ASMPT Accelerates Growth With Intelligent Factory

ASMPT will make its presence felt at the IPC APEX EXPO 2024, the industry’s main event in California. Particularly, the company will highlight its innovative, data-driven Intelligent Factory concept and a comprehensive hardware and software portfolio in SMT production.

At this year’s IPC APEX EXPO, ASMPT will present its holistic hardware and software innovations for electronics manufacturers. Specifically, ranging from the machine and line level to the factory and enterprise levels.

In-house logistics based on the 4R principle: WORKS Logistics, the application for factory-wide material flow control and optimization, ensures that the right material is available in the right quantity at the right time in the right place. Image source: ASMPT

Of particular importance will be the company’s Intelligent Factory concept with its holistic approach to integrative data analysis and usage. Specifically, covering the entire factory and reaching across production locations.

Moreover, it optimizes processes, minimizes errors, improves material flows, and deploys employees based on their qualifications in a highly effective manner. All of these while never losing sight of maximizing the return on investment.

Greater yields with existing production equipment

“Thanks to interfaces such as IPC-2591 CFX, you can now combine data from ASMPT machines and third-party systems and use it for in-depth analyses and improvements,” explains Mark Ogden, Marketing Manager Americas at ASMPT.

With Factory Equipment Center, the technical team knows at all times which assets are located where and in what conditions. The data needed for inspections and maintenance is easily available anywhere. Image source: ASMPT

In addition, Ogden noted, “If you consistently implement the Intelligent Factory principle, you will quickly realize that you can get more out of your existing production equipment with this holistic, data-driven strategy: more productivity, more quality, and greater yields. Interested visitors can find out from the experts at our booth what this looks like in practice.”

A complete production line

ASMPT will present a complete SMT production line at the IPC APEX EXPO 2024. First, is the DEK TQ solder paste printer, whose output will be checked and automatically improved, if necessary, by a Process Lens SPI system. Next are the highly flexible SIPLACE SX and the high-speed SIPLACE TX placement platforms. The machines will get a boost from a new, automated paste transfer system and equally new quick-change squeegees for solder paste printing. In addition, the high-precision TWIN pick-and-place head for the end-of-line placement of large, heavy components and special designs. Also, measuring devices for placement forces and electrical properties.

The new generation of the SIPLACE SX placement platform is now faster, more accurate, and more flexible. A huge component spectrum and a multitude of automation options makes it the platform of choice for high-mix electronics manufacturing applications. Image source: ASMPT

Software that adds real value

In the software area, ASMPT’s WORKS Software Suite plays an important role in all workflows on the SMT shop floor with applications. These include WORKS Logistics for material flow optimization and WORKS Operations for effective personnel deployment across multiple lines. Also, the WORKS Monitoring for keeping track of important production parameters. Furthermore, the WORKS Optimization for quality optimization along the entire SMT line, which integrates SPI and AOI systems regardless of manufacturer.

Other interesting components in ASMPT’s software portfolio include SMT Analytics for process analysis and optimization, Factory Equipment Center for production-wide asset and maintenance management, and the AI and NLP-based Virtual Assist.

Visitors will also be able to learn about the training offerings of the ASMPT Academy as well as the modern MES from ASMPT’s software subsidiary Critical Manufacturing.

-3 Apr 2024-