Cogiscan Expands Strategic Partnership with ASM
BROMONT, CANADA, December 14, 2020 — Cogiscan, the leading provider of Track, Trace and Control (TTC) & IIoT solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry, is excited to announce an expansion of its existing strategic partnership with ASM Assembly Systems to include new machine connectivity solutions to support Industry 4.0 initiatives. ASM’s world-class equipment for printing, SPI and placement coupled with its leading software solutions for operator pooling and SMT process optimization will be enhanced by the addition of Cogiscan’s Co-NECT data collection platform for integration with enterprise software systems.
This collaboration will extend ASM’s system integration capabilities by providing out-of-the-box software interfaces using the IPC CFX protocol for machine communication. Customers who require this protocol as part of their factory digitalization efforts will benefit by having plug-and-play adapters for quickly integrating their ASM equipment with their MES or other systems.
“We’ve been fortunate to have had a strong and successful partnership with ASM for many years now,” says Mitch DeCaire, Director of Business Development at Cogiscan. “We are delighted to be able to build on that mutual success and extend our partnership even further to help ASM deliver more value for their customers.”
“We are very happy to further our partnership with Cogiscan,” says Dr. Thomas Marktscheffel, Director SW-Integration Platform at ASM. “With factory digitalization becoming a must for electronics manufacturers, we believe the addition of Cogiscan’s system integration solution for the emerging CFX standard will enhance our offering around Smart Factory solutions.”
About ASM Assembly Systems GmbH & Co. KG
The mission of the SMT Solutions segment within the ASM Pacific Technology Group (ASMPT) is to implement and support the smart SMT factory at electronics manufacturers worldwide.
ASM solutions such as 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. In addition to being a founding member of the ADAMOS joint venture for the development of an IIoT platform for manufacturing companies, ASM is establishing together with other SMT manufacturers the open HERMES standard as a successor to the SMEMA standard for M2M communication in SMT lines.
For more information about ASM, visit www.asm-smt.com.