Invotec expands Tamworth capacity
Jun 12, 2006
Invotec Group has continued the expansion and improvement to its Tamworth factory by a number of strategic acquisitions and installations over the last few months.
The drill shop has been enhanced with the addition of 2 x Klingelnberg 6 spindle drilling machines, a Kuttler hole blaster and an upgrade to the extraction system.
Product verification has been improved with the addition of an Orbotech Discovery AOI and Verismart verification station with vastly improved scan times and increased detection capability.
Test capacity has been increased with a new ATG A5 test machine to support larger batch QTA jobs.
A Kuttler MecEtch line is being installed replacing pumice as the preferred surface preparation method before soldermask application. This promotes better soldermask adhesion and eliminates the possibility of blockages on small holes which can occur when using pumice.
A UV curer will allow UV bump of solder mask resulting in lower ionic contamination levels for immersion tin.
In July, an oven allowing in house treatment of heat sinks will be installed. This will give a significant reduction in heat sink lead times.
Tamworth Plant Manager, Tim Tatton commented "These installations have been specifically targeted at further improving the capacity and capability of the Tamworth plant. We have again focussed on meeting our customers' needs for advancement in technology with further improvement in Quality and reduction in lead times."