SMTA Dallas Chapter: Industry 4.0, Application of Industrial IOT in PCBA

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Industry 4.0, Application of Industrial IOT in PCBA assembly

Event Details

  • Who: SMTA Members, Non-members, Students, and Guests are welcome – forward to others!
  • When: 11am-1pm on September 7, 2018
  • Where: Aboca’s Italian Grill, 100 S Central Expy #63, Richardson, TX 75080
  • Why: Meet others in the industry to help solve your technical problems. Come to the meeting, even if this isn’t a key topic of yours, the problem solving networking is great!


  • FREE for New Members since prior meeting
  • $10 for Committee Members
  • $20 Members, employees of Corporate member companies, 1st time guests, and students
  • $25 non-members, students, & guests – same price
  • Cash at the door or credit card on-line

10% Early-bird Discount for paying on-line before 5:00pm on February 7th!

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To fully realize the productivity and quality benefits of an automated factory, the operational ecosystem must be governed by a reactive, decision-making framework. Visibility and insight from the entire end to end process is required to enable real-time operational intelligence to proactively avoid the generation of product defects or machine downtime.

Many machine learning methods can be used to develop analytic models to enable predictive or prescriptive direction to the manufacturing line. To positively impact manufacturing key operating indices in real-time, an industrial IOT is required as the foundation for the analytics framework, connecting traditionally isolated machines and processes. One common business application for this IOT analytics solution is the predictive modeling of SMT defects. Key topics to be presented are as follows:

  • Building blocks for an industrial IOT SMT line
  • Acquisition of real-time machine and process data
  • Use of advanced analytics to predict product defects
  • Implementation of action through real-time machine to machine feedback


Rafael Gomez is Director of Product Strategy for a newly launched startup company named, focused on providing full stack Industry 4.0 solutions. Autolabs is a Flextronics sponsored venture, inaugurated in 2018 with 300 employees based in Americas, Europe and Asia. Before Autolabs, Rafael has previously worked at Intel, Xetel and Flextronics. Throughout his 20 years in the PCBA industry, Rafael has been focused on software and hardware applications development related to SMT and Post-SMT PCBA processes.

Rafael graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Texas A&M Class of 1995. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his family, performing with his rock band, and trying to avoid injuries on the soccer field, golf course and tennis court.