11. April 2017

Progress! Manufacturers agree on open standard for M2M communication for SMT assembly lines

At last, an open, cross-vendor protocol standard for SMT assembly lines and thus a key building block for process-integration and the Smart Factory. We’ve often criticized […]
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. […]
11. July 2017

SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017: Warm-up event for the Productronica show this fall

The SMT Hybrid Packaging trade shows suffers during Productronica years. Manufacturers hold many innovations back until the fall. 2017 was no exception. Only a few exhibitors […]