TecNiq added a SMT (Surface Mount Technology) machine inside their 200,000 sq-ft facility located in Galesburg, Michigan. SMT machines mount devices and components onto circuit boards. Various electrical components including capacitors and diodes can be placed with precision and accuracy, with speeds averaging 48,000 components per hour.
Pick-and-Place machines, or SMT machines are not new in the industry, but for TecNiq having this capability represents a strong movement towards becoming vertically integrated. The SMT machine has offered the company reduced costs in shipping, faster turn times for custom solutions, and the ability to quickly make changes for dedicated customer lighting. TecNiq believes their continued investment in U.S.A.-driven production capabilities will create savings and higher quality products for their customers.