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Thermaltronics USA, Inc., a manufacturer of award-winning solder robots, announced that the Ormond, Florida office and demonstration facility is now fully operational and can provide customers with complete “sample board” processing and programming for robotic soldering applications.
Ed Zamborsky, the Technical Support Manager, was confident that the evaluation and reporting process would give customers a clear understanding of the unique features and benefits of the Thermaltronics award-winning systems. Zamborsky commented, “While there were several competitive systems available on the market, yield rates could not compare to those achieved by Thermaltronics’ solder robots. The use of high-precision hardware and intelligent software ensures precision soldering and low operator training costs.”
All of Thermaltronics’ demonstration facilities allow potential customers to see the benefits of the Thermaltronics soldering robots, which include dynamic laser height control, vision, mapping, and advanced software controls.
In addition to its award-winning hand-soldering product line, Thermaltronics also provides an extended range of accessories to support both production and rework applications.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
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Ed Zamborsky, Thermaltronics
During factory visits, I've witnessed what’s happened to our workforce after the pandemic. Sometimes it looks like operator separation for social distancing, working extra shifts to cover for lost or missing employees due to illness, workers who now work from home, or they have simply found working no longer suits them. One possible solution when you can’t hire skilled technicians is to look at automation, particularly automation for soldering. For many it was a “feature piece” for the obligatory factory tour just to demonstrate to potential customers they are forward thinking. Now it’s a reality to solve a true workforce shortage issue. But why use a robotic soldering system?
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
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