Surface Mount Technology (SMT)

Surface Mount Technology (SMT)

Pivot International has expanded its manufacturing capacity with a strategic investment in Surface Mount Technology (SMT) to secure its position as an industry leader in the designing, engineering and manufacturing of electronics industry in the US and in Asia. The investment includes the installation of two mirrored Samsung high-speed SMT lines in the Omaha, NE and in the Philippines, Manila, South Asia manufacturing facilities.

SMT technology is the newest, most effective and efficient electronic manufacturing solution, especially for small formats. It is utilized in virtually all commercial, industrial and consumer products with electronic features ranging from phones to computers, tablets, coffee makers, automobiles, ioT, biometric and medical products. Surface-mount technology (SMT) is a method for producing electronic circuits in which the components are mounted or placed directly onto the surface of printed circuit boards (PCBs). An electronic device so made is called a surface-mount device (SMD).

The automated SMT technology makes manufacturing highly efficient and consistent resulting in the most accurate execution of high-volume production. Pivot installed one SMT line in its Omaha, NE facility and the other in the Philippines, Manila, Asia facility. The mirrored lines are identical and can perform simultaneously with same specifications to maximize manufacturing volume. The mirrored technology is advantageous for customers who distribute globally, saving time and money on shipping to the destination from the closest manufacturing facility. This gives clients the assurance that their product manufacturing is failure-proof protecting customers’ manufacturing needs from natural disasters such as fires or floods, human incidents such as strikes or political/economic or implications such as tariff impositions or currency fluctuation. Pivot can switch or adjust the manufacturing instantaneously using the same equipment and specs in US and in Asia. The mirrored lines share a server and database that can run the same manufacturing on two continents simultaneously.

Mark Dohnalek, President and CEO of Pivot International states “This strategic investment expands our global manufacturing capacity and ensures that we are the expert of choice for the highest quality, efficient, consistent production with safeguards to deliver uninterrupted SMT products.”

Mark Dohnalek describes the company’s growth strategy as “an aggressive calibrated approach to growth of capacity, expertise and assets in order to help customers meet market needs with Pivot’s global process and resources most effectively.”

In order to support the global markets and serve customers in all geographies around the world, Pivot International continues to build its portfolio of brands, talent and resources with offices in the US, London and Glasgow, UK, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Pivot continues to expand its US national sales force, as well as continues to build company-owned manufacturing plants in the US and Asia. Pivot’s company-owned global resources provide a unique ability to engage the world’s top talent to develop and engineer product and the world’s most efficient and effective manufacturer for any product format.

Pivot has a 47-year track record of outstanding performance, innovation, quality and design, engineering and manufacturing as a single-source expert serving clients in a broad range of industries including biometric/security products, wearable technology, touchscreen technology, medical, wireless, fitness, electronic components, agriculture, building operations and consumer products.

Mark Dohnalek, President & CEO affirms, “I am committed to ensuring that Pivot has the global capabilities to manufacture in the US, UK and Asia so that we can deliver the most efficient solution for our clients all over the world.”

EDM Adds New SMT Line

Electronic Design and Manufacturing is proud to announce the addition of an additional surface mount line featuring placement equipment from Samsung and DEK. The addition of the new SMT line brings additional manufacturing capacity and the ability to offer large / long board capabilities with PCB sizes up to 610mm x 400mm. This long board capability enables Electronic Design and Manufacturing to capitalize on our extensive experience with LED lighting and signage and offer the long board and LED placement options to our customers. Additionally full component lot tracking can now be offered with the addition of laser etched serialization and integrated bar code and feeder tracking.

Contact Electronic Design and Manufacturing today for additional information or let EDM help you get your projects manufactured and on the market sooner!


EDM Adds Clean Room Capability

Electronic Design and Manufacturing is proud to announce the addition of clean room capability. EDM recently acquired a Terra Universal hard wall modular clean room to offer further capabilities to our customers. Currently this clean room is configured to a Class 100,000 level, but should additional levels of cleanliness be required, it is easily upgraded. EDM added clean room capability to facilitate the assembly of oxygen breathing systems and LCD display overlays.

The clean room is environmentally controlled and monitored 24/7 to allow us to maintain complete control of all clean room processes.

If you are interested in more information, or have a need that EDM can assist you with, please contact us.

EDM Retains ISO 9001:2008 Registration

Electronic Design and Manufacturing of Omaha, Nebraska is proud to announce our the results of our latest ISO9001:2008 quality system audit. The auditors have found that EDM has met all requirements for continued registration as an ISO9001:2008 registered company. EDM’s focus on continual improvement and preventative actions were noted as especially strong areas of our quality system and reflects our focus on providing our customers a quality manufacturing partner.

EDM Issues Supplier Guidelines for PCB Vendors

Electronic Design and Manufacturing of Omaha, Nebraska has developed a new set of guidelines for our PCB suppliers to follow when supplying EDM with printed circuit board materials. Our supplier guidelines were developed using the recently released IPC-1601 2010 Printed Board Handling and Storage Guidelines, which details the industry standard best practices and guidelines to be used by PCB and PWA manufacturers in the handling and storage of PCB’s.

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