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  • In time for the 2017 Productronica show: First implementations of the successor to SMEMAGreat interest in The Hermes Standard20.12.2017

    In time for the 2017 Productronica show: First implementations of the successor to SMEMA
    Great interest in The Hermes Standard

    With a successful meeting of all 28 active participants on the day before the official start of the fair and a major "go live" event on its first day, informative panel discussions and first implementation projects, the new standard for machine-to-machine communication in SMT lines had its impressive premiere at the 2017 Productronica trade show.

     
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  • The SMT Smart Network: Focus on process improvementsSharing skills for the smart SMT factory04.12.2017

    The SMT Smart Network: Focus on process improvements
    Sharing skills for the smart SMT factory

    Technology leader ASM has built an open and global network of reference factories with its SMT Smart Network, whose members work with ASM's experts to develop better processes for the smart SMT factory. Visitors of this year’s Productronica industry fair in Munich were already able to benefit from this network. At the ASM booth, several members presented smart, innovative workflows they developed and implemented, explained the resulting efficiency gains, and provided guests with practical tips for their own improvement projects. In addition, monitors spread all over the booth conveyed images of operations and best practices at member companies’ SMT lines.

     
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  • ASM at Productronica 2017: Learning from the bestSMT Smart Network excites show visitors23.11.2017

    ASM at Productronica 2017: Learning from the best
    SMT Smart Network excites show visitors

    The smart factory has already become reality, as ASM demonstrated in cooperation with members of the SMT Smart Network at this year’s Productronica trade show held November 14-17 in Munich, Germany. Representatives of participating electronics manufacturers ("smart factory champions") were busy explaining their respective paths to smart production methods while innovation leader ASM presented chains of integrated hardware and software solutions for the eight core processes in electronics production with the help of workflow stations and two SMT production lines. Innovative highlights included the ASM Production Planner, Offline Printer Programming, Onboard PCB Inspection, Touchless Placement, and the ASM Command Center. Other centers of attention were The Hermes Standard and the ADAMOS joint venture, both of which underscored ASM’s trailblazing role in open data integration and the Industrial Internet of Things.

     
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  • Productronica 2017: ASM leads the way to the smart SMT factoryMany new solutions and eight integrated workflows04.10.2017

    Productronica 2017: ASM leads the way to the smart SMT factory
    Many new solutions and eight integrated workflows

    Under the motto "Check-In to the Smart Factory", technology leader ASM Assembly Systems will present innovative solutions for all areas of modern electronics production at the 2017 Productronica trade show. With the company’s "Quick Factory Check", visitors can compare the processes in their own plants with those in award-winning smart factories and identify the workflows that will have the greatest potential impact on costs, efficiency and quality. New products being rolled out include improved SIPLACE TX high-speed placement modules and SIPLACE placement heads, a new JEDEC tray feeder, and innovations like the ASM Production Planner, Offline Printer Programming, Onboard PCB Inspection, Touchless Placement, or SIPLACE Command Center. With the HERMES and ADAMOS initiatives, ASM also underscores its trailblazing role in open data integration and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

     
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  • New members, new solutions, first implementation projects The Hermes Standard presents itself at Productronica 201704.10.2017

    New members, new solutions, first implementation projects
    The Hermes Standard presents itself at Productronica 2017

    As previously announced, the members of The Hermes Standard Initiative will present first implementation projects, solutions and use cases at this year’s Productronica (November 14-17, 2017, Munich Trade Fair Centre).  In addition, The Hermes Standard Initiative will hold its second official member meeting on Monday, November 13, during which eleven more well-known equipment manufacturers are expected to announce their participation in the Initiative. The Hermes Standard is an open, non-proprietary standard for machine-to-machine communication in SMT production. Based on the TCP/IP protocol and XML, it enables electronics manufacturers to implement Industry 4.0 concepts much more efficiently on their factory floors. Thomas Bliem, Director Product Management at ASM and chair of The Hermes Standard Initiative:

     
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  • ASM at productronica 2017Many innovations for the Smart Factory14.08.2017

