“Apollo’s process monitoring camera system allows operators to view each soldering joint as it is being formed,” claimed the maker company, Murray Percival
Midwest’s leading electronics supplier, Murray Percival recently announced the sale of an Apollo Seiko J-CAT Lyra soldering robot to Altronic Hoerbiger in Girard, Ohio. This capital win was facilitated by Murray Percival’s own Josh Funk.
Located in the United States, the J-CAT Lyra is a new soldering robot with improvements in its base operational features. Murray Percival claims that as their usability and durability have been enhanced, the robots are user-friendly for operators of all levels, as well as engineers.
According to the company, Apollo’s process monitoring camera system allows operators to view each soldering joint as it is being formed. Machine capabilities allow the user to solder virtually any board by allowing control of changing temperatures, timing, and soldering techniques.
Altronic Hoerbiger’s Manufacturing Robotics Engineer, Alyssa Garrett remarked: “Our initial goal in implementing soldering robots into our manufacturing process was to improve the speed and efficiency of soldering components. Having a soldering robot improves the consistency and speed of our assembly process while also freeing up the operator to complete tasks while the robot is running.”
Pointing out that their process had improved greatly with consistency and speed, Garrett added, “The soldering robot allows our operators to complete various tasks while the robot is soldering. We currently use three soldering robots for production, essentially giving us three full-time soldering operators that are quick and efficient. It also has allowed us to meet high consistency quality requirements for our end-use customers on high-reliability product applications.”
60-year-old Murray Percival Company is a third-generation family-owned business located in Auburn Hills, Michigan. They are a leading supplier to the Midwest’s electronics industry, offering thousands of assembly equipment and production supplies as well as the industry’s leading process enabler.
Altronic began developing industrial ignition products in the 1960s and then, it entered into the related instrumentation and control products field. Altronic digital annunciator transformed oil field panels, bringing them into the electronic age. Its instruments and controls monitor, protect and control natural gas engines and compressors and are offered as stand-alone products or in the form of an engineered control panel. Altronic operated as a private company through 2008 and has been a member of the Hoerbiger Group since January 1, 2009.