Electronic Manufacturing Capabilites
We manufacture quick turnaround prototypes and low to high-volume production runs. Our electronic manufacturing capabilities combined with highly skilled operators, technicians and engineers consistently deliver the highest quality products and services for a diverse customer base within all sectors of industry.
Our business model is dynamic and allows us to be very flexible, responsive and competitive. Quick setup and changeover times are critical to contract manufacturing and we utilise proven Lean Manufacturing techniques to maximise our efficiency. We can also provide dedicated production cells and operators when appropriate.
Electronic Manufacturing Equipment - SMT
We have extensive SMT capabilities in-house with all 3 of our SMT lines having been purchased since 2019, giving us full flexibility to run any product on any line.
Our two main production lines are mirrored but apart from that are identical. Each SMT line consists of:
Dedicated Prototype SMT Line
We have a dedicated SMT line for Prototyping to ensure there is no disruption to our main lines and production schedule when prototype builds are required.
Our prototype SMT line was purchased in October 2020 solely for this purpose and was specified with maximum flexibility in mind. This line utilises the advantages of:
3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) Line
Every PCB Assembly that we manufacture goes through 100% 3D Automated Optical Inspection.
Our 3D AOI system was purchased in July 2019 and takes advantage of the very latest imaging hardware and software. This enables us to utilise the accuracy of algorithmic inspection and gives us live statistical process control data in our SMT department. The 3D AOI Line consists of:
- Automated Line Loader
- Vi Technology 5K 3D AOI System
- Operator Review/Inspection Station
- Automated Line Unloader
As surface mount devices have evolved BGA and Bottom Termination Components have become more common in PCB Assemblies.
We have our own X-ray system in house that our IPC-610 qualified inspectors can use to verify our processes when they involve BGA and Bottom Termination Components that would otherwise be impossible to inspect.
Semi-Automated Selective Soldering
To provide additional speed and consistency for larger volume Conventional/Through Hole soldering.
Our 2 Semi-Automated Selective Soldering machines are perfect for when larger production quantities are required. Selective Soldering gives added benefits over the more traditional Wave Soldering technique by enabling us to select the specific PCB area that requires soldering. So even double-sided boards are easily soldered at scale with consistency.
Automated Conformal Coating
Electronic assemblies have evolved, so too has the importance of protecting them from the harsh environments they may be exposed to.
In October 2020, due to an increase in demand for this service, we took the decision to invest in one of the latest 3-Valve systems on the market. This brings with it a huge advantage over 2-Valve systems when coating an assembly that has “Keep Out” areas that cannot have conformal coating on them. It eliminates the need for masking, improves process time and reduces cost to our customers.
- Mycronic MYC50 3-Valve Conformal Coater
We also have in-house CNC machining capabilities that are used for a variety of applications.
Commonly used to create customised tooling to improve our production processes, having the CNC in-house also comes with additional benefits for our customers. We can use the CNC to customise off-the-shelf caseworks to suit customer applications when needed.