Positron Technologies Inc. selects Cogiscan RFID Smart Feeder for Fuji CP6 and IP3
30 March 2005
Positron Technologies Inc. in Montreal, Quebec has selected Cogiscan to implement a complete system for component inventory tracking and machine set up validation on all their SMT lines. The Cogiscan RFID Smart Feeder technology is installed on the Fuji CP6 and IP3 machines to provide real-time visibility of inventory and automatic line set up validation. This system will help Positron Technologies Inc. to reduce their inventory costs and eliminate waste.

Steve Séguin, Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Positron Technologies Inc.: “We feel that this is a very strategic investment for our new facility. In order to be competitive in the contract manufacturing industry it is critical to optimise material flow on the shop floor and maintain accurate inventory.”

“Early on we identified that obtaining remaining quantity of components in reels and feeders on and off the placement machines was very time consuming and subject to human errors. We considered a number of different methods and systems to automate this task. As a result we selected and installed the Cogiscan RFID Smart Feeder kits on our Fuji CP6 and IP3 machine. This solution provides complete tracking capabilities and error-proof set up validation to reduce manual intervention and eliminate waste.”

“Cogiscan was a logical choice versus other alternatives. One of the unique features of their technology is that it can be integrated with any type of machine. This gives us the convenience of a very high and consistent level of control in a multi-vendor environment.” The Cogiscan solutions are robust, highly flexible and they can be deployed quickly. Their expertise and focus on material tracking really shows in the ease-of-use of their product. We have completed the first phase of deployment and we plan to gradually expand use of the system to control other materials throughout our factory.”
About Cogiscan Inc.
Cogiscan designs and manufactures material tracking systems for the electronics manufacturing market. The Cogiscan platform encompasses material identification with barcode and RFID technology, data acquisition hardware, and application software. Software applications include Real-Time Inventory, MSD Control, Line Setup Control, and Traceability. Cogiscan is dedicated to establishing a global standard for material tracking. Sales and customer service affiliates are located throughout the world, including the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
About Positron Technologies Inc.
Established in 1970, Positron Technologies Inc. manufactures telecommunications equipment for high reliability, critical service applications including public safety emergency response systems (E9-1-1), SONET fiber optic transmission equipment and network management systems, communications protection for high voltage environments, integrated radio and telephone communications consoles and trading turrets for the financial industry. With headquarters in Montreal and more than 500 employees in offices throughout the world, Positron’s global footprint extends from the United States and Canada through Europe, Africa, Latin America, Australia, Asia and the South Pacific.