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Third Ersa Technology Forum

Third edition of Ersa Technology Forum

Another successful event with in-house exhibition in Wertheim

Ersa once again welcomed numerous participants from the DACH region to the third “Electronics Manufacturing Technology Forum”. Once again, trends and innovations in electronics manufacturing were presented – with attractive lectures, an in-house exhibition and live demonstrations.

Ersa Technology Forum 2022 with In-House Exhibition in Wertheim am Main
Ersa Technology Forum 2022 with In-House Exhibition in Wertheim am Main

Day one was dedicated to the PCB. Ralph Fiehler (KSG GmbH) spoke about “PCBs for high frequency and radar applications”, which are increasingly used in the automotive sector at 77 GHz, but are also relevant for applications such as water levels or in traffic monitoring. Amir Al Kassou (Infineon Technologies) spoke on “Power semiconductor interface and interconnect technology”. Power semiconductor modules are used for energy conversion in converters, for example for variable-speed drives in industry, renewable energy, automotive or medical technology.

The demand is for increasingly higher power density and integration with absolute reliability – here the trend is partly towards solderless assembly, for example by means of press-fit connections. After the lunch with short presentations on the system, Ersa Sales Manager Stefan Wurster presented system trends in soft soldering for wave, selective and press-fit technology. Wolf Rüdiger Pennuttis (Viscom AG) demonstrated the importance of inline inspection of assemblies in power electronics and presented typical inspection tasks in the environment of bonding wires.

Technology Forum 2022 at the Customer Care Center at Ersa in Wertheim am Main, Germany
Ready for lots of input and innovations: the participants of the Technology Forum 2022 in the Customer Care Center at the Ersa site in Wertheim, Germany
3rd Ersa Technology Forum with In-House Exhibition in Wertheim on the Main
Lively exchange at the third technology forum with in-house exhibition at Ersa in Wertheim

Day two was dominated by digitization: the i-CON TRACE was presented, which for the first time enables complete traceability and can be operated intuitively. Wolfgang Heinecke (Mycronic GmbH) presented the protocol-based Hermes standard IPC-HERMES-9852, which will soon replace the current SMEMA interface for more direct machine-to-machine communication.


Service quality further improved

Nicolas Bartschat, Product Manager Digitization, demonstrated via live demo the possibilities of the modular Kurtz Ersa CONNECT platform, which further improves the service and process quality of Kurtz Ersa equipment and brings comprehensive transparency to the production process. Finally, Ronny Witzgall (SMA Solar Technologies AG) demonstrated “Industry 4.0 from the user´s perspective” and provided insights into the work of a database administrator of heterogeneous networks. At the end of the two-day event, organizers and participants were satisfied all along the line.

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