Ionics EMS implements Panasonic smart factory solution
Ionics EMS, a precision manufacturer of components for computers and internet of things devices, said it has chosen Panasonic’s smart factory solution to boost productivity.
Panasonic says it has implemented an integrated line management system to connect a diverse range of machinery and enable real-time control over an entire factory floor. The company said it created the smart factory with three goals in mind: workflow automation, quality enhancement, and productivity gains.
“The electronics industry is in a period of major transformation, and companies are expected to deliver diverse products in a timely manner,” said Hiroyuki Aota president of Panasonic’s smart factory solutions company.
Ionics EMS said central management of its smart factories will expedite its plans for global expansion. The company currently has manufacturing facilities in the Philippines and in the U.S.
The company said one key advantage of the Panasonic solution is the ability to connect machines made by different manufacturers, and analyze them all from a common control room. In the past, the machines were analyzed individually. Ionics EMS also uses “automatic model change-over” and “error recovery by remote,” both of which are enabled by the Panasonic smart factory solution.
Ionics has been manufacturing components for electronics companies for more than 40 years and has worked with customers including IBM, Philips, Fujitsu, Continental, and Toshiba.