Electronics manufacturing has become increasingly challenging as customers want ever more complex boards, densely populated with components delivering more functionality from less space. Such demands now regularly assume a fast turnaround from a short production run too. Manufacturers need excellent inspection and test equipment to deliver the quality and productivity called for in this environment. Equally though, the equipment’s excellence must be matched by that of its technical support, so that it quickly becomes fully effective and remains so throughout its operational life.
As long-established suppliers of inspection and test solutions to customers distributed throughout the UK and mainland Europe, Cupio Yestech Europe has always recognised this reality, and owes many of their customer relationships to meeting it successfully. They have recently extended their investment in this area by taking on Ben Seviour as a support and bespoke software development specialist.
With an educational background as an IT Practitioner specialising in software systems, Ben’s remit is to provide development effort and support for Nordson YESTECH’s Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) software environment. This now includes not only the Nordson YESTECH AOI machine control software but also VuData, Cupio Yestech Europe’s newly-launched Statistical Process Analyser package. Additionally, Ben will be providing similar software support for ABI Electronics’ test, measurement and fault diagnosis equipment, and other products supplied and supported by Cupio Yestech Europe.
For customers, the most immediate benefits are faster responses to their requirements and support calls, and easier integration of Cupio supplied systems into their processes. Help with networking and systems setup, as well as a sample test programming service is also being offered. Additionally, Ben is engaged in development effort on customer applications as well as potential new products. A recent AOI project involved developing a standalone CAD conversion utility that quickly and easily converts Yestech users’ placement data for machine readability, eliminating the need for Excel spreadsheets.
“My everyday roles include answering support emails and calls, performing remote desktop support sessions and handling orders, as well as my project work” Ben commented, “It’s an exciting position that’s allowing me to further my existing abilities and learn a new skillset far more diverse than that offered by an average job.”
“Ben’s appointment is a reflection of the Company’s continuing direction” said Andy Bonner, Cupio Yestech Europe’s Managing Director, “We know from long experience just how much importance our customers attach to technical support, and Ben’s appointment is helping us improve our delivery of this; ensuring that our inspection and test solutions integrate into our customers’ processes as smoothly, quickly and reliably as possible.”
Cupio Yestech Europe supplies innovative inspection, measurement and test solutions to electronics manufacturers throughout Europe, Russia and Africa. Our specialist equipment suppliers are acknowledged leaders in their field. Our onsite integration, training and support services ensure that their systems rapidly become productive within our customers’ manufacturing facilities.
Our Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) equipment, from Nordson YESTECH, offers PCB inspection with exceptional defect coverage. These systems inspect solder joints and verify correct part assembly, enabling users to improve quality and increase throughput. Programming is fast and intuitive, while latest available image processing technology ensures extremely low false failure rates.
ABI Electronics is a leading manufacturer of test, measurement and fault diagnosis equipment used in manufacturing, test, R&D, repair and education applications, as well as counterfeit component detection. ABI offers uniquely versatile, self-contained and easy-to-use test systems. These feature the most comprehensive set of test instruments for fault-finding on almost any type of PCB.
We support these lines with our VuData Statistical Process Analyser software, Liebert Software Engineering’s enhanced First Article Inspection software package and Haegar Hardware’s custom PCB carriers for assembly, solder process and AOI. We have application specific test solutions comprising Microtronix’ telecoms audio and functional testing for telephones and handsets, and Intepro Systems’ power supply test and power burn-in units. We also offer high speed mass programming equipment for military and rugged USB and Flash devices.
Our inspection, measurement and test solutions are always designed with one single objective: to give electronics manufacturers fast access to significantly improved productivity, quality and profitability. Visit Cupio Yestech Europe for more information on our products and services