Grundig Business Systems in Bayreuth continues to rely on SMT

Solemn opening of the line after reconstruction

In order to make their production even more efficient and faster, Grundig Business Systems (GBS) has rebuilt two SMT lines in Bayreuth and equipped them with new machines worth 1 million €. A new Quattro Peak® L Plus system from SMT Thermal Discoveries is also deployed. The full convection reflow soldering system is characterised by its long machine life, high process stability and extremely low energy consumption.

Especially in the field of electronic manufacturing service, the profile changeover times of the oven are critical. Therefore, the production service team at GBS had compared different ovens under technical and cost aspects in advance. The SMT-system SMT was soon the favorite. "We already have an SMT oven in operation. Thanks to the identical configuration of both lines, we can optimally use synergy effects, for example by using the same soldering profiles, "says Wolfgang Fraunholz, team leader of SMT production. A second aspect were shorter profile changeover times. As an EMS provider, a wide variety of customer projects must be processed as quickly as possible one after the other. The forced cooling of the oven helps. "This saves us a lot of time when changing over from soldering profile to adhesive profile," says Fraunholz. In the meantime, the production line is running and the operators are impressed: "Working on the SMT is twice as much fun, you can rely on the new system, it does its job without any mistakes, and it's much faster than its predecessor."

For the inauguration of the new line high-ranking guests from the Bayreuth politics were invited. GBS Managing Director Roland Hollstein officially put the line into operation. SMT Managing Director Hans-Günter Ulzhöfer was one of the guests too and presented his system.

„With the modernization of its SMT production lines, Grundig has sustainably strengthened its traditional location. The Quattro Peak® L Plus system with forced cooling meets all requirements regarding process stability and simultaneous flexibility“, says Daniel Hamann, Sales Manager South-East Germany at SMT Thermal Discoveries. „We wish Grundig all the best for the future and we are very pleased about the consistent confidence in us and the successful cooperation."

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