Live demonstrations at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017ASM puts the smart SMT factory within reach
At this year’s SMT Hybrid Packaging trade show (Nuremberg, May 16-18), ASM Assembly Systems is literally placing the Smart #1 SMT Factory at the center of attention at its booth. Under the RSF Dome, the technology leader will demonstrate its new ASM Remote Smart Factory communication platform in combination with a highly flexible ASM SMT line. Show visitors can experience ‘live’ how manufacturers can raise their process and product quality via a remote support network paired with tools like smart glasses and smartphones. ASM Remote Smart Factory provides a secure global link between equipment supplier and electronics manufacturer, putting ASM support specialists and process experts within easy reach. With around-the-clock accessibility and predictive maintenance support, ASM Remote Smart Factory enables manufacturers to reduce their operating costs significantly. They can also use the networking platform as an in-house tool for seamless factory-to-factory communication.
ASM further extends its portfolio for the mid-speed segmentDebut at SMT Hybrid & Packaging 2017: Complete line solution with E by SIPLACE and E by DEK
After the successful rollout of the E by SIPLACE placement solution, ASM Assembly Systems is now following up with the E by DEK. Like the E by SIPLACE before, the new printing platform for mid-speed applications, high mix and prototype productions sets totally new standards in terms of quality, performance and modularity with core cycle times of 7.5 seconds incl. print and a repeat accuracy rating of ±12.5 µm @ 6 Sigma.
Grand opening of new building and SMT Center of Competence in SingaporeASM concretes its No.1 position with new openings
On January 17, ASM Singapore celebrated the grand opening of the company’s second building and state-of-the-art SMT Center of Competence in Singapore. The new facilities will consolidate both the Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Solutions business and the Back-end Equipment business segment under one roof. With the consolidated business units, ASM promotes better synergies and exchange of knowledge and ideas. In honor of the event, the company also held its first two-day SMT Center of Competence Days with over 50 customers from the region, applying the successful concept from ASM’s Munich site. Participants were treated to in-depth technology presentations and live demos on ASM’s leading solutions for SMT placement and printing as well as wire-, die-bonding and advanced packaging.
Digital initiatives and top ratings across the boardASM Munich is "Factory of the Year"
ASM Assembly Systems is the overall winner in the "Factory of the Year/Global Excellence in Operations" contest. Sponsored by Produktion magazine, one of the most prestigious German magazines, and consultancy A.T. Kearney, the award is considered the most coveted and respected in the manufacturing industry. In announcing the winners, the sponsors pointed out the exceptional flexibility of ASM's placement machine production. By consistently focusing on the value chain with concepts like lean manufacturing, lot size 1 and an innovative floor layout, ASM can accommodate order fluctuations of up to 60 percent — an important competitive factor for the supplier of production equipment for the volatile electronics industry.
ASM Remote Smart FactorySecure remote services for modern electronics production
With its ASM Remote Smart Factory, ASM Assembly Systems is presenting an innovative remote service, support and process optimization infrastructure that complies with the strictest IT security standards. The system employs an ASM Smart Factory Plug & Work Box to integrate SIPLACE placement machines, DEK printing solutions and other ASM tools and systems into a network which, only after a customer’s Service request, is accessible to ASM through a special tunnel to the Customer IT network.
ASM at 2016 NEPCON Shanghai Four awards go to innovative products from ASM
At this year’s NEPCON Shanghai trade show, the ASM team was honored with an impressive four prizes for its innovative products when the SIPLACE TX and the DEK NeoHorizon iX each won the EM Asia Innovation Award and the SMT China Vision Award. This was the eighth time in a row that the respective institutions’ independent panels honored innovations from technology leader ASM for their speed, efficiency and accuracy. Jeff Jian, ASM Senior Manger Taiwanese Accounts, and James Jiang, Senior Manager Service Greater China, proudly accepted the four awards. "These awards prove once again that our best-in-class SIPLACE and DEK equipment sets global standards and makes the smart SMT factory tangible," said Jeff Jian.
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