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What Does Industry 4.0 Actually Deliver Today? Example Reflow.

Industry 4.0 is one of the most exciting developments in the manufacturing industry in decades. It promises vast improvements for both manufacturers and their customers. For some companies, however, it can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult with the current available information to understand exactly what the benefits will be in the average factory, and to calculate the return on the investment. Therefore, it may be helpful to bring the discussion down to a tangible level and to isolate one little part of the whole smart electronic assembly factory, namely reflow.

Credit: KIC Thermal

Industry 4.0 in USA: Risk

A major drawback to Industry 4.0 that few write about is maintenance of an industry 4.0 plant. The maintenance aspect is a much greater and immediate drawback than even the commonly known major concern of security, and the lesser concern of system integration standards. Maintenance of 4.0 systems has, and will continue to result in related huge increases in process downtime. The barriers to overcoming the maintenance/downtime drawbacks of a 4.0 system are almost insurmountable. Has the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) addressed the maintenance paradox?

Credit: Business Industrial Network

Adapting Wave Soldering to High-Flexibility Manufacturing

SonoFlux Servo with InSight automated board recognition system helps PCB manufacturers take steps toward greater automation and traceability and the goal of Industry 4.0.


Industry 4.0 Capturing value at scale in discrete manufacturing

With an estimated value creation potential for manufacturers and suppliers of USD 3.7 trillion in 2025,1 high hopes are set on Industry 4.0 to bring the next industrial revolution to discrete manufacturing. Yet, only about 30 percent of companies are capturing value from Industry 4.0 solutions at scale today. Approaches are dominated by envisioning technology development going forward rather than identifying areas of largest impact and tracking it back to Industry 4.0 value drivers. Further governance and organizational anchoring are often unclear. Resulting hurdles related to a lack of clarity regarding business value, limited resources, and an overwhelming number of potential use cases leave the majority of companies stuck in "pilot purgatory."

Credit: McKinsey & Company

Industry 4.0 For Inspection In The Electronics Industry

The digital transformation with concepts like Industry 4.0, Smart Factory and the Internet of Things will change production, work processes and business models in electronics manufacturing radically and forever. It is all about connecting, gathering and exchanging big data. It is all about connectivity, and the gathering and exchange of big data.

Credit: YXLON International

Making Ovens Smarter

This white paper seeks to set out the value of a ‘smarter’ approach to the reflow process and how a more intelligent oven can offer real added value and performance to the entire line. It also lays out some of the criteria that is important when selecting smart equipment for a smart process, that conforms to, and is ready for, IoM or Industry 4.0

Credit: KIC Thermal

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MY19 Midas Tool Issue -- I am currently trying to setup a used MyData My19 machine and am currently having issues installing tools getting errors such as failed to pick up tool and Z force sensor failed. I have tried to clean the tool pickup area as well as clean and lubricate the tools. I have also checked and cleaned the cables of the FFX board as well as cleaned the sensors on the FFX board. Any other ideas on how to fix this issue? On similar note, while installing tools it often takes quite a while and the Midas head goes up and down many times, is this behavior normal or is it a product of the failure to install?

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Fuji IP3 MTU carrier is dropping parts -- Hello ! I got very strange problem with Fuji IP3 (year 2000 something) MTU picks up the part and puts it on carrier conveyor Conveyor moves the part into main machine. All the positions are correct, centers etc.. But now, the main machine pick the part from conveyor and drops it after about 0.5 seconds. It literally close vacuum, I can see it from the vacuum valve LED. The same nozzle is being used on other parts, which are heavier, but these are in normal roll feeders. No problem at all. But if you take the part from tray, nozzle will drop it. Its 100% software or settings problem but I havent found out why and what the hell.... Please help !

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North American EMS Industry Up 9.4 Percent in May

North American EMS Industry Up 9.4 Percent in May...

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HJS-7100 is an off-line PCBA cleaning mahcine. It is a compact, energy-saving and environmental protection machine. HJS-7100 is used to wash off flux residual, solder balls, partichles on PCBA, such as: rosin flux, non-clean flux,water-soluble flux.Mainly used in military,aviation, aerospace, medical, new energy, automotive electronics industries, especially suitable for small amount, multiple types PCBA cleaning....

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█  Electronics Manufacturing & Assembly Events Calendar


Wisconsin Chapter: PCB Workshop and PCB Plant Tour | July 13


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SMTA is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies.

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Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

IPC is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly.

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