Stencil printer is smallest in its class

Aaron-PCB preview editNew levels of productivity whilst maintaining an exceptional price to performance ratio is promised by Aaron PCB Assemblies, for its Reprint Mantis 23. The company installed the automatic stencil printer, aimed at medium to high users, last year. The new design is packed with highly automated and innovative features. According to the company, it is stylish in design, has built-in flexibility and is the smallest machine in its class. It is manufactured in Dorset.

The EMS provider was founded in 2004 and provides full turnkey manufacturing including assembly, box build, prototyping, and cable assembly, advice on design for manufacture, printed circuit assembly, configuration management and repair services. It aims to provide high quality European manufactured solutions on a cost- competitive basis using advanced manufacturing equipment and techniques.

Meet Aaron PCB Assemblies at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2018, stand B160 or find out more at


EMS offers engineering support

SMT including PoP picture1_tmbVolburg is an EMS company with more than 20 years’ experience. Annually, it exports approximately 500,000 pieces of electronic modules, mainly to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, UK and Germany. It serves industrial electronics, automotive applications and energy saving businesses, with production facilities comprising two SMT lines, AOI, wave and selective soldering, ICT, wire harnesses, final assembly and box-build. Facilities and production equipment are adjusted for the assembly of small- and medium-sized production volumes of PCB boards with different levels of complexity.

Services include sourcing/logistics and engineering support. In addition to PCBAs, it offers mechatronics, cable-harnessing, software uploading and testing, component procurement and obsolesce management.

Meet Volburg on stand D75

Labelling identifies three experts

Labelling solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry, is being shown by AdoptSMT. Partnering with the company labelling and identification requirements provides the experience, support and in depth product knowledge of three of the biggest names in the industry, Hover Davis and its range of Axium label feeders, Nortec’s expertise and knowledge of labelling, masking and identification, and Count on Tools with bespoke nozzle manufacturing capabilities.

Take a look on the AdoptSMT stand E100 or find out more at

Laser cell allows for versatile label placement

Nutek-preview-edit_tmbDesigned to accurately mark PCBs on a production line or for use as a standalone cell, the Laser marking system series 3 from Nutek, showcased at this year’s Southern Manufacturing, uses a “flying laser” concept.

The PCB is locked in its marking position while the CO2 laser is moved using servo controlled X-Y axis. The number of markings and their positions are programmable in Windows-based software. An integrated inverter is optionally available for double-sided marking.

A distinguishing feature of the laser cell is the option to place a blank label and then laser-mark the label. This enables codes to be placed over tracks and via holes and sometimes components, says the company.

In addition to supplying board handling and traceability equipment, the company offers a wide range of products from PCB magazine racks, PCB conveyors, AOI reject conveyors, magazine loaders, buffers and unloaders, barcode labelling cells, laser marking cells, barcode scan stations, PCB cleaning, UV ovens, workstations and benches. It also offers second-user Nutek equipment, which is fully refurbished and carries a six-month warranty.

See Nutek on stand E115 or visit

Remote control systems are battery-less

RF Solutions preview editReturning to Southern Manufacturing and Electronics this week, RF Solutions believes it will surprise visitors with battery-less remote control systems.

Along with a popular range of products, including the 16km LORA module, it will showcase battery-less remote control systems, capable of up to 300m range with no additional power source. While energy harvesting products are not new, the company believes such distances are yet to be approached by other companies using similar methods. Using a secure, high-speed RF protocol, the Kapbox (pictured) and Kaptrap systems have a myriad of possible applications.

Based in West Sussex, the company has been manufacturing RF components and remote control systems for the past 20 years and prides itself on the quality of its RF remote control and telemetry systems.

Tune in to RF Solutions on stand H235 or find out more at

Five-day prototype service is launched

Eurocircuits preview edit_tmbThis year at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2018, Eurocircuits will present its five-day prototype and small series electronics assembly service. The long awaited service is supported with the company’s online PCBA visualiser tool to provide immediate DFM feedback and online pricing for your PCB, components and assembly service.

The service extends the company’s prototype and small series PCB manufacturing service, offering online verification and pricing tools 24/7, component sourcing, and professional component assembly.

Visitors will also see production equipment, eC-reflow-mate, Stencil-mate, eC-placer and under-board heating.

Experts will be happy to help with all questions about services and there will be live demonstrations of the online DFM tools.

