Pervasive Displays increases manufacturing capacity with second-generation automated production line for e-paper displays
1 Apr 2020
Tainan City, Taiwan – 1 April 2020. Pervasive Displays (PDi), a world leader in e-paper displays, announces a major advancement in product reliability and manufacturing capacity, through its collaboration with BOE Smart Electronics System Co. Ltd (BOE), to improve the automated production of electronic paper displays (EPDs).
The new automated facility embraces the benefits of Industry 4.0; adding condition monitoring, automated continuous inspection and quality measurement to increase capacity, improve quality and reduce the potential for faults during the manufacture of its e-paper displays. The new production facility, owned and operated by BOE, gives Pervasive Displays access to a fully automated manufacturing facility for displays measuring 1 to 5-inch, and semi-automation for displays measuring 5 to 12-inch.
“As a leader in the design and manufacture of e-paper displays (EPDs), Pervasive Displays has been making significant investments in its automated manufacturing capabilities since 2016,” said Scott Soong, Chairman and CEO, Pervasive Displays. “This latest advancement focuses on the lamination and inspection processes of EPD manufacture. With a capacity of 3 million units per month, it is the world’s most productive EPD line.”
The use of increased automation reduces the human interaction required in the lamination process, one of the many critical phases of EPD production. By adopting Industry 4.0 approaches to closely monitor and control the entire process, the production engineering team has full visibility into every aspect of the manufacturing process, providing actionable data that is used to maintain optimal throughput with minimum failures.
The facility, based in Chongqing, is owned and operated by BOE Smart Electronics System Co. Ltd which is part of the BOE Group, the majority shareholder of Pervasive Displays’ parent company SES-imagotag. The facility builds on the experience and expertise Pervasive Displays has acquired since developing its first generation of auto-lamination machinery in 2016. BOE and Pervasive Displays work closely together to develop and advance EPD production.
“Pervasive Display’s focus on materials research, coupled with BOE’s expertise in manufacturing, provides the perfect synergy for the further development and mass production of EPDs,” commented Benjamin Yang, General Manager, BOE.
About Pervasive Displays
Pervasive Displays designs, manufactures and markets e-paper displays for applications requiring high resolution, good readability and low power consumption. The company focuses on commercial and industrial applications including retail, logistics, healthcare, security and manufacturing. Its mature TFT, integrated circuit and e-paper platforms reduce risks and improve product value. Pervasive Displays simplifies the work of designers by providing both standard and custom displays and offering extensive technical support through an ecosystem of partners. Design resources include detailed product specifications, application notes, reference designs, source code and applications support. The company is based in Tainan City, Taiwan and has offices in The Netherlands and Oregon, USA. More information: www.pervasivedisplays.com.
Alchin Wang, General Manager, Pervasive Displays
4F, No.28, Chuangye Road, Tainan Science Park, Tainan City (74144) Taiwan (R.O.C.) Tel +886 6279 5399
Rachel Sandeman, Account Director, Tel: +44 (0)1225 470000
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