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  • ASM Assembly Systems at the SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017:The smart SMT Factory has become reality at ASM05.22.2017

    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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  • ASM Assembly Systems rearranges its global organizationNew structure is based on the digital enterprise04.20.2017

    ASM Assembly Systems rearranges its global organization
    New structure is based on the digital enterprise

    SMT solution provider ASM Assembly Systems is reorganizing itself to align its global structure with future market requirements. The market and technology leader wants to bring its smart manufacturing concepts to market even more quickly and efficiently while being better prepared to support its customers on the road to the digital factory and Industry 4.0. Under the leadership of Industry 4.0 expert Henning Bork, Head of Digitization & Strategy, ASM is establishing a globally defined digitization process that will deploy state-of-the-art networking technologies more effectively within the ASM organization and convey the resulting experience to its customers. In addition, the company will install global product line managers who will market ASM’s smart factory solutions like the ASM ProcessExpert and the ASM Factory Solutions portfolio.

     
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  • Josef Ernst named Vice President CRM at ASM Assembly Systems04.19.2017

    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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  • Standardized M2M communication in SMT productionNew "The Hermes Standard" communication protocol to advance Industry 4.0 in electronics manufacturing04.06.2017

    Standardized M2M communication in SMT production
    New "The Hermes Standard" communication protocol to advance Industry 4.0 in electronics manufacturing

    At a meeting in Munich, 17 leading equipment suppliers to the electronics manufacturing industry have agreed on the non-proprietary "The Hermes Standard for vendor-independent machine-to-machine communication in SMT assembly". The TCP/IP- and XML-based protocol makes it possible for the first time to transport circuit boards with full traceability (i.e., no loss of data) through all stations of an SMT line. For electronics manufacturers, the new open standard promises to deliver more transparency while saving time and money when building and integrating SMT lines. As a result, the Hermes Standard may become a major building block of the smart SMT factory.

     
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  • Live demonstrations at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017ASM puts the smart SMT factory within reach03.22.2017

    Live demonstrations at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017
    ASM 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.

     
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  • 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 DEK03.22.2017

    ASM further extends its portfolio for the mid-speed segment
    Debut 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 8 seconds plus print and a repeat accuracy rating of ±12.5 µm @ 6 Sigma.

     
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  • Grand opening of new building and SMT Center of Competence in SingaporeASM concretes its No.1 position with new openings01.20.2017

    Grand opening of new building and SMT Center of Competence in Singapore
    ASM 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.

     
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  • Digital initiatives and top ratings across the boardASM Munich is "Factory of the Year"10.27.2016

    Digital initiatives and top ratings across the board
    ASM 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.

     
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  • ASM Remote Smart FactorySecure remote services for modern electronics production08.08.2016

    ASM Remote Smart Factory
    Secure 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.

     
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