    ASM at productronica 2017
    Many innovations for the Smart Factory

    For productronica 2017, November 14-17, Munich fair ground, ASM has announced a strong focus on the Smart Factory. The SMT equipment supplier and technology leader will be addressing electronics manufacturers’ most current challenges: three different ASM production lines and various expert stations will feature many innovations designed to drive automation and integration on the SMT shop floor. Following the motto „SMT Smart Network: Your Check-In to the Smart Factory", ASM invites show visitors to get inspired by visionary electronics productions from all over the world and join the SMT Smart Network – a globe-spanning competence network of electronics manufacturers, solutions partners, ASM distributors and ASM teams. The show booth features matching solutions: ASM will display smart, comprehensive tool and system chains for multiple line and factory workflows. Gabriela Reckewerth, Senior Director Global Marketing at ASM explains:

     
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  • New: ASM Remote Smart FactoryNext-generation technical support11.08.2017

    New: ASM Remote Smart Factory
    Next-generation technical support

    ASM focuses on connectivity and digitalization also in its technical service and support activities. With its Remote Smart Factory, ASM is introducing the next generation of remote service infrastructure, which uses the company's specially developed Plug-and-Work Box to integrate SIPLACE placement machines, DEK printers and other ASM systems into a local network. This network can in turn establish a secure link to ASM’s global Internet service portal while totally bypassing the user’s regular IT network.  ASM’s service technicians then use this link to connect to the customer's Remote Smart Factory LAN and all networked SMT lines to remotely analyze and troubleshoot them. Since IT security is of top-most importance at all times, remote sessions require a special customer request, and ASM's technicians have to legitimize themselves during each access. All data transfers are encrypted, and all connections are logged in great detail.

     
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  • Experience best practices and hands-on support in actionTechnology leader ASM’s SMT Center of Competence06.06.2017

    Experience best practices and hands-on support in action
    Technology leader ASM’s SMT Center of Competence

    With their SMT Center of Competence (CoC for short), the experts at ASM Assembly Systems have create a totally new technology and process forum for electronics manufacturers from all over the world. Much more than showroom or classic application center, the SMT Center of Competence allows them to try out and test complete process chains in a realistic production environment. This unique service is available to all SMT manufacturers, whether or not they are ASM customers.

     
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  • ASM Assembly Systems at the SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017:The smart SMT Factory has become reality at ASM22.05.2017

    ASM Assembly Systems at the SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017:
    The smart SMT Factory has become reality at ASM

    The topic smart factory dominated – as before at Nepcon Shanghai and the Apex trade fair in the USA – the SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017 (Nuremberg, Mai 16-18): exhibitors and visitors alike showed deep interest in integrated production concepts and Industry 4.0 buzzwords. Technology leader ASM Assembly Systems proved that the Smart #1 SMT Factory is no longer a remote vision, but showed concrete realizations. On various workflow counters for typical SMT processes as well as at an integrated production line featuring a DEK NeoHorizon printer, ASM ProcessExpert and a SIPLACE SX, SMT experts demonstrated solutions from the extensive portfolio of the market leader which elevate the level of integration and automation on the shop floor. The highlight on the ASM booth: with the modern communication platform ASM Remote Smart Factory, ASM presented smart technical support for integrated production environments live at the booth.

     
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  • Josef Ernst named Vice President CRM at ASM Assembly Systems19.04.2017

    Josef Ernst named Vice President CRM at ASM Assembly Systems

    As the new Vice President CRM, Josef Ernst will be responsible for the global customer relationship management of ASM SMT Solutions, which is part of ASM Pacific Technology, the world’s largest equipment manufacturer for the electronics industry. The graduate engineer (Master degree of Applied Science) succeeds Ray Bruce, who retired in 2017 after many years as a highly respected expert who was instrumental in the industry’s development. Josef Ernst, 47, has been with ASM SMT Solutions for over 20 years, the last seven of which kept him busy developing new DEK, SIPLACE and ASM products as head of ASM's global research & development. In his new function, Ernst plans to direct his company's global sales organization towards advanced digitization and the Smart #1 SMT Factory.

     
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