Schmoll and Burkle: Lasers and Drills for GreenSource


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While at GreenSource Fabrication, Burkle Automation Technology’s Dave Howard introduced me to the Schmoll equipment as well as other items that Burkle installed at the facility. One unit of great interest was the Impex inspection machine which can do sophisticated non-destructive cross-sections using a very fine fiber probe. We then enjoyed a discussion while touring the line, which is excerpted here. Also present at times and adding to our technical discussion were one Burkle engineer, Evan Howard, and two Schmoll application engineers, Jens Baensch and James Verheul.

Patty Goldman: Dave, tell me a little bit about your background.

Dave Howard: I’m originally from England. Many years ago, I was brought over to the U.S. by the company that I worked for at the time, and I’ve been here ever since. I am now with Burkle America and in addition to Burkle Lamination Presses we also represent the Schmoll drills and other equipment.

Goldman: We are standing in front of the 16 single-spindle drills lined up in two rows facing each other (Figure 1).

Howard: Yes, these single-spindle drills have lots of bells and whistles on them including linear motors in all axes, high-speed spindles, precision depth control, and automatic loaders.

Figure 1: The double line of Schmoll single-spindle drills at GreenSource Fabrication. Click to watch the video.

To read the full version of this article which originally appeared in the October 2018 issue of PCB007 Magazine, click here.

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