Following the successful commissioning of their new I-Pulse M6EX surface mount line (ES June 2011), Esprit Electronics has continued in its program of investment with the acquisition of a new Mirtec MV-3L desktop automatic optical inspection line, the first of its kind in the U.K at the time of commissioning.
The Mirtec MV-3L boasts an impressive specification including ten mega pixel digital colour camera technology, 9.8 micron / pixel resolution &, importantly, as Esprit finds itself manufacturing ever more complicated assemblies, the optional up-grade “Intelli-Beam” laser inspection system. Lee Holloway, Technical Director at Esprit explains. “The Intelli-Beam laser inspection system gives us a valuable Z-height measurement capability for our BGA & CPA products enabling us to assess co-planarity & ball collapse & providing an additional layer of process measurement & control”.
Although a significant investment, this acquisition represents just one of a number of intended capital equipment additions & manufacturing facility up-grades planned by Esprit over the next 12 months, all intended to further strengthen Esprit’s position & growing reputation as one of the U.K’s leading providers of electronic manufacturing services.