Innovative platform architecture and software streamline NPI and changeovers to enable operational excellence and cost-effective productivity.

November 20, 2013 – Universal Instruments’ FuzionXC2-37™ Platform was presented the Global SMT & Packaging Global Technology Award at Productronica 2013 as the top machine in the “Placement Equipment – Low/Medium-Volume” category. Winners were selected by an independent, international panel and evaluations for the award entries were based on innovation, speed/throughput improvements, quality, cost benefits, environmental considerations, ease of use/implementation, and maintainability.

This is the second industry accolade recognizing the FuzionXC2-37 Platform this year, having already won Circuits Assembly magazine’s NPI award as the top machine in the “Component Placement – Multi-Function” category at APEX 2013.

With the industry’s highest feeder capacity, FuzionXC2-37 enables manufacturers to minimize setups and simply change programs for product changeovers—a streamlined model that can boost utilization, OEE and overall output by 50%, or eliminate entire production shifts. In addition, FuzionXC2-37 delivers all-in-one flexibility, performing high-speed chip through extreme odd-form placements, while accommodating large boards and a full range of input types.

These advantages are driving the success of Fuzion™ customers in the higher-mix environments that are becoming more prevalent across the global electronics landscape, allowing them to quote any job and maintain a lean and efficient production model.

“Receiving such respected awards confirms what our customers are telling us: We’ve taken an innovative approach that is a perfect fit for today’s market and manufacturing environments,” said Universal Instruments Vice President of Marketing, Glenn Farris. “Productronica was a great show for us, with hundreds of prospective European and global customers visiting our booth. It was a pleasure to share perspectives with so many manufacturers who acknowledged the value of Fuzion in helping them to maximize productivity while reducing costs,” he added.