New pick and place machine…
Sundance has upgraded our in-house automated surface mount assembly manufacturing equipment. Our new Mycronic MY12 pick and place machine can place 0201 components, which is a significant upgrade over the 0402 component limitation of our previous machine. This will enable us to create boards with a higher component density, therefore allowing board designs with the same physical size to have a higher complexity or allowing the dimensions of the board to be reduced.
Our new IBL SLC309 vapour-phase oven allows PCBs to be safely reflowed in a fully controlled reflow environment. Due to the technologies involved it is impossible for the maximum temperature to exceed 235°C. Which is unlike convection and infrared reflow systems where uncontrolled heat potentially allows the PCB to be exposed to excessive heat and damaged.
By default, each board we produce is processed by our Automated Optical Inspection system. This helps to eliminate any manufacturing faults before powering the boards.
New quality certification!
All of the above processes have contributed towards us being accredited with the latest ISO9001-2015 Quality System certification. ISO 9001 is the only standard in the ISO 9000 series to which organizations can certify. Achieving certification means that an organization has demonstrated the following:
- Follows the guidelines of the ISO 9001 standard
- Fulfils its own requirements
- Meets customer requirements and statutory and regulatory requirements
- Maintains documentation
We are happy to continue our ISO 9001 certified status and the new 2015 specification will give us a more customer focussed approach.