Smyczek GmbH & Co. KG in Verl, Germany, has become a member of the Beckhoff Automation group of companies with effect from 1 December 2009. Smyczek GmbH & Co. KG manufactures and installs electronic modules and complete units.
The range of services covers printed circuit board assembly from the prototype to series production. Using an ultra-modern machine pool, different kinds of circuit boards can be assembled efficiently. In order to achieve high quality standards, x-ray inspection takes place in addition to the ‘automatic optical inspection’ (AOI). The production is mainly focused on the population of PCBs with SMTs (Surface Mount Technology), i.e. the mounting of electronic components on the surface of the circuit board.
“The two Verl-based companies are linked by a long-standing successful cooperation. A large proportion of the printed circuit boards for Beckhoff automation components, from the I/O Bus Terminal to the highly integrated Industrial Motherboard, is manufactured by Smyczek,” reports Hans Beckhoff, managing director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH. “The integration of Smyczek in the Beckhoff Group is intended to further intensify the cooperation, in order to bring new technologies and products onto the market faster.”