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SMT assembly for all batch sizes.
In addition to a high component density, SMT assembly also allows the miniaturisation of circuits and assemblies. fabsolutions SMD manufacturing services are carried out on high-speed automatic assembly machines for PCB processing with components from size 01005. In contrast to THT, there are no wire connections for surface mounting. Rather, the components are fixed directly on the printed circuit board by reflow process or wave soldering. The assembled printed circuit boards (PCBAs) then undergo an AOI and / or AXI test.
SMT production is designed as an in-line concept and allows a high degree of automation – even for the high—volume production of the smallest components. In addition to the laser marking of the PCBs, it also includes solder paste printing, assembly, reflow or selective soldering with multi-wave, solder removal, AOI and ICT, as well as a separation robot that separates the elements from each other and provides them for packaging. All PCBs are fully traceable (traceability). Faulty printed circuit boards are detected by means of AOI and not processed further.
THT assembly is also available for fabsolutions production technologies. Components with a high mechanical load, such as connectors, switches or power semiconductors, are rarely available in SMD designs.
We primarily equip wired components manually – supported by automatic processes of the pick-to-light system. Axially and radially wired components can be equipped automatically without restrictions. Also, with the fully automatic soldering processes (Through-Hole Reflow Technology), wired components can be soldered in the reflow oven, which eliminates cost-intensive manual or wave soldering.
All mixed printed circuit boards are tested using AOI.
Protection of electronics, as a rule, pursues several goals: The electronic components should be effectively protected from external influences such as vibrations, moisture, dust or even chemicals over the longest possible period of time. The aim is a long service life and the avoidance of complex maintenance and servicing. In short: It is important to save unnecessary costs. In addition, the electronic protection ideally fulfils other functional or aesthetic properties.
In certain applications, the protection of the electronics must also act in the opposite direction and ensure that no hazardous substances from the electronics enter the environment or the medium to be determined. In the case of a sensor, it must also be ensured that the electronic protection does not impair the signal quality. We offer different protection methods as part of the fabsolutions electronics production:
In any case, we adapt the electronic protection method and also the materials individually to your electronics. Functional and fastening elements are protected at the same time. 3D shaping and the production of housing parts are also part of our services. Finally, tests are carried out on the electrical manufacture and functionality offered by the protection.
Box Build includes the integration of electronics and mechanics into an optimised device solution and means all assembly work on an electromechanical assembly – except for the assembly of the board. fabsolutions Box Build solutions are always customer-specific.
Our complex assembly options and production in our own tool shop, as well as the handling of all logistics, reduce interfaces (one-stop shop), the time needed and logistics effort, thus enabling a faster time-to-market. Our customers receive a complete solution including housing, required cables and – if desired – a customer-specific packaging solution.
During system integration, various housing materials are possible, monitored screwing technology ensures maximum precision during assembly. In addition, we have all the necessary test procedures and can also take over the programming and configuration of complete devices on request. Including connection of the assembled cables.
Parallel to the increasing complexity of assemblies, the requirements for the test procedures are also increasing. At fabsolutions, we, therefore, use both optical, mechanical and electrical tests for quality assurance — depending on the type of electronics.
A specific test procedure is part of the development and production of customer-specific electronics. For electrical tests, we develop and build special test equipment and program the appropriate test software.
Central data storage plays a major role in this: Data exchange, maintenance, backup and analysis are digitally backed up and are available on demand.
For the electrical test, we develop and build special test equipment and program the appropriate test software right away. This allows us to respond directly to the requirements of your application.
We offer a special service within the fabsolutions production services at the Greifswald location: Here, we not only produce electronic components, but also take over complete production lines — for example, for the last three to five years of production. This is accompanied by the assumption of product production according to customer specifications
On the one hand, ml&s in Greifswald has the appropriate areas and, on the other hand, the necessary technical know-how to continue to operate older machines in a qualified manner. After completion of the production (EoL), the customer decides on the storage or scrapping of the machines.
The New Product Introduction (NPI) is one of the most sensitive processes that our customers go through together with us in fabsolutions. From the idea to the marketable product, i.e. within industrialisation, a large number of different steps are required for this. Ever shorter product and innovation cycles make it essential to complete these steps faster and more efficiently.
This places high demands on an EMS and E2MS service provider, regardless of whether they are high-mix-low-volume or low-mix-high-volume projects. With our cross-functional customer teams, which consist of purchasing, product development and project management, we realise your products with a short time-to-market and ensure short innovation cycles.
fabsolutions stands for Design for Excellence (DfX), i.e. the claim to adapt the constructive design of the product to the manufacturing, assembly and test processes with the best possible cost structure. "Production begins at duotec in development" is, therefore, meant quite literally: In close coordination with project management, our product development department adapts the electronic idea to series production in such a way that it can be manufactured as cost-effectively as possible with high quality standards.
fabsolutions takes the concept of Design for Manufacturing (DfM) even further: It is not only about high-quality and cost-optimised electronics, but also about high reliability and enormous longevity. For this purpose, we use our diverse application know-how, as well as our many years of expertise, in the development of electronic solutions for various – and sometimes even extreme – fields of application.
An automated production cell supports us in the production of electronic assemblies and modules. Just the right keyword, because the single robot arm has six axes and forms the centre of a rotary indexing table. With the help of the automation cell, we can carry out handling processes as quickly and efficiently as possible — from testing and assembly, to gluing and welding to packaging and labelling.
But you don't have to decide, because the twelve available places are modular – that means: the equipment or the joining tasks are interchangeable. Only the master module and the module mounting plates belong to the base of the machine. In terms of speed and flexibility, we are setting new standards with the help of the production cell — and that's times twelve.