CLEANING AND COATING High reliability and a long life cycle. Even in the toughest conditions. We coat your modules in a conformal coating process to ensure that they function reliably in tough ambient conditions involving moisture or contaminated air. We also clean high-impedance modules in order to avoid residues and corrosion. Our services for high-end products PCB cleaning using the spray-under-immersion technique PCB coating, selective using a fully automated coating machine Back to overview
Boundary Scan Test Gets to places that other tests simply can’t reach. For complex, highly integrated circuits, the boundary scan test is a useful addition or alternative to the in-circuit test. It drives external signals to the circuit to be tested in order to check that it works correctly. To do this, the components are connected to a boundary scan cell with a test access port via which the test programme’s test data and commands can enter and leave the circuit. The depth of testing can be vastly improved in a boundary scan by using additional hardware as this enables faults to be accurately localised. Back to overview
THT ASSEMBLY High-quality manual assembly. Right down to the finest detail. Through-hole technology (THT) is generally used for PCB connectors, edge connectors and cables and sometimes needs to be assembled manually. Wired components are inserted into through holes in the PCB and soldered underneath using our wave soldering machine. We rely on our selective soldering machine or on manual soldering for double-sided assembly and other difficult-to-access soldering joints. Although the elaborate manual THT process is in decline, it is still vital for some parts. We are happy to offer you advice on the safest and most economical solution. THT assembly at Hekatron Single/double-sided THT assembly Press-fit technology for multi-pin components Wave soldering Selective soldering Manual soldering One piece flow (a combination of THT assembly and a range of test procedures ) Back to overview
Schrack AG Schrack Seconet is an Austrian high-tech company for fire alarm, communications and security systems. It is one of the world’s leading suppliers in these fields. The company employs more than 500 staff worldwide and is part of the Swiss Securitas Group. A few years ago, Schrack AG’s entire manufacturing HQ was relocated to Hekatron Manufacturing in Sulzburg and integrated there. This extended the production portfolio and expanded the company’s global logistics and distribution operations. “Quick delivery times are an important factor for success for Schrack Seconet’s international business: in the ten years that Hekatron have been manufacturing for us, we have been able to supply all customer orders within a few days or weeks. Hekatron Technik GmbH has always reacted quickly and flexibly to our demand and has achieved remarkable things. We would like to say a big thank you to the Hekatron Technik team!” Herbert Hübel, Head of International Sales, Schrack AG
Industrialisation Make optimisations at an early stage. Reap the rewards afterwards. Our engineering department is happy to support you when you prepare your product for production – and the sooner the better. Because when you review and optimise early, you ensure the quality of the product and the production process, which helps you save time and money. Our layout reviews help us to ensure that your PCB layout can be produced cost effectively. We even develop individually customised test equipment if this is required. We will also prepare your data and make it suitable for industrialisation. One of our personal contacts will be available throughout the entire process. He or she will be your gateway to all you need – materials procurement, preparatory work, manufacturing, etc. – and offer advice on all topics relating to materials and manufacturing. We are also happy to support you with obsolescence management once individual components have reached the end of their life cycle. Our aim is clear: to get your product to serial production for the right price, at the right time, with the right quality. Is that what you’re aiming for? Then let’s get started! Back to overview
GLOSSARY The most important terms with a brief explanation. So you always know what we are talking about. AOI Automated optical inspection. AOI systems are automated systems fitted with imaging technology that are able to identify faults. They are used to visually inspect manufactured PCBs and electronic components. Boundary scan A test to check digital and analogue modules in electronics. Burn-in Operating the circuit in the factory with a power supply that is at an elevated temperature. The burn-in phase is known for relatively high fault rates but they fall again quickly. Burn-in-test A test to pre-age electronic parts. Circuit board Also known as a printed circuit board (PCB). It is used to wirelessly connect electronic components. EMS Electronics manufacturing services. Developing and manufacturing electronic modules and equipment. ESD Electrostatic discharge. This puts electronic components at risk. ESD protection is thus essential and is needed for workstations, tools, packaging, device parts, etc. FED Fachverband für Design, Leiterplatten- und Elektronikfertigung (the Professional