South Beloit, IL — The nine year partnership between Minarik Drives and Assembléon continues to move forward with the first United States installation of the new MC-1 SMT (Surface Mount Technology) Pick and Place equipment. While most US manufacturers are cutting back due to the economy, Minarik Drives, based in South Beloit, IL, continues to aggressively invest in capital equipment and people in a long-term plan to provide engineering resources and US built motor drives and electronic controls. Minarik Drives was the first DC Drive manufacturer to use SMT Technology and continues to be at the forefront of control manufacturing technology. After researching all the SMT equipment on the market, Minarik determined that Assembléon provided the best overall solution for Minarik’s quality, technology, commercial goals.
With the addition of the high-performance Assembléon MC-1, Minarik Drives has significantly increased their production flexibility and capability. The MC-1 combines a high-mix capability with accurate chip and IC shooting, making it the most versatile Pick & Place machines available today. It meets a wide range of production needs by being able to handle a broad component mix. This increased versatility has allowed Minarik Drives to increase their capacity and expand further into contract engineering and manufacturing of board level power and control components.
The new MC-1 provides the following advantages to Minarik Drives’ Manufacturing Capabilities:
•The MC-1 fits in the same footprint as the previous Assembléon machines…allowing fast installation and no additional expenditures for electrical or air supply requirements.
•The added feeder locations allow for quicker setup time between model runs. This allows Minarik to run their typical smaller lot sizes more cost effectively than ever.
•The new MC1 machines are linked to a server network for more accurate and better data management and the ability to release new product designs to the Manufacturing floor real-time and more accurately.
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