Panasonic Wins Awards, Continues Industry Outreach at SMTAI 2016

Rolling Meadows, IL (November 15, 2016) – Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America has been awarded a Global Technology Award from Global SMT and Packing for its newly introduced labor-saving, high-speed, odd-form and insertion solution (NPM-VF). The industry’s only dual-gantry, multi-head, odd-form machine was designed on the award-winning NPM Platform and created to help manufacturers reduce labor requirements and cost, while ensuring quality through-hole insertions and odd-form component placements.

Also awarded was Panasonic’s new high-speed NPM-DX quad-gantry platform designed to help manufacturers maximize output and quality, while reducing labor-resource requirements. Novel approaches to automated error self-recovery and uninterrupted data correction coupled with remote machine control, system navigation, and connectivity ensure the NPM-DX continues production with minimal operator intervention.

The “Total Solutions beyond SMT” message—a continuation from Panasonic’s “Any Mix Any Volume” theme was well-received by visiting manufacturers. Mark Ragard, GM of Electronics Assembly Sales, Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, said: “From APEX throughout SMTA International, we are experiencing successive and increasing opportunities for our single-sourced solutions that couple Panasonic’s industry-leading hardware, software, and complementary best-in-class technology partners—all integrated through PanaCIM® Enterprise Edition MES Software solution.”

The ongoing success of Panasonic’s solutions stems from our manufacturer’s perspective and expertise to address the challenges of a highly competitive manufacturing landscape in which there is a shortage of skilled labor, but, at the same time, a continued emphasis on quality, repeatability, and cost-effectiveness.

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About Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America
Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, a North American source for electronic assembly equipment (SMT), software, and technical support, provides total business systems solutions for electronic semiconductor and packaging companies in the global marketplace through one provider. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.

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Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, 1701 Golf Road, Suite 3-1200, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. +1.847.637.9600

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