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Why Sacrifice Throughput For Change-over Time?

SMTnet Express March 1, 2012, Subscribers: 24963, Members: Companies: 8801, Users: 32746

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Why Sacrifice Throughput For Change-over Time?

Getting the most out of your equipment in small batch manufacturing.

by: Eric Klaver, Senior Product Manager; Assembléon

The struggle to survive in the world of manufacturing is prompting many volume-driven manufacturing sites in the west to specialize in small batch manufacturing. The aim is to bring value to their customers with fast-turnaround prototyping and reduced introduction times. Pressures are constantly increasing to reduce response times, though, even during peak production periods. It is therefore crucial to manufacture as efficiently as possible by eliminating the time consuming elements in a high-mix environment.

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Scorpion - Fully Automatic Dispenser
Scorpion - Fully Automatic Dispensing System

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SRT Micra - Benchtop SMD Rework Platform
SRT Micra - Benchtop SMD Rework Platform

For use in spray-in-air inline and batch cleaning applications...

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CELLS - MES & Tracking Software
Unisoft CELLS MES & Tracking Software

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SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

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Cardinal Circuit - Equipment Auctions

March 20-21 | Online Auction

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StikNPeel Stencils (Qty 10 per bag)

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Aqueous Tech. Sonic One
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Electronics Forum

LF Wave Solder - SN100C Users - We have been using a selective solder system for all of our automated LF...

HMP hand soldering - We are currently having issues with hand soldering High melting point solder wire...

X-Out Board - Have anyone deal with X-Out boards? These defects are declared if one cavity or more...

Events Calendar


Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | February 28 - March 1 | San Diego, CA, USA | Sponsored by: IPC

The premier electronics industry conference and exhibition...

Printed Electronics Europe 2012

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | April 3-4 | Berlin, Germany | Sponsored by: IDTechEx

Europe's leading event on printed, organic and flexible electronics...

NEPCON Korea 2012

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | April 11-13 | Seoul, South Korea | Sponsored by: Reed Exhibitions

Korea's leading exhibition for the electronics components and manufacturing industries...

Career Center


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Industry Associations Events


SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies. Membership Info | SMTA Certification | Bookstore

Next Event: Indiana Expo & Tech Forum - March 20


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly. Membership Info | Training & Certification Programs | Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: Professional Development Courses: 50 Half-day Technical Education Sessions in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO® - March 1

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Expert 10.6 Rework Station  - Hybrid or IR and convection

Xspection 6000 X-Ray Inspection System

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