Tyco Electronics teams with Graphic Solutions International to produce state-of-the-art equipment
May 11, 2006
Tyco Electronics' Global Application Tooling Division (GATD) has announced that it has designed a customized assembly system for Graphic Solutions International, LLC to provide them with a unique RFID Inlay assembly system.
This piece of equipment will assemble semiconductor chips, surface mount devices and printed batteries onto a continuous web of printed antennas, adding radio frequency identification (RFID) capability to tags and labels.
Working closely with Graphic Solutions (GSI) to customize a system to meet their exacting specifications, Tyco Electronics has provided a reel to reel system that allows GSI to mount flip chips, surface mount devices (SMDs), and printed batteries on a continuous web of printed antennas and conductive traces.
"Tyco Electronics had the experience and flexibility to work with Graphic Solutions to cooperatively design and deliver a state-of-the-art line that was able to meet both our speed and reliability requirements. Currently, there is no other machine like this available in the marketplace," said Jim Parker, Director of Engineering for GSI.
"GSI's market positioning and interest in battery assisted RFID tags, and Tyco Electronics' flexible modular approach coupled with IP specifically developed for RFID and other flex film applications, has been a perfect match," said George Szekely, General Manager of the Automation Technology Center, which is part of the Global Application Tooling Division of Tyco Electronics.