March 14, 2018 – Rolling Meadows, IL – Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America’s interactive exhibit Smart Factory Solutions for Any Mix, Any Volume proved to be a hit for attendees from all manufacturing tiers at IPC APEX earlier this month in San Diego, CA.
“We’ve optimized the global market success of our NPM platform in Tier 1 for the Small- to Mid-sized market,” remarked Faisal Pandit, President, Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America. “To deliver incredible integration, efficiencies and value-add to all customers regardless of their mix or volume.”
Hosting continuous traffic throughout APEX, Panasonic brought new technology to the show floor with a full-size, operational Total Solutions assembly line to the largest APEX audience in a decade. In parallel with the exhibit’s Smart Factory Solutions for Any Mix, Any Volume theme the company presented how technology already developed for and used in large-scale applications has been distilled into new solutions geared for smaller operations. Panasonic also presented how PanaCIM® MES (Manufacturing Execution System) has expanded integration to an increasing collection of best-in-class technology partner offerings as well as new software features such as Process Tracker—the company’s WIP solution.
Panasonic showcased the North American debut of the NPM-WX, WXS model—the next-generation platform for Small- to Mid-market manufacturers with more inputs, larger boards, tighter accuracy and throughput, and speeds of up to 86,000 CPH. Additionally, Panasonic received a Circuits Assembly NPI Award for a newly introduced, revolutionary patented paperless cleaning technology for the screen printing process.
In alignment with the company’s corporate values of pioneering innovation, Panasonic served as the key sponsor of the inaugural IPC STEM program—a comprehensive curriculum enhancement in which Science, Technology, Engineering and Math students are able to advance their professional development through hands-on workplace experience.
As the consecutive, exclusive Gold Sponsor of IPC APEX EXPO and a longstanding IPC member, Panasonic also featured programming, NPI, LED binning, labor-saving automation, applications support, pin through hole, odd-form, manual assembly, material management, and cleaning technologies.
Learn more about Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America at www.panasonicfa.com.
About Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America
Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, a North American source for electronic assembly equipment (SMT), software, and technical support, provides total business systems solutions for semiconductor and device packaging companies in the global marketplace through one provider. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.
Jeff Malek (Media Relations) +1.847.637.9600 PFSAmarketing@us.panasonic.com