Future Packaging – Technologien, Produkte, Visionen
The Future Packaging Joint Booth at SMT 2013
The 15 participating manufacturers were unanimously enthusiastic about the feedback from trade show participants: “The savviest audience in 10 years.” Many participants arrived with very specific questions about recently launched manufacturing systems and new interconnection technologies. “We had more enquires than ever before” explains Karola Kröpfl from the company ATEcare, which this year pulled out all the stops, contributing not just one, but several inspection systems to the production line. The 15 exhibitors from industry and research were also pleased.
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ABOUT THE BOOTH
The Future Packaging Joint Booth is a great example of industry and research working together efficiently. Its live production line provides a unique glimpse of the manufacturing process and the technologies that make it possible. Visitors get to judge the performance of the machines for themselves by seeing them in operation in an environment that mimics actual manufacturing conditions.
The booth also showcases a wide range of exhibitors, including research institutes, machine manufacturers and component suppliers. In 2013, the booth will have a special focus on products and services for the manufacturing environment.
This year, the booth and the manufacturing will take e-mobility (electronic mobility, also known as virtual mobility) in rehabilitation technology as its special topic. The organizers were particularly keen to put the spotlight on medical engineering and technology for the aged.
The production line will be manufacturing PCBs that track how external changes (cycling) affect vital signs (heart rate). Other technologies collect this data and relay them for further processing. In turn, the monitored vital signs regulate the external factors. For example, signs of overexertion will cause the bicycle to slow or set off an alarm.
The 2013 PCB’s star feature is an embedded mfc chip that identifies the item during manufacturing.
Visitors will be treated to a diverse range of manufacturing technologies and many different components, from 0.1005µ to high-current mechanical contacts.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION LINE
In 2013, the live production line is addressing e-mobility in rehabilitation technologies. The technology focus will be current issues in the manufacturing of power electronics and LED components. As in previous years, the production line will give visitors the chance to see the entire processing chain of electronic component manufacture, from the initial registration of the incoming goods through to component testing.
As a particular highlight, the booth will showcase suppliers from the manufacturing environment. The production line is a great chance to see the machines that comprise it operating under conditions similar to those of industry without even having to leave the conference venue.