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Universal Instruments is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced automation and assembly equipment solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry.

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Universal Appoints Technical Marketing Company to Represent its Advanced Process Lab

Jun 07, 2020 | Universal Instruments' Advanced Process Lab (APL) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Technical Marketing Company (TMC) as its Channel Partner. Chris Dodd, President and principal owner, and the TMC team will represent Universal's APL throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

GPD Global Installs Precision Dispenser at Universal’s Advanced Process Lab

Dec 17, 2019 | Universal Instruments’ Advanced Process Lab (APL) is pleased to announce that GPD Global has placed a MAX II precision dispenser in its lab in New York. Universal’s APL offers comprehensive research, analytical and advanced assembly services that enable manufacturers to realize rapid product introduction, maximize yield and optimize reliability.

Universal Showcases Surface Mount and Odd-Form Capabilities at IPC APEX

Feb 06, 2018 | Universal Instruments will feature flexible surface mount, odd-form and automation platform solutions at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO held at the San Diego Convention Center on February 27 – March 1. On booth 3141, Universal will demonstrate its FuzionOF™ high-speed automation platform, extra-capacity FuzionXC2-37™ Platform and Uflex™ modular automation platform.

FuzionXC2-37™ Platform.

Universal Welcomes SMTo Engineering to Channel Partner Network

Jul 06, 2017 | Universal Instruments has enriched its customer coverage in Mexico with the addition of a new Channel Partner, SMTo Engineering S.A. de C.V. SMTo Engineering complements Universal’s Customer Operations infrastructure in the territory by leveraging a thorough understanding of the Mexican market to provide best-in class technology solutions in the form of capital equipment, as well as consumables and engineering services for peripheral electronics assembly process equipment.

Wistron and Universal Instruments Building Successful Alliance

Mar 08, 2017 | Taiwan-based EMS, Wistron Corporation continues to successfully adapt to its evolving customer product portfolio with a manufacturing model that includes Universal Instruments’ Fuzion Platform. Wistron has now integrated more than 60 Fuzion, including several platforms purchased earlier this year, to perform complex odd-form applications while maintaining a 99.9% yield for volume production of information and communication technology (ICT) products

Fuzion® Platform.

Universal Appoints Jeff Knight General Manager,  APL and Advanced Technology Assembly Services

Jul 21, 2016 | Universal Instruments is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Knight as General Manager of the Advanced Process Lab (APL) and Advanced Technology Assembly Services (ATAS). Knight will operate out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Conklin, NY and will be responsible for generating new business opportunities for Universal’s advanced technology groups at both the Conklin and Rochester, NY facilities while also ensuring an exceptional level of support and success for the existing customer base.

Jeff Knight General Manager of the Advanced Process Lab (APL) and Advanced Technology Assembly Services (ATAS).

EEI Manufacturing Services Selects Universal Instruments' Fuzion Platform Versatile solution meets critical flexible production requirements for multi-million dollar contract.

Feb 18, 2016 | EEI Manufacturing Services announced September 29th 2015 that the Department of the Navy has approved a 33-month $2.24 million Mentor-Protégé agreement between Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) and EEI Manufacturing Services.

Universal's APL to Deliver Technical Session at LED A.R.T. Symposium

Nov 14, 2015 | Denis Barbini, PhD, Associate Director of Universal Instruments’ Advanced Process Lab (APL), will present a technical session entitled LED Electronics – A Guide to Developing a Manufacturing Process at the LED Assembly, Reliability & Testing (A.R.T.) Symposium in Atlanta, GA on November 17–19, 2015. The presentation will examine key considerations for the design and manufacturing of LED products, driven by research performed by the APL.

Denis Barbini, PhD, Associate Director of Universal Instruments’ Advanced Process Lab (APL).

Universal Features Surface Mount and Automation Solutions at Productronica 2015

Nov 01, 2015 | Universal Instruments will demonstrate both its high-speed flexible Fuzion1-30™ and ultra-flexible Fuzion1-11™ platforms at Productronica 2015, held November 10–13 at the Munich Trade Fair Center, Germany. Complementing these solutions on the booth will be the Polaris Assembly Cell, offering cost-effective performance for extreme odd-form automation and light mechanical assembly applications. Universal will exhibit on Hall A2, Booth 459 in cooperation with channel partner, smartTec GmbH.

