Newbury Electronics upgrades its automation

Posted on 26 May 2019 and read 874 times
Newbury Electronics upgrades its automationBerkshire-based Newbury Electronics has installed two new pick-and-place machines to replace existing equipment; it now has 10 Yamaha I-pulse M20 and S20 SMD pick-and-place machines.

Managing director John Rowley ( said: “The old equipment has served us well, but we now have all our feeder set-up, programming, training and maintenance on one family of machines.

“We anticipate that this will deliver a 15% improvement in productivity.

“The retired equipment was only bought in 2007 and 2010, but it now no longer meets the technical demands of our clients.

“Our two new Yamaha S20 machines meet these demands and will double the speed of placement, so we will also realise a 25% capacity increase.”

Nick Clarke, Yamaha product manager at UK distributor Blundell Production Equipment (, said: “The installation of the new machines means that Newbury Electronics now has one of the largest and most modern contract electronic facilities in the country.

“Furthermore, it also has the largest complement of Yamaha i-Pulse M20 and S20 series machines in Europe.”

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