WHAT IS THE FUTURE PACKAGING?

"Embedded" is the buzzword reflecting many trends in device manufacturing. Electronics are being integrated into our daily lives more and more – and almost invisibly. To make this possible, smart electronics are being included in a whole range of products, and this tendency is on the rise. Many smart products, whether in IoT, Industry 4.0, or AAL, are then fitted into a digital ecosystem to guarantee us maximum flexibility in our daily lives. Examples of this include our ability to operate the appliances in our homes by speech, the simplification of ordering processes thanks to Dash buttons, and similar innovations. Furthermore, we find ourselves to be mere users of autonomous vehicles and place our lives in the hands of a number of sensors/actuators and a CPU. All of these uses illustrate clearly the manifold demands made of a simple device. However, the value-creation chains must also satisfy requirements with regard to efficiency, effectiveness, quality, and environmental awareness. This results in an ever further-reaching and deeper fusion of hardware and software. As early as the product idea stage, the enormous number of requirements presents developers and implementers with completely new challenges, as, even in a globalized world, the products are subject to the regulations of individual countries.  

Wherever you look, and whatever area of electronics manufacturing you are in, the developments within IoT and Industry 4.0 affect everyone. At the EMS production locations, the establishment of wide-ranging networking with customers is beginning to crystallize as an important factor in securing orders. Service providers are included in the job chain as early as the development of new products in order to guarantee trouble-free scalability from the prototype to large-series production. The wide experience of the service providers is highly valued. There is, however, one shortcoming when it comes to the extensive digitalization of all process data. Experience cannot be digitalized as quickly as automation is marching forward. That gives operators a higher importance, as production systems can only be adapted gradually to real usage conditions. Here, a great deal of tact is required, as an extension of pure data capture will not, in itself, result in an improvement in the areas of quality, throughput, or efficiency. Only smart data mining promises new knowledge as well as the ability to achieve increases in production output.

The production line at SMT 2017 will continue to place its technical emphasis on the quickest possible adaptability of production systems to the products being manufactured. It will give a live demonstration of the ways in which individual machines and devices can adapt to the product. In addition, there will be a more intense discussion of communication between individual machines. The interaction between humans and systems on the one hand and the various software solutions in place on the other can be used to provide a realistic demonstration of the possibilities – as well as the advantages and disadvantages – offered to a production system by the deep integration of various hardware and software solutions. Trends will be highlighted and variants will be looked at to show the direction that various networking efforts are taking.

Some innovations will include presenting machines that are taking their first steps onto the market, but also demonstrating some of the recent evolutionary successes of established machine manufacturers.

In addition to the familiar line tours with commentary, at the 2017 event there will also be a comprehensive software demonstration. Special discussion will be dedicated to issues such as trouble-free software integration, expanded machine interaction, and smart data mining. Production, tracing, and reporting systems can be tested and examined at visitors’ leisure.

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The Future Packing production line

 

EXHIBITORS

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.

Facts about the line

36

Exhibitors

15.000

Visitors

135

Products

3

Days

News

 

 

The new website is online!

Finally! - our new website is finished and up to date. Some information still need to be compiled and added, but the most importantly the homepage is up and running!


Live production show in Russian

We also want to be attractive for other language areas. For the first time there will be a live production show provided in Russian, inviting our east-european partners.


New shirt design

Our shirt design is finished after an internal contest. Alike to recent years we created a unique shirt. This year we will surprise you with something sporty. Stay curious!


The new website is online!

Finally! - our new website is finished and up to date. Some information still need to be compiled and added, but the most importantly the homepage is up and running!


Live production show in Russian

We also want to be attractive for other language areas. For the first time there will be a live production show provided in Russian, inviting our east-european partners.


New shirt design

Our shirt design is finished after an internal contest. Alike to recent years we created a unique shirt. This year we will surprise you with something sporty. Stay curious!



Events

 

May 16, 2017

9.30 a.m. Presentation of production software

10.00 a.m. Live production

11 a.m. Presentation of companies

1.00 p.m.  Live production (English)

2.00 p.m. Presentation of companies

3.00 p.m. Live production



May 17, 2017

9.30 a.m. Presentation of production software

10.00 a.m. Live production

11 a.m. Presentation of companies

1.00 p.m. Live production

2.00 p.m. Presentation of companies

3.00 p.m. Live production (English)

5.00 p.m. Party


May 18, 2017

9.30 a.m. Presentation of production software

10.00 a.m. Live production (English)

11 a.m. Presentation of companies

1.00 p.m. Live production

2.00 p.m. Presentation of companies

3.00 p.m. Live production




Contact persons at Fraunhofer IZM

 

Ulf Oestermann

Conception & Technology

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