FREDERICK, Md.—Electronics manufacturer ACDi has broadened its manufacturing capabilities by investing in new equipment for its Frederick, Maryland, headquarters. The company recently added two Mycronic MY300DX pick-and-place machines in response to increasing demand for electronics manufacturing services and to complement other new equipment purchases previously announced, ACDi said in a press release.

“After evaluating several manufacturers’ pick-and-place machines, we ultimately chose the MY300 line from Mycronic for its flexibility in the high-mix environment we operate in,” said Garret Maxson, ACDi’s director of operations, in a statement. “The Mycronic machines fit seamlessly with our existing SMT lines, leveraging efficiencies and feeder compatibility across the production floor. Industry 4.0 is a reality now at ACDi.”

The new MY300 provides a 40 percent smaller footprint than previous models and  achieves higher speeds because of automatic job selection and rolling changeovers, as well as faster board transfer and tool changes. Throughput is increased significantly due to simultaneous assembly of multiple boards. It also offers an improved line scan vision system for the most advanced components, according to ACDi (https://www.acdi.com/).

The equipment is reported to support more than 400 BOM line item assemblies—an advantage today as demands are constantly on the rise for higher degrees of automation, more component varieties, and increased overall productivity, particularly among high-mix manufacturers.

The MY300DX17 is rated at 40k components per hour, holds 224 8mm feeders, and has a part placement range of 01005 up to 73mm x 140mm. It can place parts weighing up to 140 grams, as well as components down to 0.15mm pitch.

In addition to the new equipment, the company also hired six additional personnel to support the increased capacity.

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