The latest addition to our machine park required a total of three overseas containers, which were delivered and unloaded within one day. You could already guess that the new wet machine would be big, and that’s how it turned out: The DES line from the Asian manufacturer UCE has a total length of 23 meters. We had previously carried out some conversion work in the area so that the line could be optimally integrated into our production.
It took about one year and 2 months until the first delivery from the wet machine manufacturer UCE reached us. Now our new solder resist developer has been installed and is currently being run in for production operation. We are realizing this project together with the leading English supplier for PCB services and machine equipment Viking Test Ltd. Their technicians are also supporting us significantly with the installation and setup.
For its expansion plans, the Hanover-based PCB producer ILFA relies on the expertise of the respective industry leaders. In the field of wet chemistry and electroplating, the specialist Atotech has now been acquired. The Berlin-based company is one of the world’s leading suppliers of special chemical processes and equipment for the printed circuit board, chip carrier and semiconductor industries and is distinguished by its excellent support and services, among other things.
In the course of its modernisation offensive, the Hanover-based (Germany) PCB manufacturer ILFA relies on the experience of the Schmoll Machine Group. From June 2022, the first 16 LHMT handling devices of the type RobiFlex 2×1 will be delivered and successively integrated into production. This will automate a large number of activities that were previously carried out manually.
As part of our modernization offensive, we are currently making numerous investments in personnel, equipment and machinery. Our latest addition is the Impex proX3, an ergonomic measuring machine with a high-precision CCD metrology measuring system.
As part of the modernization offensive at ILFA, it was time to replace our screen printing table. We were almost a bit nostalgic about it, because it was our oldest machine and had served us faithfully for many years – 37 to be precise! The successor is a modern, three-quarter automatic precision screen printing machine with a 4-column system and a retractable table top.
Modernization at Hanover-based PCB manufacturer ILFA is progressing steadily: with the placement of an order worth a total of several million euros, the leading English supplier of PCB services and machine equipment Viking Test Ltd. has been contracted to supply state-of-the-art wet machines from the Asian market leader UCE for production.