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.
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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....
Dec 03, 2021 | With component shortages plaguing the electronics industry and putting additional pressures on SMT assembly operations, the introduction of a new freeform feeder compatible with all Europlacer pick & place platforms is timely.
Nov 03, 2021 | At the core of all exhibits on the Europlacer stand (A3-215) at this year's Productronica event is a distinct focus on the IPC CFX Standard, with the company promoting its own compliance as an early adopter and encouraging certification to other participants across the surface mount assembly sector.
Oct 31, 2021 | As one of the world's first trade shows in the electronics sector to return as an in-person event, Nepcon Shenzhen appears to have delivered on expectations. For the Europlacer China team, the exhibition was special in another way, being the first time that the company has exhibited at the Shenzhen show for 14 years.
Aug 26, 2021 | Long-term Europlacer customer Electronics Technicians Ltd (ETL), located just 10 miles from Europlacer's UK HQ, has embarked on a broad modernisation investment programme at its Dorset-based contract manufacturing facility, which includes the purchase of new assembly equipment and accessories to expand its surface mount production capacity and capability.
Jun 09, 2021 | Having acquired its fifth Europlacer iineo+ pick & place machine in late 2019, St Neots based contract electronics manufacturer OSI Electronics UK is now adding a new Europlacer screen printer and ALeader3D Solder Paste Inspection(SPI) combination to its reconfigured 'SMT Hall'.
May 25, 2021 | Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Piddlehinton-based Prototype Electronics Ltd has invested in a second iineo pick & place machine from Europlacer. The new machine was specified to be identical to the company's first single-turret iineo+ machine acquired just one year earlier.
May 14, 2021 | Megger has switched to Europlacer placement platforms by selecting two new iineo+ pick & placemachines to upgrade its in-house surface mount assembly and replace the functionality of two legacy pick & place machines in one of its lines.
Apr 15, 2021 | Europlacer Americas announces that it has added Craig 'CJ' Brown to its management team as Regional Manager for the South, South East and Central US. This important new position constitutes a cooperative move to strengthen the company's sales operations across the Americas in the light of expanding sales growth.
Apr 13, 2021 | While the number eight is recognized as the luckiest number in China, it is now a lucky number for Europlacer, thanks to the company's unprecedented eighth consecutive Service Excellence Award win in the Pick & Place category from respected industry publication, Circuits Assembly. This year, the award ceremony took place online as coronavirus continues to alter the business landscape, but with the award highlighting exemplary customer service, it is as meaningful as ever.
Mar 25, 2021 | Contract Manufacturer Wildtrax proves that some businesses have reasons to pursue aggressive growth strategies even in times of global challenges. The Littlehampton-based CEM invested in its second SMT pick & place machine from Europlacer during the lockdown in September 2020 to support the urgent manufacture of equipment destined for several essential key markets, including assemblies for vaccine machines, cold-chain distribution products and the Nightingale Hospital.