As the Smart replacement for the long-successful IPC-SMEMA standard, the IPC-HERMES standard directly addresses business-critical line automation needs, whilst retaining the freedom to select the ideal equipment from any chosen vendor. Hermes provides machine-to-machine (M2M) communication that allows machines to consistently transfer a physical PCB together with the PCB’s related Digital Twin. With an emphasis on flexibility to produce any quantity, of any product, at any time, Hermes features fully automated changeover and flow-control in adaptive multi / mixed production lines, without the need for specialist hardware or systems at each machine.
With connectivity between lines enhanced with the use of IPC-CFX (Connected Factory Exchange), Hermes and CFX machine-native support work seamlessly together to make any production line into the most agile, productive, quality-driven Smart line, featuring full automation of product flow, dynamic machine setup, as well as closed-loop and machine learning.
In this presentation, we look at the key business features and benefits of The IPC Hermes Standard, as well as seeing how Hermes works alongside CFX, vastly reducing integration and communication costs and risk.