Manufacturer increases it's SMT capacity and efficiency

8th July 2014
Posted By : Siobhan O'Gorman
Manufacturer increases it's SMT capacity and efficiency

An electronic manufacturer has increased it's SMT capacity with the acquisition of manufacturing equipment. Saline Lectronics has purchased two Juki FX-3RA High-speed Modular Mounters. As well as increasing the company's SMT capacity these purchases will also increase it's efficiency, enabling manufacturing technicians to rely more on machines.

The Juki FX-3RA High-speed Modular Mounters will be installed on two of Saline Lectronics’ SMT lines and will allow each line to place an additional 66,000 parts per hour. Placing components from 0402 to 33.5mm, these machines support everything from capacitors and resistors to ICs and BGAs. They also have improved placement accuracy as they utilise laser recognition instead of cameras. Supporting Saline Lectronics’ intelligent feeder program the Juki FX-3RA’s also integrate with the Cogiscan TTC System. 

In addition to the Juki mounters, Saline Lectronics also purchased a DEK Horizon 03iX printer with Hawkeye 2D inspection, two PROMATION ERB-700 Buffers and two MIRTEC MV-7XI In-Line AOI systems. With the two new AOIs, Saline Lectronics now utilises seven AOI systems in order to 100% inspect all SMT placements.

"We have been incredibly fortunate to experience tremendous growth over the last year. In order to keep up with this progress, as well as better prepare for the future, we felt it was essential to procure this new equipment. I am thrilled that we will increase our capacity while simultaneously becoming more efficient to further streamline our SMT department," commented Jason Sciberras, Manufacturing Manager, Saline Lectronics.

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