Fuzion1-11 – the fastest and most versatile multifunction platform.

Universal Fortifies Americas Operations, Appoints Michael Welch Regional Manager

May 07, 2015 | Industry experience and technical expertise enriches Universal’s ability to exceed customer expectations in US southern states.

Michael Welch Southern States Regional Manager of Customer Operations.

Universal Appoints New Channel Partner in Brazil

Apr 01, 2015 | Universal Instruments has joined in a cooperative agreement with GRSYS Service LTDA, welcoming the company to the Universal Channel Partner network. GRSYS is responsible for the Central and Southern Brazil region, where it will provide sales, support and spare parts services to existing and prospective Universal Instruments customers. The addition of GRSYS further extends Universal’s commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience in South America, which is now covered by three Universal representatives.

Universal's Custom Tooling Paying Dividends for SEL

Mar 16, 2015 | Universal Instruments and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories have enjoyed a successful partnership for many years, with Universal being the first capital equipment supplier to be awarded preferred-supplier status with SEL. Universal was also recognized as one of the company’s Supplier Success Stories of 2010.

Universal's Fuzion Platform Awarded at Productronica

Dec 02, 2013 | Universal Instruments' FuzionXC2-37™ Platform was presented the Global SMT & Packaging Global Technology Award at Productronica 2013 as the top machine in the "Placement Equipment - Low/Medium-Volume" category.

Delivering all-in-one flexibility, Universal's FuzionXC2-37 allows manufacturers to quote any job in an increasingly uncertain environment. This versatile solution combines high-speed chip to extreme odd-form placements from 01005 passive components up to 150mm connectors with 5kg placement force and parts up to 25mm tall, all on the same platform.

Universal Improves Spare Parts Website, Hires General Manager of Production Tooling

Dec 09, 2012 | In its ongoing effort to provide customers with exceptional service, Universal Instruments Corporation recently launched an enhanced spare parts website at The development of the site is just one of the projects spearheaded by Justin Poet, general manager of the organization’s newly created Production Tooling Group.

Universal Instruments (UIC) Spare Parts Store Homepage

Universal Instruments’ APL Holds AREA Consortium Meeting

Nov 29, 2012 | In October, Universal Instruments Corporation’s Advanced Process Lab (APL) held its third Advanced Research in Electronics Assembly (AREA) Consortium meeting of 2012 at Binghamton University’s Innovative Technologies Complex in Vestal, N.Y. The 25-member consortium, organized by Universal, helps member organizations identify and develop new and emerging technologies, generating applicable knowledge for specific product development and manufacturing processes.

Universal Fortifies Southeast Asia Region, Appoints Mark Norris General Manager of Customer Operations

Oct 31, 2012 | Universal Instruments Corporation is supporting a strategic growth initiative by substantially increasing the resources focused on Southeast Asia. With this change, the company is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mark Norris as General Manager of Southeast Asia Customer Operations, reporting to Brad Bennett, Vice President of Global Customer Operations. All customer-facing resources in the region will report to Mr. Norris.

 Mark Norris

Universal Welcomes SmartSol Technologies to Channel Partner Network

Jun 25, 2012 | Universal Instruments has enriched its customer coverage in Mexico with the addition of a new Channel Partner, SmartSol Technologies. SmartSol complements Universal’s Customer Operations infrastructure in the territory by leveraging a thorough understanding of the Mexican market to provide best-in-class technology solutions in the form of capital equipment, as well as consumables and engineering services for peripheral electronics assembly process equipment.

MC Assembly Meets Growing Demand with Universal Instruments’ Genesis Series 2

Jun 19, 2012 | MC Assembly™ has integrated multiple Universal Instruments Genesis Series 2 Platform production lines, to include Universal’s Dimensions® Line-level Software Suite to proactively monitor and maximize production efficiency. This newest acquisition continues a lasting collaboration between the two companies and expands MC Assembly’s services offering by benefiting from the improved board size, part range and yield capabilities of the Genesis Series 2 portfolio.

