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Every year, smartphones, TVs, tablets, and computers get more capable in terms of screen resolution and processing power. Better consumer electronics and more demand have led to volume increases. According to an October 2019 report from Kenneth Research, smartphone shipments will hit 2.97 billion in 2020. At the other end of the scale of consumer electronics screen size, IHS Markit forecast that 226 million TVs would ship in 2019.
This deluge pressures manufacturers to increase throughput. So they must reduce how long it takes on average to make one unit, an interval known as takt time.
“In a lot of consumer electronics, they need to improve takt time by improving how fast they can inspect what they’re…READ MORE