Posts Tagged ‘Equipment’
Last year, GWT purchased our first non-Fuji related pick and place machine when we purchased a brand new Yamaha M20 machine from Yamaha/Amistar. The advantages of this new Yamaha equipment are multifold… bringing added flexibility, speed, efficiency, and space/footprint utilization. It allowed us to go from 2 fully automated assembly lines to 3, with 1 Yamaha and 2 Fuji lines. With successful confirmation of this new machine and its numerous advantages, GWT has taken a next step of purchasing another new Yamaha pick and place machine, this time the S20, to replace the oldest Fuji line. The S20 machine version is essentially the same as the M20 we already have but the S20 has 12 heads rather than 6 for our M20 and therefore 30% more speed than our other machine. Furthermore with the smaller footprint of both Yamaha machines, we will eventually be able to expand to 4 lines within the same automation space where we could only house 2 lines previously with the Fuji equipment. GWT is very excited about this major expansion and this significant development in our manufacturing capability.
Golden West Technology has purchased a state of the art pick & place machine from Yamaha/Amistar Automationï¿½specifically the Yamaha I-Pulse M20. The machine is Yamahaï¿½s newest and most powerful machine technology… allowing for a new level of quality, speed, ease of use, and true flexibility to be obtained by our automated pick and place operation. GWT thanks Yamaha/Amistar for this incredible piece of new equipment and their expertise in getting it up and running very quickly!
With ROHS2 requirements kicking in for medical customers in Europe this year, Golden West Technology is responding with suitable programs to comply and excel in an ever demanding environment. GWT has one major medical customer already conducting a full product transition and we have the proper procedures and mechanisms in place to comply with a knowledgeable purchasing office, a reliable material certification collection system, and a strong team to address more demanding audit visits to come.
GWT has just acquired a CRï¿½Technology, CRX-2000 xï¿½ray machine that immediately upgrades our present capability. This machine has a larger xï¿½ray chamber comparatively speaking and the ability for 360 degree rotation and 30 degree tiit aliows for better overall viewing and inspection.
- EKRA E4 Screen Printer — This is a fully automatic screen printer that provides for more accurate and reliable application of solder paste to the pads on the circuit board. GWT now has a full complement of automatic, with no further reliance on manual app|ication…for all of its SMT assembly lines.
- Fuji GL5 Glue Machine — GWT upgraded our previous machine forward a couple of generations from a GL2 to GL5, thus allowing for faster and more consistent application of pcb adhesive when required for assembly.
- Fuji IP3 Fine Pitch Machine — A Fuji IP3 was acquired with very low hours in order to upgrade the reliability over our previous 1P3 machine. Better planarity with this machine allows for flatter more secure pins and improved overall placements.