EPE Corporation’s Investment in Mycronic Doubles Manufacturing Capacity


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EPE Corporation, an industry expert in high-reliability Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) since 1965, has recently invested in its Surface Mount Assembly line capacity with the purchase of two new Mycronic MY300DX-17 pick-and-place machines, feeder systems and other line software upgrades.

The Mycronic MY300DX-17 equipment and software solutions deliver increased levels of placement speed and accuracy and improves productivity with a wide range of component types.  In addition, the robust software provides fast feeder loading, location tracking, stock accuracy and proactive replenishment.

“These new Mycronic MY300DX-17 machines increase our efficiency for complex high-mix production work. They provide easy data preparation, job sequencing, line balancing, and feeder optimization. Another benefit of these machines is that we can easily switch from full volume to batch-size one,” comments Ken Desrochers, Vice President of Operations at EPE. “This important investment follows our recent purchase of three 5K series 3D Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) systems from VI Technology, a subsidiary to Mycronic. The new 3D AOI capability has improved our overall production efficiency by providing greater accuracy in detecting true defects while dramatically reducing false calls and guarantees EPE’s customers the highest quality standards,” he adds.

“Even during these challenging times of COVID-19, EPE Corporation continues to offer the best capabilities and technologies to our customers,” adds James “JD” Bell, Jr., President and CEO of EPE Corporation. “EPE has been using Mycronic production equipment for over 20 years, and the combination of speed, flexibility, accuracy, fast changeover and ease of programming have been critical in controlling the growth of our high-mix, low-to-medium volume business model,” he adds. “The addition of these two MY300DX pick-and-place machines, software upgrades and additional feeder systems will allow us to speed up our manufacturing process and enhance our delivery of timely, high quality products to our customers while at the same time providing plenty of manufacturing capacity to handle our projected growth,” says Bell.

EPE Corporation has been a trusted, high-reliability Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) expert since 1965.  EPE is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) located in Manchester, NH and focuses on the high-reliability markets of defense, aerospace, medical, industrial and RF Communications.

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