E²MS service provider expands capacities heading for series production
Kelsterbach, July 27th, 2023 – The demand for high volumes is rising in electronics manufacturing – driven, among other things, by increasing digitization and the associated rise in demand for electrical components. The E²MS service provider R&D Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG, a company of the R&D Group, is adapting to this situation and establishing efficient series production processes. To this end, the company will in future be relying on placement machines from FUJI EUROPE CORPORATION GmbH (www.fuji-euro.de). With the help of three modules from the AIMEX series, the company was able to more than triple its output.
With almost 50 years of industry experience, the R&D Group is an expert in the field of electronic control technology, electronics and mechanical engineering. As a full-service E²MS provider, R&D Elektronik manufactures and develops electronic products – from prototype to series production. In doing so, R&D Elektronik pays attention to a balanced industry mix of industrial electronics, medical technology, automotive and consumer electronics.
The company already had an placement line in operation for small and medium-sized series production (100 to 1,000 units). The growing demand for high-volume production necessitated an expansion in this area. “The demand for electronic components and devices is increasing across all industries. Electronics are increasingly being used in a wide range of industrial applications. For this reason, we have significantly expanded our production capacities,” explains Theo Schelasni, plant manager at R&D Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG.
Placement in series: positioned for the future
The previous placement line, which is and will remain in operation, produces 35,000 CPH (components per hour). Recently, an additional line was installed, with three modules AIMEX IIIc, FUJI`s flexible high-mix placement machine, producing 75,000 CPH. Thus, the total output could be more than tripled in a very short time. “The FUJI placement machines are running at full speed in our production since the beginning of May 2023. The positive effects were noticeable immediately. We can now also realize larger series production and see ourselves optimally positioned for future challenges,” says Theo Schelasni.
The AIMEX IIIc all-in-one pick-and-place machine supports any type of production and changes in used package shapes. It enables the processing of smallest chip components up to large components. It allows easy ramp-up of new productions or reaction to changes in package shapes. The AIMEX IIIc model can accommodate up to 130 feeders (8mm) on one machine. It can also handle large PCBs with ease. This results in high performance and flexibility – and R&D can respond quickly to changing requirements.