Apr 01, 2021 | A new kind of software finally puts an end to messages like "Instruction not received", "Documentation not available", or "Troubleshooting tip not received". ASM FactoryChat is the first professional messenger software for secure communication and the reliable transfer of knowledge in electronics production. ASM Factory keeps messages from employees and management, shift reports, machine documentations, work instructions, videos and more at the ready by locations, lines, machines, and software. Even messages and alarms from machines and software can be added to the shop floor communication with ASM FactoryChat and displayed in a browser. Also new is the licensing model: Customers can rent the software as needed and easily scale it up or down. And thanks to its open approach, ASM FactoryChat can be used with machines and systems from other suppliers in all areas, even outside of the SMT lines. For interested parties, ASM offers a free 60-day test license that is fully functional.
Feb 12, 2021 | As the new Vice President CRM, Waldemar Christen will head the global customer relationship management operations of the SMT Solutions Segment of ASM Pacific Technology, the world's largest equipment manufacturer for the electronics industry. Waldemar Christen has already led the company's global service operations since 2015 and will now add global sales and global marketing to his duties. Armed with a degree in mechanical engineering with a focus on precision mechanics, Christen began his career in the R&D department of Siemens, where he occupied several positions in sales and as Head of Product Management Europe until 2007. After working in several management positions at electronics manufacturer BMK, Germany, he joined ASM in 2015.
Oct 30, 2016 | 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. At the same time, ASM managed to implement many successful digital initiatives to make itself more productive: monitors display order-specific instructions, processing steps are being projected onto work surfaces, and smartly networked tools generate traceable quality data.
Aug 04, 2016 | For the first time the ASM Americas Roadshow stopped also in Minnesota at the facility of our partners E-tronix, located just outside Minneapolis in St Louis Park, MN. During the five day event, the ASM and E-tronix team hosted ten different customer groups, each for a half day of detailed private demonstrations on the latest DEK and SIPLACE equipment, as well as productivity enhancing software tools.
Jul 02, 2016 | ASM Assembly Systems with their Partners Easy have just completed another roadshow in Manaus, Brazil. The event was hosted in the facility of EASY, an ASM partner in the city of Manaus. EASY and ASM provide sales, service, applications and spare parts support from this building for SIPLACE and DEK customers in the Manaus area.
May 16, 2016 | 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.
May 13, 2016 | 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.
Apr 07, 2016 | ASM Assembly Systems can look back on a very successful APEX 2016 trade show. The two lines being shown, one a high-speed line with the latest DEK NeoHorizon and SIPLACE TX modules and the other a high-mix line with super-flexible SIPLACE SX, attracted lots of visitors. The industry professionals were especially impressed that ASM already has concrete products for its Smart #1 SMT Factory concept in its portfolio, making it the leading technology partner for the future of electronics manufacturing. One of these products was the SIPLACE BulkFeeder, an innovative feeder module for high-volume production that trade publication Circuit Assembly immediately honored with its highly respective NPI Award. The SIPLACE BulkFeeder holds up to 1.5 million loose components and feeds them with exceptional precision – without tapes or splicing and the associated risks. The concept of the ASM ProcessExpert is equally revolutionary. With its integrated 5D SPM (solder paste management) system, the world's first inline expert systems controls and optimizes printing processes fully automatically. Another innovation was shown at the booth of ASM distributor Technica: With the E by SIPLACE, ASM addresses customers and applications in the mid-speed, small-lot and prototype manufacturing segments.
Dec 20, 2015 | Believing that the growth strategy of ASM Assembly Systems has been confirmed, CEO Günter Lauber is optimistic for 2016 despite some risks with regard to the economy. Thanks to strong demand for SIPLACE and DEK solutions, the company became the world’s largest maker of SMT equipment for the first time in 2015. The Smart #1 SMT Factory concept is expected to provide additional impulses for continued growth. At the Productronica show, the industry’s leading trade fair held in November, ASM introduced a series of new platforms, systems and solutions for advanced programming, process integration and material logistics. They enable the customers to move their production one step at a time towards SMT-specific Industry 4.0 concepts that enable them to manufacture with even more flexibility and efficiency. Lauber also believes that his company is perfectly positioned for future technologies in the wafer-based integration of components to form complex modules (such as fan-out WLCSP and system-in-package).