Genesis Series 2 Platform

Universal's Advantis AC-60 LED is Producing LED Lighting at Leading Chinese Supplier - Formal Introduction at NEPCON Shanghai

Apr 18, 2012 | Universal Instruments will launch the premier pick-and-place solution for the growing solid-state lighting market with the introduction of the Advantis® AC-60 LED Platform at the NEPCON tradeshow in Shanghai, China, April 25–27. The Advantis AC-60 LED features focused yet flexible performance, maximizing productivity for both LED and surface mount applications by leveraging Universal’s proven Lightning® placement head.

Advantis® AC-60 LED Platform

SMT Hautes Technologies Adds Advantis AC-90T, Augments Partnership with Universal

Apr 10, 2012 | SMT Hautes Technologies has further leveraged its alliance with Universal Instruments to enhance the company's capabilities and bolster its position as a leading-edge EMS provider. SMT Hautes has purchased an Advantis® AC-90T Platform for its Montreal, Canada production facility, extending its growing Universal Instruments surface mount production portfolio. The new high-speed machine is currently achieving 3X the throughput in half the footprint of the previous equipment set.

Advantis 3 AC-90T – An ultra-high-speed small part placer

Universal Highlights New Platform and Emerging Market Focus at APEX 2012

Feb 23, 2012 | Universal Instruments sets a higher standard for versatility and performance in a multifunction surface mount platform with the introduction of the Genesis GX-37D to the Americas market at the APEX 2012. Universal will demonstrate the exceptional capabilities of the GX-37D on booth #2737, as well as share the company’s vision into the exciting new markets shaping the industry landscape and Universal’s unique position as a productivity and profitability leader in these markets.

The GX-37D is the first true multi-purpose surface mount platform, placing chips at high-speed and extending through extreme odd-form component placement.

Universal Leverages New Market Opportunities for Strong 2011

Feb 08, 2012 | Universal Instruments positioned its electronics assembly solutions portfolio in the forefront of an evolving industry landscape to enjoy market success in 2011. The company’s product and solutions roadmaps were well-aligned in anticipation of a global technology shift, resulting in a leadership position in the emerging “green” markets, an expanded customer base and a Q4 2011 global market share gain of nearly 2% versus the prior year.

SWEMCO Enhances Capabilities with Universal Instruments’ Genesis Line Solution

Dec 07, 2011 | SWEMCO has purchased a Universal Instruments Genesis Platform production line. The new equipment set was complemented with Universal’s Dimensions® Line Manager shop floor control software. Both are now operational in SWEMCO’s Moorestown, New Jersey production facility.

Universal Instruments’ Genesis Platform

Universal Showcases Two SM Platforms at Productronica 2011

Nov 08, 2011 | Universal Instruments extends its Genesis Platform portfolio with the introduction of the Genesis GX-37D at the Productronica 2011 tradeshow.

The GX-37D is the first true multi-purpose surface mount platform, placing chips at high-speed and extending through extreme odd-form component placement.

Advance, Adapt, Achieve with Universal Instruments at Productronica 2011

Nov 03, 2011 | Universal Instruments encourages electronics manufacturers to advance, adapt, and achieve sustainable competitive advantage at the Productronica 2011 tradeshow in Munich, Germany, November 15-18. Join Universal in Hall A3, Stand 440 and see how the company’s leading-edge technologies and expertise enable manufacturers to efficiently meet today’s challenges and evolve to address those of emerging markets.

Universal Announces Platform Feeder Upgrade Path

Jun 22, 2011 | Universal Instruments announces an unprecedented upgrade path for its customers to enhance the performance of their surface mount platform feeders. The offer features two distinct options for improving feeder functionality to maximize machine and production line efficiency: a Gold Feeder Remanufacture Program, and a “Green-for-Gold Plus” Feeder Recycle Program.

Universal Announces Extraordinary Advantis 3 Line Offer

May 27, 2011 | Universal Instruments has announced a limited-time promotion on a scalable production line featuring the company’s award-winning Advantis 3 Platform. This new platform was recognized, at this year’s IPC APEX tradeshow, with a Circuits Assembly NPI Award. This specially configured line features scalable performance and class-leading technology for electronics manufacturing in cost-sensitive markets, and is offered through August 16, 2011 at an introductory price.

