Faster, more flexible and ever decreasing lot sizes – the requirements in future SMT production create new demands in material management. That`s what this category is about.

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 […]
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 […]
5. June 2016

Materialfluss organisieren – statt nur Bestände verwalten

(Bild: © ASM Assembly Systems) Wer als Elektronikfertiger etwas fertigen will, braucht die Materialien dafür an der Linie. Je schneller und flexibler gefertigt wird, desto höher […]
6. June 2016

Whitepaper Material Management

Manufacturer ASM has published an extensive whitepaper on material management with a view to an ever more flexible electronics production . As for the products , […]
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, […]
8. December 2016
Per-Johan Edgren, Manufacturing Process Manager Aros electronics AB

My thrilling visit to Sweden

(image: (c) HighTech communications) Did you think that a smart, highly automated SMT factory is a suitable concept for big, high volume productions only – but […]
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 […]
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 […]