NEPCON 2019
JaNets Yields High-Efficiency Production of Networked Machines
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UKI Corporation has been proposing JUKI Smart Solution, which is based on JaNets or JUKI Advanced Network system, globally. JaNets dramatically improves productivity by networking machines on the surface-mounting line.

JaNets integrated software enables unitary management of the production program on the mounting line, and dramatically enhances production efficiency through production assistance, linkage among machines, remote support, and artificial intelligence (AI)-based predictive maintenance.

Satohiro Hama, Executive Officer at JUKI Corp. and Director & Managing Executive Officer at JUKI Automation Systems Corp.
Satohiro Hama, Executive Officer at JUKI Corp. and Director & Managing Executive Officer at JUKI Automation Systems Corp.
JUKI has newly developed the PCB Production Optimization Solution, which optimizes variable-mix, variable-volume production, by connecting JaNets and Hitachi, Ltd.’s internet of things (IoT)-enabled high-efficiency production model, and has been making efforts to promote wide use of the solution.

Satohiro Hama, Executive Officer at JUKI Corp. and Director & Managing Executive Officer at JUKI Automation Systems Corp., says, “The RS-1 mounter released in Jan. 2017 has been selling well. Its feature without the need for head replacement, which is conducive to variable-mix, variable-volume production, has been highly evaluated by customers. Companies around the world have been increasingly adopting JaNets integrated software. To enable more efficient production activities by connecting machines to JaNets, we have been expanding the lineup of equipment encompassing pre- and post-processes of the mounting line through collaboration with other companies, and proposing total line solution.”

Wide Array of Mounting Equipment
RS-1 features a new mechanism to change the height of component recognition sensor on the head in accordance with the height of electronic components to be mounted. With this mechanism, it can mount 0201 components (0.2×0.1mm) to 74×74mm and 50×150mm components, and components with height of up to 25mm without the need for head replacement.

Adding new products to its lineup, JUKI brought the RX-7R mounter to the market in Sept. 2018, and started selling the RV-2-3DH three-dimensional (3D) visual inspection machine globally in Dec. 2018.

JUKI also has been offering the JM-100 multi-task platform, which inserts odd-formed components, since Oct. 2018. It automates the manual insertion process of odd-formed components, such as large capacitors, after surface mounting.