Universal’s Fuzion Redefines Odd-Form Assembly

New FuzionOF™ Platform maximizes automation opportunities while lowering assembly costs and delivering consistently high productivity and yields.

December 19, 2013 – Building on a twenty-year legacy of industry-leading odd-form capabilities, Universal Instruments introduces the FuzionOF Platform, extending the company’s flagship Fuzion™ portfolio to address pre- and post-reflow odd-form assembly challenges.

As the industry’s fastest and most versatile high-speed automation platform, FuzionOF complements Universal’s Generation 88HT through-hole portfolio and Polaris Assembly Cell to form comprehensive odd-form automation solutions for any application or environment. Universal solutions are further differentiated by a broad knowledge base built on years of experience and an expansive range of feeding solutions and nozzles, as well as custom design and implementation services.

FuzionOF transforms back-end assembly into a strategic advantage, offering a more economical, flexible and higher-performance solution than manual assembly or traditional custom automation cells. By enabling a more efficient manufacturing model, FuzionOF drives down costs while maximizing yield and productivity.

This newest addition to the Fuzion Platform family leverages leading-edge software and precise, repeatable, closed-loop processes that reduce defects, rework and waste. It can also help manufacturers localize production versus low-cost labor regions and reduce floor space requirements.

FuzionOF delivers the highest available odd-form automation throughput to shorten cycle times and eliminate bottlenecks. Its exceptional flexibility facilitates a fast and easy transition to new product challenges. These assets deliver higher utilization, predictable output, and consistent production rates to bring new products to market quicker.

“We see back-end assembly as a fast-evolving market opportunity and FuzionOF gives us a powerful tool to help our customers gain a distinct advantage in that arena,” said Universal Instruments Vice President of Marketing, Glenn Farris. “Slide-line assembly produces inconsistent results while dedicated robots can require extensive retooling costs. FuzionOF redefines odd-form assembly, helping us to provide our customers single-vendor automation solutions that ensure investment protection and produce quality end products that strengthen their bottom lines,” he added.

To learn more about Universal’s solutions for any electronics manufacturing challenge, contact Universal Instruments at +1-800-432-2607 or +1-607-779-7522 or visit www.uic.com.

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