What’s new in Opcenter Scheduling SMT 16.1

By Alessandro Cereseto

Get started quickly with improved integration to ASM SIPLACE Pro

In PCB assembly manufacturing, work order modifications, time overruns, and material availability issues frequently disrupt the production schedule. Opcenter™ Scheduling SMT software solves these challenges by seamlessly connecting your planners to the shop floor, enabling capacity-based production plans, and real-time schedule changes. It provides full flow coverage, including SMT, test, manual, and assembly/box build.

It supports factory planners as they generate production schedules in dynamic manufacturing environments with frequent, real-time changes, especially in high-mix, low-volume production or when introducing new products.

Main features of this version:

  • Line import from ASM Siplace Pro
  • Static setting import from ASM SIPLACE Pro
  • Feeder type creation
  • Optimized performance of calendar data handling
  • When optimizing for group count, follow-up work orders of a product are now preferably put into the same group


  • Easily gets line configuration data from ASM SIPLACE Pro
  • Gets static settings directly from ASM SIPLACE Pro
  • Supports optimized connection usage to ASM SIPLACE Pro
  • Creates feeder types during part library import
  • Delivers improved performance of multiline algorithm

Already using Opcenter Scheduling SMT? See what’s new in version 16.1.

Intuitive, easy-to-use production scheduling

Set up your constraints using a simple yet comprehensive model that allows you to quickly set up all surface mount technology (SMT) and manual stations in your factory as a basis for conducting simulation. You can easily control optimization parameters, such as due dates, production time and changeovers, and then compare different scenarios. You can then choose the schedule that best fits your needs.

Learning more about Opcenter Scheduling SMT and its unique capabilities has never been easier. I’d like to invite you to test drive our solution in a free trial in which everything has been made ready for you. The trial environment includes exercises with detailed steps that will show you first-hand how to get optimal results in a challenging environment.

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Opcenter Scheduling SMT, which is part of Xcelerator, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software, combines data from three sources: (1) machine, line configurations and resource availability from the shop floor, (2) work orders, schedules and work hours from the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and (3) material availability and location from the supply chain. The combination of the three enables accurate short-term scheduling. Find out more about Opcenter Scheduling SMT.

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