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    • Next Generation IPC-SMEMA-StandardThe Hermes Standard has become IPC-HERMES-985208.27.2018

      Next Generation IPC-SMEMA-Standard
      The Hermes Standard has become IPC-HERMES-9852

      IPC has confirmed that they recognize The Hermes Standard to be the next generation solution to "the SMEMA Standard" IPC-SMEMA-9851. Accordingly, The Hermes Standard was assigned an IPC naming code: it can now officially be referred to as IPC-HERMES-9852. This strong acknowledgement means a lot for further enhancements of the global footprint and acceptance of The Hermes Standard as it is entering the second stage in global market penetration. Customers and vendors alike will strongly benefit from this new level of standardization progress. Obstacles with regards to implementing "smart factory" features will be dramatically reduced or removed. Electronics manufacturers joining the movement will see another strong boost in their long-term competitiveness.

       
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    • OEM Increases Capacity, Capability with High-Performance Mid-Speed Placement SolutionUS Digital Selects ASM Assembly Systems’ E by SIPLACE Platform for Advanced Encoder Manufacture08.17.2018

      OEM Increases Capacity, Capability with High-Performance Mid-Speed Placement Solution
      US Digital Selects ASM Assembly Systems’ E by SIPLACE Platform for Advanced Encoder Manufacture

      Continuing its nearly 15-year partnership with ASM Assembly Systems (ASM), Vancouver, WA-based OEM US Digital has selected an ASM E by SIPLACE system to modernize its placement capability with a faster, feature-rich platform. The new addition to its SMT line replaces a SIPLACE CF system, which the company has utilized successfully for the last 14 years but is not equipped with the advanced technology needed for greater capacity and today’s broader component range.

       
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    • 08.01.2018

      ASMPT To Invest in SMART Factory Software Solutions

      ASM Pacific Technology Limited ("ASMPT") is pleased to announce its strategic investment in a software developer Critical Manufacturing, S.A. ("Critical Manufacturing"), which is headquartered in Porto, Portugal.  Critical Manufacturing is a leading software developer and publisher of state-of-the-art manufacturing execution systems (MES).  As an experienced software solutions provider of state-of-the-art MES platforms, Critical Manufacturing has significant expertise in the integration and networking of machines and systems, as well as IT systems and cloud solutions. This strategic investment would accelerate ASMPT’s efforts to build a portfolio of Industry 4.0 solutions and will boost ASMPT’s software competence in enabling smart factories.

       
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    • Faster, more accurate, more flexible:Premium SIPLACE TX platform features major improvements07.12.2018

      Faster, more accurate, more flexible:
      Premium SIPLACE TX platform features major improvements

      SIPLACE TX placement modules are known for setting industry records in performance, accuracy and space efficiency. Now technology leader ASM is pushing the envelope to the limit by presenting a new version of its premium platform that features major improvements. Equipped with the new SpeedStar head, the new model's placement performance has been increased by another 23 percent to up to 96,000 cph (components per hour), while its component spectrum now ranges from 0201 (metric) to 8.2 x 8.2 mm. Other advantages of the new model include reduced power consumption and the planned long-board option for boards with lengths of up to 510 mm.

       
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    • Colorado event attendees get first-hand look at new systems, consult with technical experts  ASM Assembly Systems Partners with Technica USA and A-Tek Systems to deliver Factory Experience Roadshow06.13.2018

      Colorado event attendees get first-hand look at new systems, consult with technical experts 
      ASM Assembly Systems Partners with Technica USA and A-Tek Systems to deliver Factory Experience Roadshow

      Teaming with distributor partner Technica USA and electronics industry national distributor A-Tek Systems, ASM showcased its mid-speed market E by DEK printing platform and E by SIPLACE placement system during a two-day technology roadshow held in the A-Tek facilities in Longmont, Colorado. The unique design of the May 23 – 24 event offered attendees the chance to experience a factory-like set-up that included a full line configuration including material storage, contact cleaning, printing, solder paste inspection, placement, vapor phase reflow and automatic stencil cleaning.

       
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    • Open communication, collaboration dominate IPC APEX Expo 2018ASM visualizes the Smart Factory with Augmented Reality, CFX demo, Workflow solutions03.09.2018

      Open communication, collaboration dominate IPC APEX Expo 2018
      ASM visualizes the Smart Factory with Augmented Reality, CFX demo, Workflow solutions

      At APEX 2018, February 27 to March 1 in San Diego, SMT Solutions provider ASM shed a special spotlight on its industry-leading capabilities for Smart Factory implementation. The Hermes Standard and the new IPC Standard CFX were buzzy topics at the ASM booth, underlining the increasing need for standardization in electronics manufacturing to achieve a more integrated, transparent production floor. Visitors to the ASM booth could see the capabilities of CFX with ASM machines via a link provided by the IPC: they were able to access live data on the machine status. An Augmented Reality tour at the ASM booth guided visitors through vital workflows in an electronics production and visualized data and information flow as facilitated by ASM solutions, giving show delegates a view into the efficiencies that can be gained through workflow optimization.

       
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    • APEX Visitors to Take Part in Augmented Reality Workflow Experience; View Global Customers’ ASM Smart Factory SuccessASM to Showcase Smart Workflows in Practice at APEX 201802.01.2018

      APEX Visitors to Take Part in Augmented Reality Workflow Experience; View Global Customers’ ASM Smart Factory SuccessASM to Showcase Smart Workflows in Practice at APEX 2018

      Expanding on last year’s show floor Smart Factory tour, ASM Assembly Systems will leverage IPC APEX Expo 2018 to detail Smart Factory implementation through an augmented reality (AR) experience followed by video of real-world success at leading global manufacturers. Visitors to ASM booth 1001 during the February 27 – March 1 event will take part in an AR tour through the Smart Factory, during which the data and material flows that occur in a plant setting will be superimposed over corresponding equipment, giving show delegates a view into the efficiencies that can be gained through workflow optimization. After the tour, guests are invited to the ASM café, where top electronics companies will share their stories in a series of videos about successful implementation of ASM workflow solutions.

       
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