Surface Mount capability
keep up with the increasing demand for Control
Equipment and to ensure that the latest technology
is in place for future developments a second
Surface Mount line has been introduced.
new machine is the latest development from
Blakell Europlacer and compliments the current
Europlacer machine, the Progress 6, which
has been in use for the previous 6 years.
new machine, the 'Vitesse2' combines all the
requirements needed for a flexible manufacturer
including intelligent feeder technology, large
feeder count, on the fly vision, fast changeover
and the ability to place over 20,000 components
placement speed is achieved by twin placement
turret heads, each head comprises 8 nozzles
and an on the fly vision system for analysis
of all components. The advanced vision technology
eliminates the disparity in placement speeds
which are common on most systems when leaded
devices have to be analysed on a static camera.
Vitesse2 is situated within a fully automated
Production Line including on loader, screen-printing
system, reflow oven and off loader.
latest investment has enabled Kentec to increase
their SMD throughput from 4,500 cph to 25,000
cph over two Production Lines.