Nov 14, 2017: The Hermes Standard Goes Live! at Productronica

The Hermes Standard Goes Live!

Actually coincidence, but quite a nice one: Almost exactly nine months after The Hermes Standard was brought to life at the initial meeting of The Hermes Standard Initiative in March 2017, it saw the light of one (if not the) most important trade shows of electronics assembly.

Tuesday, November 14, was the great day: Many members of The Hermes Standard Initiative joined The Hermes Standard Goes Live! ceremony in hall A1 at SMT Speakers Corner. Despite everybody having a tight show schedule, 21 representatives of companies supporting The Hermes Standard went on stage to take part in a unique “ribbon joining ceremony”: Opening celebrations are frequently held with a “ribbon cutting” – ceremony, but cutting a ribbon would have not been quite appropriate to The Hermes Standard which is all about connecting things. So the initiative brought panels showing The Hermes Standard logo and connected them on stage to one joint “ribbon of seamless communication”.

Thank You very much to all participants!

The Hermes Standard Goes Live! at Productronica 2017

The names of the persons and companies taking part in the event (from left to right) are: Stefan Förste (ASM), Miles Moreau (KIC), Christof Richert (NUTEK), Jürgen Schaffhausen (Achat5), Jaime Arreola (PEMTRON), Michael Vielsack (PEMTRON), Thomas Bliem (ASM), Gary Leong (ViTrox), Marco van Oosterhout (Kulicke & Soffa), Michael Schäfer (Ersa), Frank Böhme (GÖPEL electronic), Sebastian Reinhold (RG Elektrotechnologie), Andreas Stemmler (SMT Thermal Discoveries), Andrea Ottavio Ganio (SPEA), Bernhard Mürkens (YXLON), Bobbi Ferm (Mycronic), Dick Johnson (CyberOptics), Marc Peo (Heller), Guillaume Osbert (Vi TECHNOLOGY), Wayne Wang (ITW EAE) and the event organizer Trevor Galbraith (Global SMT). In the group but unfortunately hidden in the second row: Florian Ritter (ASYS)

Image: Max Kuehn, HTCM


The Hermes Standard: Already fully “alive and kicking” at Productronica 2017

Having only just gone live, The Hermes Standard was already present everywhere at Productronica: Even the newest members of the initiative proudly showed their committement  by putting up The Hermes Standard Logo on their booths and products. No doubt: The Hermes Standard has arrived – and it was enthusiastically welcomed by electronics manufacturers and suppliers of assembly equipment alike. Everybody was happy to see that a new era of machine to machine communication has eventually begun.

The Hermes Standard signage at different booths at Productronica.

Images: Stefan Förste (ASM)