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NRI Electronics Inc. Strengthens Its Capabilities with a Juki Mounter and Tray Changer

Dec 10, 2012

Brian Benda, Corporate Director of Operations, and Garry Deacon, Process Engineer, at NRI Electronics Inc.

Brian Benda, Corporate Director of Operations, and Garry Deacon, Process Engineer, at NRI Electronics Inc.

Juki Automation Systems, a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Corporation, announces that NRI Electronics Inc. has acquired a KE-2080EN High-Speed Flexible Mounter and TR-6DER Matrix Tray Changer. The new placement machine and tray changer better enable NRI to provide world-class electronics manufacturing services (EMS) to the defense, aviation, medical, industrial and communications markets from its Anoka, MN plant.

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

For the best results in repeatability, accuracy and reliability, all Juki machines employ 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 can easily 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.

The TR-6DER is a side-mount matrix tray changer that offers up to 15 tray magazines for maximum feeding capacity. The TR6 presents parts two at a time on an automated shuttle arm. Additionally, the TR6 offers a front inspection conveyor with automatic inspection capabilities.

We just took a huge step forward in our process capability and capacity by buying this new equipment,” said Garry Deacon, Process Engineer, NRI Electronics Inc.

“The Juki KE-2080EN High-Speed Flexible Mounter and TR-6DER Matrix Tray Changer give NRI the ability to assist customers from both smaller start-up quantities to large volume “high-speed” production quantities. NRI grows with you,” said Brian Benda Corporate Director of Operations, NRI Electronics Inc.

NRI Electronics is a woman-owned EMS supplier specializing in printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), custom harness assembly and electromechanical manufacturing. NRI’s facilities are RoHS compliant, and the company adheres to the IPC-610 & IPC-620 Class 2 & 3 standards and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. For more information, visit www.nrielectronics.com.


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. The company recently introduced a complete line solution to include screen printers, reflow ovens and wave solder systems.

For more information, visit www.jukiamericas.com.

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