
Successfully using Sales Reps for Enhanced Customer Engagement in North America

Critical Manufacturing increased its sales representative base significantly in 2020 for the Electronics and SMT Industry in North America. We’ve added a category called Manufacturer’s Reps. What is the reasoning behind this?

SMT Machine Connectivity
SMT March 5, 2020
New Machine Connectivity market report from ARC

Recently, the leading technology market analysis firm ARC released a market report – “How Digital Transformation is Changing the Business Value of Connectivity to Machines”.
In today’s increasingly complex global competitive environment, real-time information is vital to help manufacturers at both the plant and enterprise levels make decisions that improve efficiency and effectiveness, bringing intelligence to their business.