Optimal Electronics Corporation began as Integrated Engineering Solutions, Inc. in 1996 as a way of delivering industrial optimization solutions to manufacturers. The company performed research and development for its customers in the areas of computer-aided engineering, human factors engineering, and logistics engineering. Early successes included creating software for optimization of the assembly line for connecting rod manufacturing.
The company officially changed its name to Optimal Electronics Corporation in April 1998. Since that time it has exclusively focused research and development efforts to the unique arena of optimization and manufacturing execution systems for the printed circuit board industry.
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Optel is the most comprehensive and powerful software system for managing the PCB manufacturing process. It implements Lean Manufacturing best practices, resulting in increased agility, throughput and quality, while reducing costs and setup times....
Mar 25, 2019 | Tommy Fox
Work instructions are time consuming to generate for engineers, often requiring regeneration from scratch to address very minor changes. They need to be produced in varying levels of detail, with varying guidelines, for multiple stations, operators and lines. Minor component, station or process changes – down to the modification of an individual BOM component – can cause headaches when attempting to maintain consistency across multiple work instructions that are touched by the change.
The solution presented here improves efficiency and saves engineering time by making use of a database driven approach. Manufacturing details, component information, process guidelines, annotations, machine-specific data, and more can be stored in one central database. Any information stored in this single repository can then be modified quickly in one location and automatically propagate seamlessly throughout multiple work instructions. These can be instantly printed out or displayed on screens at appropriately affected stations with the simple click of a button, as opposed to regenerating from scratch, or going in and reviewing many documents to find and update with the change....
Aug 20, 2008 | Ranko Vujosevic, Ph.D. Optimal Electronics Corporation Jose A. Ramirez, Larry Hausman-Cohen, and Srinivasan Venkataraman The University of Texas at Austin Department of Mechanical Engineering Austin, Texas
Kitting is the first step in printed circuit board assembly. It is initiated well in advance of the actual production start to be able to prepare and deliver the kit on time. Kitting involves the gathering of all the parts needed for a particular assembly from the stockroom and issuing the kit to the manufacturing line at the right time and in the right quantity. This paper discusses kitting, describes ways to eliminate waste in different phases of kitting, and illustrates lean kitting using a case study conducted in a major contract manufacturer site....
Apr 15, 2019 | Optel Software is pleased to announce that it will co-host a joint seminar with WKK Distribution Ltd. The event is scheduled to take place April 10, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza in Chengdu.
Aug 16, 2018 | Optel Software will exhibit in Hall 1, Stand 1J65 with Wong’s Kong King Int’l (Holdings) LTD. (WKK Distribution Ltd.) at NEPCON South China, scheduled to take place Aug. 28-30, 2018 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. WKK represents Optel Software in China.
May 09, 2018 | Optel Software today announced the appointment of Harry Yun to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Yun is a highly motivated global business builder with a successful track record in the U.S., Korea, China and Europe.
Apr 27, 2018 | Optel Software announces that it has been awarded a 2018 EM Asia Innovation Award in the category of Special Systems Mobile Smart Factory for its Optel Mobile Smart Factory. The award was presented to the company during an April 25, 2018 ceremony at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center during NEPCON China.
Mar 29, 2018 | Optel Software will exhibit in Hall 1, Stand 1H30 with Wong’s Kong King Int’l (Holdings) LTD. (WKK Distribution Ltd.) at NEPCON Shanghai, scheduled to take place April 24-26, 2018 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition and Convention Center. WKK represents Optel Software.
Feb 21, 2018 | Optimal Electronics Corporation today announced a new partnership with ARK Manufacturing Solutions, LLC. Dave Murrin, President and principal owner of ARK Mfg., will help Optimal expand its customer base in New Mexico, Arizona, Southern Nevada and Sonora Mexico.
Dec 07, 2017 | Optimal Electronics Corporation announces that Banner Engineering has completed the implementation of Optel software for production scheduling and materials management on ASM lines at their plants in Minneapolis and Suzhou (China). Banner Engineering is a worldwide leader in industrial automation.
Nov 29, 2017 | Optimal Electronics Corporation today announced that it has appointed Mr. Texas Wai Sze as the Sales Manager for the new office in China.
Nov 15, 2017 | Optimal Electronics Corporation announces that it was awarded a 2017 Global Technology Award in the category of Software – Production for its Optel Mobile Smart Factory. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 ceremony that took place during productronica in Munich, Germany.
Oct 05, 2017 | Optimal Electronics Corporation today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with ETEK Europe. Under the agreement, ETEK Europe is the company’s exclusive distributor throughout the European market.