Easy Coat Software
Easy Coat® software for conformal coating systems provides quick and accurate control with flexibility
Nordson ASYMTEK's Easy Coat software provides precise conformal coating with process controls and traceability for conformal coating systems. This software enables quick and accurate programming within a standard Windows® environment. Key features include offline programming, virtual masking, and traceability. The result is cost savings, increased throughput and productivity.
Easy Coat software offers a simple, but feature-rich interface. It combines easy operation with digitally controlled process parameters with the ability to program the systems to specific and very exact requirements and operations. The software, written specifically for conformal coating, offers flexibility far beyond generic motion control.
Easy Coat software is based on extensive process knowledge, and offers many features while maintaining simplicity. The expert level of the software allows a programmer full control to go beyond default settings to provide highly customized performance. The robotic control module grants a programmer total access to control the system by issuing core commands. This includes, but is not limited to, outputs toggled as part of the program, I/O and machine state dependencies can be created, timers can be deployed to await specific events, counters can be deployed, and line computer commands can be issued. Furthermore, a programmer can create customized routines, which can be placed within the program execution or when desired. As independent executables, they can be assigned to buttons so operators can access those directly from the operator screen.
Unique software routines assist operators in characterizing conformal coating applicators to ensure accurate wet dispense results and thereby compensate for any operator dependencies when preparing the machine for production. Furthermore, the programmer can customize maintenance routines to be executed as best fitted for the specific production environment.
With Easy Coat software, creating a program offline is simple and flexible. It reduces time spent programming at your coating system, which increases production time. It's easy to import a digital image and insert the board dimensions. Easy Coat software offers a unique cropping feature to increase image optimization. Once the board is aligned, you can add coating instructions. These instructions can be taught using the digital image and later transferred to a production system when programming is complete. Offline programming in your office avoids production downtime and maximizes productivity, ease of operation, and accuracy.
Easy Coat software has an exclusive Mask Region feature that allows you to teach areas that do not require coating. This virtual masking automatically causes applicators to switch off upon approaching a masked region. Once the applicator exits the masking region, it will automatically turn on to apply coating again. Each coating element can be specified whether to respect a mask region or ignore it, enabling a programmer to work with layers of programming instructions. This feature greatly reduces the number of coating instructions and programming time.
The intuitive graphical interface further simplifies programming. Process variables can be configured to display graphically for an operator to visualize the tolerance to the pre-defined process limits. Furthermore, the visualization enables an operator to detect process trends and intervene before an actual error state occurs, further optimizing uptime.
A configurable, traceability manager logs events and variables that are needed for future reference. This traceability manager offers tracking and analysis of production rates, uptime utilization, process variation, process limits, and associated error messages. The optional support of Factory Information System (FIS) and/or Manufacturing Execution System (MES) enables the ultimate quality assurance by respectively tracking performance with key variables and ensuring a predefined process flow within the specific production site.
- The software features an intuitive interface and user-friendly environment, allowing you to create conformal coating programs within minutes
- The software incorporates easy-to-use integrated cut, copy, paste and delete functions common in Windows applications
- Multiple coating instructions commands can be edited at once, minimizing the time required to make programming and pattern changes
- Full production line integration is supported through SMEMA compatible system interface, conveyor and data logging
- Enables precision control of advanced conformal coating functions such as Laser Fan Width Control and Flow Monitoring