CHARLOTTE, USA: Camstar Systems Inc. announced that MiaSole, the leading manufacturer of Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic solar panels, has deployed Camstar’s SolarSuite enterprise software platform throughout its entire solar manufacturing value chain.
As an industry innovator, MiaSole is growing rapidly, and the scalable manufacturing platform enables the company to shorten time-to-volume, improve product quality and reliability, and rapidly develop, roll out and enforce best known methods across new lines and plants.
“MiaSole is committed to providing innovative, top quality solar products that cost-effectively meet the needs of our customers,” said Kevin Eassa, VP of Operations for MiaSole. “Camstar’s SolarSuite provides visibility and consistent control over our manufacturing processes and resources. Access to a rich set of process intelligence accelerates our ability to continuously innovate and improve while we expand operations.”
“MiaSole’s rapid volume growth mandated a fast implementation that would immediately sustain high-volume transactions. We were impressed with the inherent configurability and high performance of Camstar’s platform that made it possible,” said Amiya Ranjan, senior director of IT for MiaSole.
“We applied a proven, phased, rapid deployment methodology and brought the solution into production in just 60 days, starting with resource and WIP tracking. We then added integration with process equipment controllers that allows automatic collection of very-high volume data and transactions. Instant visibility into equipment states, work-in-process and genealogy helps us meet or exceed target product quality, productivity and cost goals.”
“Camstar is seeing rapid adoption of our solutions across the Solar industry,” said Rob Rudder, senior VP of Global Sales and Marketing for Camstar.
“As these companies race to bring innovative products to market, they realize that product quality will distinguish the winners in the cost per watt battle. MiaSole is the top innovator among their peers, and they recognize the absolute necessity of a comprehensive platform for manufacturing execution and quality that integrates with the rest of the systems landscape, including shop floor automation, ERP and PLM systems.”