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Take a brief look at our EMS capabilities and investments we’ve made in our environmentally controlled facility, advanced equipment and processes that insure the most effective solutions for manufacturing of your electronics products . . .

In-House Taping and Reeling
To accommodate lead-time requirements, Spectra-Tech utilizes in-house taping and reeling for SMT chip requirements. This allows us to manage orders more efficiently with limited outsourcing from incoming material to final delivery.

Inventory/Materials Management
Spectra-Tech utilizes a fully integrated customized business software solution to manage the supply chain, Inventory control and WIP. This provides us complete control of materials utilized in the manufacturing process.

Component Prep
Prior to through-hole or mixed technology assembly, our parts prep team implements a rigorous and repeatable process for preparing boards and components. Our prep process is designed to handle a wide range of customized setups and special requests.

Surface Mount Assembly Lines
Spectra-Tech’s uses the latest Fuji technology for its four high-speed SMT manufacturing lines. Each line is capable of mounting up to 100,000 components per hour and incorporate screen printing, placement and solder reflow with interchangeable capabilities that provide maximum flexibility on production runs.

Hand Assembly
For through-hole and mixed technology assembly, Spectra-Tech has highly efficient slide-lines for drop-in placement. Our skilled technicians work from detailed documentation, assuring a consistent and accurate drop-in process with maximum flexibility to manage customized builds, prototypes, and all change requests.

Wave Soldering
The wave solder process is utilized for large-scale lead soldering of circuit boards after the placement of through hole components has been completed.

Selective Soldering Machine
Spectra-Tech’s two advanced ERSA selective soldering machines use programmable solder pots for both leaded and lead free (RoHS) point-to-point soldering. This provides a critical advantage by performing intricate solder connections that previously required hand soldering – resulting in greater speed, accuracy and quality.

X-Ray
X-ray has become a critical process in the electronic manufacturing services industry with the development of components such as:

  • uBGAs
  • CSPs
  • CCGAs
  • BGAs (including double sided)
  • 0201s
  • QFNs

Spectra-Tech can meet the demand for high quality assurance with our 2D GE Phoenix X/aminer. X-ray is a critical step in verifying manufacturing processes for components that cannot be inspected with AOI (Automated Optical Inspection). X-Ray provides visual verification against voids, shorts, and insufficient fill in both through hole and SMT.

Water Wash
If your product has specific cleanliness requirements, Spectra-Tech utilizes a Stoelting water wash system with Zestron saponifier to ensure all fluxes and or contaminants are removed from products. This process is a key factor when conformal coating is required.

Hand Soldering
Spectra-Tech performs hand soldering for products with specialized soldering requirements. This includes prototype production, special customization and lead-free applications. All of our soldering personnel are certified to the latest industry standards including: IPC J-STD-001 for Soldering and IPC 7711 /7721 for Rework / Modifications.

Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI)
Spectra-Tech utilizes automated optical inspection (AOI) within our manufacturing process. This system uses cameras to scan products for defects such as missing, incorrect, incorrectly placed components as well as solder related defects. AOI operators are trained and certified to IPC-A-610 standards.

Functional Testing
Functional tests can be performed on custom test fixtures or customer-supplied test stations and verify that the circuit board meets the customers’ specifications and will work in the final application.

In Circuit Testing (ICT)
Spectra-Tech can perform full In-Circuit Testing (ICT) using our SPEA 4030 Flying probe tester which measures each electronic component to verify that it is the correct value. Utilizing the flying probe test method also eliminates the need to invest in expensive test fixtures, while offering diagnostic capabilities not available in other test methods.

Box Build
Spectra-Tech is capable of building complete product assemblies, including final box assembly and packaging. We have the custom assembly expertise to assure a defect-free box build process to your specifications.

Conformal Coatings
If your product requires conformal coating, Spectra-Tech can meet your demands with a wide range of coatings including acrylics, urethanes, UV curable, and silicones. We utilize a Nordson SL-940E Select Coat Machine along with dip, spray and brush coating methods for applying conformal coating. The purpose of conformal coating is to protect electronic circuits from harsh environments that may contain moisture and or chemical contaminants. By being electrically insulating, it maintains long-term surface insulation resistance (SIR) levels and thus ensures the operational integrity of the assembly. It also provides a barrier to air-borne contaminants from the operating environment, such as salt spray, thus preventing corrosion.

Prototype Build
Our team will review your product design and then develop an effective production process. This may involve hand-built prototypes or fine pitch placement equipment for positioning of BGA (Ball Grid Array) and CSP (Chip Scale Package) devices. Frequently, prototype tooling can be transferred or adapted directly to the manufacturing floor with minimal modification and engineering costs – speeding your product to market.

Lead & Lead-Free Capability
Whether your product requires leaded or lead-free (RoHS compliance) production, Spectra-Tech will provide the right manufacturing process for your needs. We offer conventional wave solder, hand soldering or selective soldering capabilities to accommodate either requirement.

Want to see more?
You are welcome to visit our facility in Batavia, Ohio anytime and observe our manufacturing process. Contact us today about setting a date for your tour of Spectra-Tech.