ICA utilizes the Juki ISM Fortress Inventory Management System allowing for improved material management on high-volume components. The tower works in sync as a large, contained, humidity controlled inventory control system.
The ICA Fortress stores all of the necessary material to run high volume components that the company uses on a regular basis. Rather than having to locate material within a stockroom and manually pick the necessary reels for the jobs, ICA’s technicians have the capability to automatically dispense all of the material needed to run an assembly at the push of a single button. Huge time savings are achieved by reducing the time spent trying to locate parts. In addition, quality improves due to the Tower always dispensing the correct components. With the Fortress in place there is no longer the risk of any human-error selecting the incorrect part.
Since the Fortress communicates directly with our Juki SMT lines, when a reel starts to run low on a line and low level alarms go off, the Tower will automatically dispense the replacement reel.