Targeting Business Growth through Advanced Capabilities, Productivity and Quality. Strongly committed to enhancing its leadership not only in Italy but also in Europe, GR Elettronica is glad to announce its strategic cooperation with Yamaha Motor IM Europe GmbH.
Over three days, from January 28-30, delegates talked business, toured the newly opened 52,000m2 factory, and took time out at Yamaha Communication Plaza – the exhibition facility Yamaha created to share its pursuit of kando* through the exciting products of the past, present, and future.
Such cooperation will shortly translate into the implementation of a new complete SMT production line aimed not only to remarkably reduce production failure rates but also to cut the relevant costs, thus setting a new technological standard in the entire EMS industry for businesses whose sizes are comparable to GR Elettronica’s.
The line is made up of the YSP screen printer, latest-generation mounters, and pre-reflow AOI with closed-loop software allowing the prompt identification of even tiny problems in key pre-reflow processes. This operating mode paves the way for an entirely new concept of “rework” as it has been understood so far. In addition Yamaha’s unified manufacturing and control software links the entire line, which enables GR Elettronica to significantly revise its production process aiming at an ideal combination of Total Quality (Zero Failure Trend) and highly-competitive production efficiency.
The availability of the technology as combined with GR Elettronica’s own operating features undoubtedly is a unique chance OEMs seeking a European EMS partner that sets a benchmark in terms of production quality, sustainable costs, reduced downtime, and rapid handling of manufacturing processes for unbeatable Time To Market. GR Elettronica can also assure absolutely certain production repeatability in the case of several batches of the same product distributed over time, hand in hand with total traceability. Always with a view to continuous improvement, which GR Elettronica deems to be the only way towards full customer satisfaction.
“The choice of Yamaha stems from the amazing like-minded interaction between a Japanese giant and an Italian SME such as GR Elettronica in fully meeting our production and support requirements” said GR Elettronica President Ms Simonetta Giuliodori. The Yamaha YS series is a complete, intelligent SMT assembly system comprising the YSP precision printer, modular high-speed, general-purpose and wide-range component mounters offering placement capability up to 72k-50k cph (IPC9850), and the YSi-12 and YSi-S high-speed precision hybrid inspectors for inline or standalone AOI.
Key features of the YS series include advanced print capabilities with print stability control, vision inspection and 3S swing-squeegee head for optimum process control. The mounters have compact dimensions allowing superb area productivity and large feeder capacity, and maintain their consistent precision with Yamaha’s advanced Multiple Accuracy Compensation System.
As a complete, intelligent system, the YS SMT line benefits from productivity-boosting features such as one-click AOI program creation. Yamaha’s control and monitoring software unifies the YS line, promoting seamless interactions, helping minimise setup and changeover times, and supporting traceability and continuous improvement.
In addition, Yamaha’s closed-loop technology feeds back data from pre-reflow 2D inspection, allowing real-time diagnostics to pinpoint the root cause of any detected defect. The software’s built-in long-term analysis capabilities also allow predictive maintenance, which helps maximise productivity and minimise equipment downtime.
“Yamaha’s approach is always to cooperate closely with our customers and maintain long-term commitment, to help them gain the maximum competitive advantage using our advanced technologies. Working together, to be stronger, is the surest route to success in today’s market,” said Yamaha Europe General Manager SMT Business Group Mr Patrick de Wit.
GR Elettronica is an Italian company with more than 40 years‘ experience in electronic manufacturing contract services. It has the most appropriate size, know-how and technological characteristics to meet the production requirements of innovative industries such as Telecom/Datacom, Industrial Controls, Medical, Military, and Automotive.
GR Elettronica can handle the entire production flow: from the procurement and tracking of electronic/electromechanical components and plastic and/or mechanical parts to assembling (SMT, PoP, THT), testing, packaging and after sales support/maintenance of boards or finished items.
Besides being ISO 9001-certified and an IPC member, it has been granted Rating 1 by Cribis and its ISO TS certification process is currently under way – to be completed in 2015.
About Yamaha Robotics SMT SectionYamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards.
Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers.
Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients.