In mid-July, we had already received six ROBI-FLEX 2×1 loaders and unloaders from LHMT and integrated them into our production. Now, in September, the next delivery took place and another four of the handling devices were installed in our OFT (surface technology). This has further increased our degree of automation, because now loading and unloading is also fully automatic on our deburring machine and on the palladium line for direct metallisation.
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.
The personnel reinforcement of our printed circuit board production is in full swing: For the departments Multilayer and Surface Technology we could win two additional employees, who from now on deeply familiarize themselves with the topic around the printed circuit board.
The new year has started well and after everyone has shouted the obligatory “Happy New Year” to each other, we could also devote ourselves to our daily tasks again. This year, too, we have set ourselves ambitious goals. It is therefore very fitting that a new colleague and three new colleagues are actively supporting us at the Hanover location right at the beginning of the year.
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.
There are straight career paths, there are colorful employment biographies, and there are people who have already done various jobs and nevertheless, or perhaps precisely because of this, know exactly where they actually want to go. Sven also belongs to the later category. For us, Sven is something like the famous Swiss Army Knife: versatile and always there when you need him. In the ILFA operations team, he looks after our machines, the buildings and the entire technical infrastructure.
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.