Association for Design, PCB and Electronics Manufacturing). IPC Institute for Printed Circuits. An internationally renowned publisher of regulations for PCBs and electronic circuits. ISO 14001:1996 A compilation of requirements for environmental management systems. ISO 9001:2000 A compilation of requirements for quality management systems. Used as a basis for certifying quality management systems. Kanban A flexible method of inventory maintenance and production control in keeping with the pull principle. It focuses solely on the consumption of materials in the manufacturing process and enables a sustainable reduction in the stock levels of certain semi-finished products. The core element is the self-regulating control systems at workflow level. LED Light-emitting diode. An energy-saving light source with a very long life cycle. Microcontroller A particularly small logic and control unit (μ= micro). PCB Printed circuit board, also known as a printed wiring board (PWB). Another name for a circuit board. SMD Surface-mount device. Surface-mounted parts that are directly soldered onto a PCB using solderable terminal areas. SMT Surface-mount technology. Soldering elements directly onto the PCB enables a more compact component assembly on both sides of the circuit board. THD Through-hole device. Wired parts. THT Through-hole technology. An assembly method in which the wired parts (THDs) are inserted into through holes in the PCB and soldered. Wave soldering A soldering method performed in an inert gas atmosphere. The use of nitrogen counteracts the adverse effects of oxygen. X-ray X-ray inspection system. Is used to analyse hidden soldering, e.g. in QFP, BGA, CSP, FC and for process control. Pore formation, wetting, the amount of solder, short circuiting or breaks can also be automatically detected.
COMPANY Serial quality. Hekatron Manufacturing. Hekatron Manufacturing covers the entire range of EMS services. Nothing more, nothing less. We know our strengths and focus on them: the individual assembly and installation of electronic products in industrial electronics and the automotive sector. Our company was founded in 1963 as Hekatron GmbH, which later evolved into Hekatron Technik GmbH and Hekatron Vertriebs GmbH, an affiliated company. Hekatron Technik GmbH, which is also known as Hekatron Manufacturing, is now a subsidiary of the prestigious Swiss Securitas Group, a family-run company with 12,000 employees worldwide and a turnover of around CHF 1.2 billion. We started more than 50 years ago by making fire alarm technology for our affiliates. Today we manufacture a wide range of products for various industries with experience, expertise and plenty of engagement. Famous companies from all over the world count on us for this. And we still look forward to each new challenge. Hekatron Manufacturing at a glance Founded in 1963 as Hekatron GmbH Company headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Sulzburg near Freiburg/Basel Subsidiary of Securitas AG, Switzerland 385 staff 38 apprentices & students €85 million turnover (as of 2015) 6,000 m 2 production area GETTING TO HEKATRON CAREERS AT HEKATRON GUIDING PRINCIPLE The secret to our success: the people at Hekatron. Around 385 people work at our company. And they all love what they do. They give 100% for you every day. You can completely rely on them. Always. more information HISTORY More than 50 years of dedication, quality and success. Like many companies, we also started small. Hekatrons's beginning was not a garage but an old schoolhouse in Sulzburg. more information QUALITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT The highest quality with exemplary environmental protection. In black and white. We effectively inherited our quality standards from our parent company, the Swiss Securitas Group, which prides itself on safety in all areas, including quality issues and the environment. As we have many years of experience in manufacturing security and fire alarm systems, we are used to flawless work – we apply these standards to each of our customers during every phase of our collaboration. When you know that the quality of your work can be a matter of life and death, you take it seriously. more information PRIZES AND AWARDS Good ideas are worthwhile. Not just for the recognition. Awards are not a reason for us to boast but for us to be proud. They are ultimately an expression of the appreciation for and recognition of our work. And they tell us that we are headed in the right direction. We would like to thank every employee who has played a part in this! more information COMMITMENT We believe social commitment starts in our local area. Hekatron Manufacturing is a social, family-oriented company. What could be more appropriate than lending our support to appropriate organisations in our region. more information NETWORK Associations and memberships. Because we achieve more when we work together. We are involved in the following associations in order to maintain regular contact and exchange information and ideas with our partners. more information Working for Hekatron Join us. As a beginner, an experienced pro or in a lateral career move. more information PRESS Good news. Professionally edited for you. more information more information