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Mini-Cam takes SMT in-house with MYDATA
Article Type: Industry news From: Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Volume 23, Issue 2
Mini-Cam, one of the UK’s leading specialists in the development and manufacture of CCTV systems for pipeline inspection, has placed orders for a MY500 solder-jet printer and a MY100LX10 pick-and-place machine from MYDATA, together with a vapour-phase reflow soldering system from Asscon.
The new equipment, which is being installed at Mini-Cam’s Warrington site, will allow the company to move all of its PCB manufacturing operations in-house to provide even better quality control and the fastest possible response to customer requirements for both standard and custom products.
Because Mini-Cam devotes considerable effort to the development of new and enhanced products, the MY500 solder-jet printer is a particularly attractive option since, as it requires no stencils, it allows prototypes to be produced quickly and economically.
In production applications, the MY500 is also advantageous, as it means that the company can use even the most “difficult” of components without need to resort to costly hand soldering, and that it can respond rapidly and easily when modifications are needed.
The MY100LX10 pick-and-place machine is equally versatile. With a throughput capacity of up to 15,000 cph, the ability to accommodate up to 176 feeders and the very fast changeover times that characterise machines using the Agilis feeder system, it is well suited to prototyping, as well as to high-mix low to medium volume production applications.