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Valor IoT Manufacturing

Valor IoT Manufacturing is a robust, secure plug & play IoT device and data acquisition solution for electronics manufacturing, featuring:

  • Built-in interfaces to the majority of automated and manual stations on the shop floor
  • Advanced machine and process control capabilities
  • Highly scalable infrastructure
  • Industrial-grade hardware, high performance, security, and data integrity

MES (Manufacturing System Solutions)

Valor is the PCB industry’s first true end-to end software solution, extending Mentor offering from product design to the manufacturing shop floor. Valor software covers all phases of PCB manufacturing from new product introduction to assembly and test.

One platform supports your entire manufacturing process

Valor seamlessly integrates the entire PCB manufacturing process with one easy-to-manage platform. Available as an end-to-end suite, each module may be also installed separately.

Valor New Product Introduction (NPI) (Design for Manufacture(DFM))

Valor NPI products combine capabilities of design for manufacture (DFM) and new product introduction (NPI) to ensure smooth transition from PCB design to fabrication, assembly and test from any PCB design environment.

Save on average $20,800 on material costs per design

  • Reduced time to production
  • Fewer major manufacturing problems
  • Higher yields and product reliability
  • Reduced product delivery time
  • Efficient and Effective Design Reviews
  • Lower PCB Costs – Improved PCB Reliability
  • Streamlined Release Process

Process Preparation for PCB Assembly and Test

Process Preparation (formerly known as vPlan) software by Valor. It is a complete engineering solution for DFx, process development and test engineering for PCB assembly operations. It improves the efficiency and quality of PCB assembly with tools such as optimized front-end DFA analysis, BOM validation, stencil design, SMT programming and line balancing.

Data Preparation

Data Preparation sub-module supports a wide set of CAD and CAM data formats to create PCA data. Featuring: Complex BOM file support, a central master vendor part library (VPL), test, and inspection processes, common product data model and a highly streamlined, repeatable work flow.

Stencil Design

Stencil Design sub-module optimizes stencil design, reduces errors and shortens the review cycle between the manufacturer and the stencil supplier.

It uses the same common datasets as other Valor processes, ensuring a streamlined, error-free workflow. In addition to creating the paste stencil, it will also save the design to ODB++ or RS-274X Gerber files.

DFA Analysis

DFA Analysis consists of a group of manufacturing-focused checks that cover external fabrication and assembly analysis for both single PCB and PCB panels.

Inspection Programming

Use the Inspection Programming sub-module to create machine-specific automated optical inspection (AOI) and automated optical x-ray inspection (AXI) output files on supported platforms.

It optimizes the product data model and MPL during the DFx analysis, to support test and inspection programming.

SMT Multi – Vendor Programming & Part Data Management

SMT programming sub-module is a complete SMT programming solution for all supported machine models, including: part data models, Virtual Sticky Tape, offline process simulation, auto-generation option and a multi-vendor line.

Test Programming

Create machine-specific ICT and FPT output files for supported platforms including physical design for test (DFT) analysis.

The optional fixture reuse feature performs automated analysis of fixture files on new revisions of a PCB, determining which test probes can be altered.

Documentation For Manual Assembly, Test & Inspection

Documentation sub-module creates clear work instructions for assembly processes. It eliminates production process errors by synchronizing each SMT, THT and hand-assembly process to its corresponding work instruction, and automatically updates. Documents can be output as read-only PDF sets, or as an interactive document viewed through the Valor Document Viewer.

Data Preparation

Data Preparation sub-module supports a wide set of CAD and CAM data formats to create PCA data. Featuring: Complex BOM file support, a central master vendor part library (VPL), test, and inspection processes, common product data model and a highly streamlined, repeatable work flow.

DFA Analysis

DFA Analysis consists of a group of manufacturing-focused checks that cover external fabrication and assembly analysis for both single PCB and PCB panels.

SMT Multi – Vendor Programming & Part Data Management

SMT programming sub-module is a complete SMT programming solution for all supported machine models, including: part data models, Virtual Sticky Tape, offline process simulation, auto-generation option and a multi-vendor line.

Documentation For Manual Assembly, Test & Inspection

Documentation sub-module creates clear work instructions for assembly processes. It eliminates production process errors by synchronizing each SMT, THT and hand-assembly process to its corresponding work instruction, and automatically updates. Documents can be output as read-only PDF sets, or as an interactive document viewed through the Valor Document Viewer.

Stencil Design

Stencil Design sub-module optimizes stencil design, reduces errors and shortens the review cycle between the manufacturer and the stencil supplier.

It uses the same common datasets as other Valor processes, ensuring a streamlined, error-free workflow. In addition to creating the paste stencil, it will also save the design to ODB++ or RS-274X Gerber files.

Inspection Programming

Use the Inspection Programming sub-module to create machine-specific automated optical inspection (AOI) and automated optical x-ray inspection (AXI) output files on supported platforms.

It optimizes the product data model and MPL during the DFx analysis, to support test and inspection programming.

Test Programming

Create machine-specific ICT and FPT output files for supported platforms including physical design for test (DFT) analysis.

The optional fixture reuse feature performs automated analysis of fixture files on new revisions of a PCB, determining which test probes can be altered.