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SisTech Manufacturing, Inc. Installs Europlacer’s iineo-II SMT Platform

Sep 26, 2010

From left to right:  John Perrotta, VP of Europlacer North America, Lorraine Kennedy, President & CEO  at SisTech and Brad Kennedy, VP of Operations at SisTech Manufacturing, Inc.

From left to right: John Perrotta, VP of Europlacer North America, Lorraine Kennedy, President & CEO at SisTech and Brad Kennedy, VP of Operations at SisTech Manufacturing, Inc.

Tampa, FL - Europlacer, a designer and manufacturer of comprehensive SMT placement systems for the global electronics industry, announces that SisTech Manufacturing Inc. has installed its iineo-II SMT platform at its facility in Bend, Oregon.

“As a small business, it is imperative that we run as efficiently and effectively as possible to meet our customer’s needs. This is why we chose Europlacer for our SMT placement needs. The quick setup allows us to produce multiple products of varying quantities on a daily basis. Also, since we focus on more complex products, the iineo-II’s broad range of placement capabilities ensures that we can produce even the most complex products while ensuring the highest of quality,” said Brad Kennedy, VP of Operations at SisTech Manufacturing, Inc.

“The iineo-II is the perfect pick-and-place system for Sistech Manufacturing. Our iineo-II and our system technologies are specifically designed to help CEMs be highly competitive all the time,” said John Perrotta, Vice President, Europlacer North America.

The iineo-II is a highly flexible, dual-gantry SMT assembler. The system is part of the iineo platform, which features many improvements to the Europlacer machine range such as a higher feeder count, increased board size and increased maximum component height. The platform uses the company’s proven core features — turret heads, intelligent feeders, powerful software — while introducing new technologies with linear motors and digital cameras.

iineo-II is widely configurable, allowing for numerous different possibilities:

  • 8 or 12 Spindle Rotary Heads,

  • 1 or 2 board positioning mechanisms

  • Oversized board options

  • Feeders in front and rear or front only

iineo-II can handle maximum PCB sizes of 18"W x 20"L (standard) with options to handle up to 24"W x 63"L. It also can handle minimum PCB sizes of 2.4" sq, board thickness of 0.019 – 0.18", maximum weight of 20lbs, top-side PCB clearance up to 1.4", and bottom-side clearance of 1". Additionally, the system features board edge clearance up to 0.2". Board location is full edge clamping with fiducial correction and features a SMEMA interface.

Possible options include glue dispense with Archimedean screw, electrical test, fixed camera, rear controls, conveyor auto-width adjustment, special nozzle magazine (Universal gripper nozzle), supplemental nozzle holders and more.

SisTech Manufacturing, a woman-owned, minority-owned business, provides contract electronic manufacturing and mechanical assembly services to high technology companies. The company has over 30 years experience in high-tech assembly, design review, purchasing, project management and order fulfilment for some of the largest companies as well as at rapidly growing start-ups.

For more information about SisTech Manufacturing’s services, visit http://www.sistechmfg.com.

For more information about Europlacer’s iineo-II Assembler, visit http://www.europlacer.com.

Europlacer has been developing machines for electronics assembly since the 1970s and invented the intelligent feeder concept in the 1980s. After 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 machines today. Europlacer’s policy has been to ensure wherever possible that technology purchased many years ago, especially feeders, remain compatible with the latest equipment. Europlacer designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT placement systems for the global electronics industry. For more information, visit Europlacer’s Web site at http://www.europlacer.com.

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