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PCB traceability

PCB traceability is essential to optimize manufacturing procedures, ensure quality, and simplify maintenance and repair.

It is important that data and markings remain readable throughout the life of the PCB.

PCB traceability offers a number of benefits to manufacturers. One of the major gains is accurate identification of parts. Traceability also prevents performance problems by identifying possible defects in advance.

Quality control is improved by being able to pinpoint the exact source of problems or malfunctions that occur in production. Traceability also simplifies maintenance and repair by allowing defective components to be found and replaced quickly.

Tracing a PCB's manufacturing history improves product reliability and helps create higher quality products. In some industries, traceability is required by regulatory organizations and standards bodies. It also protects manufacturers from liability and counterfeiting, and can integrate with a smart factory system to utilize data analytics.