ENABLING THE DIGITAL WORLD

ASM Outlines Ways to the Integrated Smart Factory at the 2019 Productronica India

18.09.2019

Seamless Data Flow from the Shop Floor to the Cloud

Delhi (India), September 25, 2019 – At this year's Productronica India (Delhi, India Expo Centre, September 25-27, 2019), technology leader ASM Assembly Systems will present itself as a competent partner for the digital transformation for the electronics industry. In addition to powerful line and workflow solutions, the company will demonstrate open interfaces and protocols for total connectivity and seamless data and process integration. They range from the seamless tracking of each circuit board on its path through the SMT lines via the IPC Hermes 9852 standard to communicating process data via interfaces like ASM OIB or IPC CFX to state-of-the-art SMT-specific MES software to multi-plant integration via an IIoT and cloud platform. Productronica visitors can learn how they can do away with standalone solutions and benefit from connecting and integrating their monitoring, planning, control and maintenance operations.

ASM pursues many initiatives to advance the standardization of data protocols in the electronics industry. One result is the open Hermes protocol, which ASM has developed jointly with other equipment makers as a successor to the SMEMA standard. Based on modern standards like TCP/IP and XML, it has been recognized officially as the IPC-Hermes-9852 protocol for communicating PCB-related information across machines in a non-proprietary manner. Users can now track boards seamlessly through the line with a single reader.

ASM OIB is a high-performance bidirectional interface that transmits process data from ASM machines to higher-level IT systems and receives control commands for the machines. ASM solutions also support the IPC CFX standard, which allows manufacturers to efficiently integrate machines from different makers.

New: MES solution from ASM

Last year, ASM invested in Portuguese MES specialist Critical Manufacturing, whose solutions are among the most advanced on the market. Critical Manufacturing's software can process and visualize huge amounts of real-time data from machines, robots, sensor, scanners, and other smart systems. The company’s MES also impresses with its detailed mapping of complete factories as ‘digital twins’, which allows users to not just monitor their processes and systems but virtually optimize them. Both – real-time capability and a digital twin – are considered basic prerequisites for effective production control in the digital age.

Secure cloud solution for manufacturing companies

Companies that want to integrate data from multiple locations with maximum efficiency prefer cloud-based solutions, which is why ASM has teamed up with DMG Mori, Rittal, Zeiss and other leading international equipment makers to establish the ADAMOS IIoT and cloud platform. Together they aim to meet the high requirements of manufacturing companies in terms of reliability, latency and data security. With ADAMOS, electronics manufacturers can integrate processes and data across locations and establish a flexible communication system with suppliers, partners and customers.

The bottom line: With IPC Hermes 9852, ASM OIB, IPC CFX, MES solutions from Critical Manufacturing and the ADAMOS IIoT and cloud platform, ASM is the first supplier that can offer seamless connectivity and data integration across all levels of electronics production – from the individual machine and circuit board on the shop floor to the global cloud.

For more information, visit us at the Productronica India in Delhi (Hall 15, Booth No. PE01).

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Good planning is the basis for efficiency, flexibility and quality in electronics production. As the industry’s technology leader, we offer a broad portfolio of best-in-class products. Our solutions stand out with their perfect interaction of hardware, software and service components – powerful, smart, and ready to raise your production to a new level.

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