Microtronix Boosts Productivity with Universal's Advantis and Genesis


Leading contract manufacturer in South Africa triples output using Universal Instruments’ surface mount and odd-form solutions. Microtronix Manufacturing recently added two Universal Advantis® AC-90T Platforms, one Genesis GX-11S Platform with a Direct Tray Feeder, and a Line Manager software module to its production facility in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. The company was looking to boost productivity, but was amazed when the new Universal line delivered three times the output of its existing lines, along with over 90% utilization and first pass yield exceeding 98%.



“We have been very pleased with the performance of the new Universal line,” said Microtronix CEO Michael Goodyer. “In fact, we are moving forward with the purchase of an additional line in the same configuration to add capacity in building LED and LCD TVs, set top boxes, and LED lighting products.”



“Offering high throughput over a large component range at a mid-tier price point, the Advantis AC-90T Platform is the ideal solution for CEMs like Microtronix,” explained Universal Vice President of Customer Operations Brad Bennett. “When you combine the value-driven performance of the Advantis Platform with the versatility of our Genesis GX-11S Platform, which easily handles odd-form placement at up at 5kg placement force, Universal proved to be the best choice for this customer,” he added. “Also important to Microtronix was streamlining changeovers and new product introductions with our NPI software and flexible feeder setup, as well as the Genesis Platform’s ability to perform pin-in-paste applications.”



Established in 1993, Microtronix Manufacturing offers a wide array of services from prototype builds to volume production across a variety of industries.



To learn more about Universal’s solutions for any electronics manufacturing challenge, contact Universal Instruments at +1-800-432-2607 or +1-607-779-7522 or visit www.uic.com. For information about Microtronix Manufacturing, visit the company’s website at www.microtronix.co.za or call +27 11 792 5322.



About Universal Instruments

Universal Instruments is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced automation and assembly equipment solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. Universal provides complete assembly lines to EMS providers, ODMs and electronics assemblers around the world, leveraging its portfolio of compatible and flexible equipment platforms that address the diverse requirements of highspeed chip and multifunction placement applications as well as component insertion. Universal Instruments is headquartered in Binghamton, N.Y., with offices in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

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