Lawo is preparing for increased product demand with its investment in a state-of-the-art, high-precision SMD production line from Fuji Europe Corporation GmbH.
The company develops, manufactures and distributes advanced networking, control, audio and video systems for television and radio, industrial, live sound and theater applications. Manufacturing takes place at the company’s headquarters in Rastatt, Germany, where it employs about two-thirds of its approximately 300 employees worldwide. Lawo has invested in three new Fuji AIMEX series pick-and-place machines, which can assemble around 30,000 components per hour, even of the smallest component size, EIA 01005, which is twice the diameter of a human hair. human.
Stefan Janssen, Managing Director of Fuji Europe Corporation GmbH, explains: “AIMEX IIIc is a machine platform that enables any type of production and modification of the packaging forms used. It supports in a single machine the processing of the smallest chip components up to large components. At the same time, it is possible to easily accelerate new productions or react to changes in packaging shapes. This creates a high degree of flexibility.
Invest to stay independent
Christian Lukic, supply chain manager at Lawo, is rightly proud. “With this significant investment of around one million euros in our production line in Rastatt, we are securing the future viability of Lawo as a manufacturer of high-quality hardware products and ensuring that we can continue to map the full vertical line of manufacturing within the company. This allows us to remain independent in the future and to guarantee our quality standards as befits a manufacturer of high-end broadcast and media technologies. »
The new production line also features an integrated vapor phase soldering furnace and automated component storage cabinets, which saves labor time and space and extends the shelf life of parts and components. components.
“This sophisticated new production line operates much more precisely than its predecessor,” says Lukic. “It reduces the possibility of errors to almost zero and reduces setup times while dramatically increasing placement speed – a clear step towards Lawo’s successful future.”