Joining the growing number of OEMs taking printed circuit board assembly in-house, Oven Industries Inc., Mechanicsburg, Pa., acquired a Manncorp turnkey line.
The surface mount technology equipment will be used to assemble the circuit boards for its numerous products used in temperature monitoring, sensing and control. A sister company that also uses the line will employ it for components for its small vacuum ovens used in medical equipment.
Oven Industries’ turnkey equipment includes Manncorp’s MC-1400 automatic stencil printer, the MC Series dual-head 7,000 cph pick-and-place machine, CR5000F 5-zone lead-free reflow oven, and CT series inspection conveyor. These machines populate approximately 50 different board types with an average of 80 components.
“That throughput number,” says Richard Goodhart, sales and marketing manager, “has been increasing almost daily. That’s why we wanted a pick and place with plenty of flexibility and feeder space. The MC gives exactly what we need. It also helped us attain international quality control recognition with certification from AS/EN/JISQ9100 - Revision B and ISO 9001:2008.”