As the electronics manufacturing sector struggles to rebound from the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on vulnerable global supply chains, the promise of ODB++Process (“ODB++P”) is the ability to rapidly shift production from location to location, without having to re-program for a different set of machines – thus ensuring business continuity.
ODB++Process is the third and final pillar of the ODB++ data exchange format, which now provides an end-to-end “digital twin” of the Industry 4.0 design-to-production information flow:
- ODB++Design: A complete data representation of product design.
- ODB++Process: The design data, converted into a format that can be imported for use by any production machine.
- ODB++Manufacturing: A data aggregation of all shop-floor events that can be utilized by other machines or by performance-tracking software.
Standardizing data exchange in PCB assembly
The ODB++Process model simplifies and standardizes the exchange of process engineering information among machines on the shop floor – reducing production downtime and enhancing operational efficiency.
ODB++Process file generation is a standard feature of the Valor® Process Preparation process engineering tool from Siemens. It enables the open exchange of intelligent assembly process engineering data between Process Preparation and any shop-floor machine that supports the ODB++Process format. After importing the file, the machine’s software can perform a final process optimization and execute the program – without human intervention.
Want to learn more about ODB++Process? In our “Introducing ODB++Process” Webinar we introduce the new exchange format and demonstrate how it improves the agility and flexibility of electronics manufacturers as they continue to cope with supply chain uncertainty.