Report on day 1, 2 January 2023, of the move
Additional capacity for assembly of prototypes and small series PCBs
At the end of December 2022, we received the new machines purchased in spring that will increase our existing production capacity. Two additional production lines will give us extra capacity to deliver the ever-growing number of orders on time.
After starting up the heat pumps and fine-tuning the conditioning of the new production hall, we were able to bring in the machines for two additional lines. Technicians from Mycronic and their local Hungarian representative, Danutek, will start their installation today.
The weather gods have been kind to us, making it dry and more than 3°C warm, so the transport is going well for now. Throughout the day, two trucks shuttle between our 2 sites. We aim to move most of the heavy machinery today.
Our operators are alternately packing in the old building, or installing racks and workbenches in the new building. Our maintenance team helps in moving and putting the machines in the right place, levelling the machines and conveyors. They are also preparing everything for connecting the machines to power, compressed air and the network which they will start tomorrow.
The production floor in the 2016 building is 840 sq m, the new one is now 2,500 sq m, making it almost 3 times bigger. We were working on 5 pick and place production lines so far, and there will be 7 next week.
We also now have a second selective soldering machine, a second vapour phase soldering machine, a third reflow oven, and a third solder paste jetter.
On top of that comes a lot of additional storage capacity for components and feeders, 6 Mycronic storage towers join the 8 existing ones and 2 Dexon paternoster storage systems bring that number to 3.