Contax installs 10+ ATF wave soldering systems
Apr 17, 2007
Production automation system specialist, Contax Ltd, has just installed more than 10 ATF wave soldering systems throughout the UK and Ireland.
One new user is Henkel, the worldwide conglomerate, who is using it at its global centre of excellence for soldering product development. Other users include Europe's largest domestic fan manufacturer, Manrose Manufacturing Ltd, and manufacturer of audio and video equipment, TV One Ltd.
For some organisations, the ATF system was a replacement to handle lead-free fluxes, whilst for others it was an upgrade to provide greater consistency and flexibility. However, both Manrose and TVOne commented that service and support was also a key factor in their decision.
TV One purchased the ATF 23-33 system in order to comply with the lead-free directive, as upgrading their existing system was not cost-effective.
"We chose the ATF for a number of reasons," commented Cassandra Laslett, Production Manager at TV One. "It had all the features we needed including a chip wave for double sided circuit boards and a spray fluxer for water-based and alcohol free fluxes. Added to this, it was reasonably priced and it came from Contax.
Manrose selected ATF's finger conveyor 23-33F system, again partly due to the features of the system, but also because of the service received from Contax.