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Nordson TEST & INSPECTION, a division of the Nordson Corporation, announced that Spectrum Assembly, Inc. (SAI) has purchased an Assure X-ray Component Counter. The system was successfully installed at Spectrum’s 80,000 ft.2 headquarters in Carlsbad, California.
“The Assure component counter does what they say,” stated Michael Baldwin, VP of SAI said. “The machine is extremely intelligent and operation is designed so anyone can use it. Before having the Assure, we were counting 30-50 reels per day but with component shortages as they are, it is critical to have a complete and accurate count of 100 percent of our inventory and the Assure enables us to do that, quickly and accurately.”
Intelligent, simple, fast and trustworthy, Assure enables Spectrum Assembly to increase productivity and minimize component shortage downtime. The Assure is the fastest, simplest and most reliable way to implement live component inventory management. Optimized for speed, Assure counts components fast so Spectrum can process inventory sooner, and minimize labor time and cost.
As a full service turnkey contract manufacturer, Spectrum Assembly has become the supplier of choice for its customers’ design, manufacturing and test of printed circuit assemblies, complex box build and cable harness needs.
Michelle Te, I-Connect007
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I-Connect007 Editorial Team
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Mark Laing, Siemens Digital Industries Software
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