Gemini Tec have confirmed another investment into vapor phase reflow technology for 2018.
The UK's first VP2000 line will be added to its MYcronic MY200 Synergy line shortly, increasing capacity for all series production orders. The investment forms part of a series of technology upgrades through 2018 & 2019. The choice to add more capability has been taken due to the outstanding results of its Asscon VP800 vapor phase reflow oven.
Commenting on the latest news, Adam Harsant:
"We've had great feedback from our customers over the last year, since we installed our VP800 system and started to produce high complexity boards with this process. Now we feel the time is right to invest heavily in this technology to process our series production orders using the same process. And with our surface mount lines being fully automated, we now need to balance our production times for our higher volume orders "
"This reflow capability has already provided many distinct process advantages, but has also driven up the efficiency by removing the traditional problems found with creating and engineering oven profiles"
Read more: Another UK first with Asscon Vapor Phase Reflow
As part of our ongoing development and expansion, we've upgraded our process lab. Within this ESD controlled area we updated capability and capacity in key areas:
We've upgraded our spray booth, so we can coat small quantities quickly. When your batch sizes increase, we can use our automated PVA selective spraying system, allowing us to provide the maximum flexibility to changing production needs.
Automated Wave Solder:
For PTH boards and second stage assembly (including double sided SMT) using our CMS400 wave soldering machine.
We use ultrasonic (with vapour) and aqueous techniques to prepare boards for coating or provide ultra clean PCBA's
We have 5 options for board breakout, including two routing machines to supply fully flush edges on your PCBA's. We always recommenced against using 'V-Score' techniques and have all the tools to support many breakout options.
Read more: New Process Lab now open - Increased conformal coating capacity