IPC/HERMES-9852 - Standard Only
The Global Standard for Machine-to-Machine Communication in SMT Assembly

IPC-HERMES-9852 an open industry standard, developed by The Hermes Standard Initiative and approved by IPC, provides a state-of-the-art communication protocol for machine-to-machine communication between equipment units in electronics assembly lines for surface-mount technology (SMT). Thus IPC-HERMES-9852 represents a next generation standard to the technology documented in IPC-SMEMA-9851. Specifically, IPC-HERMES-9852, version 1.2 provides an electrical SMEMA interface replacement from version 1.1 of the standard and extends the interface to communicate such things as unique identifiers for handled printed boards, equipment identifiers of the first machine noticing a printed board, barcodes, conveyor speed and specific information about the product type.

Used with IPC-2591, Connected Factory Exchange, IPC-HERMES-9852 can assist any electronics manufacturer, large or small, to align their companies with smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

Published Date
DoD Adopted
ANSI Approved