SMT's 2005 Vision Awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the APEX Exhibition in Anaheim, CA on February 8, 2006. A panel of independent industry experts judged each candidate based on its capacity to fulfill five ongoing industry needs: ability to meet a significant industry challenge; creative application of a new or existing technology; overall quality and consistency of performance; economic merits; and throughput characteristics.
The SIPLACE X-Series truly convinced the jury with its excellent combination of maximum speed with extreme precision. The Vision Award was presented to Jeff Timms, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Americas and Petra Gunnewigk, SIPLACE Product Management during this years APEX show. SIPLACE X-Series was first introduced at APEX 2005. Since that time, the platform has drawn overwhelming interest from the electronics manufacturing industry worldwide. Customers have been very interested in the platform's many new innovations includidng: a 20-nozzle Collect & Place head which will play an increasingly important role as the trend toward miniaturization rapidly progresses; a new vision system that can program new component shapes directly on the line and significantly accelerate new product introductions; and a new intelligent generation of feeders that provide maximum component supply reliability.
Siemens is a worldwide leading supplier in the electronics manufacturing sector. This award validates Siemens continuous innovative leadership. With the modularity, flexibility and reliability of this new SIPLACE X-Series platform, customers will be afforded maximum investment protection.
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