ACDi Adds Equipment and Personnel in Response to Increased Demand for Electronics Manufacturing Services

August 28, 2019

ACDi broadens manufacturing capabilities with investment in new equipment
for its Frederick, MD headquarters with the addition of two Mycronic MY300DX
pick and place machines. The purchase was made due to increasing demand
for electronics manufacturing services and to complement other new
equipment purchases previously announced.

“After evaluating several manufacturers’ pick and place machines, we
ultimately chose the MY300 line from Mycronic for its flexibility in the high-mix
environment we operate in,” said Garret Maxson, ACDi’s Director of Operations.
He adds, “The Mycronic machines fit seamlessly with our existing SMT lines
leveraging efficiencies and feeder compatibility across the production floor.
Industry 4.0 is a reality now at ACDi.”

The new MY300 provides a 40 percent smaller footprint than previous models.
It also achieves higher speeds due to automatic job selection, rolling
changeovers, as well as faster board transfer and tool changes. Throughput is
increased significantly due to simultaneous assembly of multiple boards.
Additionally, the improved line scan vision system ensures a future-proof
solution for the most advanced components. Demands are constantly on the
rise for higher degrees of automation, more component varieties and increased
overall productivity – particularly among high-mix manufacturers. The
equipment is able to support 400 plus BOM line item assemblies.

The MY300DX17 is rated at 40k components per hour, holds 224 8mm feeders,
has a part placement range of 01005 up to 73mm x 140mm, weights up to 140
grams, ability to place components down to 0.15mm pitch. The MY300, built on a compact and user-friendly platform design meets all of these needs for manufacturers of electronics.

In addition to the new equipment, the company also hired six additional personnel to support the increased capacity.