Esprit’s New SMT Line Set To Increase Capacity By 25%.
Hampshire based CEM Esprit Electronics has increased its surface mount capacity by a further 25% following the installation of a new production line at its Hamble facility.
The new line, which cost in the region of £500,000 is made up of two Yamaha I-pulse M20 machines, together with associated conveyers, feeders, up/off loaders and solder stencil printer.
The firms Sales Director, Russell Otter, commented: “These new 6 head, 2 theta machines which are each capable of 23,000 CPH (IPC9850) were delivered in February and are now fully commissioned. We now have seven surface mount machines across 4 production lines giving us a total surface mount capacity nudging 200,000 CPH.”
This new installation marks the end of a significant period of investment for Esprit Electronics that has seen the firm also expand its Swanwick facility, which has grown by 1800 square feet and boasts a new general assembly area.
In 2015 it also invested almost half a million pounds to finance a number of initiatives that included capital investment in a Kolb PSB500-H50 PCB Cleaning tank, Cencorp BR1000 Automatic Router and Binder MK 720 Thermal Test Chamber.
The significant capital expenditure over the last few years has been part of the Esprit growth story and has been driven by an increase in volumes, customer demand and a changing product mix.
Established in 1985, Esprit provides a comprehensive range of Electronic Manufacturing Services to UK and European markets, with a reputation for developing bespoke and robust solutions.