One of the newer trends in CAE software is the addition of features and functions compatible with the Internet of Things (IoT), sometimes known as Industry 4.0. The latest upgrade is the Valor Process Preparation software, which has been updated to address engineering requirements of Industry 4.0. It helps users orchestrate product allocation to multiple production configurations, quickly and seamlessly shift between them, bringing the flexibility that Industry 4.0 requires. This flexibility is achieved by consolidating the full product model and any number of related manufacturing process definitions into a single efficient container.
The software uses process simulation and automated machine library generation techniques to create complete “ready to go” machine programs, operational data and work instructions for processes such as SMT, assembly, test and inspection, and stencil creation. This ensures minimal changeover downtime and start-up risk when executing manufacturing changes.
This release includes enhanced support for rapid test programming, including the ability to intelligently link schematic, PCB layout and bill of materials (BOM) data.
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