REDCOM EMS installs new high-speed production line at Victor, NY facility

REDCOM EMS, a business unit of REDCOM Laboratories, Inc., is proud to announce the successful installation of a new high-speed production line at its manufacturing facility in Victor, N.Y. The expanded manufacturing capacity is necessary to keep up with REDCOM EMS’s sustained double-digit growth over the past few years. With the added equipment and capabilities, REDCOM EMS will be better positioned to meet the demands of both current and new customers.

REDCOM began offering electronics manufacturing services out of the company’s headquarters in 2012 under the REDCOM EMS name. Before starting the contract manufacturing business, REDCOM used its factory solely for the production of its telephony hardware. REDCOM EMS continues to manufacture circuit boards, cable assemblies, and system assemblies for REDCOM’s telecommunications systems, but the vast majority of its business now comes from contract manufacturing for other OEMs.

The REDCOM EMS factory previously had three SMT lines – two low volume and one high volume – inserting around 50,000 components per hour. With the addition of the new high-speed line and their commitment to workforce development, REDCOM EMS will triple these numbers, while also enabling redundancy in the manufacturing line.

“With the growth that we’ve seen in the last couple of years, we knew it was time to invest in our manufacturing facility. This new equipment will allow us to meet our customer’s demands today while preparing us for future opportunities,” remarked Steve Husband, Vice President of Manufacturing, REDCOM and General Manager, REDCOM EMS. “We believe our new equipment will allow us to boost our production volumes by as much as 3x, which is critical as we expand into new markets such as aerospace and medical.”

Other new additions to the REDCOM EMS manufacturing facility include a high-precision conformal coating machine, an aqueous board wash system, new ESD flooring, a humidification system, and all necessary peripheral equipment for an advanced technology SMT line. The company also invested in a high-end 3D printer, allowing REDCOM EMS to quickly build prototypes, fixtures, and small quantity parts. REDCOM EMS was able to make this investment in equipment with the help of Empire State Development, which facilitated the company’s modernization effort with funding of up to $300,000.

“After more than 41 years in business, REDCOM is stronger than ever,” said REDCOM CEO Dinah Weisberg. “We are excited about the projected growth we see for our contract manufacturing business, and we look forward to contributing to the upstate NY economy as we continue to expand our electronics manufacturing capabilities.”

About REDCOM Laboratories, Inc

REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. is a woman-owned small business that specializes in the design and manufacture of advanced communications solutions with a focus on security, reliability, and interoperability. REDCOM’s customers include telecom service providers, all branches of the military, government agencies, emergency responders, integrators, and enterprises. For additional information, please visit the REDCOM website at www.redcom.com.

About REDCOM EMS

REDCOM EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services), a business unit of REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. is a U.S.-based contract manufacturer with a global customer base. REDCOM EMS has more than 40 years of experience manufacturing Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs), wiring harnesses, power supplies, and system level assemblies for a diverse set of industries including Defense, Aerospace, Telecom, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Medical, and Transportation. With a NIST-compliant secure manufacturing facility, customers can trust REDCOM EMS to protect their intellectual property and manufacturing identity. REDCOM EMS’ Quality Management System is certified to the latest ISO 9001:2015 standard, has been recommended for AS9100D certification, and actively pursuing  ISO13485 certification. For additional information, please visit the REDCOM EMS website at www.redcomems.com.

REDCOM Electronics Manufacturing Services Completes Integration of New High Speed SMT Assembly Line

Signaling a long-term commitment to its Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Custom Manufacturing businesses, REDCOM Laboratories Inc. today announces the availability of a new high-speed Surface Mount Technology (SMT) assembly line. Located at company headquarters in Victor, NY, the new line comprises state-of-the-art assembly and inspection equipment along with the latest-generation of on-line New Product Introduction (NPI) and performance monitoring tools, all tied together on a dedicated network. The line will deliver substantial efficiency gains not only in the actual assembly process (assembling and inspecting Printed Circuit Board Assemblies—PCBAs), but also in component placement programming and line set-up.

Linked by the latest in conveyor and loading technology, the elements of the new production system are:

  • Universal Fuzion SMT Component Placement System (48K placements/hour)
  • MPM® Momentum® Stencil Printer
  • Vitronics Soltec XPM3i 820 Reflow Soldering System
  • KISS-104 Automated Selective Solder machine
  • Vi Technology 5K SPECTRO Automated Optical Inspection
  • Air-Vac Engineering ONYX 29 Advanced SMT Production Rework & Assembly

“We’re excited by this investment in new automated technology and additional capability,” said REDCOM VP of Manufacturing Steve Husband. “It’s not just about raising first-pass yields and increased capacity—we’re expecting a huge overall gain in productivity and quality, making us a preferred solution for initial prototype and production-level volumes in the contract manufacturing marketplace. We are eager to quote new and repeat business and confirm both our, and our customer’s, expectations.”

REDCOM EMS launched in April of 2011, chartered to provide contract electronics manufacturing services to OEMs. Today the business is solidly established and in growth mode, adding capabilities and expanding its reach beyond Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Customers in industrial automation, smart grid, virtual reality, instrumentation, and other vertical markets look to REDCOM EMS to deliver their PCBAs and other electronic assemblies.

For more information about REDCOM EMS, contact us at: 585-924-6650 or email us at ems@redcom.com.