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 , […]
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 […]
7. October 2016
Lean Production is a fundament for the Smart SMT Factory

Industry 4.0 is the new kid on the block. How does it compare to MES & lean production?

(image: ©Frank11) Welcome back! This time I would like to share my views on how Industry 4.0, manufacturing execution systems and lean production approaches relate to […]