The SMT cluster: The future of component-mount technology within reach

From component-mount technology, soldering and joining technology for PCBs, test and measurement, quality assurance and product finishing to production subsystems as well as production logistics and material-flow technology.

Component-mount technologies today—What the market says?

Surface-mount technology (SMT) is the core of electronics production. Manufacturing devices such as smartphones, tablets, etc. are only possible using SMT and everything that it makes possible, i.e. miniaturization, low manufacturing costs and reduced weight. The increased use of these mobile devices around the world and their enormous computing power has quickly caused dramatic and lasting change in the way that we work and exchange information with one another. That also presents manufacturing and the assembly of small parts in the electronics industry in particular with some big challenges: It is important to constantly adapt to these changes to meet the latest requirements. That only works with modular and adaptable automation. That is why robotics plays an increasingly important role in modern component-mount technology, a development that naturally will also be reflected at productronica.

What sectors does the SMT cluster cover?

  • Test and measurement technology, Quality assurance (A1 and A2)
  • Component-mount technology (A2, A3 und C3)
  • Production logistics and material-flow technology (A2)
  • Soldering and joining technology for PCBs (B3 und C3)
  • Product finishing (B3)

What awaits visitors and exhibitors?

All key players in the SMT industry, from PCB assembly to product finishing, are represented in productronica's SMT cluster. As a result, you get a comprehensive overview of all relevant innovations of German and international exhibitors. At productronica 2017, 477 exhibitors and 26,400 visitors came together in this sector and initiated or actually concluded successful business transactions.

The focal point of robotics at productronica 2017

The industry is in a constant state of flux. Continuously changing product requirements and working environments are the challenges that face modern electronics manufacturers. The assembly process in particular (including small-part assembly) calls for extremely flexible, self-configuring automation that is safe and easy to use alongside people. Innovative robot systems that can be integrated into assembly lines are the solution.

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