AssemblĂ©onâ€™s A-series assembly platform receives another prestigious award
Feb 24, 2005
AssemblĂ©on has received the Frost & Sullivan 2005 Surface Mount Technology Product of the Year Award for its A-series pick-and-place platform.
Frost & Sullivan researched new product launches and products in development in the category and rated their significance on a number of criteria, including their competitive advantage in their industry, innovation in terms of unique or revolutionary technology, value-added services to users, customer satisfaction, and the potential of their technology to become an industry standard.
AssemblĂ©on received the 2005 Award for its truly flexible production line offering, particularly in high-mix, frequent-changeover environments. The Award recognizes that AssemblĂ©on is among the first players in its marketplace to respond to changes in the world of electronics assembly, and so rapidly that it currently offers best-in-class scalable and high-speed machines.
Specific benefits cited include A-series' capability for scaling production volume up or down without calibration and without changing the line footprint, low downtime in comparison with conventional turret- and gantry-style machines, capability to handle almost all components, and high pick reliability, accuracy and speed.
Frost & Sullivan auditors further concluded that the A-series could be expected to make its mark as a manufacturing platform rather than as a simple placement machine, and applauded its capability in applications beyond SMD assembly, including RFID and module placement, LED assembly, glue dispensing, and soldering applications.
AssemblĂ©on will receive the Award at the Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Industrial Technologies Awards Banquet in Naples, Florida, on May 25, 2005.