In an investment worth some UK£250 000, Ion Science is now manufacturing printed circuit boards (PCBs) at its facility in Cambridgeshire. This latest initiative is set to strengthen quality, increase production efficiencies and shorten lead times across its range of advanced gas detection instrumentation for occupational health and environmental monitoring.
Comprising cutting edge equipment, including the latest automated optical inspection (AOI) system, Ion Science’s new department is capable of producing and assembling high quality PCBs from start to finish, allowing flexible response to fluctuations in demand between product ranges.
“Previously, Ion Science had outsourced the assembly of PCBs for its gas detection instrumentation. Bringing it in house has meant a significant investment for the company but it is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to quality and service delivery,” said Ion Science’s Production Planning Manager, Shaun Hunt, who established the PCB department.
“The combination of a dedicated team and top of the range processing equipment facilitates seamless throughput and efficient response to different batch requirements according to customer demand,” he concluded.
Duncan Johns, Managing Director at Ion Science added, “Being in control of PCB assembly means being in control of quality and best on time shipping, both of which are key to the ongoing success of the business, especially as it grows. The resulting increase in efficiencies will ensure we continue to be the unparalleled choice for customers looking for superior gas detection instrumentation.”
Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle
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