This year too PIEK is present at the Munich Productronica fair, together with IPC. This world famous fair is taking place from 12-15 November 2019.

This year the fair will again be overflowing with innovations, and experts in all sorts of fields will exchange ideas all the time. Themes like the electronics of the future, trends in various industries, growth markets, investment opportunities, etc. will be discussed throughout the fair.

Topics to be discussed during the fair will certainly be:

  • Embedded Systems and Cyber Physical Systems
  • Smart Factory
  • Machine-to-machine communication (M2M)
  • Sector-specific software and systems
  • Infrastructure and digital networks
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data

The four days in Munich promise to be exciting and rewarding.

It is also during the Productronica that the next round in the hand-soldering world championship will take place. In four days the best solderers in the electronic interconnect industry will compete against each other. The assignment is to build a functional electronic assembly within a timeframe of 45 minutes. The assembly has to meet the IPC-A-610 class 3 criteria.

The participants are assessed on the time they need to finish the assembly, the number of mistakes they have made and the operation of the assembly. The assessment will be made by IPC-A-610 Master Trainers.

As happens every year, IPC´s Management has asked PIEK to select two of its Master Trainers to act as members of the jury during the hand-soldering competition.

The prize money has been made available by IPC: 1st prize is € 300, 2nd prize is € 200 and 3rd prize is € 100. Apart from this the winner will be invited to defend his title during the IPC Hand Soldering Championship next year, and IPC will pay for the flights and accommodation then.

You can find IPC and PIEK in hall EWE, stand EW-1.

More information about this will appear in one of the next newsletters. You can also have a look at the website of the fair: http://www.productronica.com.