Intelligent storage system now provides automatic kitting
Juki has announced an intelligent storage system, ISM UltraFlex 3600, now providing automatic kitting for the next run on placement machines. Providing the ultimate flexibility, the system communicates with the placement system when a reel of parts is low.
The ISM UltraFlex 3600 builds on the strengths of its ISM 2000 predecessor, with even higher speed/throughput, powerful software that is constantly improved with new features; and an intuitive interface, now fully on touchscreen devices. The new machine and case designs enable the ISM UltraFlex 3600 to store a maximum number of 3600 7-8mm reels, but can automatically accept any mix of reel sizes.
During idle time, the machine will automatically sort cases to optimise the distribution of reels of different formats, always providing the maximum possible storage capacity. The ISM UltraFlex 3600 offers unsurpassed ROI.
Key features include:
- Full MSD control that reports when a parts has been out of the system too long
- Ability to dynamically support 8mm up to 88mm thick cases for any volume on any reel size
- Ability to deliver a minimum of 27 parts and up to 54 parts for kitting
- Ability to communicate across multiple placement vendor platforms