Europlacer North America announces that it has successfully installed an IINEO-II, capable of handling 24 wide x 27" long boards, at New Age EMS of Attleboro, MA. The IINEO-II platform features 264 8 mm feeder slots and has a maximum placement rate of 27,300 cph.
“Ease of programming and the ability to perform rapid changeovers were key factors in our decision to partner with Europlacer,” Jeff Anderson, Manufacturing Manager at New Age, was quoted as saying. “The assemblies we manufacture typically have a mix of high pin count devices and high line item counts of chip components. With the IINEO, we are able to accommodate virtually any requirement on a single platform with ease. With the component verification and traceability that the IINEO provides, we also are better able to service regulated markets. When reviewing shipments from the past few months, I see that productivity has improved significantly. We are getting more jobs on and off this machine daily than with any other pick-and-place equipment I have ever used.”
New Age EMS is an electronics manufacturing services provider that has served the New England market since 1982 and specializes in high-density printed circuit board assemblies.
“New Age EMS (www.newageems.com) is an ideal partner for us as we expand our presence in the New England market,” stated John Perrotta, Vice President of Europlacer North America. “The IINEO-II has features and functionality that are targeted to the high-mix manufacture of technically challenging assemblies that many CMs and OEMs in this region deal with regularly.”
Chris Merow, Europlacer North America’s National Sales Manager, added, “New Age selected a comprehensive machine configuration that includes off-line package teaching, full traceability and electrical component verification, along with all of our standard tools for enabling rapid changeover with the highest first-pass yields. New Age EMS is now equipped with machine technology that enables a strong competitive advantage in this market. I am excited about duplicating the success we have enjoyed with New Age because I know of many companies locally and throughout North America that will thrive with what we offer, which is superior equipment technology in combination with proven, ultra responsive customer service.”
For more information about Europlacer, visit www.europlacer.com.
Europlacer has been developing machines for SMT electronics assembly since the 1970’s and invented the intelligent feeder concept in the 1980’s. After its acquisition by Blakell Europlacer in 1991, the company moved away from split-axis to the inherently more capable X-Y architecture that underpins the company’s pick-and-place machines today. Europlacer’s policy has been to ensure that whenever possible, technology purchased many years ago, especially feeders, remain compatible with the latest pick-and-place equipment. Europlacer designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT pick-and-place systems for the global electronics industry. For more information, visit Europlacer’s Web site at www.europlacer.com.