Structures on modern printed circuit boards are becoming smaller and smaller, materials are becoming thinner and thinner, and the number of pressings is constantly increasing. This requires certain technologies and processes to be able to meet the requirements of complex PCBs. This time in the spotlight: embedded resistors with OhmegaPly®.
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.
Most of us rarely get to see her, because Susanne Manthey feels very much at home predominantly on the night shift of our surface technology (OFT). She has now been working for ILFA for 35 years and recently celebrated her long anniversary together with her department.
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.
We have done it again: Two new colleagues and three additional colleagues joined our team on March 1, thus increasing our staffing level once again. The reinforcement takes place in the areas of process technology, CAM, FLT, OFT and goods issue.
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.
Das Einzige, was aus Belgien kommt, sind Schokolade, Pommes Frites und Waffeln? Und die einzig bekannten Personen von dort sind Eddy Merckx, Hercule Poirot und Jean Claude van Damme? Nicht ganz, denn wir kennen immerhin noch Andy und der kommt gebürtig aus Dendermonde in der belgischen Provinz Ostflandern.
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.