Juki appoints Horizon Sales in Florida

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Horizon Sales’ President Dave Trail.

Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Automation Systems Corporation, today announced that Horizon Sales now represents the company in Florida. Horizon already manages and sells Juki equipment to the mid-western states of: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania, Illinois, Eastern Iowa and Wisconsin, and has now expanded into Florida.

Bill Astle, President & CEO, JAS, Inc. stated:

We are honored to have come to an agreement with Horizon Sales, expanding their representation of Juki’s products and services to include Florida. The entire Horizon Sales team are experts in the electronics industry, with many years of experience representing Juki products. Couple this SMT expertise with Florida’s high tech corridor, which is blooming with key micro-electronics industries such as nanotechnology, aviation and aerospace, and sustainable energy, it’s a perfect time to expand our coverage in the area using Horizon Sales and introduce our new I4.0 SMART line solutions.”

Geron Ryden, JAS Inc. Southeast Regional Sales Manager, commented:

“Horizon Sales has been a very strong representative for Juki products over the years and we are excited to have them represent us in Florida. I look forward to working with Dave and his team in offering the Juki Total Lines Solutions portfolio to new and existing customers in Florida.”

In business for more than 25 years, Horizon offers state-of-the-art equipment and supplies to its customers, helping them to achieve best-in-class status in their respective markets. Horizon Sales has continued to stay a step ahead of that technology curve, so when the time is appropriate for their customers to rise to the next level in their technology and manufacturing skill set, Horizon Sales is there and fully prepared to offer the solutions they will need.

Horizon Sales’ President Dave Trail, added:

All of us at Horizon Sales are excited to partner with Juki to enter the Florida market. The Juki product line is so broad and capable that it can meet the needs of virtually all electronics manufacturing companies, from the small CMs and prototype shops, all the way up to the big multinationals and the military and aerospace companies. We have been watching the market develop in Florida for quite some time and have been waiting for the correct time to enter this territory. We believe that time is now, and through our expanded partnership with Juki in Florida we look forward to bringing Juki’s entire product offering to the large and expanding electronics manufacturing base that is located there.”


For more information about Horizon Sales, contact Dave Trail at 800-234-8688, email dtrail@horizonsales.com, or visit www.horizonsales.com.


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Screen Printing, Component Storage & Placement Equipment from Juki at SMTAI

Juki’s sales team will demonstrate the new G-Titan Screen Printer, ISM UltraFlex 3600 Storage System and RS-1 Placement Machine.

G-TitanThe new G-Titan Screen Printer is equipped for lights-out manufacturing and quality print control, which sustains optimal print conditions. The printer features a new interface with a modern look and many standard features, including: touchscreen LCD, stencil inspection, solder paste rolling measurement, stencil flattener, support block crash prevention, and automatic solder paste dispense (500g jar).

The ISM UltraFlex 3600 offers the utmost in flexibility, storage capacity, intelligence and ROI in the industry. It can communicate across a wide variety of vendor platforms. Replace your vertical carousels with smart ISM technology

Capable of providing up to 54 reels (7” diameter, 8mm wide) for production simultaneously, the ISM3600 can read low parts, warning to output the required reel in advance. With the capability to grow reels up to 88mm in height, the ISM3600 is the next piece in building out your smart factory.

The mid-speed RS-1 features one multi-function head New Head – the LNC120 with a 12mm pitch and eight nozzles as well as a diffuser for vision. The LNC-120 head laser moves up and down depending on component height, resulting in the highest CPH regardless of component height.

Combined with the “new” RF electronic feeders, the system has an optimal throughput of 40,000CPH. With new odd-form recognition technology, the RS-1 provides easy data entry for odd-form parts


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Juki Automation Systems Announces Growth in Mexico

Juki is pleased to announce that it has seen tremendous growth in Mexico since Rene López joined the company in 2015.

Mexico continues to lead electronic manufacturing growth in Latin America and is well-positioned globally as an exporter and assembler of electronics.

“Rene has been instrumental in spearheading the project management and growth in Mexico, specifically with Juki’s JM20, a multi-task platform used for odd-form insertion and/or SMT and our Intelligent Storage Management (ISM) solutions,” commented Bill Astle, President & CEO, JAS, Inc. “We are honored to have him, and super confident that our customers are in good hands with Rene leading the way on these innovative, yet relatively complicated products.”

LopezLópez has been in the electronics industry for more than ten years and joined Juki after six years with Sanmina. He is a perfect fit for Juki, as during his tenure at Sanmina he was involved with the introduction of Juki’s GKG Screen Printer and KE-3010 Pick-and-Place system. In his experience as an equipment engineer, he has developed diagnostic and troubleshooting skills for electrical and mechanical SMT processes as well as human resource management to monitor the personnel responsible for the SMT lines.

Now a project manager, López previously worked for two years as a field service engineer at Juki Mexico, participating in the support of evaluations of projects in important companies in Mexico with JM machines and the Storage Solutions Tower. Lopez works hand-in-hand with the largest electronic manufacturing companies in Guadalajara and the rest of Mexico (Flex, Sanmina, Jabil, Foxconn) on the implementation of new technologies and automation solutions with the JM (ODD Form Machine) and ISM (intelligent storage management) machines.


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GKG Recognizes Juki Automation Systems’ Robert J. Black, Jr.

Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Automation Systems Corporation, recently announced that it was recognized by GKG Precision Machine Company, Ltd., during the recent IPC APEX EXPO.

Juki GKGGlenn Qiu, Founder and CEO of GKG Precision Machine Company, Ltd. presented Robert J. Black, Jr., Executive Operating Officer of Juki Corporation, with a golden eagle to represent the strong relationship between the two companies and to commemorate Mr. Black’s upcoming retirement.

Juki has partnered with GKG of Guangdong, China, and its sales arm, GKG Asia Pte Ltd. of Singapore, since 2012. Juki handles the development, customization and sales of GKG screen printing systems and accessories in the Americas.

Black commented, “Our partnership with Glenn and GKG has been very rewarding for both sides. Juki is now one of the top printer suppliers in the Americas, and GKG is now number one worldwide. I thank Glenn for his cooperation and support.”

Headquartered in Dongguan, China (Guangdong province), GKG is the leading China brand for fully automatic vision printers supplied to the SMT industries for PCB assembly. The company’s marketing and training center, GKG ASIA PTE LTD, was incorporated in Singapore in 2009 to further enhance its global presence. Today, the company’s products are represented in more than 20 countries outside of China by established sales and service partners. For more information, visit www.gkgasia.com.


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