Special Events at productronica – SPEAKER’S CORNER – HALL A1.220

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 

1:30PM 

Hermes—official launch of the new collaborative platform for machine-to-machine communication 

Hermes is a new standard to assist manufacturers in the transition to ‘smart factory’ capability. The new standard transfers packets of information from machine-to-machine and controls the belt speed of the line. A full presentation on the technical capabilities and feature of the software standard will be presented. Hermes is supported by an industry consortia of over 20 capital equipment manufacturers.


2:00PM 

The industry debate—which machine-to-machine software platform will become the industry standard. 

In the race to automate and optimize production lines and factories, there are a number of software contenders. Industry leaders are keen to arrive at one de facto standard that will provide the platform to build ‘smart factory’ line optimization in the future. This panel will comprise three of the leading contenders.


3:30PM 

Walt Custer—Global Industry Outlook 

The electronics industry’s leading visionary pulls together data from every major industry analyst to provide an accurate and succinct prediction on future global growth for each electronics sector.

Custer provides a unique insight, comparing market and technology-led factors, news of mergers, acquisitions and industry events. He is a regular columnist in Global SMT & Packaging magazine and provides an information-packed subscription service to marketers and industry-leaders worldwide.


6:00PM 

Global Technology Awards 2017 

The largest and most prestigious awards contest in the electronics manufacturing assembly industry holds its annual awards ceremony. All are welcome to attend as the most innovative new product introductions over the past year are recognized and celebrated.

 

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 

10:00AM 

Robotics and the impact of 5G and BlueTooth 5 on the factory floor 

Bluetooth 5 offers 4x range, 2x speed and 8x broadcasting message capacity. What opportunities will this bring EMS manufacturers? Potentially, this will expand the capabilities and range of cobots within the factory, machine-to-machine communication and other functions on the factory floor.


10:30AM 

Selective soldering systems and solutions

The majority of wave soldering machines have been replaced with selective soldering systems for interconnecting odd-form components, shielding and other devices. These systems have become considerably more sophisticated in recent years, offering a range of configurations and options. This panel will discuss best-use cases, configuration options and troubleshooting tips.


3:30PM 

Walt Custer—Global Industry Outlook

The electronics industry’s leading visionary pulls together data from every major industry analyst to provide an accurate and succinct prediction on future global growth for each electronics sector.

Custer provides a unique insight, comparing market and technology-led factors, news of mergers, acquisitions and industry events. He is a regular columnist in Global SMT & Packaging magazine and provides an information-packed subscription service to marketers and industry-leaders worldwide.

 

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 

10:00AM 

Stencil printing versus jet printing

Recent improvements in jet printing equipment have closed the gap between stencil printing and jetting deposition. The panel will discuss the benefits and restrictions of both systems future technology requirements.


3:30PM 

Walt Custer—Global Industry Outlook

The electronics industry’s leading visionary pulls together data from every major industry analyst to provide an accurate and succinct prediction on future global growth for each electronics sector.

Custer provides a unique insight, comparing market and technology-led factors, news of mergers, acquisitions and industry events. He is a regular columnist in Global SMT & Packaging magazine and provides an information-packed subscription service to marketers and industry-leaders worldwide.

 

Friday, November 17th, 2017 

10:00AM 

Metrology in the inspection process

AOI needs to become data driven to work alongside SPI and x-ray to deliver measurable feedback in real time to the placement machine. A panel of global industry leaders will debate the challenges and chart the course for inspection equipment and its critical role in the ‘smart factory’ environment.


10:30AM 

Automotive reliability and testing

As the number of sensors in cars rises from 1.7 to around 8 over the next five years, the need for greater reliability and testing grows exponentially. This panel will discuss current practices and how they may evolve in the future.

 

Exhibiting Companies: 

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