This category lists posts on innovative solutions and products in electronics assembly.

4. February 2016

Tapeless feeding of standard components

(image: ©ASM) Tape feeders are the well established technology for feeding of standard components . Previously a quick and precise feeding was unthinkable without tapes. But […]
11. May 2016

On the move to the Smart SMT Factory

The video shows some innovative components available today, which enable electronics manufacturers to start construction of the smart SMT factory already . E. g.: Gantries and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
21. October 2016
Scoop Talk at SMTAi: IoT Call for Standards

IoT: The Call for Standards

Hello, standards for IoT communication were one of the hot topics at SMTAi 2016. In a a round-table discussion Philip Stoten from EMSnow had some interesting […]
5. December 2016

The road to the smart SMT factory – a look at what’s happening in the Netherlands

(image: copyright RENA) People rise to the challenges they face. As hackneyed as this saying may sound, I believe it reflects the innovative strengths of our […]