Advantis 3 Platform.

Universal's Innova Feeder Delivers High-Speed Bare Die to Mainstream Manufacturing

Mar 21, 2011 | Universal Instruments is embracing the convergence era of electronics assembly with the introduction of the Innova and Innova + direct die feeders. This revolutionary technology enables the presentation of wafer-level devices to Universal's GenesisSC Platform without incurring costly packaging charges.

The Innova family allows for the installation of multiple feeders on a single placement machine with minimum feeder slot consumption.

CBA Group Appoints Debbora Ahlgren Vice President of Marketing

Mar 09, 2011 | The CBA Group, comprised of Universal Instruments Corporation and Hover-Davis, announces the appointment of Debbora (Deb) Ahlgren as Vice President of Marketing, reporting to Jean-Luc Pelissier, CEO and President of CBA, Universal Instruments and Hover-Davis.

Debbora  Ahlgren, Vice President of Marketing for CBA Group.

Universal’s APL Attends Regional and National Technology Events

Nov 04, 2010 | Universal Instruments' Advanced Process Laboratory (APL) highlighted its Failure Analysis and Prototyping capabilities at recent regional SMTA shows, including the LI Chapter on October 13 and the Empire Chapter on October 19.

Universal Instruments’ APL Hosts Initial 2010 AREA Consortium Meeting

Jul 29, 2010 | Universal Instruments’ Advanced Process Lab hosted the first Advanced Research in Electronics Assembly (AREA) Consortium meeting of 2010 at the Treadway Inn in Owego, NY on June 16-17. Nearly 80 attendees from the 29 member companies participated in the two-day event, which will also be presented in subsequent webcasts. Topics ranged from thermal interface assembly to a continuing analysis of lead-free solder microstructure and reliability.

Draper Chooses Universal's Versatile GenesisSC Platform

May 20, 2010 | Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts – a research and development laboratory engaged in a broad array of programs for government and commercial sponsors – has selected Universal Instruments’ newly released GenesisSC Platform to be utilized in a wide range of assembly requirements.

Universal’s Dimensions Linechart Identifies Production Inefficiences

Apr 12, 2010 | Universal Instruments has bolstered its Dimensions line software suite with the introduction of Linechart™ – a performance-monitoring software module designed to increase utilization rates to over 90%. This new multi-vendor reporting software provides complete visibility into all production lines and quickly identifies factory inefficiencies.

Universal Shows Next-Gen Manufacturing Solutions at APEX 2010

Apr 12, 2010 | Universal Instruments poses the following question to electronics manufacturers at IPC APEX 2010: "Is your production system supplier supporting your growth or their own?" With complete process, manufacturing and support solutions for the next generation of production requirements, Universal partners with customers from product concept through the entire product life cycle.

Universal’s GenesisSC: Semiconductor Performance at Surface Mount Speeds

Apr 12, 2010 | Universal Instruments expands its proven Genesis Platform portfolio with the introduction of the GenesisSC Platform – a revolutionary Semiconductor solution that blends state-of-the-art flip chip assembly capabilities with the robustness and speed of the Genesis Platform.

GenesisSC ,  Semiconductor Performance at Surface Mount Speeds.

H3C Boosts Production with Additional Genesis Platform Line.

Mar 30, 2010 | H3C Technologies Co., Limited (H3C), a leading global supplier of IP-based products and solutions, has purchased an additional Genesis Platform production line from Universal Instruments. The new line will be configured similar to H3C’s existing Genesis line and used to build the company’s most complex products – those that demand the highest quality and yields. The decision to purchase the Universal equipment was based on the success of the initial Genesis line in building these same products.

Genesis Platform Line

Altech UEC Chooses Universal’s Genesis Platform

Feb 08, 2010 | Altech UEC is a leading developer of digital technology for the International Pay-TV Industry. The company has chosen Universal Instruments’ Genesis Platform to be used in manufacturing its leading-edge Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Set Top Box (STB) products. Initial production results have shown a dramatic performance improvement from 55,000 components to 99,000 components per hour.

