Mek (Marantz Business Electronics), has recently announced the installation of its tenth and eleventh AOI system at RH Technologies. The Israel headquartered EMS provider recently commissioned two new PowerSpector FDAz in-line AOI systems, complementing the existing 9 Mek systems.
The deployment of AOI technology for THT inspection has historically been restricted by a number of factors. These include the physical configuration of most wave and selective soldering lines, which do not lend themselves to conventionally designed AOI machines that are now popular in SMT flow lines. Product is processed in pallets moving on a continuous drive with automatic return on which the inspection must take place.
Emerging trends in printed circuit board assembly, in particular high power automotive electronics, present an increasing requirement for automated inspection of THT. Rework is increasingly forbidden, pressurizing selective and wave soldering yields, and making AOI the solution of choice.
Mek ( Marantz Electronics Ltd), has installed an iSpector AOI system within PKC Group in Finland. In association with Mek partner, SMT House, the manufacturer recently commissioned an iSpector HDL350 at its Raahe site in Finland.
PKC designs and manufactures electrical distribution systems, wire & cables, wiring components and electronics predominantly for the commercial vehicle, automotive and electronics industries. With 19,759 employees globally the Group’s net sales amounted to EUR 928.2 million in 2012. The Electronics division, headquartered in Raahe, offers flexible prototype and customised low volume, high mix production services.
We have moved to accommodate our growing AOI and SPI business
Since the formal start of Mek Europe in 2011 (formerly Marantz) we have been sharing premises with Partnertec, our Dutch agent, in Oirschot near Eindhoven and have expanded our business significantly since then.
In order to serve our customers the very best we can, and to allow for the expansion of both companies, we are extremely proud to announce that Mek Europe headquarter’s has moved to a new office, located in Tilburg West Industrial Area as of 1st October 2013.
Tilburg is located 40kms west of Eindhoven and serves as a main logistics port for parts of Europe south of the Netherlands and for the European headquarters of numerous multinational companies.
The new office accommodates demo, training and meeting facilities in addition to our daily operations. We’d be delighted to welcome you and your customers to our new premises to discuss all aspects of our AOI and SPI business in a modern and relaxing, industrially designed, atmosphere.
Looking forward meeting you in Tilburg!
It’s a busy time of year as another Productronica approaches. The show in Munich, Germany takes place next week and here at Mek we look forward to meeting existing customers as well as plenty of new ones and to introducing them to our brand new range of AOI equipment with the FDAz head.
The PowerSpector FDAz is designed for solder quality inspection and engineered for the reliable inspection of everything related to solder; Excess, insufficient, missing. Shorts and lifted leads of SOT, SO, QFP, THTs and chips. It inspects SMT component bodies for presence/absence, type, polarity, offset.