EID Tech Oy, the automation expert from Finland, and the electronics production specialist Scanditron aim for synergy benefits by starting a close cooperation. Scanditron and EID Tech have now been awarded their first order in this cooperation. The first joint customer operates in the Telecommunication field, and EID Tech is delivering part handling and packaging lines based on modular robotics solutions. Scanditron is responsible for project management and the system’s life cycle service.
The million-euro project will be delivered at the end of 2018. The intelligent and modular robot solution enables the processing of production batches of different sizes.
“Automation companies like EID Tech, who can combine devices, robots, mechanics and software, in particular, into a comprehensive solution, are not common in Europe. Their thinking “out of the box” allows totally new ways to automate the phases of the production processes. I have never seen anything like it,” says Jari Jaakola, Automation Project Manager of Scanditron.
The lines are equipped with a three-level security system, which allows for the human and the robot to work side by side. High level control systems, various security components and the newest safety technology are combined in an innovative way.
“The robot solution also enables the cost-efficient implementation of the automation line, because in this case, for example, the customer was able to make significant savings in their other investments. In addition, the robots will decrease the need for human labour in production,” continues Jaakola.
Fully automated ANT Plant microfactory
EID Tech has developed a modular robot solution as a part of the fully automated ANT Plant microfactory.
“We have been developing our industrial innovation for the last few years. It has generated interest especially on the US market, where the fully automated Microfactory is a way of reshoring the domestic manufacture of electronics instead of importing merchandizes from cheap labour countries,” says Paavo Käkelä, Sales Director of EID Tech Oy.
Cooperation with Scanditron is valuable for EID Tech as it gives ability to offer bigger projects and Scanditron’s wide network helps EID Tech to find new global prospects. EID Tech is ready to tackle the challenges of growth with the help of an excellent network of subcontractors and precise recruitments.
“Now is the time to reap the rewards, as our total volume of orders on hand now is more than turnover of the three previous years, mainly thanks to the international market,” comments Käkelä.
Comprehensive automation projects are a growing business
Cooperation with EID Tech and Scanditron has started very effectively and communication has been very open and straight.
“Also both sides have been aware of each other’s strengths from day one,” continues Käkelä.
Scanditron, which operates in the Nordic countries, Poland and the Baltic countries, has found a partner in EID Tech for the implementation of projects in the Automation Solutions business unit of Scanditron which was established last autumn.
“We have identified comprehensive automation projects as a growing branch of business. The electronics industry continues to strive to reduce the amount of manual labour, even though it already utilizes robots and devices for various work phases. Extensive automation expertise is in demand to connect entities,” says Björn Johnsson, Business Area Manager of Production Technology of Scanditron.
EID TECH OY, founded in 2009, is a developer of automation solutions and a revolutionizer of the production industry. Their ANT Plant Micro-Factory concept is an industry innovation. The company is located in Kuopio, Finland. The company has long-time experience with client-focused industrial automation, especially in the fields of electronics, electrical work and lighting.
Scanditron, founded in 1969, is a market-leading supplier of world-leading production machines, material and support for the manufacture of electronic products in the Nordic and Baltic countries and Poland. Scanditron also supplies top quality laser cut stencils from its own manufacturing facilities in Sweden, Finland, Poland and Denmark. The wide range of quality products is complemented by extensive knowledge and long experience of electronic production.
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