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ASM considers SMT Hybrid Packaging 2018 a great success
The World Connected: ASM scores with smart workflows


For three days, industry visitors congregated at the SMT Hybrid Packaging 2018 trade show in Nuremberg under the large "The World Connected" banner at the ASM booth. The technology leader’s exhibits and presentations focused on connecting and optimizing central workflows in electronics manufacturing.  Standouts included an improved version of the SIPLACE TX high-end platform and new E by ASM offerings for high-mix applications in the mid-speed performance range.
The demonstrations of the ASM Remote Smart Factory augmented-reality application were another audience magnet. ASM’s experts also underscored their leading position in the implementation of smart manufacturing concepts with information about the latest developments in open standards like The Hermes Standard and CFX. ASM’s Process Support Products display was another popular area in which the company highlighted its unique portfolio of process expertise and high-quality support tools for the entire SMT manufacturing process.
 
Visitors at the SMT Hybrid Packaging 2018 show were treated to a comprehensive package of hardware, software, service and support solutions from ASM. The equipment supplier demonstrated with live presentations how a fully coordinated portfolio of connected components can support all central workflows in the smart electronics factory.
 
Optimized workflows in the smart factory
At various stations, visitors could experience how workflows ranging from planning to virtual and real production to monitoring and controlling can be integrated and optimized. The new ASM Production Planner, for example, takes the plant's line equipment into account already in the planning phase. With Offline Printer Programming, printing programs can be generated entirely offline, stored along with the associated placement programs, and finally downloaded to the production lines. This relieves the manufacturing equipment, eliminated errors, and gives the plant a sustained productivity boost.
 
New products for the high-speed and mid-speed markets
The new and even more powerful version of the high-end SIPLACE TX placement platform with its improved SIPLACE SpeedStar head impressed with its record-setting speed of 96,000 cph and its component spectrum ranging from 0201 metric to 8.2 mm x 8.2 mm x 4 mm. For the mid-speed market, ASM added functions to its E by DEK and E by SIPLACE printing and placement platforms that have already proven themselves on the company's high-speed platforms. For the E by DEK, these include the DEK Interchangeable Stencil Cleaner and DEK Adjustable-Width Stencil Mount for automated cleaning and fast stencil changeovers. The E by SIPLACE now features the Odd-Shaped Component Package and the Ease-of-Use Package, which simplifies common tasks like the teaching of trays, the handling of contaminated or defective nozzles, and the recognition of inverted diodes.
 
Connectivity and integration have top priority
ASM also took another step towards the smart factory in the services segment. The highly innovative ASM Remote Smart Factory application guides users step-by-step through various service scenarios and features global connectivity with the ASM support team as well as internally between factories.
The more demanding the processes become, the more they need high-quality support tools, which is why the area featuring ASM Process Support Products (PSP) also attracted large numbers of visitors. In addition to stencils, toolings and stencil cleaning solutions, the new ASM Nozzle Cleaning Station was a major highlight, because it is capable of cleaning up to three nozzle magazines in only five minutes.




 
The new and even more powerful version of the high-end SIPLACE TX placement platform with its improved SIPLACE SpeedStar head impressed visitors with its record-setting performance values.
For three days, industry visitors congregated at the SMT Hybrid Packaging 2018 trade show in Nuremberg under the large "The World Connected" banner at the ASM booth.


ASM’s Process Support Products display was another popular area in which the company highlighted its unique portfolio of process expertise and high-quality support tools for the SMT manufacturing process.
ASM also presented added functions to its E by DEK and E by SIPLACE printing and placement platforms that have already proven themselves on the company's high-speed platforms.


 


 





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