Customer Story: The Core of Highly Flexible Rework
Siemens AG in Fürth, Germany, successfully uses the hot air rework system FINEPLACER® coreplus for rework tasks in the production of electronics for industrial applications.
Around the globe, Siemens locations rely on Finetech systems for rework of electronic components and high-accuracy semiconductor assembly. One of them is the long-established production site in Fürth Hardhöhe, Germany. For decades, this Siemens facility has been producing electronic components, standardized and customer-specific modules and complete systems for industrial use, i.e. control and automation technology, as well as medical and energy technology.
The wide spectrum of different electronics manufactured in Fürth is unique in the realm of Siemens. It requires highly versatile production facilities, and also a very flexible approach to reworking manufacturing-related error cases at the production environment level. Not least, the rework results have to be extremely reliable, as Siemens offers its industrial customers a warranty of up to 25 years on electronic components.
However, reworking very small components and assemblies on densely populated printed circuit boards is particularly demanding. The infrared heating technology previously used by Siemens had reached its limits with regard to optimum heat distribution, so Siemens was looking for a partner that could offer a state-of-the-art solution.