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Hitachi G5 Mounter Speeds Standard Motor Production
Hitachi G5 mounter.
Dallas, TX — Standard Motor Products, Inc. has purchased and installed a Hitachi Sigma G5 high-performance, compact, modular mounter to meet the assembly manufacturing demands of automotive products. Operating in the Orlando, Florida SMP Electronics facility, the G5 will be equipped with new self-loading SL component feeders and two high-speed placement heads. The G5 is supplied by the Production Systems Division (PSD) of Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. (HTA).

SMP expects the installation of the G5 system to boost its productivity by 30 to 50 percent.

The company's older placement systems can't meet the challenges posed by 603 and smaller components required for new products. The new G5 will be able to handle the full range of components used in the company's products.

Further, because of the increase in production, there will be no need to invest in an additional manufacturing line.

The Sigma G5 is available in both High Speed and Flexible High Speed configurations. The G5 has a two-head placement system that offers the most flexibility in a single high speed head and a multi-function head; two quick-change feeder bases that accommodate tape and stick feeders or quick change tray unit with tape feeders; and the industry's first "Overdrive Control System" whereby both heads can pick from each other's component supply and place on the same board simultaneously and without restriction.

The SMP Electronics business unit in Orlando, FL manufactures DIS Ignition Modules, Solid State Relays, Remote Start Relays, MAP sensors and other automotive electronics parts. These products are manufactured for sales and distribution directly by SMP's sales force, to the original equipment, original equipment service and traditional market channels.

Contact: Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc., P.O. Box 612208, Dallas, TX 75261-2208 972-615-9000 Web:

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