With the flexible automation concept ROBI-FLEX from LHMT, we get a bit more automation for our PCB production at ILFA. LHMT, a member of the Schmoll Maschinengruppe, has supplied and installed the first six loaders and unloaders for our production lines. Within just a few days, LHMT’s competent service technicians equipped us with the ROBI-FLEX handling devices for our tin and resist stripper as well as the acid etch, among other things.
It’s another tick we can add to our investment planning: Our new plasma system was delivered and commissioned at the beginning of July. The Boffotto P15V-E9 is a “high volume” plasma processing system that processes rigid, flexible and rigid-flex PCBs at high speed. Hard-to-wet and hard-to-bond surfaces are activated, carbon residue or other contaminants in PCB holes are removed and inner layers are prepared for improved adhesion.
In July 2022, four new colleagues will strengthen the ILFA team at our production site in Hanover. They will start in the purchasing, quality inspection, grinding laboratory and photo and lacquer technology (FLT) departments. The increase in personnel comes at a good time for us, because we always have exciting tasks and a lot to do.