Innovation cycles of less than one year are now the norm throughout the industry, often leaving you less than six months to set up a new production line. This means you have to move quickly. Nowadays, you can protect your margins in small parts assembly and electronics production primarily through modularisation and standardisation using flexible, economical automation solutions. That is exactly what we can do for you.
Specially developed cast resin keeps electronic components protected from dirt and moisture. Applying this material efficiently requires highly developed engineering skills, as it involves complex curved paths in the tightest of spaces. And, what's more, the motion required constantly changes, since the production batches in the electronics industry are usually very small. Machines therefore need to be quick, easy and economical to reconfigure.
The world's leading provider of micro dispenser systems is bdtronic GmbH in Weikersheim in south-west Germany. As the company values high flexibility and optimum use of space as well as absolute precision and process reliability, it selected a complete solution from Festo for its mini-dis product, with the compact handling system YXMx at its core.
Family-owned British company Harwin Plc specialises in high-performance plug connectors. The demands in this market are increasing just as quickly as miniaturisation is advancing. In the meantime, connectors have achieved pin pitch of just 1.25 mm, yet have to withstand countless mating operations, sometimes under extreme conditions. Harwin produces them in a great many variants.
The new production line for the Gecko series therefore needed to be flexible and offer the highest levels of reliability, precision, repetition accuracy and cost-efficiency. The solution was a modular, scalable automation concept from Festo. The advantages include faster production lines, simplified commissioning and easy maintenance.
The maths are simple: whatever you can save on development, engineering and software programming will have a positive effect on the bottom line. You also benefit from economies of scale in procurement. And you can offer your solutions faster and with greater flexibility. Torsten Schulz, Head of Global Key Account Management, Electronics and Assembly industry segment, shows where the greatest potential savings can be found using a sample calculation:
Your success depends largely on the time and effort spent on design engineering and on the products you use. When you focus on standardised products and solutions, you can immediately boost your profit by 20% to 30%. This has also been demonstrated by a study of the industry in Germany by the VDMA.
When you quickly need to come up with a sound solution, whether for transporting, moving, joining or testing, your assembly technology specialists can count on Festo as a supplier and service provider. Why not share this link with them?