KIC’s Common Recipe Finder Wins 2023 Mexico Technology Award for Reflow Oven OEE Optimization
San Diego — October 2023 —— KIC, a renowned pioneer in thermal process and temperature measurement solutions for electronics manufacturing, is pleased to announce that it was honored with a 2023 Mexico Technology Award in the category of Process Control Tools for its Common Recipe Finder feature. The award was announced during a ceremony that took place Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023 during SMTA Guadalajara in Mexico. KIC’s groundbreaking Common Recipe Finder is specifically designed to optimize the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) of reflow ovens.
The Common Recipe Finder feature, seamlessly integrated into KIC’s Profiling Software, marks a significant advancement in process control. By harnessing predictive algorithms and AI search routines, this innovative capability automates the creation of common recipes for multiple PCB assemblies. This powerful solution enables customers to streamline oven setups and reduce the number of unique recipes, ultimately leading to improved changeover operations and enhanced OEE.
One of the notable benefits of the Common Recipe Finder is the remarkable enhancement it brings to Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). By optimizing the oven setup to accommodate multiple assemblies under a single recipe or a reduced number of recipes, the changeover time on the reflow oven is significantly reduced. This reduction in downtime translates to a substantial boost in productivity and operational efficiency.
Additionally, the Common Recipe Finder’s optimization for common recipes mitigates the risk of loading incorrect recipes onto the oven. With a reduced number of selectable recipes, the chances of human error are minimized, ensuring the consistency and accuracy of the production process.
“Our team at KIC is elated to receive the 2023 Mexico Technology Award for our Common Recipe Finder,” said Miles Moreau, General Manager at KIC. “This recognition reinforces our commitment to delivering innovative solutions that not only enhance process control but also drive operational excellence for our customers.”
The Mexico Technology Awards acknowledge the latest innovations available in Mexico produced by OEM manufacturing equipment and materials suppliers during the last 12 months. For more information, visit www.mexicoems.com/mta-awards.