Richard Vereijssen, Product Marketing Manager of Yamaha Motor Europe, introduced a machine for the high speed, high mix market, the YSM40R surface mounter. The company has had success in the surface mounter industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one system. Although the company is mostly targeting the high-speed market, their modular platforms are very flexible, which can also be used for other applications.
Mr. Vereijssen also discussed the technical developments that are occurring, where he said, “You see more that the whole factory environment is taken into account. Efficiency and production line, there’s not so much more you can gain with the machines itself. It’s the total platform; it’s from loader to unloader, the complete; which is everything in between the line but also within the line.” He also believes that material management will be the trend for this year.