Dutch EMS chooses Yamaha printing, placement, and inspection systems to boost quality, flexibility, and productivity

Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section is supplying high-speed equipment for two surface-mount lines at Faber Electronics, to build high-tech products including IoT equipment, automotive electronics, medical devices, and industrial controls.

Faber Electronics, a Netherlands-based electronic manufacturing services provider, has installed a Yamaha YCP10 screen printer, two YSM20R high-speed mounters, and a YSi-V AOI system for end-of-line visual inspection.


“Our customers serve markets that expect extremely high product reliability, so faultless assembly at high speed is a pre-requisite,” explains Tijmen Augustijn, Operations Director. “On the other hand, we pride ourselves on our flexibility to adapt quickly whenever their requirements change. We expect our technology partners and suppliers to help us meet those demands. With that in mind, we decided to extend our connection with Yamaha by investing in new equipment from the 1 STOP SMART SOLUTION.”

The drive for reliability leads Faber Electronics’ engineering teams to place a high value on design for manufacture (DfM) and design for test (DfT). Typically, in-circuit testing is often applied to 100% of boards produced or a high proportion, depending on individual customers’ requirements. The YSi-V AOI system in each assembly line helps strengthen quality assurance and maximise productivity by quickly identifying any boards that have visible defects.

Yamaha YSi-V

The YSi-V’s multi-angle and multi-wavelength lighting helps the system spot defects that are difficult to see in ordinary light and can prevent shadows from obscuring inspection areas. In addition, laser height measurement can detect coplanarity issues that may indicate damage to component pins or a soldering defect. The system is an ideal companion to the compact YCP10 printer, which has advanced features and can handle large board sizes, and the high-efficiency YSM20R mounter with up to 95,000 cph placement capability.

Marc Valk, Quality Assurance Engineer at Faber Electronics, comments, “Our customers trust us always to respond quickly to their needs. The advanced features and ease of use we enjoy with our Yamaha surface-mount lines help us maintain that reputation. We can handle anything from last-minute design modifications to frequent product changeovers quickly and efficiently.”

According to Theo Loohuis Service Manager of Europe-SMT, Yamaha’s distributor for Benelux, the combination of YCP10 printer, YSM20R mounters, and YSi-V AOI in each line provides advanced capabilities that will meet Faber Electronics’ requirements far into the future. “Each line can print, place and inspect, at high speed, parts ranging from the smallest SMD chips to large ICs like FPGAs and tall components like capacitors and connectors. We listened to their team to understand their requirements and their vision for the future. We then worked with Yamaha to propose the best package to meet their needs. Each line ensures high production quality with the flexibility to meet diverse and fast-changing customer demands.”

Faber Electronic’s Team

Daisuke Yoshihara, General Sales Manager for Yamaha adds, “Faber Electronics now has two full SMT lines that are perfectly conceived to fulfil their customers’ demands, delivering a clear competitive edge and a future-proof return on their investment.”

Please visit the website at https://smt.yamaha-motor-robotics.de/

More information about Europe-SMT: www.europe-smt.com

To learn about Faber Electronics: https://faber-electronics.nl/over-ons

About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section

Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards.

Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers, dispensers and intelligent SMD storage system. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers.

Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients.