GWT has purchased a second S20 Yamaha Pick & Place machine from Yamaha/Amistar in the last 2 years. It is our 3TM Yamaha Pulse machine that complements an S20 and an M20 already in place over last few years. All three machines are paired with MPM screen printers and give us three state of the art SMT lines to serve our growing customer needs. The advantages of this new Yamaha equipment are multifold…bringing added flexibility, speed, efficiency, and space/footprint utilization. We were able to retire our Fuji line to gain added space and a consistent, uniform approach to our pick and place operation. GWT is 75% of the way to achieving its long term goal of four complete Yamaha SMT lines without having to move to an expanded area. The company also upgraded one of its Reflow Ovens to another Heller 1707 MK III that complements our other oven (Heller 1707-EXL) with both carrying seven temp zones and added quality and flexibility.
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GWT would like to announce an aggressive new step in capital investment for their main manufacturing plant. The company has secured a new Ekra fully automatic screen printer machine that promises to be a significant upgrade over the existing equipment. GWT has also purchased a new leadfree, ROHS certified, solder reflow oven, the Heller 1707EXL. Both new machines are expected to enhance our manufacturing capability and help us achieve higher levels of quality.
GWT has made a commitment to support existing customer requirements to transition some of their products to RoHS compliance and to offer RoHS compliant assembly for new customers. With that commitment GWT has purchased a new Technical Devices flow solder machine for lead-free soldering of printed circuit boards. Also it will be purchasing a new Heller reflow oven designed especially for lead-free reflow soldering. Along with that commitment GWT has purchased, installed and implemented software for due diligence to comply with RoHS and is offering part validation per IPC 1752 to show compliance to RoHS if challenged by the EU. GWT has also invested in IPC training and certification in lead-free assembly and green lead-free workstations. Our customers are serious about lead-free manufacturing and so are we.