Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Automation Systems Corporation, is pleased to announce that Precision Graphics Inc. (PGI) has purchased and installed two ISM Towers and an Incoming Material Station. The systems have been installed at Precision Graphics’ 25,000 ft.2 facility in Somerville, NJ.
From L to R: Christopher Gilbertson – Quality Director, Steven Panagakos Jr – Inventory Supervisor, Katelyn Hudak, Executive Assistant, Alec Weissman – Vice President of Business Operations
Chris Gilbertson, Quality Director at Precision Graphics commented: “PGI competes against overseas labor costs so we are always looking for ways to reduce our costs to stay competitive. The Juki Towers give us the ability to reduce the cost of material management. The Towers have increased our efficiencies through automation in Inventory Management and PGI’s Material Handling Processes. This cost savings is passed along to our customers which in turn helps keep the business here in Somerville, NJ.”
Juki’s ISM storage management system provides a flexible storage solution, allowing PGI to focus on its value-adding activities. Using the ISM UltraFlex 3600s, PGI can flexibly store up to 3,644 reels, monitor them intelligently, as well as oversee the fully automatic import and export of the components.
“Precision Graphics has been one of Juki’s most outstanding customers over the years,” states Greg Lefebvre, JAS, Inc. Sales Manager. “They are being asked to continually improve for their growing business thus having tools like Juki’s ISM towers and IMS table enable them to offer stronger and more competitive solutions to their customer base. We look forward to being a strategic partner for Precision Graphics for many years to come.”
With the Incoming Material Station, operators can speed up material registration activities, avoid mistakes, and increase the traceability of each individual reel or component package. With its Auto-Incoming features, it is possible to automatically import information from the supplier and/or customers’ label into the ERP and print a new Unique ID that can be used for many other functions within the factory. In fact, after setting the rules for each supplier’s label, the operator can simply position the material on the Station and the high-resolution camera will read all the needed codes and information, take a picture for traceability purposes and print the new label.
Precision Graphics Inc. is a complete electronic manufacturing services organization. The company has more than 40 years of experience in design, layout, and manufacturing of printed circuit board assemblies. Precision Graphics’ 10,000 ft.2 manufacturing area is custom built for sensitive electronics manufacturing to ensure its products meet the highest quality standards. For more information, visit www.precisiongraphics.us