Wednesday, 09 March 2016.

New SMT Lines Driving UK Technical Excellence

New SMT Lines Driving UK Technical Excellence

Exception EMS, a leading UK based contracts electronics manufacturing solutions provider has recorded its highest ever turnover in its history during 2015, as it continues to grow its business into key vertical sectors including telco, energy and defence


As part of its commitment to continually innovate and offer the best technology it can, the company also recently invested over £2m in new two new SMT lines with support from Lloyds Banking Group that will see it expand its capability and capacity Mark O’Connor CEO at Exception EMS commented, “this last year has once again exceeded our goal, with a record turnover of around £22m and growth of over 40% in our On-Demand business. While we continue to grow our business, our commitment to our customers is we will continue to provide them with a service that is second to none, and meets all their requirements in the challenges they face in terms of technical innovation

This latest investment in equipment will ensure we offer our customers the UK’s best surface mount lines in terms of configuration and will ensure operational efficiency to the highest degree” The two additional lines are based around the ASM SX platform, with three SX machines configured in one line and two SX machines in the second line. These two lines supplement the existing, three unit Siemens line and match Exception’s business needs by providing a platform which provides leading edge technology, flexibility and efficiency

Supplementing the new ASM equipment are new DEK Horizon temperature and humidity controlled printers, 3D Solder Paste Inspection from Koh Young, Rhem 14 zone reflow ovens, and AOI from Cyberoptics giving the lines leading edge specification from end to end. This investment enables a high level of quality control, error elimination and more than doubles the placement capacity of the business. Integrating within the company’s Aegis FactoryLogix MES system, the equipment is Industry 4.0 ready and will offer instant access to production from any device, anytime, anywhere. As Exception EMS continues on its path to be a ‘Smart Manufacturer’ the new equipment ensures operational flexibility, with 90% of products built on one common platform

Bringing faster production with over 100,000 components per line per hour, the new equipment increases capacity overall across the business which now has 3 lines in the main production area and 3 more in its dedicated On-Demand facility which has also seen an increase in capacity of 30%


ASM Line2