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

The factory of the future needs new support concepts

The networked factory needs new concepts in technical service and support. Support engineers of the manufacturer will have to get access to data and systems in […]
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 […]
13. May 2016

“Data interpretation is an issue that keeps me busy …”

(image: ©ASM) I was recently able to interview Hubert Egger, the person in charge of software development at equipment maker ASM. Here are some excerpts: You […]
7. June 2016

Bundesministerium fördert Industrie 4.0-Projekte

Elektronikfertiger, die ihre Fertigung in Richtung Smart Factory ausrichten wollen, können solche Projekte u.U. fördern lassen. Mit der Richtlinie zur Förderung von KMU “Industrie 4.0-Testumgebungen – Mobilisierung […]
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 […]
17. August 2016

IT and process experts: The smart SMT factory requires new forms of cooperation

(Image: ©Dirk Ercken) The seamless networking of data, devices and systems is an essential prerequisite for Industry 4.0. Ideally, the various components (sensors, devices, systems, etc.) […]
17. August 2016

McKinsey study: Surprisingly concrete tips for implementing Industry 4.0

(Image: ©Who is Danny) Without a doubt, business consultants play a useful role. Their studies can provide a “helicopter view” of trends and innovations that many […]
23. August 2016

Integrating the Customer into the Smart Factory

(image: ©violetkaipa) Hello again everybody in the smart smt factory forum. In my last blog I briefly touched on the subject of integrating the customer into […]