19th August 2015 – New Tongtai SD-616 Drill Machine
July & August were a busy time at Faraday while we made significant changes to our drill profile department to accommodate our new Tongtai SD-616 drill machine.
The project involved the relocation of the Test & Final Inspection department to allow expansion of the shop floor area to accommodate the new kit. The maintenance department worked hard to achieve the changes and run in all the necessary services for the relocated existing kit and the new machine.
Due to increasing complexity of board design we had a need to increase drill capacity as our existing two Lenz machines were running almost 24/7. This investment takes the number of drill spindles from 7 to 13, hugely increasing our capacity.
Featuring the latest Sieb and Meyer CNC 84.00 controller the new Tongtai machine has Westwind 160,000 rpm high speed spindles for improved accuracy and hole wall quality and is capable of drilling down to 0.1mm. The machine is also astonishly fast, reducing drill run times by up to 1/3rd without compromising quality.
We are pleased to make this significant investment at our plant in Washington which means we can continue to offer our customers the level of service they require. The new machine will contribute considerably to maintaining on time delivery as well as improving quality.