ASM has reported to once again present a whole slew of innovative hardware and software solutions for the integrated smart factory at the Productronica 2021 trade fair.
Highlights include the premiere of Open Automation, which is what ASM calls it’s a comprehensive, modular and open concept for automation in SMT production, the highly flexible SIPLACE SX placement system, and new features for the DEK TQ high-volume printer.
“Smart automation, machine communication and process improvements along the entire production line and across the Integrated Smart SMT Factory are the main topics we focus on at ASM this year. We are therefore especially pleased that we can finally present them to our customers live and in person again,” says Alexander Hagenfeldt, Head of SMT Solutions Management at ASM.
“Since the dark factory with no human intervention whatsoever would be much too constrictive and lead to inflexible and overly rigid solutions, we are presenting at this year’s Productronica with Open Automation a holistic concept that allows electronics manufacturers to determine their level of modular automation and implement it with the kind of speed and scale that works best for them. And our hybrid trade fair concept ensures that people who are unable to visit the show in person have access to all the information they need on demand.”
Other highlights are the expansion of the successful ProcessLens platform, the comprehensive ASM Works shop floor management suite, and the MES solution from ASM subsidiary Critical Manufacturing.
In the ASM Experience Areas with their fully functional SMT lines, visitors can see in realistic environments how its solutions can make their SMT production more productive, efficient, and resilient. ASM is designing this year’s Productronica presence in a hybrid format with accompanying presentations on the internet.
ASM will demonstrate all this on its ASM Touchless Line, where even the placement waste is automatically moved to a collection station and removed by AIVs.
Visitors can also see the company’s smart hardware and software solutions live and inaction in the booth’s Experience Area with its total of eleven stations featuring fully functional SMT lines that include DEK TQ and DEK NeoHorizon printers as well as SIPLACE SX and SIPLACE TX placement systems.