Yamaha Robotics SMT Section brought its European agents together at the branch headquarters in Neuss, Düsseldorf, for the 2024 distributor meeting from February 6-8. The annual event gives the team a regular opportunity to learn about the latest equipment updates and review the business outlook together ahead of the coming year.

Yamaha Robotics SMT Section gathered with its European distributorsYamaha Robotics SMT Section gathered with its European distributors

The demonstrations highlighted innovations including AI-driven component recognition in the latest YRi-V inspection system, the new 3SR squeegee for fast and repeatable printing, and software innovations for the intelligent factory that help maximise end-of-line yield and efficiency. Delegates experienced these in small groups, each guided by a Yamaha product specialist, to learn how the new features can further elevate process performance and accelerate product assembly.

Yamaha’s expert guidance during distributor meetings gives detailed insights into the most recent enhancements available for the Company’s screen printers, mounters, and inspection systems. Together these comprise the 1 STOP SMART SOLUTION, connected by Yamaha YSUP software that ensures optimal integration and simplifies management of one or multiple SMT lines to maximise electronic manufacturing productivity.

Yamaha ManagersFrom Left to right: D.Yoshihara General Sales Manager Yamaha Robotics SMT, Z. Szilassi General Manager Elas, A. Halasi Project Manager Elas, A. Kaplan General Manager DKR, H. Yilmaz General Manager ProSMT, Z. Karamanli Sales Manager ProSMT, T. Metz Manager Operations Yamaha Robotics

Daisuke Yoshihara, General Sales Manager presented Yamaha’s awards to the top performers, including D.K.R Electronic Agencies as most valuable distributor, Elas for best service, and the special achievement award to Pro SMT. He commented, “We value the strength and experience of our distributor network. Each has contributed to our long-term growth and performed extremely strongly over the past year, sharing our commitment to developing new business while always delivering the best care for customers.”


About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section

Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section, a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation, produces a complete selection of equipment for high-speed inline electronic assembly. This 1 STOP SMART SOLUTION includes solder paste printers, component mounters, 3D solder paste inspection machines, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip-chip hybrid placers, dispensers, intelligent component storage, and management software.

Bringing the Yamaha way to electronics manufacturing, these systems prioritize intuitive operator interaction, efficient coordination between all inline processes, and modularity enabling users to meet the latest manufacturing demands. Group competencies in servo-motor control and image recognition for vision (camera) systems ensure extreme accuracy with high speed.

The current product line includes the latest YR equipment generation, with advanced automated features for programming, setup, and changeovers, and new YSUP management software with state-of-the-art graphics and built-in data analytics.

Combining design and engineering, manufacture, sales, and service competencies, Yamaha SMT Section ensures operational efficiency and easy access to support for customers and partners. With regional offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America, the company provides truly global presence.