The Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) has awarded contact manufacturer, Della Systems Inc., certification under IPC’s Certification for Lead Free Electronics Assembly Capability Program.
The IPC certification is an audit of an electronics assembly facility – whether OEM or EMS – to determine if the facility is capable of producing product to meet the lead-free requirements of the RoHS directive. “Achieving certification gives Della Systems the ability to demonstrate their lead-free process capabilities to their existing and future customers who are making the transition to lead-free products,” says John Kania, IPC directory of assembly industry programs.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.