Measure to Improve Performance Monitor Tool Upgrades Bring New Energy to Kaizen. The latest upgrades to M-Tool line-monitoring software, part of feature-rich Yamaha Factory Tools (Y.Fact) assembly management suite, provide powerful reporting capabilities for operators, managers and directors, giving all the information needed to keep lines running smoothly and ensure that kaizen – continuous improvement – can deliver the best possible results.

Yamaha’s Y.FacTassembly managementsoftware is a powerful and affordable toolset that addresses every aspect of setting up, operating and continuously improving surface-mount production. This modular suite comprises P-Tool for programming, S-Tool for setup navigation, T-Tool for traceability, and M-Tool for monitoring and data analysis.
The latest upgrades to M-Tool add advanced database-management and user-interface features to support real-time monitoring and historical analysis, which enable operators and managers to keep lines productive and sustain the drive to continuously improve.

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Mancini Enterprise Group received the Yamaha Motor Europe Most Valuable Distributor Award 2019 from Mr Ryosuke Nakamura, Yamaha Motor Europe Branch Manager.

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Mr Zoltan Szilassi received the Yamaha Motor Europe Most Valuable Service Award 2019 on behalf of his company, Elas, from Mr Ryosuke Nakamura, Yamaha Motor Europe Branch Manager.

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Mr Zoltan Szilassi received the Yamaha Motor Europe Most Valuable Service Award 2019 on behalf of his company, Elas, from Mr Ryosuke Nakamura, Yamaha Motor Europe Branch Manager.

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Floor Monitor Boosts Real-Time Responsiveness

Within the M-Tool user interface, the new Floor Monitor application gives a clear graphical read-out for multiple SMT lines that allows at-a-glance assessment of each line’s status and production progress. Colour-coded indicators show working, idle or stopped status for each line. Production progress is displayed as the number of boards produced and remaining, as well as the anticipated completion time for each lot. With the benefit of this information, production teams can confidently coordinate actions such as changeovers and maintenance for maximum efficiency.
Figure 1 shows how the M-Tool Floor Monitor provides an overview of the status of each line, empowering supervisors to take immediate action to fix errors and restart any stopped or idle lines.

Line Monitor

Also new to M-Tool, Line Monitor supports in-depth data analysis capabilities that record production results and help identify the causes of line stops to coordinate continuous improvement. Such causes may be problems related to components, mounter heads, feeder identification, or a feeder setup error.Line Monitor’s detailed and precise graphical reports allow users to pinpoint the reason, duration and time of occurrence for any stoppages quickly and clearly. Comprehensive historical data is available for each lot, including machine setup details, statistics, and easy-to-read graphical trend analysis that provides valuable intelligence about events that influence productivity. Figure 2 shows how Line Monitor can display production details and statistics for each lot, and present a graphical trend analysis that provides a fast and easy means of understanding the reasons behind any stoppages that may have delayed completion.Line Monitor provides further powerful features to help sort the causes of stoppages. A variety of graphical reports are available, which help identify the most frequently occurring errors and assess machine utilisation in terms of the proportion of time spent operating correctly and the proportion of correct component picks.The grouped bar chart shown at the top of figure 3 shows the operating performance of each mounter, while the stacked bar chart seen in the centre helps pinpoint the most frequent causes of errors. The bottom graph helps assess the impact of each error on overall machine stoppage time. By presenting information using these intuitive, colour-coded diagrams, M-Tool Line Monitor helps production directors assign precious human resources efficiently to ensure effective continuous improvement. By comparing before and after information, using Line Monitor, teams can verify the effects of each action and thereby demonstrate continuous improvement to all stakeholders.


The powerful new features of Yamaha’s M-Tool give operators, managers and directors in today’s electronic manufacturing organisations the information they need to improve productivity and quality, by responding in real-time on the factory floor and through efficient pursuit of continuous improvement.

About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section
Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards.

Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers.

Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients.