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SMEMA Ethernet Adaptor

CLIVE : Single Lane (SL)

As we move towards a Smart Factory, IT Professionals and Solutions Engineers who traditionally work within the digital economy need to interact with legacy interfaces found on SMT production line equipment.

This adaptor allows such people to either interact with the raw SMEMA signals found on legacy equipment or using the MultiPlug Edge Computing Platform allows them to create a solution using building blocks of MultiPlug software extensions.

Such solutions may be to use SMEMA as an interlock to pause and check if a product should proceed down the production line to the next manufacturing equipment. To achieve this the Adaptor acts as a SMEMA middleman, not turning on either the Machine Ready SMEMA signal, or the Good/Bad Board SMEMA signal until the software check is made.

It is important to understand when purchasing this Adaptor that it is provided with no software solution apart from the MultiPlug as a building block so it’s wise to contact us first to collaborate with any possible solution. The MultiPlug SMEMA Extension provides basic Stop/Start of SMEMA signals using an event based architecture.

Software Engineers can also interact directly with the Adaptor’s I/O by creating their own software as the Adaptor runs a Linux operating system and is based on a single board computer. They can also create their own MultiPlug Extensions to handle bespoke functionality.

The Adaptor also features a RS232 serial port and 4 USB ports for connections to other equipment on the production line. A real time clock makes data logging possible.

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CLIVE Mk3 SL

Interface with SMEMA using Ethernet connections and a event based architecture

A product website can be viewed at: www.smema-ethernet-adaptor.info/

Typical Applications

  • SMT Scan Station
  • SMEMA Interlocking
  • Data Logging
  • Data Exchange
  • MES Interlocking
  • General I/O
  • Upgrade path to The Hermes Standard and CFX Connected Factory Exchange
SKU
B5145C85
SMT Lane Configuration
Single Lane
Size
Length 109 x Width 62 x Height 55 - Weight 227 grams
Computer
2GB RAM, 32GB Storage. Linux. Single Board Computer
Network
Ethernet or WiFi. WiFi Access Point for remote setup and monitoring
Input voltage
5 Volt Supply via USB-C - optional industrial 24v stepdown
Connectors
2 x RJ12 SMEMA Sockets. RJ12 Plug to SMEMA Plug or Socket Dongles (optional accessory).
Indicators
SMEMA status and audible alarm indicator
Buttons
Shutdown / Restart
Data
RS232 Serial Port. 2 x USB 2.0. 2 x USB 3.0
SMEMA Switching Max
30V DC
Mount
Din Rail, Magnetic or Wall
Real Time Clock
Yes. For accurate data logging
Cooling
Active
MultiPlug Extension
MultiPlug.Ext.SMEMA
What has been the typical reasons / benefits for using the adaptors?

The adaptor has been created to give IT professionals direct control of the raw SMEMA signals. This creates the opportunity to Stop and Start the production line by MES systems or local control.

Creating a SMEMA Interlock

  • With this solution the Adaptor acts as a slave with the PCB verification being handled by a dedicated ScanStation. This will send the PCB ID to the MES for verification.
  • When verification is complete either the ScanStation can directly message to the Adaptor to activate the SMEMA ‘Good/Bad Board’ signal, or the Adaptor can be pushed a message from the MES to activate the SMEMA ‘Good/Bad Board’ signal.
  • Once the Downline SMEMA Machine Ready signal is active, after a set time, the SMEMA 'Good/Bad Board' signal will be deactivated for the process to happen again for the next PCB.
  • This basic functionality is found within MultiPlug Extension MultiPlug.Ext.SMEMA
  • Communications to the Adaptor can be achieved via http REST, Socket, Serial, or a bespoke MES connection that will need to be developed. The MultiPlug uses an Event based architecture.
  • Monitoring can be conducted by a web browser based user interface. Due to the nature of the web browser based user interface, it can be accessed from mobile devices that have access to the local network or using adjacent equipment that features a web browser.

Items required:

Hardware:

  • SMEMA Ethernet Adaptor
  • USB-C Power Supply
  • RJ12 to 14 way SMEMA connector (Male or Female) cable pair

Software:

  • MultiPlug Edge Computing Platform - License Included
  • MultiPlug.Ext.SMEMA - Required for the SMEMA State Machine
  • MultiPlug.Ext.RasPi.GPIO - Required for the SMEMA I/O
  • MultiPlug.Ext.Network.Sockets - Optional for Network Socket Connections
  • MultiPlug.Ext.Network.Http - Optional for REST based Http Connections
  • MultiPlug.Ext.Ports - Optional for Serial Port Connections

Connection Diagram

SMEMA Interlock Diagram

Creating a Scan Station

  • With this solution the Adaptor processes a scanned PCB ID barcode and sends it to a MES for verification and activates the SMEMA signals.
  • The scanning can be from a barcode reader, or a dedicated ScanStation connected to the Adaptor via the USB or the serial port of the Adaptor.
  • When verification is complete the Adaptor will activate the SMEMA ‘Good/Bad Board’ signal.
  • Once the Downline SMEMA Machine Ready signal is active, after a set time, the SMEMA 'Good/Bad Board' signal will be deactivated for the process to happen again for the next PCB.
  • This basic functionality is found within MultiPlug Extension MultiPlug.Ext.SMEMA
  • Communications to and from the Adaptor can be achieved via http REST, Socket, Serial, or a bespoke MES connection that will need to be developed. The MultiPlug uses an Event based architecture.
  • Monitoring can be conducted by a web browser based user interface. Due to the nature of the web browser based user interface, it can be accessed from mobile devices that have access to the local network or using adjacent equipment that features a web browser.

Items required:

Hardware:

  • SMEMA Ethernet Adaptor
  • USB-C Power Supply
  • RJ12 to 14 way SMEMA connector (Male or Female) cable pair

Software:

  • MultiPlug Edge Computing Platform - License Included
  • MultiPlug.Ext.SMEMA - Required for the SMEMA State Machine
  • MultiPlug.Ext.RasPi.GPIO - Required for the SMEMA I/O
  • MultiPlug.Ext.Network.Sockets - Optional for Network Socket Connections
  • MultiPlug.Ext.Network.Http - Optional for REST based Http Connections
  • MultiPlug.Ext.Ports - Optional for Serial Port Connections

Connection Diagram

SMEMA Scan Station Diagram