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    • 08.17.2018

      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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    • ASM at SMTA InternationalASM’s wide range of smart manufacturing tools and solutions is a visitor’s magnet  10.11.2017

      ASM at SMTA International
      ASM’s wide range of smart manufacturing tools and solutions is a visitor’s magnet  

      An overall positive mood in the Northern American electronics manufacturing industry was reflected by large visitors at SMTA International 2017, September 19-20, in Rosemont, Illinois. Clearly the most prominent topic of interest: smart manufacturing tools and concepts and how to realize them. As a result, the ASM booth 1205 was highly frequented. Visitors were able to see the newest machines, from ASM’s range of DEK Screen Printers and SIPLACE Pick and Place platforms, as well as ASM line and factory software tools and Process Support Products that can help improve yield and throughput in the SMT process.

       
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    • New Printing Approach Helps OEM Instrumentation Leader Cut Defects in Half   Medallion Instrumentation Systems Finds Winning Combination in ASM DEK Printer and Stencil Technologies 10.04.2017

      New Printing Approach Helps OEM Instrumentation Leader Cut Defects in Half   
      Medallion Instrumentation Systems Finds Winning Combination in ASM DEK Printer and Stencil Technologies 

      A powerhouse in the instrumentation market, Spring Lake, MI-based Medallion Instrumentation Systems (Medallion) designs and builds rugged and reliable gauges for the marine, power sports, military, on-highway, con/ag and recreational vehicle markets. Precision and durability are at the core of all Medallion products, from the design and system integration considerations to the printed circuit board (PCB) to the housing and packaging. The requirement for extreme accuracy and reliability spurred Medallion’s initiative to seek a new printing solution. "Our products simply can’t fail," explains Mikael Olsson, SMT Manager for Medallion.

       
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    • ASM at SMTA InternationalASM has the right tools for the Smart #1 SMT factory08.23.2017

      ASM at SMTA International
      ASM has the right tools for the Smart #1 SMT factory

      Innovations as well as tried and tested SMT solutions are on display from September 19-20, 2017, on the ASM booth 1205 at SMTA International 2017. ASM, the preferred supplier for screen printing and SMT placement solutions of many North American electronics manufacturers will go on to deliver proof that smart factory concepts for electronics manufacturing can be implemented across the shop floor for all dominant SMT workflows today. Visitors will be able to see the newest machines, from ASM’s range of DEK Screen Printers and SIPLACE Pick and Place platforms, as well as ASM line and factory software tools and Process Support Products that can help improve yield and throughput in the SMT process.

       
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