CASE STUDIES​

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Who we've helped in the past

dip insertion head

issue:

A large manufacturer of electrical insertion equipment developed several Dual Inline Package (DIP) heads that were expensive and difficult to manufacture, and were very unreliable in the field.

Solution:

We engineered a new machine and made a prototype that was adopted by all levels of management.

Result:

The new head is half the cost to produce, faster, and three times more reliable than the previous heads. Our machine became the industry standard worldwide.

Jumper Head

issue:

An electronic manufacturer had subcontracted other Jumper Heads that were (1) Pneumatically actuated (noisy), (2) Required a great deal of time to setup and keep running, (3) Consuming time for tool changes, and (4) had a separate wire feeder.

Solution:

We developed a new Jumper Head that was all mechanically driven by one motor including the wire feeder.

Result:

The new Jumper Head is quiet and tooling changes take only 5 minutes. The head is capable of running at 4 jumpers per second. Approximately $1M recouped cost.

Circuit Board drilling machine

issue:

A major computer manufacturer needed a high-speed drilling solution for large panel circuit board manufacturing.

Solution:

We developed the fastest circuit board drilling machine in the world capable of drilling 2500 holes per second. The machine needed a 400 HP air compressor to run 180 spindles capable of 130,000 RPM.

Result:

The machine saved the company $5 billion dollars due to increased thru put, and labor cost savings, value add.

36MM Auto Impact Pinner

issue:

A large computer manufacturer needed a way to attach 300 copper pins to a chip carrier ceramic substrate.

Solution:

The pins were fed and located into a ceramic substrate , cold impact formed with a head and bulge on both sides of a ceramic substrate to hold them firmly in place.

Result:

Several machines were built, and the new machines saved the company 5 billion dollars of labor and value add over their lifetime…

Automatic Chip Remove and Dress Machine

issue:

A large computer manufacturer needed a way to remove misregistered or electrically bad chips from multi chip modules to save reflow cycles and dress the solder for the site so another chip could be placed there.

Solution:

All work is done in a nitrogen environment. Modules are loaded and moved thru a pass thru then 3 pre heat stations. The chip is heated with focused IR and suction removal. A nickel plated sintered copper billet is placed on that site and heated to remove all residual solder.

Result:

The machine saved the company 2 billion dollars of labor and value add over the life time of that machine.

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