EUROPLACER

Europlacer designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT pick and place equipment for the global electronics industry, with a network of distributors across the globe.

Manufacturer

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.

EUROPLACER Postings

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Atom High-Speed, Flexible Pick & Place Platform

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 expect....

Pick & Place

Atom High-Speed, Flexible Pick & Place Platform

iineo+ Pick & Place System With Integrated Component Tester

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...

Pick & Place

iineo+ Pick & Place System With Integrated Component Tester

iineo - Multi Function Pick and Place System

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,...

Pick & Place

iineo - Multi Function Pick and Place System

xpii - Modular Pick and Place System

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,...

Pick & Place

xpii - Modular Pick and Place System

ep710 Automatic Inline Screen Printer

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...

Printing

ep710 Automatic Inline Screen Printer

Lzero3 Automatic SMT Component Storage Cabinet

The Lzero3 automatic SMT cabinet is part of Europlacer’s highly flexible and expandable range of component storage solutions that intelligently manage inventory items for near-production deployment. The Lzero3...

Board Handling - Storage

Lzero3 Automatic SMT Component Storage Cabinet

Szero PCB Storage Cabinet

SzeroPCB is a dry cabinet for PCBs that offers a controlled Relative Humidity environment of less than five percent. This cabinet complements the Lzero3...

Board Handling - Storage

Szero PCB Storage Cabinet

Szero1 'Odd Components' Storage Cabinet

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...

Board Handling - Storage

Szero1 'Odd Components' Storage Cabinet

ii-Feed - Tape Feeding Solution

ii-Feed is based on the strengths of Europlacer’s proven concept of a cart plus elements but incorporates key aspects of our individual feeder technology, merging the best of both technologies. Each individual...

Pick & Place

ii-Feed - Tape Feeding Solution

1 technical article »

Placement Optimisation in a Lean Manufacturing Environment

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....

187 news releases »

Europlacer Appoints SmartRep as New Marketing Partner in Germany.

May 05, 2022 | In a strategic move that strengthens its sales and drives growth in Europe, Europlacer has agreed the terms of a new partnership with high-tech electronics manufacturing equipment distributor SmartRep GmbH. The partnership sees the Hanau-based company selling alongside Europlacer's division in Germany and across German speaking territories in Europe.

SMT Production at Bitstream Poland Takes Advantage of New Atom Capabilities.

Apr 28, 2022 | Based in Lublin, Poland, Bitstream is a leading manufacturer of time synchronization and reliable transmission solutions for the energy, telecommunications, automation and other industrial sectors. The company's manufacturing comprises low to medium volume electronics with a high level of complexity where individual products are built from several different electronic modules. In 2019, Bitstream began to evaluate ways to increase its production throughput while retaining the flexibility required to manage frequent product changeovers on its surface mount assembly.

Europlacer Named as Top Performing International Business in Local Solent Awards.

Apr 13, 2022 | Europlacer has been named the 2022 top-performing business in its category for the Solent region of southern England by The Business Magazine.

Europlacer Continues to Outperform the Market.

Mar 14, 2022 | Europlacer has enjoyed substantial growth throughout 2021 with the company forecasting the same level of achievement and success in 2022.

Europlacer Wins Two NPI Awards at APEX 2022.

Mar 03, 2022 | Europlacer has secured top honors in two New Product Introduction (NPI) categories in the prestigious awards organized by Circuits Assembly magazine and notified at the IPC APEX Expo in San Diego in January.

Fastest Growing SMT Manufacturer in the US Exhibits at APEX 2022.

Jan 23, 2022 | Europlacer is now the fastest growing SMT manufacturer in the US. Aided by a number of significant sales in the region to OEMs and EMS providers, the company has enjoyed double-digit growth over the past 24 months in spite of the pandemic.

Europlacer Announces Intelligent Freeform Feeder for Loose Pick & Place Parts.

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.

Europlacer to Promote CFX Compliance at Productronica 2021.

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.

Nepcon Shenzhen Delivers on its Promises for Europlacer.

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.

Dorset CEM Boosts Surface Mount Capacity with Specialist Rapid Productivity Solutions.

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.

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