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Cogiscan RFID Smart Feeder Selected by Positron Technologies

Component inventory tracking and machine set up validation
05/06/2005

Read more about Cogiscan on their detail page in the Member Directory Positron Technologies, Inc. (Montreal, Quebec) has selected Cogiscan to implement a complete system for component inventory tracking and machine set up validation on all their SMT lines. The Cogiscan RFID Smart Feeder technology is installed on the Fuji CP6 and IP3 machines to provide real-time visibility of inventory and automatic line set up validation.

This system will help Positron Technologies to reduce their inventory costs and eliminate waste. Positron Technologies manufacturing engineering manager Steve Séguin says, "We feel that this is a very strategic investment for our new facility. In order to be competitive in the contract manufacturing industry it is critical to optimise material flow on the shop floor and maintain accurate inventory.

"Early on we identified that obtaining remaining quantity of components in reels and feeders on and off the placement machines was very time consuming and subject to human errors. We considered a number of different methods and systems to automate this task. As a result we selected and installed the Cogiscan RFID Smart Feeder kits on our Fuji CP6 and IP3 machine."
"This solution provides complete tracking capabilities and error-proof set up validation to reduce manual intervention and eliminate waste. Cogiscan was a logical choice versus other alternatives. One of the unique features of their technology is that it can be integrated with any type of machine. This gives us the convenience of a very high and consistent level of control in a multi-vendor environment."

"The Cogiscan solutions are robust, highly flexible and they can be deployed quickly. Their expertise and focus on material tracking really shows in the ease-of-use of their product. We have completed the first phase of deployment and we plan to gradually expand use of the system to control other materials throughout our factory."

Go to Cogiscan's detail page in the Member Directory for more about their products and services.

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