Using the latest in technology, we are equipped to assemble PCBs both manually and automatically, depending on the technology of your product. To ensure the boards are assembled with accuracy, our inspection and testing process use different systems to inspect PCB assemblies in appropriate ways e.g. AOI, flying probe, X-ray, & functional test.

Of particular note is our substantial SMD placement capacity being amongst the most capable installations in the UK (10 x pick & place machines) and associated automatic optical inspection machines (x 7 AOI seats). These multiple systems give us the capacity for many set-ups, enabling us to assembly a high mix of products and facilitate timely delivery.

Laser stencil cutting
  • LPKF Laser solder paste stencil cutting machine type G6060 (2010)
Manual SMD placement
  • 11 x Fritsch SMD manual pick & place units c/w carousels, stick & tape feeders.
  • 3 x manual solder paste stencil printers
  • 12 x Through hole assembly / manual wiring assembly stations c/w calibrated Kaisertech soldering irons
Re-work / repair
  • 1 x PDR focused infrared D35Vi BGA/SMT rework system
  • 2 x Hako 470/474 solder extraction guns
  • 1 x Hako 850 SMD hot-air rework unit
Tooling
  • 4 x Aegis CircuitCAM offline CADCAM programming seats
  • 1 x Aegis Checkpoint Seat
  • Siemens PLM – EM-Test Expert flying probe test programming seat
  • Gaphicode GC Powerplace seat
  • RoboxPRO -D printer type RBX10-SK
Other equipment
  • Atlas Copco NGP20 nitrogen generator (2017)
  • Atlas Copco GA7VSD+FM 7.5kW air compressor (2014)
  • ICE Technology programmer for PIC/GAL/EPROM etc.
  • Bench drills
  • IDC press tool
SMD placement machines
  • 2 x SMD placers: Yamaha I-Pulse S20, 6 head pick & place machine, 30,000 placements/hour, 25 micron placement accuracy, equipped to place parts as small as 01005, incorporating automatic lead coplanarity detection, with fast change feeder trolleys (2018 x 2)
  • 8 x SMD placers: Yamaha I-Pulse M20, 4 head pick & place machine, 24,000 placements/hour, 25 micron placement accuracy, equipped to place parts as small as 01005, incorporating automatic lead coplanarity detection, with fast change feeder trolleys (2017 x 1, 2015 x 2, 2014 x 3, 2012 x 2)
  • 3 x DEK Horizon 03ix in-line automatic solder paste printer with Hawkeye AOI paste inspection (2012 x 2, 2017 x 1)
  • 2 x Solder paste screen printer Reprint R29 (automatic) with computerised vision camera alignment system (2010 & 2021)
  • 3 x Nutek magazine line loader & un-loader
  • Oven temperature profiling system: Solderstar Neptune
Inspection & test
  • Nikon Metrology XTV160 X-ray machine (160KV anode voltage) with CT (computer tomography) 3D upgrade
  • 3 x Extra-Eye first-off auto scanning inspection systems (2021)
  • Takaya APT-9411CE Flying Probe test system
  • CyberOptics SQ3000 AOI system, sub 10 micron resolution, 01005 component and solder joint capable, 4 x off-line verification and repair stations (2016) with Nutek magazine line loader & un-loader.
  • Quins Pro LC20 digital comparascope inspection system (2021)
  • Ersascope 2 Plus inspection system capable of micro BGA inspection
  • 10 x Vision Engineering Mantis optical inspection unit
  • 5 x Vision Engineering Lynx inspection microscope
  • Stereo microscope (x20 magnification)
  • EvoCam HD Digital inspection microscope
  • Oscilloscopes, bench-top power supplies, DVM’s, BERT tester, function generator, test PC’s etc.
  • 2 x auto-focus flat screen display digital inspection microscope
Semi-automatic placement machines
  • 2 x Essemtec EXPERT SAFP semi-automatic computer guided pick & place machines
Automated soldering
  • IBL BLC420 vapour phase solder paste reflow machine (2018)
  • 2 x Ersa Ecoselect 1 selective solder machine with nitrogen shrouding, lead-free (2016)
  • 3 x SMD Convection Reflow Oven Heller Model 1707 MK111
Finishing
  • PVA Delta 8 flexible robotic conformal coating/dispensing system for selective conformal coating, potting, bead, and meter-mix dispensing applications (2021)
  • Elektron 400-VC closed loop stencil and PCB wash, rinse, & drying machine (2017)
  • BJZ de-panelling machines for routered & scored PCB’s
  • Clarke 6″ linisher.
  • Branson 1510 Ultrasonic cleaning bath
Environment
  • Full anti-static protection of flooring, benches, clothing, bins, racking
  • Fume extraction by high volume low pressure ducted fan system
  • 5 x Dry Store dehumidified storage cabinet XTC-510-S2
  • Vacuum packaging sealing m/c Boss Max 42