Panasonic Wins Award, Showcases Next Generation of Smart Factory Solutions at SMTAI 2018

(Rolling Meadows, IL - October 30, 2018) – Panasonic Systems Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation received a Global Technology Award in the Placement category from Global SMT and Packaging for its newly introduced NPM X-series line of machines, the next generation platform for any mix, any volume.

Panasonic’s new NPM X-Series platform is based off the award-winning NPM-series, offering greater versatility, unparalleled accuracy and increased efficiencies. Available in single-, dual- and quad- gantry models, the X-series line has a powerful speed of up to 184,800 CPH and features standard automatic and remote recovery with an available AOI information display

The Global SMT and Packaging Technology Awards ceremony took place in Rosemont, IL at the 2018 SMTA International show, where Panasonic’s comprehensive exhibit showcased smart factory solutions driven by the award-winning, globally deployed PanaCIM® MES platform.

Panasonic’s exhibit theme, “Any Mix, Any Volume” was well-received by guests of the show, with Senior Product Manager, Shawn Robinson, stating “With over 100,000 installations, we’re excited to share our next generation of smart factory solutions, forged from over a century of innovation in manufacturing.”

The ongoing success of Panasonic solutions stems from our manufacturer’s perspective and expertise to address the challenges of a highly competitive manufacturing landscape in which there is a shortage of skilled labor, but, at the same time, a continued emphasis on quality, repeatability, and cost-effectiveness.

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About Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation Division
Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation, a North American source for electronic assembly equipment (SMT), software, and technical support, provides total business systems solutions for semiconductor, device packaging, and robotic welding companies in the global marketplace through one provider. The company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.

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