Dec 18, 2015 | Believing that the growth strategy of ASM Assembly Systems has been confirmed, CEO Günter Lauber is optimistic for 2016 despite some risks with regard to the economy. Thanks to strong demand for SIPLACE and DEK solutions, the company became the world's largest maker of SMT equipment for the first time in 2015.
Dec 01, 2015 | The team of technology leader ASM Assembly Systems can look back on an extraordinarily successful Productronica 2015. In the impressive booth, which was largest yet covering 650 square meters, visitors had to fight for space to view “live” the progress the company has made on the path to the Smart #1 SMT Factory. Equally popular were the workshops and product presentations ASM Assembly System’s offered during the technology inhouse show at its Munich headquarters. Highlights at both locations included the SIPLACE BulkFeeder for tape-free component feeding, the new DEK NeoHorizon printers in interaction with the ASM ProcessExpert as the first self-learning inline expert system for SMT production, and integrated SIPLACE solutions for material logistics. The new ultra-compact SIPLACE TX high-volume placement modules received Global SMT & Packaging’s innovation award in the “High-Volume Placement” category. Also popular was a study which ASM developers presented in cooperation with robotics manufacturer KUKA. It demonstrated how intelligent, self-propelled robots can help line operators refill components or pick up component reels from the automatic SIPLACE Material Tower storage system.
Oct 11, 2015 | New placement modules, tapeless feeders, new screen printers and the first expert system that optimizes SMT processes automatically. At Productronica 2015 (November 10-13, Munich Trade Fair Center), technology leader ASM Assembly Systems will present a show unlike any other under the motto “On the move to the Smart #1 SMT Factory”. On 650 square meters at booth A3.377, the SMT experts will lay out their roadmap to the Smart Factory with a “Speed Quality” line and a “Flexible Quality” line featuring totally innovative technologies. The focus will be best-in-class equipment, automation tools, production process networking and integration, and transparent material logistics. At the “Speed Quality” line, new SIPLACE TX placement modules will ring in the mass placement of super-small 0201 (metric) components. A single SIPLACE TX module alone can place up to 78,000 of these per hour at full speed at smallest footprint. With its compact design, it also sets new records in speed, floorspace performance and placement accuracy. Components in sizes from 0402 through 01005 will be supplied loosely and without tapes thanks to the new SIPLACE BulkFeeder. This ASM innovation finally bans reels and splicing from the SMT production floor. With the DEK NeoHorizon and DEK NeoHorizon Back-to-Back, the ASM team will also unveil new, powerful screen printers. Most of the visitors’ attention, however, will be focused on the ASM ProcessExpert. This first inline expert system in the industry establishes a new product category in electronics manufacturing. By running virtual prints based on Gerber data, the ASM ProcessExpert subjects the stencil to a DFM (design for manufacturability) health check. By stabilizing and optimizing the printing process automatically, this highly innovative system represents a milestone on the path to self-optimizing SMT lines. Each of these innovations constitutes a building block for the Smart Factory.
Jul 03, 2014 | ASM Pacific Technology (ASMPT) has completed its purchase of printing technology specialist DEK on 2 July 2014. This is ASMPT’s second significant acquisition in the electronics assembly industry, after having acquired the SIPLACE placement machine business in 2011. With the acquisition of DEK and SIPLACE, ASMPT has quickly expanded its name recognition and market position - as well as its development, production and distribution capacities - in Europe, North America and South America.
Dec 04, 2013 | ASM Pacific Technology Limited has entered into an agreement with Dover Printing & Identification, Inc. and Dover Corporation to acquire printer specialist DEK. If approved by the antitrust authorities, ASMPT will integrate DEK into its SMT business segment which ASMPT established in 2011 when it acquired the SIPLACE SMT placement machine business from Siemens.
Jun 20, 2013 | Software makes the difference - naturally also in SMT production. The SIPLACE team of ASM Assembly Systems is now bundling some of its software innovations for setup changeovers and line operations in a comprehensive package.
