Grow Your Own Training Programs

Davina McDonnell Press

Originally published in i-Connect007’s SMT Magazine May Issue here. Introduction With more than 3,000,000 baby boomers retiring, or getting ready to do so, the manufacturing industry is bleeding out—losing talented, skilled, and experienced workers. Without a transfusion of new, even semi-skilled talent, many manufacturing companies are at a loss on how to best recruit the future workforce. Saline Lectronics, an …

SUPPORTIVE TOOLING: The Magic Ingredient for Flex Circuit Assembly

Davina McDonnell Press

Originally published in SMT Magazine here. There is a circuit board assembly in almost every product with an on/off switch. Just sitting in your office, you are within arm’s reach of at least four or five items with printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) inside of them— computer, calculator, phone, thermostat, digital clock, fitness band. And that’s just within your office! …

Lectronics at IPC APEX 2017

Davina McDonnell Press

During the week of February 13th, Jason Sciberras, Manufacturing Manager, and Tom Scales, IT Manager, attended IPC APEX in San Diego, CA. While perusing potential new equipment vendors, and connecting with current preferred suppliers, Jason and Tom also had the unique opportunity to discuss the new trends and technological advancements, specifically related to the Internet of Manufacturing (IoM), within the …

21st Century Inspection: Lectronics Gains X-ray Vision

Davina McDonnell Press

Originally published in US Tech Magazine.  Analyzing solder joints for leadless components has always been tricky business. Traditionally, the electronics manufacturing industry has relied on manual visual inspection or 2D X-ray systems or not a connection is acceptable. One of the latest solutions for circuit board assemblies packed with BGAs and QFNs is 3D X-ray inspection. In order to guarantee …

Saline Lectronics Purchases Nikon Metrology X-ray System

Davina McDonnell Press

Saline Lectronics Inc., a leading electronics contract manufacturer, has purchased and installed a Nikon Metrology XT V 160 Varian 1313Dx X.Tract PCB inspection system with the Advanced Service Kit, AutoTransformer, and Inspect-X Software. This new system will better enable Lectronics to provide customers with fast, automated 3D component inspection. With leading proprietary micro-focus source technology, the XT V 160 is …

Shining light into a dark zone, bringing reflow to the next level

Davina McDonnell Press

Originally published in SMT Today. When we installed KIC’s smart oven technologies earlier this year, everyone at Saline Lectronics was incredibly enthusiastic. With these systems, we would finally get full visibility inside the “blackbox” of PCB assembly – the reflow oven! No longer relying on a single profile board and spot checks, we are now able to measure and track …

ScoopTalk at SMTAi: Women in the Electronic Manufacturing Industry

Davina McDonnell Press

Linking together tech-savvy females; Director of Marketing, Davina McDonnell, participated in ScoopTalk’s roundtable discussion at STMAi with Marie S. Cole, IBM, and Wendy Tindle, SMT Today. Within one platform, to collaborate on common business challenges; discuss shared influencers, experiences and resources. ScoopTalk reported on the real issues and the mutual thread that link all female leaders in tech together.    

SMTAi Interview with Jason Sciberras: Industry 4.0 & Millennials

Davina McDonnell Press

Manufacturing Manager, Jason Sciberras, talks to Scoop Communications about our Connected Factory at SMTAi. Detailing the importance of Industry 4.0 with a Millennial workforce, Jason highlights how real-time data from our Cogiscan system allows us to be more proactive by having the right information at the right time in the right place.

Saline Lectronics Procures Its Third Juki Fortress for High-Volume Assemblies

Davina McDonnell Press

SALINE, MI ― September 2016 ― Saline Lectronics, Inc., a leading electronics contract manufacturer, recently purchased and installed its third StorageSolutions Fortress (ISM2000XL) from Juki. The Fortress is designed for optimal management of larger dimension reels. Now, Lectronics’ three Fortresses will store all of the necessary material to run high-volume assemblies that the company manufactures regularly. Since the installation of …

Saline Lectronics Purchased the Stinger Dispensing Add on for PCBs Exposed to Critical Environments

Davina McDonnell Press

SALINE, MI ― August 2016 ― Saline Lectronics, Inc., a leading electronics contract manufacturer, recently installed the Stinger on its DEK Horizon 03iX printer used on a high-volume SMT Line. The company plans to add the Stinger to its other DEK printers in the future. The Stinger is a low-volume dispense module that can be attached to the camera carriage …