FiconTEC Supports In-Line And Stand-Alone PIC Production Requirements
ficonTEC Service GmbH has announced a comprehensive modernization of the company's product strategy. The new approach allows ficonTEC to properly address increasing customer focus on in-line production line applications, while at the same time retaining continuity for existing customers, commitments and projects with current stand-alone machines.
Initially, new ASSEMBLY machine systems, utilizing a newly-designed housing format and state-of-the-art feed-in/out capabilities, will be offered in specific "˜in-line' configurations for production line applications. The new machine format can be supplied either individually as a versatile production cell designed to slot into an existing or proposed production line, or as task-optimized machine segments comprising several different systems.
Looking forward, the new housing format is already compatible with other ficonTEC assembly and production machine types and can additionally be offered both as stand-alone and in-line machine systems.
Importantly, for customers and key activities requiring continuity with previous systems, the entire range of current machine systems "“ including ASSEMBLY, FIBER, BOND, CUSTOM, TEST, INSPECTION and STACK"“ will continue to be available indefinitely. All stand-alone products remain custom configurable with ficonTEC's proprietary assembly and test modules.
While retaining all of the popular customer-oriented features of ficonTEC's existing stand-alone products, the new in-line machine systems additionally provide much improved support for high-volume production requirements, for example, those associated with the highly visible transition to integrated photonics approaches for component manufacturing.
ficonTEC's easy-to-use but nonetheless sophisticated process control software will continue to tie everything together, providing a consistent look & feel across all products "“both old and new.
ficonTEC's new production strategy addresses in-line production requirements with its latest ASSEMBLY machines, while retaining the ability to meet existing commitments to customers such as requirements for stand-alone assembly and test applications.