Agile Electronics and its parent company Ad Hoc Software have long tried to make environmentally appropriate choices. We were early adopters of solar panels at our original premises, and have been paying for green electricity for years. This month, however, we have replaced the diesel AdHoc-mobile with a brand new Tesla Model 3 electric car.
As you may have seen in our last post, we now have a Dek solder printer. This automatically applies solder to the bare circuit board prior to feeding through to the pick and place machine to receive parts.
We are very pleased to say that this improves the consistency of board pasting, thereby reducing errors compared to the manual process.
To make best use of solder printers like ours, we strongly recommend requesting half-etched fiducials on your stencils (as well as having fiducials on your panel or board). This allows the board and stencil to automatically be lined up without solder paste interfering with optical recognition.
2020 – what a year! During the pandemic we bought new premises for the business. We’re still setting up, but the new address is 174-176 Through Rd, Camberwell.
We also have new machinery, in the shape of a Dek solder printer. Stay tuned for more news.
I’m pleased to announce that Agile Electronics is now in a position to employ its first non-founding staff member to assist with manufacturing. Currently this is on a casual basis, but we hope that the job will grow with the business. We welcome Gen!