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Gardien Group is pleased to announce the partnership with WAXCO and their line of handling equipment. As internal processes mature, the final step is automation. WAXCO provides a wide range of solutions to capture your handling requirements.
Rick Meraw, Gardien Group President commented, “Automated handling is the logical progression of process stability and repeatability. Handling is one of the highest pareto markers for product defects. Automation reduces the risk of damage associated with handling. We at Gardien are very pleased with our new partnership.”
Gardien Group provides independent testing and inspection solutions to the PCB industry. In partnership with Taiwan and Japan, Gardien Group has service centers in North America and Europe, Gardien partners with PCB manufacturers supplying the automotive, aerospace, medical, defense, computers & telecommunications sectors. We cater to the testing and QA needs of the entire spectrum of fabricators from small family-owned PCB shops to large international corporations.
Since 2016, Gardien is a distributor for Kamia Test and Image Products worldwide offering exceptional Electrical Test and Optical Inspection (AOI, AVI) solutions including combo systems that test and inspection in one process step.
Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
I have always felt that automation has the potential to make a big difference in our PCB industry, especially domestically, where labor is at premium. For the past year, I have been looking for the story of how automation can and will make a significant difference in established PCB shops. I was fortunate enough to find that story in Multicircuits, located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Only a few short years ago, this company was considered a “plain vanilla” PCB fabricator holding its own in our industry; now it has suddenly assumed a true leadership position in the industry in terms of capability, technology, operations, and profitability.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award winner Curtis Grosskopf, a senior engineer at IBM, reflects on the evolution of IPC committees and the vital importance of their work, especially in collaboratively creating industry-wide standards to guide the work of professionals in every sector. This commitment to multidisciplinary cooperation is a mindset that should be fostered at the start of every career.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
In his State of the Union address in early February, President Biden departed from his usual topics about education and the economy to mention the new CHIPS Act, as well as supply chain and infrastructure issues. For perspective on those remarks, Nolan Johnson chats with David Schild, executive director of the Printed Circuit Board Association of America (PCBAA).