Smart SMT Factory Forum

The digital transformation, concepts like industry 4.0 or industrial internet – will change production , work processes and business models in electronics manufacturing radically . How industry 4.0 can successfully be implemented in electronics assembly? What solutions and concepts are there? Are there any best practises? Our blog aims to provide managers and engineers in electronics manufacturing an open platform for orientation, information and dialogue on the subject of industry 4.0 in SMT production

18. May 2017
Alessandro Bonara, Fertigungsleiter bei ASM

Seven tips for using robotics in SMT production

5. May 2017
Thomas Bliem talks about the Hermes Standard

“The Hermes Standard will replace SMEMA”

(image: copyright ASM Assembly Systems) So far, 17 equipment manufacturers from the SMT industry have come together to form “The Hermes Standard” initiative.  Their goal: create […]
28. April 2017

Everything moves faster than expected: Impressions from the Digital Factory trade fair in Hanover

(images: (c) Peter Kronfeld) Imagine you stand in front of a monitor and a software developer asks what information you would like to receive from a […]
18. April 2017

Smart factory: Why “being unfaithful” may make sense

(image: copyright Knapp / youtube) Electronics manufacturing is a very specialized job with highly complex tasks. As a result, the equipment market is dominated by SMT […]
11. April 2017

Progress! Manufacturers agree on open standard for M2M communication for SMT assembly lines

At last, an open, cross-vendor protocol standard for SMT assembly lines and thus a key building block for process-integration and the Smart Factory. We’ve often criticized […]
16. March 2017

Interfaces for RFID and robots in SMT lines

(image: copyright ASM) I covered the subject of interfaces for robots and operators in a previous blog post. After raising many questions in this regard during […]

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