Production quality and speed increased through use of SMD placement machines
Kelsterbach, 23. March 2023 – Time is the only resource that cannot be bought or produced. But it can be managed. Cycle times are a crucial factor in electronics manufacturing. To reduce cycle times and increase production quality and speed, Pyronix Ltd. uses the AIMEX IIIc SMD placement machine from FUJI EUROPE CORPORATION GmbH (www.fuji-euro.de), among others. Recently, the company invested in an additional AIMEX IIIc. In combination with the previously introduced FUJI solutions, Pyronix now has a highly flexible product line with different placement heads that solve different challenges in high-mix production.
Pyronix is a manufacturer and designer of electronic security equipment for use in home, business and industrial applications. The company develops a wide range of wired and wireless intrusion detection systems and relies on market-leading technologies exclusively designed by its in-house research and development team. Pyronix is constantly expanding and updating its production to be ready for the future.
High placement performance with a wide range of variants in production
As electronics production is becoming more complex due to ever smaller batch sizes, a greater number of varieties and an increasing number of components on a printed circuit board, the demands on placement are increasing. Pyronix therefore expanded its production with flexible placement machines. The company has been using various FUJI placement solutions, including those from the AIMEX family, for many years. Recently, an additional AIMEX IIIc SMD placement machine was purchased for the Rotherham South Yorkshire facility. This provides Pyronix with a complete, highly flexible product line at this site, including high-speed H24, versatile H08m heads and flexible DX heads. The expandable AIMEX IIIc supports Pyronix’s high-mix production with high placement performance and flexibility.
The Single-Robot DX head used in the AIMEX IIIC enables the placement of a wide range of parts with a single head, such as parts as small as 0.3 x 0.15 mm. This is possible because the head can automatically switch between different types of mini turrets during placement. The head applies a maximum pressure of up to 98 Newtons and can also optionally set adhesive dots. Various configurations of single- or double-track transport and with single or double robots are available.
“In terms of flexibility, precision and quality, we have taken our manufacturing to a new level with FUJI solutions and the recent deployment of the new AIMEX IIIC. After only a short period of use, we noticed that production quality and speed improved and that cycle times in product manufacturing were also reduced. The modularity offered by FUJI also allows us to react quickly to changing requirements. The placement solutions grow along with our needs,” explains Lee Reynolds, Supply Chain Director at Pyronix.