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Power Design invests in Juki & Ekra equipment

Silicon Valley based PCBA producer Power Design Services, has completed a $300,000 technological upgrade to its 8,000-square-foot facility in San Jose.
The company is now looking to hire more staff members in 2013 to keep pace with client demand.

"Despite economic uncertainty, 2012 was another banner year for the company and we grew revenue by 20 percent," Founder Tuan Tran said. "We quickly moved to invest in technology for our operations to ensure service quality remains top-notch as we continue to keep up with growing technology demand."

Power Design Services new equipment upgrades include:
  • Juki KE-1080: An 80-component high-precision, high-productivity placement mounter for printed circuit boards using laser chip alignment and vision centering technology;
  • Ekra X5 Professional automated screen printer: This professional printer can be used for solder paste and/or glue applications on PCBs, ceramics or glass substrates, with an extended printing area of up to 508x508mm (20 x 20 inches);
  • Vitronics Soltec eight-zone convection reflow oven: PCB assembly solder reflow oven;
  • Conceptronics HGR2000 BGA Rework Station: Used to repeatedly place and solder SMT/BGA components, with a honeycomb infrared under-board pre-heater for flexible rework requirements.

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