Premiering in 2008, the New Product Introduction Awards sponsored by Circuits Assembly Magazine is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.
"Valor has had a history of introducing innovative products that provide real value and a rapid return on investment for electronics designers and manufacturers," stated Weitzman. "We are pleased to accept this award for our latest suite of software solutions, Valor MSS, and look forward to continuing that tradition of innovation as the Valor Division of Mentor Graphics."
An industry first, Valor's complete interoperable manufacturing execution suite is designed to integrate solutions that will assist manufacturers in the design, planning, monitoring, control, scheduling, box build, traceability, test and rework processes. The product suite is set to provide a long-awaited software solution that encompasses the entire production process, from the receipt of goods into the production inventory locations, through to PCA assembly and test, full system assembly and test, right through to the final packing of the finished goods ready for shipment.
The components of the Valor MSS software suite include:
- vPlan, for complete SMT planning, programming and data management, multi-vendor line balancing, program optimization and process setup documents
- vManage, for complete SMT/PCB material control, material verification and traceability, and warehouse management, including a unique just-in-time material kitting and delivery module using real-time consumption as part of shop-floor management solutions
- vCheck, a complete PCB quality management solution with AOI/ICT direct interfaces, enforced WIP tracking, repair loop monitoring and control, paperless factory -- including synchronized delivery of detailed work instructions for board and system level assembly -- and full-quality data collection with a business intelligence infrastructure, enabling Web-based dynamic reporting for full system genealogy
For more information on Mentor Graphics® PCB and Valor products, visit the company website at www.mentor.com/valor.
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