ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG

ASM Assembly Systems is the supplier of SIPLACE, a leader in surface mount technology (SMT) equipment, software, and services to the electronics assembly market.

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place, Software Manufacturer

With its SIPLACE machines and innovative manufacturing concepts, ASM Assembly Systems is the world’s leading manufacturer of surface mount technology (SMT) placement machines and solutions. Since its beginnings in 1985, the company has installed almost 35,000 placement machines at over 3,500 customers all over the world. Electronics manufacturers in all industries such as telecommunications, automotive, IT, consumer electronics and automation use and depend on SIPLACE’s broad portfolio of solutions and services.

Together with the team of DEK Printing Solutions, the SIPLACE Placement Solutions team forms the SMT Solutions segment of ASM Pacific Technology Ltd. Other group units include the Lead Frame and Back-End Equipment segments. This makes the ASM Group the world's only equipment manufacturer that is able to offer its customers a unique combination of solutions and skills for the entire electronics production chain from wafer to SMT production with hardware, software and services in all regions of the world. Based on this approach, we strive to become the world's No. 1 in the electronics industry.

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SIPLACE TX - High-End Pick & Place for High-Volume Production

Performance and precision in a tiny footprint. The SIPLACE TX placement modules are the new standard in high-volume production. No other placement solution features this level of precision (22 µm at ...

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SIPLACE TX - High-End Pick & Place for High-Volume Production

SIPLACE CA Series - Chip Assembly and SMT Placement on a single platform

Chip assembly? Classic SMT placement? Our SIPLACE CA can do both. The SIPLACE CA is the world's first placement platform that combines bare-die placement directly from the wafer and classic SMT placement in a single mac...

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SIPLACE CA Series - Chip Assembly and SMT Placement on a single platform

SIPLACE Di Series - Pick & Place For Small to Medium-size PCB Production

Price-performance leader with perfect combination of high-tech innovations and proven technologies. In terms of performance and precision, the SIPLACE Di shines with innovative technologies from our high-end solutions: the digital ...

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SIPLACE Di Series - Pick & Place For Small to Medium-size PCB Production

SIPLACE SX Series - Pick & Place For High-Mix PCB Production

Capacity-on-Demand - for Maximum Manufacturing Flexibility. The SIPLACE SX puts scalability and flexibility at the top of the list. With the SIPLACE SX, users can introduce new products more quickly, change setups without having to...

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SIPLACE SX Series - Pick & Place For High-Mix PCB Production

SIPLACE X Series - Pick & Place For Demanding High-Volume PCB Production.

The ultimate SMT production line. Among electronics manufacturers, the SIPLACE X-Series is considered the benchmark wherever maximum speed and absolute precision are required (mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, LED placement, etc)....

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SIPLACE X Series - Pick & Place For Demanding High-Volume PCB Production.

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Unlocking The Mystery of Aperture Architecture for Fine Line Printing

Jun 13, 2018 | Clive Ashmore

The art of screen printing solder paste for the surface mount community has been discussed and presented for several decades. However, the impending introduction of passive Metric 0201 devices has reopened the need to re-evaluate the printing process and the influence of stencil architecture. The impact of introducing apertures with architectural dimensions’ sub 150um whilst accommodating the requirements of the standard suite of surface mount connectors, passives and integrated circuits will require a greater knowledge of the solder paste printing process.

The dilemma of including the next generation of surface mount devices into this new heterogeneous environment will create area ratio challenges that fall below todays 0.5 threshold. Within this paper the issues of printing challenging area ratio and their associated aspect ratio will be investigated. The findings will be considered against the next generation of surface mount devices....

Digital manufacturing for traceability: The way to higher product quality and better warranty management

Aug 26, 2010 | Siemens PLM Software

Driven by high-profile regulations compliance like the TREAD Act, warranty management has become a hot topic across industries worldwide. Recalls are costly and time-consuming events that should be avoided entirely. But without adequate process traceability and product genealogy, too many customers will get defective products and too many products will be recalled for repair or replacement even though they are not defective. Both scenarios have enormous implications for the quality-conscious manufacturer that gets rated on the number of recalls it performs - not to mention the enormous direct costs. The core issue is visibility into product quality....

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ASM Munich is “Factory of the Year”

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.

First ASM Roadshow in Minnesota

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.

Successful ASM Roadshow in Manaus

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.

ASM Press News: Four awards go to innovative products from ASM

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.

ASM at 2016 NEPCON Shanghai - Four Awards Go To Innovative Products from ASM

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.

APEX a great success for ASM Lots of interest in the Smart #1 SMT Factory

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.

World's largest supplier of SMT equipment for the first time in 2015

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).

CEO Günter Lauber: Transition to Smart Factory means continued growth for ASM Assembly Systems

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.

ASM Assembly Systems looks back on a successful Productronica 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.

ASM Assembly Systems at the Productronica 2015 An unrivaled showcase of innovations

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.

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