Mumbai-based, EOS Power, just opened a new high-speed, high precision production line for small, high efficiency AC/DC power supplies. The new highly automated line enables the German-Indian “low to mid volume/high mix” global power solution experts to provide an additional production capacity of 3,500 power supplies per day – 50 per cent more than EOS’ current output. EOS Power is seeing unprecedented demands for its new series of low profile high power density medical and industrial as well as commercial equipment. “The new line and its associated efficiency enhancement equipment allows EOS to meet the needs of the growing global market innovatively, fast and accurately”, said EOS director Ralph Bischoff.
EOS is known for its small, high efficiency AC/DC power supplies like the current (M)WLP series from 75 to 350 W for medical and industrial applications. The new line is a perfect match for EOS’s “one stop-shop” philosophy. SMT, through hole assembly, lead free wave solding, post wave out of box line testing, AOI, Burn-in, final test and conformal coating processes are served from a single shop-floor.
Core of the new line is one a FUJI XPF-L high speed multi-function precision placer – the world’s first placer which can change its placing heads automatically during manufacturing process. State-of-the-art digital and automated production control devices and software solutions from the U.S., Japan and Korea are constantly supervising the production process. The brand new EMST wave soldering machine is accurately speeding up the production process.
In consequence 3,654 more boards can be printed, 122,625 more components can be placed, glue and solder levels and up to 16,000 pins can be checked automatically during each shift at EOS’ plant in Mumbai. “The highly automated and precise line was one of the results of our latest Kaizen process”, tells Ralph Bischoff, director of EOS Power. “It will help us to guarantee even higher productive precision and quality to our customers – which will soon show in a revolutionary warrantee campaign we’re up to.”