RECOM Opens New Cost Efficient SMD Factory

New RECOM SMD factory in Kaohsiung/Taiwan
New RECOM SMD factory in Kaohsiung/Taiwan

RECOM officially opened its new SMD factory in Kaohsiung/Taiwan, at the end of 2012. The factory has been designed to mass-produce selected converter types with very high cost efficiency. This makes it even more economic for our customers to use our readily available and fully certified modules rather than to develop their own converters in-house. On a floor space of 1500m², RECOM plans to manufacture 15 million converters this year, increasing by 40% to 50% in the following year.

Rising certification costs have increased the demand for pre-built modules, but for large volume projects, the higher cost of a commercially available converter has proven less attractive than a discrete solution. To counter this issue, RECOM has selected the most popular high runners to be manufactured in lots of 100,000 pieces. These efficiently manufactured “E version” modules benefit from the economies of scale achieved from mass production and so will be 25% to 30% cheaper than standard models, but will still nevertheless be subjected to the same rigid quality assurance process as the conventionally manufactured converters.

The ultimate goal of this new factory is to produce 100% automatically manufactured converters. So far, the difficulty of winding toroidal transformers with very small diameters has prevented this. In cooperation with an external machine tool manufacturer, RECOM engineers have succeeded in developing a special machine to overcome this problem. Now even coils with an internal diameter as small as 2.5mm can be fully automatically wound, and this 5 to 10 times faster than hitherto possible with a guaranteed stable reliability.

‘E version’ products available from Dengrove are the Switching Regulators R-78E3.3-0.5 and R-78E5.0-0.5 and SMD converters R1SE-0505R and R1SE8-0505R.

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