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Michael Thiel, VP of Operations at Multicircuits announced recently that the company, in their continued commitment to purposeful automation, selected and installed a new Orbotech Sprint 200 Legend Printer. The automation includes a custom designed robot with vertical panel flipper and barcoding functionality enabling the printing of both sides of the panel with full automation.
“By installing this system with the proper customized robotics, we can maximize efficiency and accuracy for the legend printing process. These are key factors critical to our industry,” said Thiel.
“Installing this system is a key part of our commitment to automation and integrated manufacturing system. We are committed to making Multicircuits as streamlined and efficient using automation wherever possible. We believe this is the future of our company and the industry as well,” Thiel added.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
The British Motor Museum in Warwickshire, housing the world's largest collection of historic British cars, was venue for the 2022 Annual Symposium of the Institute of Circuit Technology on June 8, which attracted a substantial gathering of manufacturers and suppliers from the UK printed circuit industry. ICT chair Emma Hudson reflected upon lessons learned during the pandemic lock-down and how the industry has successfully adapted to circumstances. She commented that the UK’s PCB fabricators are extremely busy, as she introduced an outstanding conference programme including a keynote from the incomparable Happy Holden.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Torsten Reckert and the team at all4-PCB have a uniquely broad view of what’s happening in the industry. When we asked Reckert about the hottest areas for return on investment, his answers were insightful and sometimes surprising. Readers will note that this conversation includes multiple references to Alex Stepinski and his approach to developing paradigm-shifting processes at GreenSource Fabrication LLC. Reckert worked closely with Stepinski during his time at GreenSource, and just as Reckert is an expert on the current market, Stepiniski is a thought leader on how to optimize processes, making his mention in a return-on-investment conversation particularly valuable.
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Guest editor Dick Crowe speaks with Jeff Brandman of Aismalibar North America about the growing demand for automation in PCB facilities. Jeff shares discusses a variety of Aismalibar's solutions for meeting this need, and he shares his thoughts on the rise of automation in this industry. If you were unable to attend IPC APEX EXPO 2022, don't worry. We're bringing you coverage of the week's events in San Diego, from ribbon cutting to teardown.