This is an exciting time for Mek. The beginning of this month marked the opening of our direct sales, marketing and applications engineering operations in the Americas. Headquartered in Nevada, Mek Americas LLC will be directed by industry veteran John Rider.
Since 1996, Mek has been delivering commercial AOI systems throughout the global electronics industry, and has a current installed base of over 5000 machines. Having pioneered true 24-bit colour imaging technology and 3D Solder Meniscus profiling, the company last year launched new additions to its line up of AOI systems that included the new FDAz inspection head, enabling 9 Camera AOI and featuring Tilt-Shift & Telecentric optics with automatic Z-axis.
More recently, the company launched its highly innovative SpectorBox bottom-up modular AOI that has been specially engineered for the unique process and board handling requirements associated with wave and selective soldering applications. The system will be debuting at the IPC-Apex exhibition in Las Vegas, booth #334.
“I’ve spent much of the past six years working with the Mek team in direct support of customers and installations here in North America,” explained Mek Americas General Manager John Rider. “I also have extensive experience with the circuit assembly industry and specific experience in PCB manufacturing and computer chip manufacturing.”
”Rider continued, “So I know firsthand the many unique features and operating benefits these systems have to offer. Mek’s (Marantz Electronics) decision to establish direct operations here will be instrumental to expanding that understanding much more extensively throughout the entire region.”