May 22, 2013 | With its brand-new SIPLACE Di-Series the SIPLACE team of ASM Assembly Systems now offers proven placement quality and maximum process reliability in combination with innovative software also in the low-price segment. Technological details which are rare in this segment, such as digital vision systems, single and dual conveyors and modern, multi-language station software, are standard features on the SIPLACE Di-Series. Available in versions with one, two and four gantries, the SIPLACE D1i, SIPLACE D2i and SIPLACE D4i guarantee quick and smart new product introductions as well as fast and accurate placement capabilities - down to 01005 components.
May 15, 2013 | At this year's Nepcon Shanghai show the SIPLACE team received two highly influential awards for its new high-end SIPLACE X4i S platform: the EM Innovation Award China, the SMT China Vision Award and the SMT China Prime Product Award. For the fifth time running now, SIPLACE was able to win these prestigious awards, which are given out by independent panels.
Mar 12, 2013 | With new SIPLACE placement machines and many software innovations, ASM Assembly Systems underscores how important the SMT Hybrid Packaging trade show in Nuremberg has become. At Booth 7-204, the SIPLACE team will present innovations from both ends of its platform spectrum: With the SIPLACE X3 S, it unveils the latest generation of the successful SIPLACE X high-end platform, while the SIPLACE D1i is a new solution for the more price-sensitive SMT production segment.
Jan 30, 2013 | After a record year, the SIPLACE team of ASM Assembly Systems wants to keep expanding its market position in North and South America
Jan 17, 2013 | With its LED Pairing feature, the SIPLACE team of ASM Assembly Systems had already simplified the complex LED placement process significantly by automating the time-consuming management of different brightness classes and matching resistors. Now the company’s engineers have advanced this successful principle even further: With the new SIPLACE LED Pairing process, LEDs and their associated resistors can now be selected and placed on both sides of the circuit board.
Jan 12, 2013 | With its new SIPLACE Very-High-Force Head for odd-shaped components, ASM Assembly Systems is adding another major option for its SIPLACE SX placement machines. The new Very-High-Force Head is able to place components up to 30 millimeters high and 200 millimeters long with a force of up to 70 newtons. That way, users can process on their SMT line even extremely large components with snap-in or through-the-hole fasteners such as connector modules for automotive or IT applications.
Oct 25, 2012 | In a joint project the Danish company Danfoss Power Electronics A/S, and SIPLACE realized fully automated product changeovers and non-stop setup changes on the company's SMT lines.
Sep 20, 2012 | More and more often electronics manufacturers have to deal with large, heavy or very thin boards which frequently require support pins for the placement process in order to prevent warping or vibrations. With its SIPLACE Smart Pin Support, ASM Assembly Systems provides a hardware-software combination that simplifies this previously cumbersome and complex support pin placement process for all boards.
Sep 13, 2012 | ASM Assembly Systemsexperiences rising demand for custom-designed nozzles, grippers and feeders.
Aug 13, 2012 | After a strong showing in 2010 and early 2011, the SMT equipment market posted declining numbers in the second half of 2011 and the beginning of 2012.
Aug 01, 2012 | How can you prepare new product introductions more effectively, create error-free placement programs and make sure that even the first batch of a product is produced with maximum quality?
Jul 26, 2012 | SIPLACE Grand Opening in Atlanta
Jul 24, 2012 | With Alternative Tracks, the SIPLACE team has made the setup process in electronics manufacturing even more flexible.
Jul 17, 2012 | Being able to change setups on the line quickly and efficiently is especially important in modern electronics production environments with their many products and frequent product changeovers, because it improves your productivity and generates additional cost savings.
Jul 13, 2012 | Low-cost tablet PC manufactured with State-of-the-art SIPLACE placement solutions
May 25, 2012 | Visitors convinced: SIPLACE SX simplifies manufacturing challenges
May 15, 2012 | In early 2011, the SIPLACE team became a business unit of the Singapore-based ASMPT Group under the name ASM Assembly Systems. In Asia, ASMPT has been a market-leading supplier of machine solutions for chip assembly, bonding and packaging for many years. Now the company wants to take advantage of the SIPLACE organization's advanced sales and service network and strong back-office support functions in order to expand and strengthen its European business and strengthen its leading position among local electronics manufacturers.