Meet Eurocircuits on stand G165 or discover more at

Analytical services provide access to compliance

York EMC preview edit_tmbPart of the Eurofins Group, providing technical and analytical services to industrial and consumer markets, Eurofins York (formerly York EMC Services) will be attending Southern Electronics 2018 to show visitors how it can help manufacturers and design engineers achieve compliance.

From its UK-based laboratories, it addresses the European market through CE marking, North America through FCC compliant testing, the global market through the CB scheme and other countries with specific certification requirements such as the ISED for Canada. Its UK-based UKAS-accredited testing includes EMC, radio, electrical safety and electromagnetic fields (EMF).

As part of the global Electrical and Electronics (E&E) division of Eurofins Consumer Products Testing, the company has access to a comprehensive range of international approvals and certification services. These include environmental testing, notified body services for medical devices, ATEX and machinery directives, as well as access to the USA and Canadian markets through TCB, FCB, CAB and NCBs.

Meet Eurofins York on stand C145 or find out more at

Electronics assembler balances quality and technical ability

CT-Production-Preview-Edit_tmbSouthern Manufacturing 2018 exhibitor, CT Production, is passionate about manufacturing and the services it provides.

The company invests in the latest equipment, enabling it to manufacture products from PCBs to boxed units, prototype to volume. It says it continually strives to offer the best electronics manufacturing services in the UK.

Its range of services are all carefully controlled to AS9100 and ISO 9001/2015 standards. Over 25 quality checks are implemented on a typical box build assembly so quality is never compromised. The culture of quality ensures that the highest level of care is applied to a product throughout the process, from quotation to delivery.

Visitors to Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2018 are invited to discuss electronic manufacturing requirements and are assured that they will find the team’s excitement for learning about your products and industry refreshingly different. On the stand will be a selection of interesting projects to give an idea of capabilities and the different market sectors served, each with its own fascinating story about where it goes and what its function is.

Meet CT Production on stand H85 or go to

Design results in 360°, low light camera

ByteSnap Design_preview edit_tmbReporting a four-fold improvement in video processing performance, extended battery life and enhanced image quality, this 360° camera for low light environments is by Glorious Labs. Ahead of development, Southern Manufacturing 2018 exhibitor, ByteSnap Design, conducted a critical feasibility study, identifying core components as sensors and lenses. It then designed the architecture within a mechanically space-constrained, complex enclosure, encompassing lenses, battery and thermal solutions.

Also on the stand at this year’s show will be a Bluetooth Low Energy demonstration, with toy trains automated using a microcontroller as a working display of Bluetooth LE for object detection and tracking.

The consultancy has designed several of Bluetooth LE devices including asset / people tracking, environmental monitoring of equipment and support for VR through detecting the proximity of objects in the real world.

It is experienced in developing products based on chipset and module designs catering for different volume demands. Low power and battery devices demanding maintenance cycles in years can be demonstrated with these innovative designs.

There are also embedded Linux solutions to collect information and relay to local / cloud services. An embedded Linux project for teleprompter systems supplier, CueScript, will also be on the stand.

Meet ByteSnap Design on stand C135 or find out more at

Isolation switch boxes lead array of components and enclosures

Hylec preview edit_tmbIsolation switch boxes recently launched by Hylec-APL are among number new products showcased on the firm’s stand at Southern 2018.  The Isolator range models are claimed to be the best price/performance ratio on the UK market. They provide fast electrical isolation for industrial machinery, commercial buildings, power supplies, security equipment and HVAC.  The AC and DC models are IP67-rated and provide protection from water up to a depth of one meter.  They are manufactured from flame retardant polycarbonate rated to UL94V-0.

The company will also exhibit its UL and VDE-approved PCB terminal blocks. In addition to standard though-hole mounting and wire protected designs, there are plug and socket (right-angled and vertical), board-to-board (pluggable) and screwless, push-wire terminal blocks.

Also available, DEDSS stainless steel lockable, solid door enclosures are designed to provide high-quality, secure, cost-effective protection for specialist and demanding electronic and electrical installations. They are IP66-rated and are able to withstand impact to IK10 specifications and extremes of temperature. They are suitable for use in corrosive environments and where strict hygiene is required, for example, the agro food sector.

Other introductions are the TeePlug TH381 plug and socket electrical micro connector designed for underwater use and harsh environment installations and the Debox SL in-line cable junction box which can be assembled in a few seconds, says the company. It is supplied with all components needed to join flat or round profile cable, including a UL and VDE-approved four-pole terminal block, to save electricians on-site installation time and reduce costs.

see these and more on the Hylec-APL stand D145 or visit