Amfax a3Di PCBA Inspection machine on show at the SMT Hybrid Packaging exhibition in Nuremberg, 16-18th May 2017
The Amfax a3DI PCB inspection machine will be available for on stand demonstrations during the SMT show in Nuremberg between 16th and 18th May 2017. The system will be on the SYSTECH Europe GmbH booth number 4A-340. We look forward to showing you the benefits of the a3Di system in more detail.
Amfax have just been awarded the Regional Alliance Partner of the Year award at the recent Northern European Alliance summit held in Amsterdam.
Alan Smith, Amfax's MD comments " We are extremely proud of receiving this award, We have built a strong partnership with NI over the past 23 years. Our staff are fully committed to ensuring our customers success by using NI products in the cost effective solutions we deliver to our customers every day.
NI manufacture amazing tools and test platforms which enable us to build high quality solutions that are truly world class"
Amfax have been experiencing a period of significant growth. To help manage this growth, Amfax today announce the appointment of Nick Andrews as their new General Manager. Nick joins Amfax as a senior member of their management team focused on timely delivery of the company’s custom test engineering solutions and management of the supply chain.
Nick is a senior executive with over 40 years in the technology and industrial sectors, working on both operational and strategic levels within individual companies at a local or global level. Previously Nick worked as General Manager at Amenco Ltd. and Tranik Services Ltd. Followed by two and a half years at CJS Precision Engineering Ltd as Managing Director. After leaving CJS, Nick joined Redmayne Engineering Ltd as their Managing Director.
Alan Smith, Managing Director comments “As Amfax continues to grow; we need to invest in building our management team to meet this growth challenge. I am extremely excited about the appointment of Nick to our team. Nick will help drive the changes needed to enable us to continue to provide our customers with the highest quality test solutions available and maintain our existing excellent on time delivery status”
Nick comments “I am very excited about joining the Amfax team and working with the talented staff that we have here. My focus will be to ensure timely delivery of the systems we design and build for our customers and to provide a clear focus on continuing to improve the quality of our supply chain”
CRAIG MINSHALL, Amfax's Quality Manager comments " We have been working on developing our continuous improvement strategy for a number of years now. In 2016 we achieved AS/EN 9100:2009 certification for our cable manufacture site to enable us to work more closely with our aerospace customers. Today we are proud to announce that Amfax have been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification, this is an important step towards us achieving AS/EN 9100:2016 certification across all of the Amfax facilities in the near future.
At Amfax, we are continually looking at how we can remain at the leading edge of current and future quality standards with the primary goal of providing the best quality test engineering solutions to our valued customers"
The Amfax a3Di PCBA inspection system will be on show at the APEX Expo in San Diego. It will be on the TEAM-ATE, our US ditributors stand which is number 509. Try to catch up with Mike Blackler from TEAM to arrange a demonstration at the show
Amfax will be exhibiting at the annual NI-Days event in London. We look forward to meeting up with you to discuss your test engineering requirements in more detail. Amfax will be the only Platinum NI Alliance Partner exhibiting at the event.
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Blandford based Amfax Limited has its A3Di PCB Inspection machine shortlisted for an Innovate UK SME Parliamentary award
Amfax’s a3Di laser based PCBA inspection machine has been shortlisted to receive a parliamentary award at Innovate UK’s annual SME innovation awards held in the British Houses of Parliament on 25th October 2016. The award ceremony will be attended by a number of serving MPs as well as the nominees themselves. The award nomination for a3Di is in the prestigious “Innovation Leading to Productivity Improvement” category.
The a3Di designed and built in Blandford, is a world first for inspecting populated printed circuit boards using lasers instead of traditional cameras. This means that companies who manufacture PCB’s can find faults and issues on their boards with much greater accuracy than any other machine currently available. In fact the machine is so accurate it can measure down to sub-micron levels (less than a 1000th of a millimetre). The machine also measures in 3D allowing users to look at the solder joints, tracks and components in extremely high definition; the result is improved product reliability and fewer failures when the products manufactured are in the consumer’s hands.
The a3Di is one cog in helping companies build better and more reliable products.
Dave Hall, Amfax’s expert in PCB inspection solutions comments “We have developed the innovative a3Di PCBA inspection solution to provide PCB manufacturers and contract manufacturers significant productivity gains when testing and inspecting their populated PCB’s. Being nominated for this prestigious award is the realisation that there is a better, more revolutionary way of helping companies improve their product manufacturing performance. I am extremely proud of the team involved in developing and delivering this revolutionary platform and look forward to attending the awards on behalf of the whole a3Di team at Amfax”
Amfax have been delivering successful automated test solutions to our customers since 1986. Our news and events section will provide you with regular updates on our most recent activities and the events where you can catch up with us.