Manufacturer of SMT pick & place systems and stencil printers, Europlacer, says it is focusing on the IPC CFX Standard at this year’s Productronica event, with the company promoting its own compliance as an early adopter and encouraging certification to other participants across the surface mount assembly sector.
The company says its new ii-A1 and ii-A2 pick & place modules were the first placement machines to be CFX certified by the IPC earlier in 2021, signifying that its “CFX support for these products meets the strict requirements for minimum ‘out of the box’ capability that represents the most important data that SMT manufacturers need.”
“In addition to these new modules, Europlacer has now achieved CFX certification for its ii-A3 and ii-A4 machines in the atom platform range as well as the renowned iineo+ I (single turret head) and iineo+ II (twin-turret head) machines,” the company added.
“As a founder member of the IPC Connected Factory Exchange committee and a keen contributor of technical knowledge to the Standards team, Europlacer sees the open, collaborative nature of the CFX Standard as the optimum way forward for all electronics manufacturers. It ensures compatibility between equipment from different vendors in a production ecosystem, rendering often-cumbersome proprietary interfaces and communications protocols unnecessary.
“As a recognized subset of Industry 4.0 targeted at all companies regardless of size or industry sector, CFX delivers plug & play capabilities across multiple applications that benefit from the exchange and contextualization of data as well as the physical interconnection between machines. Among Europlacer’s CFX solutions on the Productronica stand will be its new ii-Tab – a mobile digital management tool that encompasses the entire production facility, combining applications that give immediate control and instant notifications to help drive productivity.
Hall A3, Stand 215