Universal Broadens Through-Hole Component Spectrum

Jan 07, 2010 | Universal Instruments has expanded the lead span capability of its class-leading Radial 8XT insertion machine by introducing the industry’s first 5.0/7.5/10.0mm triple-span radial machine. This large span capacity virtually eliminates tedious manual assembly requirements to improve product quality and provide greater returns for through-hole applications.

Vicor Purchases Genesis for Range of Applications

Dec 14, 2009 | Vicor, a leader in the development, manufacture and sale of power conversion components and systems since 1981, has purchased Universal Instruments’ Genesis Platform based on its unique ability to adapt to a wide range of process requirements. The new equipment will be used for Vicor’s leading-edge VI Chip line of power conversion products, from low-volume/high-mix, to high-volume, as well as a specialized post-SMT assembly process requiring unique tooling and software solutions. Universal’s ability to provide a complete turn-key solution, rather than the hardware alone, differentiated Genesis from the alternative providers.

Universal Instruments Hosts 2009 Supplier Day

Nov 25, 2009 | Universal Instruments strengthened relationships with its supplier base by hosting an informal but informative Supplier Day at its Conklin, NY, USA headquarters. The singleday event provided an opportunity to update suppliers on Universal’s current position, as well as the company’s quality and reliability results and roadmap. It also served as an opportunity to review supplier expectations, performance, and initiatives.

Universal Instruments’ APL Hosts AREA Consortium Meeting

Nov 06, 2009 | Universal Instruments’ Advanced Process Lab hosted the third 2009 Advanced Research in Electronics Assembly (AREA) Consortium meeting at the Treadway Inn in Owego, NY on October 28-29. More than 75 attendees from the 29 member companies participated in the two-day event and a much larger number has signed up for subsequent webcasts of the presentations. Topics ranged from lead-free solder microstructure and reliability to environmental stress screening procedures.

CBA Group Announces New Director of Human Resources

Aug 19, 2009 | The CBA Group, comprised of Universal Instruments Corporation and Hover-Davis, announces the appointment of Cynthia Palka to the position of Director, Human Resources. Cynthia will report to CBA Chairman and CEO Jean-Luc Pelissier.

Universal Launches Revolutionary Shop Floor Control Software

Aug 13, 2009 | Universal Instruments introduces a ground-breaking shop floor control software. It maximizes line utilization and provides unprecedented visibility into production.

Universal Instruments Celebrates its 90th Anniversary at APEX 2009

Apr 10, 2009 | Universal Instruments is celebrating a milestone anniversary at APEX 2009 in Las Vegas. For 90 years, the company has successfully brought innovative products to the market. At this year's APEX show, Universal will again share its latest solutions designed to improve customer productivity.

Universal Instruments Appoints New Sales Representative � the IPS Group

Feb 10, 2009 | Universal Instruments has expanded its sales force with the appointment of the Integrated Production Solution (IPS) Group as sales representative for the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, as well as the Central and Southern Mexico region.

Universal Instruments' First AdVantisX Production Platform Installed in McIntosh Laboratory's Binghamton Plant

Feb 09, 2009 | Universal Instruments, a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced automation and assembly equipment solutions, is pleased to announce that Binghamton, NY-based McIntosh Laboratory, renowned as a leading manufacturer of the world's best and most complete ultra-luxury home entertainment solutions, recently installed Universal's first surface mount technology (SMT) production line in its Binghamton manufacturing facility.

Catalyst Expands Capabilities with Universal's Genesis Platform

Jul 24, 2008 | Catalyst Manufacturing Services, a full-service contract electronics manufacturer providing engineering, manufacturing, and technical support, has purchased six turn-key production lines from Universal Instruments, including screen printers, reflow ovens and 12 Genesis Platforms, to be installed over their three manufacturing sites located in Endicott, NY (USA), Raleigh, NC (USA), and Tijuana, Mexico.

Valor and Universal Streamline Shop-Floor and Enterprise-Level Dialogue

Jun 13, 2003 | Universal Instruments and Valor Computerized Systems have announced an agreement to interface Valor software products with Universal's manufacturing systems

Director of Global Services Named at Universal

Jun 11, 2003 | Bob Lamanna Assumes New Leadership Role

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