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PRIDE Industries Installs Six KE Series High-Speed Mounters from Juki

Jul 09, 2012

Steve Twitchell, PRIDE'S VP of Operations, and Bob Black, JAS, Inc's CEO

Steve Twitchell, PRIDE'S VP of Operations, and Bob Black, JAS, Inc's CEO

 PRIDE Industries, Inc., a social enterprise providing first-rate manufacturing and service solutions to business and government, recently placed a major order with Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc. for six modular assembly systems. The order included four KE-2070 High-Speed Flexible Mounters and two KE-2080 Mounters.

The KE-2070/KE-2080 are Juki’s sixth-generation modular assembly systems, featuring the new LNC60 high-resolution laser for on-the-fly laser centering which results in high-speed, highly accurate placement. Both systems have a six nozzle head with a placement range from 01005 (0402 metric) to 33.5 mm2. The KE-2070 has a rated IPC9860 speed of 16,000 CPH and the KE-2080 of 15,400 CPH.

For the best results in repeatability, accuracy and reliability, all Juki machines use the LNC60 optical centering laser that is built into the head to easily measure components while moving from the pick to the placement site. This eliminates the need to move to a stationary or line scan camera, creating a very efficient method of component measurement centering. The LNC60 is not affected by the color of a part and easily can transfer a part profile back to the database. Other important features of the LNC60 optical centering laser include the ability to detect the exact height of the nozzle tip, bent nozzle detection, and a tombstone pick check. Additionally, the laser ensures that a component is present before placement and that the component has been placed successfully.

Juki provided the best overall SMT package of capabilities, and the equipment’s functionality is perfectly aligned with our customers’ needs,” said Steve Twitchell, VP of Sales Operations. “Juki’s reputation for superior service was key to our decision, ensuring a seamless transition for our existing customers and reliability as we expand our customer base.” 

The KE-2070 and KE-2080 are compatible with all current Juki feeders and trolleys, resulting in seamless installations into existing Juki lines. The machines feature powerful line optimization software and rugged trolley carts that make changeover quick and easy. They also feature an auto-pick correction feature that minimizes setup time and ensures accurate picking of even the smallest components, as well as a “BGA” auto-teach feature that allows the operator to automatically “learn” the ball or lead pattern on BGAs and QFPs. For more information about Juki’s KE Series, visit
For more information about PRIDE Industries’ full lineup of capabilities, visit

Juki, a global leader in high-speed SMT Assembly equipment, has shipped more than 25,000 machines worldwide since 1987.  Juki has built its global image with a combination of top-quality and high-reliability machines with a reputation for world-class service and support that result in the lowest production costs for its customers.  The pioneer of the modular assembly system in 1993, Juki offers flexible solutions designed for both high-volume and high mix environments.   

Additionally, Juki Americas offers selective solder and stamp soldering machines backed by the largest field service group in the industry. They recently introduced a complete line solution to include screen printers, reflow ovens and wave solder systems.

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PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit organization and recognized service supplier meeting the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and facilities needs of business and government nationwide while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities. Operating in 11 states and the nation's capital, PRIDE employs more than 4,600 individuals, including more than 2,600 people with disabilities. Headquartered in Roseville, CA, PRIDE ranks as the fourth largest manufacturing and service company in the greater Sacramento region. To learn more, visit

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