Universal Commemorates 100th Anniversary at IPC APEX EXPO 2019


Reading time ( words)

Universal Instruments will commemorate its 100th anniversary at the IPC APEX EXPO 2019 held at the San Diego Convention Center on January 29–31. The company will exhibit on booth 2308, highlighting a flexible solutions portfolio for complex server and automotive assembly. Also on the booth, Universal will feature its new IQ360 Factory Software Suite – a suite of a la carte smart factory modules designed to control, monitor and improve all aspects of factory operations for maximum productivity.

The Universal Instruments and Metal Company was formed in 1919, manufacturing wire and metal products and producing its first commercial product, "Nu-Hed" safety pins. Eager to grow its business opportunities, the company transformed into a precision machine, tool and die operation, delivering to companies such as IBM.

universal2.jpgIn the 1950s and 1960s, the quickly expanding Universal Instruments achieved breakthroughs in the fields of electronic component preparation and sequencing, leading to the development of the industry’s first automated assembly systems for printed circuit board production. Universal again partnered with IBM, providing comprehensive solutions for axial lead component circuit board assembly.

Today, with a lineage of more than 50 years, Universal is the longest-standing company in the electronics assembly space. Universal is also the only US-based electronics assembly solutions provider.

universal3.jpgOn the booth at APEX, Universal will demonstrate its FuzionOF high-speed automation platform, extra-capacity FuzionXC2-37 Platform, and Uflex modular automation platform, which combine to form powerful solutions to challenging server and automotive applications. Also on the booth, the company will unveil its IQ360 Factory Software Suite. Comprised of Design & NPI, Material Management, Production Control, and Monitoring & Analytics modules, IQ360 offers individual capability bundles that can be purchased as needed to meet specific factory requirements, providing a true “connected factory” production environment.

“We’re honored to be celebrating our 100th anniversary here at APEX,” said Universal Instruments Vice President of Marketing, Glenn Farris. “As the pioneers of electronics assembly, it’s rewarding to see how the industry has grown, and how technology innovation from Universal has delivered leading-edge products to meet its ever-changing needs.” Farris continued, “We’re eager to share our server and automotive solutions on the booth and are confident that manufacturers will recognize the differentiation and value we offer. We’ve also strengthened our solutions offering with the introduction of IQ360, and I know our existing and prospective customers will appreciate the comprehensive capabilities and modularity of this product in their quest to build the smart factory of the future.”

Share

Print


Suggested Items

RTW IPC APEX EXPO: IPC Global Government Relations Initiatives and Updates

04/12/2019 | Real Time with...IPC
IPC VP of Global Government Relations Chris Mitchell discusses with Judy Warner the association’s initiatives such as the IPC Workforce Champions, the skills gap analysis, and how IPC plans to advocate for the industry and grow the supply chain in North America and around the world.

IPC Working to Revive Lead-Free R&D in High-Reliability Sectors

04/10/2019 | Chris Mitchell, IPC VP, Global Government Relations
Ask yourself the following question: Why is it that the aerospace, defense and high performance (ADHP) electronics sectors remain reliant on lead solders and components even as the commercial sector has largely phased out their use?

Which IPC-A-610 Class is Best for Your PCBA?

04/08/2019 | Neil Sharp, JJS Manufacturing
For many EMS providers, IPC-A-610 is the agreed standard to define what's acceptable and what's not in the world of PCBA production. As an OEM, it's important that you're clear on the basic principles that separate those classes so that you have a clear and realistic expectation of what the results are going to be.



Copyright © 2019 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.