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

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 […]
26. April 2017
Digitization will change the way we work

Shift change: New labor models for the SMT industry

(image: fotolia_113578100_copyright_bakthiarzein) Is Industry 4.0 a blessing or a curse for alleviating the skilled labor shortage in the electronics industry? The emotional discussion of the “labor […]
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 […]
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 […]
18. May 2017
Alessandro Bonara, Fertigungsleiter bei ASM

Seven tips for using robotics in SMT production

25. July 2017

MES-Integration of SMT shop-floor at BYD, China

ASM invited me to visit a number of electronic manufacturers in China and India. Why? All these companies teamed up with ASM and established ASM’s SmartNet, […]
28. July 2017
Gerald G. Wong, CEO of CIG

CIG: Why a „Dark Factory“ should not scare you

After my visit at BYD I travelled to CIG (Cambridge Industries Group), an ICT equipment manufacturer in Shanghai. Based on its strong in-house engineering division CIG […]
26. September 2017

“Dark Factory” and “Lights out electronics assembly”?

In one of my recent posts I reported on my visit at CIG (Cambridge Industries Group), an ICT equipment manufacturer in Shanghai. During this visit CEO […]