Steve Jobs once said that innovation is what distinguishes a leader from a follower. This exact sentiment is what has made NAPROTEK a leader in the EMS industry. Founded in 1995 by entrepreneur Najat El-Ayi Badriyeh, NAPROTEK provides electronic manufacturing services to startups and OEMs in Silicon Valley and across the US. NAPROTEK has evolved from a consigned-assembly business to a full-suite service provider for printed circuit assemblies and box-build, and their track record continues to benchmark quality, service, and cost-effective solutions for its customers, most recently growing a value-add test service offering. In January 2021, Daniel Everitt took the helm as CEO and President of NAPROTEK and is continuing the trend towards an innovative and exciting new future for the company.
“NAPROTEK is dedicated to providing the highest quality products and dependable service to our valued customers,” Stated Everitt. “A key factor in the company’s quality initiatives is the equipment selection process. When it comes to purchasing new manufacturing equipment, it is critical to select the appropriate technology necessary to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations. NAPROTEK has made a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement, which prompted its recent purchase of MIRTEC’s MV-6Z OMNI 3D AOI machine. After evaluating several leading manufacturers of 3D Inspection Systems, NAPROTEK selected MIRTEC as the best solution to meet the company’s ongoing quality initiatives.”
“I could not be more pleased with the service and support we have received from MIRTEC as we have on-boarded this capability at NAPROTEK,” continued Everitt. “It is our stated vision to grow our capabilities, skills and offering for our customers; we do this by building strength and extending our value proposition consistent with their needs and the technology trends in the marketplace. The addition of the MIRTEC AOI is just the latest example of NAPROTEK acting on our vision with many more examples to come as we progress on our path toward being the premier supplier for complex High Reliability Solutions.”
“Reputation, industry presence, quality of the equipment, and stellar customer service were all factors in our decision to go with MIRTEC for our new AOI system,” commented Larry Morrissey, Senior Vice President and GM of NAPROTEK. “MIRTEC provides cradle to grave service for their equipment and fosters a very collaborative relationship with its customers. The quality of their equipment is superior to other equipment that we considered, and their presence in the industry speaks volumes about the company.”
“MIRTEC’s OMNI-VISION 3D AOI System allows for review of solder joints, along with component review,” continued Morrissey. “The 3D images are bold and clear which facilitates much better inspection of solder joint quality. We use this information as feedback to reflow profiling to enhance our profiles over time.”
MIRTEC’s Award-Winning MV-6Z OMNI 3D AOI system is configured with a Programmable Z-Axis Multi-Focus Vision System as well as MIRTEC’s exclusive OMNI-VISION 3D Inspection Technology which combines a proprietary 15 Mega Pixel CoaXPress Camera with MIRTEC’s revolutionary 3D Digital Tri-Frequency Moiré Technology to provide precision inspection of SMT devices on finished PCB assemblies. This proprietary system yields precise height measurement data used to detect lifted component and lifted lead defects as well as full 3D solder fillet inspection post-reflow.
Fully configured, the MV-6Z OMNI machines feature four 10 Mega Pixel Side-View Cameras in addition to the 15 Mega Pixel CoaXPress Top-Down Camera and an Eight-Phase Color Lighting System for superior inspection performance.
“We understand that Electronic Manufacturers are becoming ever more selective in purchasing equipment that will add value to their business and provide them with a, much needed, edge in this highly competitive industry,” said Brian D’Amico, President of MIRTEC’s North American Sales and Service Division. “With this in mind, an increasing number of manufacturers are relying upon MIRTEC’s Award-Winning 3D Inspection Technology to help increase profitability by improving production yields and reducing costly rework. We are extremely pleased to partner with NAPROTEK in their commitment to Manufacturing Excellence. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship between our two organizations.”
“The MIRTEC team has been extremely supportive and responsive to all of our questions,” concluded Morrissey. “That’s a huge advantage when you have an issue that comes up. The ability to easily make contact with knowledgeable individuals at the company makes problem resolution much easier.”
NAPROTEK is certified to AS9100D, ISO 13485:2016, ISO 9001:2015, IPC-A-610, IPC-J-STD-001, IPC-7711/7721 and ITAR registered. The company sets the standard for high-quality prototypes and Made-in-America production. For more information, visit www.naprotek.com.
MIRTEC is a Leading Global Supplier of Automated Inspection Systems to the Electronics Manufacturing Industry. For further information, please visit www.mirtec.com.