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SisTech - Oregon, USA

SisTech growing with Ersa in the USA

SisTech with headquarters in Bend (Oregon) is an ambitious US company which has made a name for itself in the tough competitive environment of contract electronics manufacturing. On the customer side, large companies and fast-growing start-ups trust in the over 30 years of experience of SisTech in high-tech assembly and design of electronic component assemblies.

SisTech also places its faith in “best-of-class” results in SMD as well – with a further HOTFLOW 3/20 reflow system
SisTech also places its faith in “best-of-class” results in SMD with a further HOTFLOW 3/20

Ersa has been instrumental in the success of SisTech: Only recently, SisTech acquired two machines from Kurtz North America. The reason: strong growth. With an Ecoselect 2 and a HOTFLOW 3/20 reflow oven, the production capacity has increased in the sectors “surface-mounted device” (SMD) and “through-hole technology” (THT). Brad Kennedy, Vice President SisTech, said on the subject: “The decision for Ersa is simple – Ersa offers the best solution in every soldering process and helps ensure that our customer requirements are met or exceeded.”

Highest performance capacity and best repeat accuracy at SisTech with the ECOSELECT from Ersa
Highest performance capacity and best repeat accuracy at SisTech with the ECOSELECT

Growing flexibility and efficiency
The Ersa ECOSELECT 2 is based on the same selective soldering technology as the large Ersa VERSAFLOW systems – with no comprising on quality or precision. The high-precision axis system and the no-maintenance, electromagnetic soldering pumps, together with top and bottom-side pre-heating, offers the highest performance capacity and best repeat accuracy. This permits a 1:1 transfer of the soldering programmes to all Ersa selective soldering systems in the SisTech plant. This leads to an increase in flexibility and efficiency. Brad Kennedy, once again: “In addition, the ECOSELECT 2 offers an inline and offline cell concept, good value for money and flexible solutions for small and medium-sized batches.”

“My relationship with Ersa began long before SisTech. As far back as 1997, I bought my first Ersa machine. This long relationship with excellent on-site service and unbeatable quality is why, to date, I have bought 13 soldering systems and printers from Ersa.”

Brad Kennedy, Vice President SisTech


In the drive to achieve “best-in-class” results in the SMD sector, SisTech’s purchase of a further HOTFLOW 3/20 reflow system was the logical step. Because the margins are generally very tight in the SMD contract manufacturing business, every cost factor counts in standing out from competitors. SisTech’s strategy is paying off: “This year we are expecting turnover growth of 80 to 90 percent. We achieve this through our dedication to our customers: with unbeatable customer service, delivery reliability, premium quality and an attractive price,” says Brad Kennedy. And in electronics manufacturing, you are on the ideal path with Ersa. “Thanks to the fast parameter set-up, we can produce a number of products in different quantities in a mix. Even with complex component assemblies, the Ersa machines achieve the highest quality.”


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