Siemens announced the expansion of its ODB++ language intelligent, a single data-structure for transferring PCB designs into fabrication, assembly and test with a unified electronics manufacturing solution of open data formats for the entire digital thread.
Rebranded as ODB++-Design, ODB++Process, ODB++Manufacturing and grouped under the ODB++ umbrella, Siemens‘ newest data exchange format, ODB++Process (previously known as OPM), helps enable the open exchange of process engineering information between disparate machines, software vendors, and stand-alone processes, helping accelerate new product introductions (NPIs) and first-time-right manufacturing.
This data exchange solution helps users transfer machine programs from one machine type to another, such as a target machine from a different vendor or a machine on a different platform. ODB++Process format provides the open exchange of process engineering information, which then converts the data for immediate use on any production machine or workstation.
“By using a single assembly format file output like ODB++Process, which standardizes machine package library’s with vShapes across the entire production line, Koh Young is able to minimize program variations between machines like inspection and mounters,” said Mr. JD Shin, Chief Sales Office for Koh Young Technology. “The enhanced approach to programming reduces human error and variation and significantly reduces the NPI programming cycle time. What’s more, the single file assembly format output like ODB++Process is machine agnostic and easily enables moving production assembly data and process requirements between lines – and more importantly factories across the world.”
Each of these intelligent data exhange modules is designed to be neutral and open, supporting all SMT machine vendors (placement, inspection, test and soldering) and all EDA software providers. With a complete digital twin of the electronics manufacturing flow (product, process, and performance), customers can realize their latest Smart Factory or Industry 4.0 initiatives with confidence and efficiency.
These data exchange formats deliver a complete digital twin of the electronics manufacturing information flow:
• ODB++Design: Full product design data representation, created by design tools, used for design for manufacturing, fabrication, test and assembly analysis (DFx), as well as being the single carrier of design data to electronics assembly and fabrication.
• ODB++Process: The format into which the design data is prepared and converted ready for use at any production machine or workstation.
• ODB++Manufacturing: The specification for all shop-floor events, bi-directionally between machines, and between machines and Smart Industry 4.0 software solutions.
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