Brantham Engineering Ltd purchases three new JUKI assembly machines
Oct 10, 2006
UK-based Brantham Engineering Ltd has purchased two new 2050L chip shooters and one new 2060L high speed fine pitch assembler in order to increase its production capacity.
The three machines plus other equipment mean a total investment amount of £500,000. The placement rate of the new line is in excess of 20k components per hour.
In 1998 Brantham Engineering Ltd started its relationship with JUKI by purchasing two 750 and two 760 machines. At the time the machines were sold through the company Zevatech. At a later stage, when Zevatech became JUKI Automation Systems, Brantham Engineering Ltd purchased with a 2030 another JUKI machine.
According to Steve Emsden the JUKI machines are running seven days a week twelve hours a day, but despite these harsh conditions they have always performed well and have virtually zero downtime. Steve Emsden is also very satisfied with the machines' performance and confirms the great reliability, flexibility and easy handling with respect to programming the machines. As a subcontractor, Brantham Engineering Ltd has to carry out a lot of changeovers on its SMT assembly machines in order to place a wide variety of boards every day and the company believes the JUKI machines are the best choice to fulfil this requirement.