May 09, 2012 | UVAX Concepts has decided to invest in a SIPLACE SX platform, which offers an impressive amount of flexibility, from the machine’s Capacity-on-Demand layout to the revolutionary SIPLACE MultiStar placement head.
May 07, 2012 | At this year’s Nepcon Shanghai 2012 trade show the SIPLACE DX received three highly influential awards for the SIPLACE DX platform: the EM Innovation Award China, the SMT China Vision Award and the SMT China Vision Grand Award.
May 06, 2012 | In South America, during the past years Brazil has emerged as a highly flourishing market in the field of electronics, and is currently playing an increasingly important role in the market.
May 02, 2012 | The first stop of the SIPLACE SX 2012 North American Road Show will be in New England, from May 14th to 18th with their partner Precision Automation. The SIPLACE team will show just how fast and easy the SX Platform will be able to simplify your manufacturing challenges. During private demonstrations visitors will be able to see for themselves the ultimate flexibility of SIPLACE random feeder set up combined with the highly flexible Multistar head. Live gantry exchange, offline vision and new productivity enhancing software will be additional focus points.
Apr 27, 2012 | During private demonstrations visitors can see for themselves the highly flexible SIPLACE MultiStar head and the intelligent SIPLACE feeder set up. Live gantry exchange, offline vision and new productivity enhancing software will be additional focus points.
Feb 07, 2012 | At this year’s APEX trade show, the SIPLACE team will present many innovations for its award-winning SIPLACE SX placement platform.
Mar 28, 2011 | The new SIPLACE SX placement platform and innovative setup concepts with random feeder positioning place technology leader ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG (formerly Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems) at the center of this year's APEX trade show in Las Vegas.
Nov 16, 2010 | Turck Deléémont is investing in two state-of-the-art SIPLACE machines from the successful X-Series to get ready for the rising order volume at its location in Delémont, Switzerland.
Nov 08, 2010 | To complete the wide-ranging SIPLACE Excellence restructuring program and prepare for the planned transfer of SIPLACE’s ownership from Siemens AG to ASM Pacific Technology, SIPLACE Head of Development Günter Schindler has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the global SIPLACE team effective October 1, 2010.
Sep 23, 2010 | The manufacturers of SMT equipment are putting the economic crisis behind them. According to Munich-based SMT equipment maker and production solutions provider SIPLACE, deliveries by all placement machine manufacturers increased by almost sixty percent (60%) for the second quarter of 2010 compared to the previous quarter, making it the strongest quarter since the record-setting year 2000.
Aug 17, 2010 | The SIPLACE Team has unveiled its latest placement machine, the SIPLACE SX4. As a high-speed addition to the SIPLACE SX platform, the four-gantry machine sets new standards in terms of placement performance per square meter of floor space – an important metric in the investment decision-making process. With its placement speed of up to 120,000 cph on a footprint of only 1.90 x 2.65 meters, the new machine even surpasses the previous record-holder SIPLACE X4i in terms of performance per square meter.
Aug 17, 2010 | Siemens is selling its SIPLACE placement equipment business to ASM Pacific Technology Ltd., Hong Kong. Both companies have signed an agreement to that effect, which is expected to take effect by early 2011 at the latest, provided the cartel authorities and the shareholders of ASM agree. This brings Siemens’s search for a strategic, industrial investor for its Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG subsidiary (SEAS) to a successful conclusion.
Mar 10, 2009 | Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems will introduce the Siplace X-Series powered by the new Siplace CPP MultiStar placement head at APEX 2009 in Booth #1458. The new Siplace X-Series powered by Siplace MultiStar delivers the ideal combination of chip shooting speed along with extensive component range capability required for flexible end of line placement. This �all-in-one� solution, called Collect & Pick & Place (CPP) enables electronics manufacturers to simplify line setup and programming, eliminate the need for line reconfiguration or head changes, and ensures optimal line balancing for higher productivity and lower operational costs.
Feb 23, 2006 | The placement machine platform from Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems - the SIPLACE X-Series - was recognized by SMT magazine for innovation and excellence at the APEX/IPC Printed Circuits Expo.