This makes the process very conducive to conveyorization
. Unlike HASL, the application of an OSP coating does not entail any thermal shock to the board.
He pointed to direct metalization, direct plate and pulse plating as technologies that permit conveyorization
, reductions in water consumption, and open up shops to use such laminates as Getek, PPEs and PPOs.
While each took a different approach in the details of their machining lines, all three share automatic tool changeover and positioning and hands-off conveyorization
of parts from one machine to the next.
It relies on a powerful warehouse management system; a pick-to-carton philosophy; RF direction of picking, put-away, and related activities; a pick-to-light module; extensive conveyorization
; automatic sortation; carousel; wire-guided turret trucks; automated product dimensioning/weighing; on-the-fly QC checking; and the like.
Such warehouses can utilize computer-controlled "conveyorization
' in which the computer controls the functions of storage, retrieval, and recording of inventory and location information.
"We've spent about $100,000 on recent improvements (mainly conveyorization
) in the finishing and shipping departments," says Metz.
has in turn been made possible by the economies of scale of mass production, and also by advances in technology, such as those that permit the rapid application and curing of inks and glue.