Juki (Americas) imbeds Cogiscan RFID Smart Feeder into IFS-X Intelligent Feeder System.
21 September 2005
Bromont, Canada, September 21st, 2005 – Juki Automation Systems, serving the Americas, and Cogiscan are pleased to announce the beginning of a long-term strategic collaboration.
The first Juki product resulting from this collaboration is called IFS-X (Intelligent Feeder System – next generation). It will be displayed at ATE in Chicago from September 26th-29th. IFS-X uses Cogiscan’s unique RFID Smart Feeder technology to provide a robust and cost-effective solution for feeder set-up validation. The IFS-X system eliminates human errors while reducing machine set-up and changeover time. It provides real time inventory of all components, feeders and trolleys; on and off the placement machine. IFS-X can also be used to gather detailed component traceability reports.
IFS-X can easily be retrofitted to existing machines, trolleys and feeders in the field. Therefore, unlike competitive systems, Juki’s customers can benefit from the latest technology without having to replace their existing equipment. This long-term investment protection is a great example of how and why Juki offers the “Lowest Cost of Ownership in the industry”.
Bob Black, the President of Juki Automation Systems Americas & Europe says: “After experiencing exceptional customer reactions in Europe, it was obvious that we needed to make the IFS-X option available in the Americas. We look forward to expanding our market share by offering the smartest feeding system in the industry. Cogiscan technologies enable Juki to offer a better solution for our customers at a lower price”.
Francois Monette, Vice-President Sales and Marketing for Cogiscan says: “We are extremely pleased to be expanding our partnership with Juki Automation Systems. This represents a significant milestone in our strategy of becoming the global standard for RFID based material control in our industry”.
About Cogiscan Inc.
Cogiscan offers a complete range of specialized hardware and software modules that enable Smart Material Control for the electronics manufacturing industry. Cogiscan focuses on material control to provide practical and cost-effective solutions that ensure the right material is at the right place at the right time. The Cogiscan Platform offers a means to achieve real-time tracking, traceability and control of all materials on and off the assembly line. Sales and customer service affiliates are located throughout the world, including the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Juki Corporation’s experience as the market leader in industrial sewing machines was the stepping-stone for the entry into the printed circuit board assembly market in 1987. Since then, Juki has delivered more than 12,000 automated assembly systems worldwide and is currently shipping an average of 200 assembly machines per month. This extraordinary achievement makes Juki one of the world’s leading providers of automated assembly products and systems.