PANASONIC DEMOS NEXT STEP IN MAKING AUTONOMOUS FACTORIES A REALITY AT PRODUCTRONICA 2023

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Real-time capabilities of Panasonic’s APC-5M assembly line system will be showcased.

Panasonic Factory Solutions Europe will be showcasing its latest technology to enable Surface Mounted Technology (SMT) manufacturers to take the next step towards autonomous factories at Productronica 2023.

Many production sites still rely on their employee’s knowledge and manpower – the so called 5M (Human, Machine, Material, Method, Measurement) method but visitors to the show will be able to see how Panasonic’s APC-5M System for 5M process control automates these important elements of manufacturing.

APC-5M detects 5M variations as well as line changes in real-time and ensures a smooth production process without downtime. Using the solution, the entire line production process and individual machines are monitored through feed-forward and feed-back communication technology. Supported by AI, the control system improves and specifies detections and feedback after each production process. With every piece of data analysed, Panasonic’s APC-5M becomes increasingly accurate in diagnosing and solving problems, becoming an invaluable tool in improving efficiency, production uptime, and increasing autonomy in customers’ factories.

Alongside its APC-5M system, Panasonic will also be demonstrating its NPM G Series, an integrated range of SMT production systems designed to respond in real-time to customer supply and demand changes through continuous, autonomous updates. This includes its auto setting feeder (ASF), NPM-GP/L stencil printer, and NPM-GH pick and place machine, allowing customers to set up individual, flexible, efficient, and economical production lines.

Panasonic’s SMT and THT solutions on show at Productronica will help its customers to take a significant step towards 24-hour manufacturing, by enabling them to respond to fluctuating customer supply and demand changes quickly and efficiently, and maintain uptime with predictive maintenance scheduling.

For more information, visit Panasonic Factory Solutions Europe in Hall A3, Stand 177 at Productronica 2023, or visit:https://eu.connect.panasonic.com/gb/en/factory-solutions

Panasonic Press contact:
Iván Rodrigo Flor Cantos
Manager Marketing Europe
Factory Solutions
ivan.flor-cantos@eu.panasonic.com
+49 (0)173 628 3787

Panasonic Press contact:
Jim Pople
The Amber Group
jim@ambergroup.net
+44 (0)7955 030191

About the Panasonic Group

Founded in 1918, and today a global leader in developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, industry, communications, and energy sectors worldwide, the Panasonic Group switched to an operating company system on April 1, 2022, with Panasonic Holdings Corporation serving as a holding company and eight companies positioned under its umbrella. The Group reported consolidated net sales of 8,378.9 billion yen (ca. 59.4 billion Euro) for the year ended March 31, 2023. To learn more about the Panasonic Group, please visit: https://holdings.panasonic/global/

About Panasonic Connect Europe

Panasonic Connect Europe began operations on October 1st, 2021, creating a new Business-to-Business focused and agile organisation. With more than 400 employees, the business spearheads operations with its major new B2B solutions initiative called “Gemba Process Innovation”, supported by its wide business product range.

Panasonic Connect Europe is headquartered in Wiesbaden and consist of the following business units:

  • The Mobile Solutions Business Division helping mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, business tablets and handhelds.
  • The Media Entertainment Business Division incorporating Visual System Solutions offering a range of high brightness and reliable projectors as well as high quality displays; and Broadcast & ProAV offering Smart Live Production solutions from an end-to-end portfolio consisting of PTZ and system cameras, camcorders, the Kairos IT/IP platform, switchers and robotic solutions that are widely used for live event capture, sports production, television, and xR studios.
  • Business and Industry Solutions delivering tailored technology solutions focused on Retail, Logistics and Manufacturing. Designed to increase operational efficiency and enhance customer experience, helping businesses to perform at their best, every day.
  • Panasonic Factory Solutions Europe selling a wide range of smart factory solutions including electronics manufacturing solutions, robot and welding systems and software solutions engineering.

For more information please visit: https://eu.connect.panasonic.com

Please visit Panasonic Connect Europe’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/panasonic-connect-europe/

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