Europlacer has been developing SMT pick and place 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.
Despite a strong installed base in North America and a growing customer base in Asia, Europe still accounts for some 70% of Europlacer sales with the remaining 30% generated primarily in Asia and the USA. The ability to maintain a strong, profitable business on European sales enables the company to ensure strength without dependence on the large and unpredictable volumes of machine purchase in Asia. The expected growth of sales in Asia over the next 3-4 years will therefore enable even stronger profit growth, and the company is now also expanding further into Eastern Europe and India.
Europlacer's Integrated Intelligence™ is defined by the fact that the machines have been designed to be flexible from the outset. All aspects of the machine architecture (axis configuration, feeder inventory, turret head technology, software control, programming system, etc) have been designed to work together with intelligent feeders in a changing environment - this is truly Integrated Intelligence™. As a result, Europlacer machines release usable productivity in day-to-day performance.
Europlacer has a strong installed base in across the globe, with growing presence in North America, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, India, and many other markets.
Atom is the new flagship Europlacer pick & place platform. While it sits at the top of our range, it is complementary to and compatible with all our other platforms. That’s what Europlacer customers have come to expec...
The new iineo+ is a highly specified machine , configured with new design, new RC 5.16 platform software and integrated electrical tester. It delivers a step-change in value for production-wide management, process refinement and user accessibilit...
Technically speaking, iineo is a multi function SMT Pick & Place platform , with the highest level of flexibility and feeder count in the industry. It is widely configurable without the need to compromise on feeder count,...
Our xpii platform is a refreshing new approach to modular pick and place. Incorporating technology from Europlacer’s innovative award winning iineo platform, xpii benefits from low maintenance linear motors,...
High print performance and reliability with outstanding value. Europlacer’s ep700 series printers combine the company’s commitment to high performance and reliability with outstanding value. The p...
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SzeroPCB is a dry cabinet for PCBs that offers a controlled Relative Humidity environment of less than five percent. This cabinet complements the Lzero3
The Szero1 is an “odd components” LED control position storage cabinet. Szero1 is a component storage cabinet specifically designed for ‘odd form’ component storage. It is ideal for large reels ...
Feb 20, 2008 | Pierre Chatain, Europlacer Limited, Dorset, UK
Tier 2 and Tier 3 EMS companies face increasing pressure from competition in low-cost manufacturing countries to produce assembled boards at lower cost, with increased complexity and to tighter deadlines. They also face an increasing amount of high-mix, small-to-mediumvolume production runs. Even OEMs find it hard to predict what products they will be manufacturing in three to five years time, driving the need to invest in highly flexible production tools that will cater to their needs over the lifetime of the equipment. This paper examines methodologies for optimising the process, improving stock control and providing greater traceability using lean manufacturing techniques....
Oct 10, 2020 | In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the sales & marketing team at Europlacer have set up comprehensive 'virtual' demonstration facilities manned by real staff for the many businesses looking to evaluate the company's range of surface mount assembly equipment.
Oct 07, 2020 | In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the sales & marketing team at Europlacer have set up comprehensive 'virtual' demonstration facilities manned by real staff for the many businesses looking to evaluate the company's range of surface mount assembly equipment. Staff at the pick & place specialist know that an excellent demonstration is of paramount importance when companies are conducting evaluations of capital equipment. Europlacer sales and support people strive to make demonstrations detailed, informative and focused whilst keeping it an enjoyable experience for participants. Coronavirus restrictions initially limited the team's ability to organise demonstrations on-site in the company's purpose-built demo room. So they came up with a captivating alternative solution, drawing inspiration from the Europlacer motto: Performance, Adaptability, Trust.
Aug 12, 2020 | Europlacer turned 50 on July 08, 2020. It's a significant milestone for a business founded with just £10 of capital in the UK, back in 1970. In the half-century that has passed, Europlacer has come a long way.
Jul 14, 2020 | Wednesday 8th July 2020 marked a significant milestone for Blakell Europlacer. 50 years to the day, the founding company, Blakell Systems Ltd, was registered and incorporated in Britain by Pat Kellard, who many seasoned industry professionals will remember.
Jun 07, 2020 | Fareham-based contract electronics manufacturer Phoenix Systems UK Ltd has added in-house X-Ray facilities to its production resources. The company chose a new Unicomp AX-8200HR X-Ray machine from Europlacer. This advanced process verification and improvement machine was delivered and installed in April this year, despite the coronavirus lockdown.
Apr 18, 2020 | Robert Conway, Chairman of Parable Trust & Blakell Europlacer Group, Dr Kamau Gachigi, Executive Director of Gearbox, Kenya and Neil Sandy, CEO of Wellers Impact & Weller Law Group are delighted to announce a collaboration resulting in essential medical manufacturing technology being sent to Nairobi, Kenya to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
Apr 11, 2020 | Like everyone else in the SMT industry, Europlacer is tightening its belt to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite that, the company is still looking to the future as it continues to make prudent investments to help strengthen its position and enhance a successful growth plan.
Mar 19, 2020 | Prima Electronic Services, has chosen to underpin its growth plans by selecting Europlacer's iineo+ placement platform to address larger and more complex customer boards. The decision to switch to Europlacer is notable as the company has long been a Yamaha customer; it has seven iPulse machines already operating on its assembly lines.
Feb 06, 2020 | Europlacerhas landed an impressive seventh consecutive Service Excellence Award in the Pick & Place category from respected industry publication, Circuits Assembly. At a presentation ceremony at the APEX Expo, the award was accepted by John Perrotta, recently promoted to Global Business Development Officer at Europlacer.
Jan 22, 2020 | Europlacer is renowned industry-wide for its exemplary support infrastructure, a truth officially recognised by six consecutive annual Service Excellence Awards. Now the company’s commitment to Continuous Improvement sees the creation of a new role to specifically support key account customers – a post filled by Europlacer Service, Support & Engineering veteran Mark Bartholomew.