Static Systems achieves ‘all-time productivity high’
Following a £300,000 investment in the latest surface mount component placement technology, IP nurse call, and fire and custodial alarm system manufacturer, Static Systems Group, says it has – for the first time – placed one million components in less than a month, significantly increasing previous manufacturing capabilities. The company’s existing machine, which itself provided ‘leading-edge technology’ when it was purchased 10 years ago, had reached the limit for the size of components it could place.
“Technology is driving the increased miniaturisation of components, with much of this emerging from the telecoms and automotive industries, said Static Systems’ Manufacturing director, Philip Marsh. “It is our intention to retain our market-leading position within the healthcare and custodial communication sectors, and to future-proof our production capabilities. Our new pick-and-place machine will give us more space and flexibility with our printed circuit board designs, as well as allowing us to remain cost-competitive and increase manufacturing capacity to meet fast turnaround delivery schedules as and when necessary.”
Static Systems says its new fully automated Mycronic MYPro MY300SX-15 delivers improved accuracy and speed of module placement, as well as providing the capability to place very small components. It added: “Changeover time is dramatically improved when compared with previous generation machines, enabling Static Systems to react far quicker to changes in demand.
To optimise the performance of the new surface mount machine, the company has also upgraded the workspace to include a ‘positive’ air ventilation system. By providing filtered clean air, the system will help to prevent airborne particles being drawn into the build of the boards, avoiding potential contamination and ultimately improving system reliability.