The incredible Amfax a3Di PCBA inspection machine scoops its second award in 8 months. This time a3Di won a finalist award in the Advanced Manufacturing category at the National Instruments Engineering Impact Awards in London on the 27th November.
The award was presented to Peter Juracic, one of the lead software developers for a3Di by Robert Morton, NI's VP of Sales, EMEIA region.
The Amfax a3Di team were out in force at Productronica this year in Munich. The system took centre stage on the Systech Europe booth. We would like to thank all of the attendees who spent time with us to get to know the business benefits that taking real 3D measurements of components and solder joints can deliver.
Alan Smith, Managing Director of Amfax and Mike Smith, product manager for a3Di are seen with the a3Di machine that caused a great deal of excitement at the show.
Mike commented "It is great to see that companies are now realising the incredible business benefits that a3Di brings to the PCBA inspection market. The new software tools we have introduced at Productonica this year for fast programming and autotuning of boards along with the incredible new board debug capabilities keep a3Di well ahead of any other PCBA inspection machine currently available"
Rory is shown explaining the benefits of the new board debugging software to an interested visitor at the show, For those who watch Robot Wars on TV, you may recognise Rory as he was participating on last weeks episode with his own robot team. Building robots is Rory's other passion when he is not developing new software as part of the a3Di team at Amfax.
Alan and his wife Nickii took part in their first ever Skydive recently all in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. They raised over £1,500 for the charity which is one of Amfax's nominated charities. They both enjoyed the experience, but only one has said that they would do it again!
During NI Week in May, NI announced that they are adding ATE infrastructure parts to their PXI based test offering. Amfax were first to announce that as an NI Platinum partner that we will be fully supportive of this new offering. As such, we have created a specific webpage to enable you to configure your NI core configuration via the NI website and then work with us to help bring the component parts to life. Whatever your additional ATE requirements, whether you need test fixtures, rack wiring, system cabling or LabVIEW and TestStand software development, we are here to help. Amfax have been delivering compete ATE systems for over 30 years so are in a very strong position to help you succeed when choosing the NI ATE core configuration components for your ATE requirement. Ian Crighton presented Amfax's commitment to the NI core configurations on stage during the NI-Week 2017 Alliance day keynote.
Amfax a3Di is recognized at National Instruments prestigious industry technology impact awards in Austin, Texas
The Amfax a3Di PCBA inspection system was a finalist at the NI Industry Impact awards held in Austin, Texas during NI Week 2017. It was a finalist on the Electronics and Semiconductor segment. This prestigious award event recognizes the impact technology has on industry and the world we live in. The award was presented to Amfax by Dr James Trouchard, Founder of NI, a NASDAQ company. Ian Crighton, Head of sales and marketing for a3Di is pictured below with Alex Davern - CEO of National Instruments, Dr James Truchard - Founder and chairman of National Instruments and Dave Wilson - Director of Academic and Corprate Marketing at NI.
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"
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