Electronics drive industry and manufacturing globally. From factory automation and robotic automotive assembly lines to ‘lights out’ facilities and milling and machining equipment, ITW EAE provides the systems that build the ‘brains’ of industrial production. Hardened electronics operate heavy equipment, cranes, and earth-movers; compact telematics with complex communications systems and GPS allow fleet owners to monitor their vehicles and keep them maintained and in compliance with pollution control and other regulations. From plant operations to telecommunications centers to chemical, food, and agriculture processing on both small and large scales, printed circuit assemblies manufactured using ITW EAE solutions drive industrial success.
Robust electronic circuit assemblies are at the heart of today’s industrial controls, which include devices such as motor starters, contractors, control centers, and programmable logic controllers, and range from servomechanisms to instrumentation. Because they must operate reliably in an industrial environment which can mean wide temperature operating ranges, shock and vibration, these products need to be tough. Far more functional than their mechanical predecessors, which were essentially switches, today’s Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Man Machine Interface (MMI) systems are much more complex with greater functionality, and drive industrial manufacturing. A robust assembly process builds a robust product; MPM® stencil printing, Camalot® dispensing, Vitronics Soltec® and Electrovert® reflow soldering, Vitronics Soltec selective soldering and Electrovert and Vitronics Soltec wave soldering solutions, and Electrovert cleaning machines build the industrial control products that keep industry competitive in the global market.