Just recently, we adopted the statement PAT: Performance, Adaptability, Trust into our logo. It’s not only a declaration that highlights our core business and ethical values, but it also serves as a timely homage to our founder, Pat Kellard. “What we are now is entirely formed from what we were then. Pat Kellard laid down very solid foundations,” says our chairman, Robert Conway.
Since that bold initial move into the surface mount sector under Pat Kellard, we have produced more than a dozen SMT pick & place machine models. Many of those are still in use around the world, thanks to our policy of backwards compatibility for engineering developments.
Today, the atom platform stands as our product range flagship. But it’s our highly flexible iineo platform that’s the most popular machine we’ve ever manufactured, with 550 installations worldwide.
If you placed all those iineo machines end-to-end in a single production line, it would be 1,595 metres (5,233 feet) long. That’s just short of a mile. Like today’s atom machines and its predecessors such as the EP600, the iineo is famous for its huge on-machine component inventory. Between them, all the iineo machines produced to date could accommodate no less than 147,700 x 8mm tape reels.
As we celebrate this historic business milestone, contact us to learn how 50 years of experience makes so much difference when we help to boost your manufacturing productivity.