Further improvements in automation are a requirement for industry 4.0. Here you will find posts on how EMS companies can achieve these improvements.

13. May 2016

KUKA robot supports material supply

(image: ©KUKA) The collaboration between robot and operator ( Collaborative Robotics ) is one of the greatest efficiency potential in the Smart SMT Factory – and […]
2. August 2016

Automation = Fewer Operators?

(Image: ©Blaz Kure) Automation by Wikipedia definition means “the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery (for our interest would mean printing […]
8. August 2016

The Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, the Smart Factory and how these subjects relate to each other

(Image: ©Chesky) First of all, hello everybody here in the brand-new smart smt factory forum. Looking at the community of bloggers in this forum, I’m pretty […]
15. August 2016

Three reasons why it has taken several decades to advance to Industry 4.0

A short look back with the help of Wikipedia: How did connectivity and the Internet evolve from the 1960s to 2000s? (Image: ©5 Second Studio) The […]
24. August 2016

Industry 4.0: Blessing or curse for alleviating the shortage of skilled labor in the electronics industry? A look at Eastern Europe

(image: © Sogodel Vlad) What will the digital working environment of the future look like? The debate on the labor market 4.0 could hardly be more […]
22. September 2016

Robots and Operators

(image: © Kuka) We love to talk about the future, because while we do that, we can forget about today’s problems. Unfortunately when we start to […]
5. October 2016
Smart SMT Factories increase flexibility in electronic manufacturing

Why would I want to have a smart factory at all?

(image: © ASM) Dear Smart SMT Factory Forum community; In my recent blog titled “How to get started with the smart factory” I raised the question […]
5. October 2016
Most Smart SMT Factories will not be build on a greenfield ...

How to get started with the smart factory

(image: ©bogdanhoda) Hello to the Smart SMT Factory Forum community: The summer is almost over, and I hope you’ve had a relaxing and enjoyable summer vacation […]
7. October 2016
Lean Production is a fundament for the Smart SMT Factory

Industry 4.0 is the new kid on the block. How does it compare to MES & lean production?

(image: ©Frank11) Welcome back! This time I would like to share my views on how Industry 4.0, manufacturing execution systems and lean production approaches relate to […]
11. October 2016
ASM and KUKA: Robots will support material supply in electronics assembly

KUKA and ASM: Robots in the Smart #1 SMT Factory

(Image: ©Anna-Vaczi) Networking is the common thread in the development of the Smart #1 SMT Factory. Since this also applies to the relationships between technology leaders, […]