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  1. Why Is It Important to Be on the Edge of Technology?

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    Scenario:

    You are searching for a manufacturer on the edge of technology to partner with for your new PCB assembly project. 

    Company A and B both offer low volume, high mix capability for PCB assemblies. Company A has the most effective technology to perform highly replicable automated processes alongside manual assembly. At the same time, Company B relies on mainly manual labor and has not replaced its machinery in 10 years. Both assembly methods can be effective, but one shortens the timeline and increases product accuracy. 

    Which company do you choose? 

     

    What Does “Edge of Technology” Mean?

    The phrase “Edge of Technology” refers to a company constantly remaining ahead of the curve in the latest machinery and equipment. Specifically, this phrase has a connotation that includes a look into the future. In essence, I mean that the word “edge” alludes to something about to move forward; it predicts movement that propels and builds kinetic energy. To clarify, an edge represents the end of a corner and the beginning of another, forcing a step onward. 

    As can be seen in manufacturing, staying informed about upcoming trends and techniques allows a company to predict its next moves in new machine purchase, installation, and usage

     

    Why is it Important to Be Constantly Innovating?

    Ultimately, the push to constantly innovate is about staying one step ahead of the customer and competition. In terms of a partnership, both sides must match up to expectations. For example, if a customer requires the newest model of a specific machine that you do not have, then they will find a different partner.

    Electronic Manufacturing Suppliers (EMS) must think about a customer’s future projects. To be a proper solutions provider, you have to answer the question before it’s asked. This practice begins with prediction, preparation, and execution. In this case, a manufacturer must reflect on: 

     

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    For which industries do I want to do assembly?

    Specific industries may have certain technologies that manufacturers must use to complete a project. This distinction is especially true in advanced Medical Devices and the highly inventive EV Power Industry.

    Where are these industries headed?

    Any manufacturing company must remain privy to the advances driving ambitious projects. From trade shows to industry updates, companies have to envision the next direction for their current and potential customers. 

    What machinery do the potential projects require?

    In order to prepare for the future, companies must have close relationships with their customers to learn about the needed machinery. Collaborations between growing businesses allow for a wide range of innovation with an emphasis on state-of-the-art equipment. 

     

    PGF Machinery and Equipment

    At this point, for PCB Assembly, Cable Harness Assembly, and Wire Processing, PGF utilizes advanced operational technology

    With an array of Schleuniger machines for crimping, stripping, and terminating, wires can be processed and sorted quickly with a team of skilled workers operating the machine and perfecting the project. 

    On the other (electronic) side, Selective Soldering machines, Solder Paste Inspection (SPI), and Surface-Mount Technology (SMT) lines place components accurately on their respective PCBs and use reflow soldering to keep them in place. Our team utilizes a Fuji Line and MyData Line to assemble various volumes of PCBAs. 

    An X-Ray machine, In-Circuit Testing devices, and Automated Optical Inspection (API) machines allow close quality inspection. These machines act as second eyes to check PCBA performance.

    With many additional automated and hand equipment, we raise the bar to move forward continuously. 

     

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