£1.5m invested for increased demand at Pektron
Pektron has undertaken the largest single capital investment in its history as a result of increased demand and the ongoing philosophy of ploughing profits back into the business.
Following on from the opening of its state of the art moulding facility last year, and its Queens Award win earlier this year, Pektron has invested over £1.5m in an additional surface mount line and upgrades to three existing lines. These new facilities now take Pektron’s SMT (surface mount technology) lines to eight with an overall capability to place 1.2million components per hour!
With 3D Automated Optical Inspection running on every line, and 3D Solder Paste Inspection with closed loop printer control replacing older standalone 2D technology, Pektron’s ability to manufacture reliable, high quality electronics continues.
Ian Harpham, Manufacturing Director explained:
“We are constantly looking at the best way to invest in our facilities and an additional SMT line will enable us meet the increasing demand we are facing from customers, particularly in the automotive and off-highway sectors.”
The 3D Optical Inspection systems that Pektron have adopted enable full panel metrology to take place at line speeds, with every component, joint and feature measured in microns, allowing process control at an extremely high level.