The category lists all posts on requirements and improvements in process integration.

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 […]
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 […]
29. May 2017
Trevor Galbraith, publisher and editor-in-chief Global SMT & Packaging

“The evolution of AI in the smart factory” – by Trevor Galbraith

(images: GlobalSMT, BBC) After meeting him at SMT Hybrid Packaging I asked Trevor Galbraith, publisher and editor-in-chief of Global SMT & Packaging for a guest commentary. […]
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 […]
14. August 2017

The need for metrology in inspection and process monitoring

(images: courtesy of Trevor Galbraith) In the evolving Industry 4.0 debate for machine-to-machine communication, one could easily make the analogy if machines are the limbs of […]
24. November 2017
Adamos founders

“ADAMOS combines the benefits of the cloud infrastructure with domain and process expertise”

(copyright image: Adamos/ASM) ASM Assembly Systems founded the ADAMOS joint venture (www.adamos.com) together with leading equipment manufacturers in other industries, such as DMG-Mori, Zeiss, Dürr, to […]