SMEMA Ethernet Adaptor for Single Lane SMT IPC-SMEMA-9851

SMEMA Ethernet Adaptor (CLIVE) for single lane production line electronic assembly. (SMT/SMD)
Manufacturer: 4IR.UK British Systems
Availability: 146 in stock
SKU: B5145E85
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Interface to SMEMA using Ethernet connections and a event based architecture

  • Compact Design
  • Low Cost
  • Speedy Setup
  • Headless Device

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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Typical Applications

  • SMEMA Interlocking
  • MES Interlocking*
  • SMT Scan Station*
  • Data Logging*
  • Data Exchange*
  • General I/O
  • Upgrade path to The Hermes Standard and CFX Connected Factory Exchange*

* Additional software required, contact 4IR.UK British Systems customer support


The core MultiPlug Extention is MultiPlug.Ext.SMEMA and the Adaptor includes a software license.

Technical Support

4IR.UK SMEMA Ethernet Adaptor Support Page


Products specifications
Attribute nameAttribute value
Import and Export for Customs
Harmonised System (HS) Code85 17 62 00 00
Country of Origin (CO)GB
Weight (kg)0.227
Length (mm)109
Width (mm)62
Height (mm)55
Input Power
Voltage5.1 DC
Amps (minimum)3
RTC BatteryCoin Cell, 3 Volt, 2032, Lithium Manganese Dioxide, 230 mAh
Switching TechnologyRelay
Switching Voltage (Max)30 DC
Output Voltage5
Operating SystemRaspberry Pi OS Lite (32-bit) Debian Linux Bullseye
Edge Computing PlatformMultiPlug 2.2
MultiPlug ExtensionsMultiPlug.Ext.SMEMA (Open source), MultiPlug.Ext.RasPi.Config (Open source), MultiPlug.Ext.RasPi.GPIO (Open source), MultiPlug.Ext.SerialPort (Open source)
Standard1 Year
AdaptorSMEMA Ethernet Adaptor SL
Power SupplyNo
Data Connections
USB 2.02
USB 3.02
WiFi2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac
RS-232 DB-91
ProcessorBroadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
Data Storage32GB SD Card, 32GB SD Card
Audio4-pole stereo audio and composite video port
Micro-HDMI ports2
Real Time Clock1
User Interface
On-Device1 Shutdown or Restart Button
Setup and MonitoringWeb Browser
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