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ASMPT and cts agree on cooperation

7th March 2023
Kristian McCann

SMT market and ASMPT have entered into a long-term partnership with automation company cts GmbH that aims to improve material flow automation in electronics production from the warehouse to the production line. 

cts equipment complements ASMPT's portfolio of hardware and software solutions for electronics production with storage systems and automatic transport and handling solutions (AMR and robotics), along with many years of experience. ASMPT thus hopes to offer its customers more flexibility within its modular and manufacturer-independent Open Automation concept for more efficient and integrated electronics production.

Headquartered in Burgkirchen, Bavaria, cts has many years of experience as systems integrator and supplier of comprehensive automation solutions for in-house materials handling. cts's portfolio for electronics manufacturing applications includes solutions for the automated storage of circuit board magazines as well as dedicated robotic solutions for PCB handling. It implements AMR solutions for the automated transport of materials using ASMPT's Factory Automation Software in such a way in a non-proprietary manner so that heterogeneous fleets can execute any transportation tasks with maximum efficiency - from small loads to pallets weighing more than 1 ton. Another specialty of cts is the development and production of standardised and customised transfer stations on SMT lines.

"cts is an important partner for ASMPT in automating material flow processes from the warehouse to the line," explains Sven Buchholz, Head of Product Portfolio and Product Management at ASMPT. "This new long-term partnership enables ASMPT to expand its offerings and its consulting expertise to cover the entire material supply process. As part of our Open Automation concept we can now offer our customers everything they need from a single source to fully automate their material flows in a way that is optimally coordinated with our software solutions on the shop floor and SMT factory levels."

"We are pleased to support ASMPT as a technology partner in the field of automated material supply technology in electronics production. Thanks to our high level of expertise and extensive experience, we can offer our customers an overall concept that is custom-tailored for their specific needs," adds Alfred Pammer, Head of Sales and Marketing at CTS GmbH.

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