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Manncorp Installs Selective Soldering in Mexico
ULTIMA selective soldering system.
Willow Grove, PA — Electronic automotive component manufacturer Calsonic Kansei Mexicana S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Japan's Calsonic Kansei Corporation, recently purchased two ULTIMA STR2 selective solder systems and an ULTIMA SSP selective fluxer from Manncorp. The new equipment reportedly reduces process time 30-50 percent compared to the system it replaced, primarily due to the fact that separate machines allow simultaneous fluxing and soldering with a single fluxing unit serving two selective soldering systems. Quality is also dramatically improved: On the company's first day of production with the ULTIMA systems, 300 PCBs were produced with zero defects or quality issues of any kind.

A special aspect of the ULTIMA STR2, is a high-precision, programmable PCB holder that moves boards in the X, Y, and Z axes over a stationary solder pot and wave nozzle, allowing for a highly stable wave as small as 2.5mm in diameter. The systems were also purchased with automatic solder feed mechanisms that eliminate the need for an operator to monitor and maintain the solder pot level. The new equipment was installed by SMT equipment provider Manncorp and included full training both for operation and maintenance. Under the direction of Manncorp service technicians over a two-day period, Calsonic process engineers programmed a second application and seamlessly took over full production; again defect-free. Calsonic Kansei Mexicana, whose main customer is Nissan Mexico, manufactures fully customizable instrument clusters and HVAC controls for the automotive industry. The company's plants in Taiwan and Japan also use the ULTIMA systems extensively.


Contact: Manncorp, 2845 Terwood Rd., Willow Grove, PA 19090 800-745-6266 or 215-830-1200 fax: 215-830-1206 E-mail: sales@manncorp.com Web:
http://www.manncorp.com

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