Plymouth, WI — February 2018 — Kurtz Ersa North America, a supplier of electronics production equipment, announces that Altek Electronics, Inc. has purchased and successfully installed the Smartflow 2020 selective soldering system. A veteran-owned small business privately held by three family members (Stephen, David and Sabrina), Altek manufactures printed circuit board assemblies and box builds for many industries including the medical, military, industrial and telecommunications industries.
Ersa’s Smartflow 2020 requires less than 3 m² of space, thus fitting optimally into Altek’s production environment. Due to its universal pallet fastening, the Smartflow can handle PCB sizes of up to 508 x 508 mm [20” x 20”]. The Smartflow 2020 is smart and compact without compromising quality. Sabrina Beck, VP
Altek Electronics commented: “Real estate is expensive—it’s important to optimize our factory space. The Smartflow 2020 allows us to do that. We’re very pleased with the quality of the soldering, as well. It’s a win-win.”
Altek uses LEAN manufacturing principals and Six Sigma practices to achieve in excess of 99 percent on-time delivery and customer acceptance. The company‘s first pass yields are greater than 98 percent and Continuous Flow Manufacturing enables Altek to reduce internal costs. Altek is certified to AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015. Its soldering operators are certified to IPC-610 and the J-STD, and cable and harness operators to IPC-620.