San Diego — KIC announced that MB (Marybeth) Allen will discuss the retrofittable Smart Factory Starter Kit that contains all of the elements of the smart factory concept relating to reflow and curing ovens at the SMTA Wisconsin, Carolinas and Michigan Expos. The SMTA Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum is scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza in Milwaukee, WI. The Carolinas Expo & Tech Forum will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the DoubleTree Raleigh Brownstone in Raleigh, NC, and the Michigan Expo & Tech Forum will take place Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Laurel Manor in Livonia, MI.

Smart factories promise a leap forward in terms of productivity and control. The technology delivers consistent quality, significant lower production cost, traceability and customer value. The retrofittable starter kit includes:

• Machine optimization software• Process transparency• Extreme Automation• Flexible production (eliminate changeover time)• Connectivity• Machine learning • Real-time information and insight• Reduced electricity use

The KIC Smart Factory Starter kit for contains:
1 ea. The all-new KIC SPS 7 channel real-time Wi-Fi reflow Profiler1 ea. KIC RPI (Reflow Process Inspection) or ProBot automatic systems1 ea. The all-new KIC Vantage network insight factory software (On-site visit by a KIC certified technician is included)

For more information about KIC, visit www.kicthermal.com.