Welcome to the Download Area of The Hermes Standard.
Please get a basic set of information from the presentation below.
- The Hermes Standard Basics Presentation (PDF)
- The Hermes Feature set (ppt)
- The Hermes Standard Flyer (PDF) (ENGLISH)
- The Hermes Standard Flyer (PDF) (CHINESE)
If you cannot find the answer to your question here or in the Q & A pages we will be happy to help you via our contact page.
The Hermes Standard Specification
IPC-HERMES-9852: The Hermes Standard Specification
For the latest version (released June 26th, 2022) please download The_Hermes_Standard_Version_1.5
For a compatible version with smaller feature set please download The_Hermes_Standard_Version_1.0.2 (Test driver available) or the latest version The_Hermes_Standard_Version_1.0.3 (Test driver under development)
Note: Previous versions are available upon request only.
IPC-HERMES-9852: The Hermes Standard Specification from the IPC bookstore
Please find the IPC approved version of the document as well from the IPC bookstore at
Implementation of The Hermes Standard
Recommendations on how to work with the Hermes Standard
The Hermes Standard enable high level features on top of the basic board transfer mechanism. Here are learning’s and recommendations from members of the initiative working with The Hermes Standard.
- IT Success factors (pdf) – Preparation for a Hermes Standard factory installation
- Hermes Best Practices (pdf) – How to use the Hermes Standard when implementing automatic width, automatic program change etc.
The Hermes Standard Source Code
The Hermes Standard Initiative is absolutely committed to the open standards philosophy. Therefore, we make everything you might need available online free of charge, even if you are not (yet) a member of the initiative.
So, if you consider starting the implementation of the The Hermes Standard for your equipment, you might want to do this based on the available open source implementation of The Hermes Standard protocol.
Please note: According to our principles, this can be done by members as well as by non-members. However, we want to explicitly highlight the advantages of being a member of the initiative for all vendors of SMT assembly equipment. Clearly: all vendors are invited to join.
The open source implementation can be found at GitHub (see hyperlingk below the disclaimer).
With downloading any of the files hyperlinked at this site or at our GitHub resource, you agree to those terms.
Please feel encouraged to provide your implementation of The Hermes Standard to others via GitHub to speed up the distribution of The Hermes Standard in industry.
Test & verification
The Hermes Standard Test Driver
If you need to test your The Hermes Standard implementation, you might want to do this using a The Hermes Standard Test Driver as developed by ASM for internal purposes. The SW is available for download here and can be used free of charge.
However, ASM will not accept any liability for any damage caused by dowloading, unpacking, installing, and/or running the software. Nor do they guarantee compatibility with the standard even when your implementation passes the test. Further, ASM cannot accept liability for any damage or other harm caused by products tested against the driver, regardless whether it failed or passed the test.
With downloading any of the files hyperlinked at this site, you agree to those terms.