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Cogiscan Partners with ASM, Cyberoptics, Heller and C2MI – Implement the Smart Connected Factory

20 January 2021

Collaboration Accelerates Digital Transformation for Electronics Manufacturers

Cogiscan, the leading connectivity and TTC solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry, has partnered with ASM, Cyberoptics, Heller and C2MI to implement a live showcase of Smart Factory solutions for electronics manufacturers.

This strategic collaboration results in a superior joint-solution that delivers seamless machine and software connectivity, integrated via a robust data management platform to a complete suite of applications, including traceability, material management and analytics among others. The Cogiscan TTC platform will be used to centralize all the information collected from the SMT Line and will share this data with C2MI enterprise systems, including their ERP and MES.

The resulting ecosystem of best-of-breed solutions from leading technology providers truly represent the smart connected factory of the future, delivering increased quality and productivity while reducing waste of time and resources. The Smart SMT line is leveraging the latest technologies and industry standards such as IPC CFX and Hermes.

For many years Cogiscan has partnered with leading machine vendors such as ASM SMT Solutions. Several elements of Cogiscan’s technology are integrated in the standard product portfolio of ASM including CFX machine connectivity which will be part of this showcase, and with the MES from Critical Manufacturing, an ASMPT company.

“In 2019 ASM installed a best-in-class SMT production line at C2MI, consisting of a DEK NeoHorizon Printer, ASM ProcessLens SPI and 2 SIPLACE TX Placement Machines. As a next step we are now happy to participate in this collaboration to build a Smart SMT Factory solution with ASM’s and partner’s leading-edge SMT equipment and software applications. Using industry standards such as IPC-2591 CFX and IPC-HERMES-9852 will provide seamless connectivity between equipment and software applications of different vendors and, thus, enable further smart factory workflows,” explained Thomas Marktscheffel, Director Product Management at ASM Assembly Systems.

Heller President Marc Peo added: “Heller is honored to be chosen as the best in class Reflow Oven manufacturer for this innovative collaboration. C2MI allows us to demonstrate our commitment to driving the technology and providing solutions to new and ever-changing applications.”
“This new live showcase of Smart Factory solutions for electronics manufacturers is confirming our role in supporting the microelectronic manufacturing industry as one of our main objectives is to promote collaboration and synergy among all parties, aiming the rapid commercialization of value-added products. We are very pleased to share our facility with leaders in the Smart Factory market and contribute to the development of next generation manufacturing lines,” stated Marie-Josée Turgeon, VP of Operations and Deputy General Manager at C2MI

Martin Drolet, Director of Application and Tech Support at Cogiscan, added, “We are very excited about this new collaboration. This will provide a real-life demonstration of the smart connected factory for all manufacturers and technology providers that are interested in seeing the future. This leading-edge SMT line will also be the perfect location to implement and test new developments released by Cogiscan and our partners.”

“We are pleased that CyberOptics’ SQ3000™ 3D AOI system with Multi-Reflection Suppression™ (MRS™) sensor technology has been chosen as the best-in-class solution for integration into the SMT smart connected factory of the future,” said Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, President and CEO, CyberOptics Corporation.
“Customers have recognized significant improvements in yields, processes and productivity with our inspection and metrology systems, and we are delighted our technology platform will be demonstrated in this live smart factory.”

About C2MI

The MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre is an international beacon whose activities are dedicated to rapid commercialization in the fields of MEMS manufacturing, advanced packaging and systems assembly as well as printable electronics. Microelectronics, ubiquitous in all sectors of the economy and society, is a tremendous wealth vector. C2MI is the largest electronics systems research and development centre in Canada. The Centre is a unique model of collaboration where the synergy between industrial and academic partners is necessary, even essential for the development of new generation products. Visit :

About CyberOptics

CyberOptics Corporation ( is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D sensing technology solutions. CyberOptics’ sensors are used for inspection and metrology in the SMT and semiconductor markets to significantly improve yields and productivity. By leveraging its leading-edge technologies, the Company has strategically established itself as a global leader in high precision 3D sensors, allowing CyberOptics to further increase its penetration of key vertical markets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, CyberOptics conducts worldwide operations through its facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.

About Heller Industries Inc.

Heller Industries was founded in 1960 and pioneered convection reflow soldering in the 1980s. Over the years, Heller has partnered with its customers to continually refine thermal systems to satisfy advanced applications requirements. By embracing challenge and change, Heller has earned the position of World Leader in Reflow Technology. For more information, visit

About ASM :

The SMT Solutions segment within the ASM Pacific Technology Group.

The mission of the SMT Solutions segment within the AMS Pacific Technology Group (ASMPT) is to implement and support the smart SMT factory at electronics manufacturers worldwide.

ASM solutions such as ASM inspection systems, SIPLACE placement systems, and DEK printing systems support the networking, automation and optimization of central workflows with hardware, software and services that enable electronics manufacturers to transition to the smart SMT factory in stages and enjoy dramatic improvements in productivity, flexibility and quality.

Since maintaining close relationships with customers and partners is a central component of ASM’s strategy, the company has established the SMT Smart Network as a global forum for the active exchange of information between and with smart champions.

For more information about ASM, visit