M2M controller for SMT Line - SEMI standard communication interface

Siemens to release SEMI Standard Interface M2M controller for SMT line

Download for SEMI standard communication interface libraries and manual

Download (only Japanese)

What is new SEMI standard* interface?

  • Send product data and product together
  • Connect multi-vendor machines

* SEMI standard

SEMI A2  Specification for Surface Mount Assembler Smart Hookup (SMASH)

SEMI A1  Specification for Horizontal Communication (HC) Between Equipment for Factory Automation System

SEMI A1.1   Specification for Media Interface for A Horizontal Communication (HC) Between   Equipment


Why need new communication standards in SMT line?

Current Issues

  • Data and material separately  • • •  IO signals(SMEMA)
  • Many communication protocol  • • •  Special protocols


  • Throw data and material together in between machines
  • Easily communicate with multi vendors


→   Unify communication protocol between machines
     But difficult to implement all machines in the line

How to implement SEMI A1 / A2 interface?

What advantage to use Siemens products ?

  • SEMI A1 / A2 interface libraries free of charge
  • Support a communication interface of automated product change with TCP/IP or RS485(232C)
  • Easy parameter set and commissioning without engineering tool using web server
  • No.1 PLC global market share and many users in the world, Global service over 200 countries

What products should be prepared?

Product name

Order number


6ES7 215-1BG40-0XB0

STEP 7 Basic V15.1 Floating license

6ES7 822-0AA05-0YA5



*SEMI A1 / A2 application is only supported by Siemens Group in Japan. Please contact Siemens Japan.

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