Product programmers understand that they require to take part in a close exchange with the manufacturer’s whatsoever times for models of their PCBs to ensure that they are producible as intended. Unique or very innovative demands promptly reach the limits of expediency, since the production lines are not developed for sure models or demands. Becker & Müller Schaltungsdruck GmbH from Kinzigtal in the Black Forest know this, of course. Prototype manufacturing is just one of the focuses in this company. Consequently, an amazing 6-digit overall has been put into modernisation of the assembly line in the recent past there, in order to provide the most up to date modern technology at all times.
Becker & Müller were active during the production-free time in between Christmas and Revelation. They concentrated on modernising their plants. Certainly, it had actually all been planned with the corresponding lead time. The calmer time around the change of the year had been booked for implementation.
Transforming and new needs from the customers that maintained expanding an increasing number of demanding had actually made this action essential. Anything that is achievable eventually, somehow, will be done by someone – and manufacturing must be ready for it. However, these financial investments are often difficult to compute beforehand from an organization management viewpoint. It is difficult to tell if the technologies currently demanded will prevail on the market over time also. Investments in the appropriate direction can just be made with a confident feeling of which developments will proceed. It has actually settled to look ahead of developments and also to supply the production choices prior to they are really required. An open eye and also a specific feeling of the market are a good insurance for appropriate financial investments.
For example, Becker & Müller Schaltungsdruck have actually now purchased growth as well as modernisation of the wet process with a vacuum cleaner etching component by PILL. The market has currently had some good experiences with the vacuum etching technology. Requirement PCBs starting at a thickness of 50 μm and also rising to 5 mm can be processed in reputable high quality on identical plant. The technological upgrade now allows implementation of even finer structures in better than before. The in-depth plans for the enhancement had the ability to mostly prevent disturbances of the continuous process. A group of professionals from PILL got on website as well as able to support the job profoundly well.
Becker & Müller Schaltungsdruck GmbH expanded its footprint on the market by its procurement of Häfele. The organically established consumer base with its individual and new needs offers an excellent review of what will determine the future structure for requirements in the industry. The previous base material storage space had grown as well little, needing an investment of 26,000 Euro in order to bring operation of the warehouse to the recently called for skills as well as the needed size. The consumers replaced Häfele had some different needs from the previous consumer base where base materials were concerned. This caused some more options to pick from amongst HF products.
The base material storage was bigger and also the computer-supported warehouse monitoring was upgraded as well as boosted. For example, the system will conveniently discover its method between FR4 or PTFE materials in the terrific material variety in the paternoster storage facility, quickly as well as accurately fetching the best material for any kind of customer’s order.
Analysis additionally revealed that use of HotAir is still extensive in tinning of PCBs. Modernisation of the area is as a result an additional investment with a good outlook. At the same time, the pre- as well as post-cleaning action in the process were altered. HAL surfaces are extra affordable than chemical SN or chemical Ni/Au as well as therefore, naturally, in high need among the consumers. Because plant contractors also continue to develop brand-new attributes, the financial investment in this area additionally meant investing in improved high quality, reducing upkeep intervals by different pre-cleaning and enhancing employee efficiency with a barrier.
Environmental facets as well as quality boost are very important facets in decision-making at Becker & Müller Schaltungsdruck GmbH. Comprehensive test series with comprehensive evaluations revealed that surface areas are becoming extra also in the more recent process, as proven by their microsections. This production location alone had an investment quantity of approx. 80,000 Euro.
It’s impossible to do without computer-based procedures in modern-day productions any longer today. Information security is one central product. Consequently, it was clear that this location additionally required to be part of the service provider’s financial investment strategy. In order to reduce outside impacts and also risks, in your area different EDP systems, RAID systems as well as additional back-up approaches were created. It was a financial investment in safety as well as future capability. This additionally implied relocating towards the new EU General Information Defense Law GDPR (2016 ). European data security legislation has been upgraded. After a transfer period till Might 2018, specified companies need to have changed their procedures, procedures and hardware to stop damage for various other firms as well as individuals.
The galvanisation device got a “software facelift” also, as well as program input for the individual panels through an information matrix code viewers was automated. It was currently possible to foresightedly anticipate additional developments in operability, the most up to date security needs and future supports in the total IT method. This is one more investment with a good viewpoint.
Further investments are placed on the technology roadmap at Becker & Müller. No matter if they are created one more measuring device in the test location or a new system for drill administration: The bidirectional exchange between the development division of the item suppliers and also the DFM division of the PCB manufacturers has actually shown to fertilise healthy growths.