New Precision Technology, Inc. was founded in 1991 by Axel Van Briesen with the goal of supplying software and hardware tools to streamline the demands of programming, equipment setup, and running automated circuit board assembly equipment. Engaging in this competitive, exacting industry honed our skills to :
analyze a manufacturing process for automation opportunities
evaluate required working methods and systems organization for planned automation
design dedicated fixtures for a wide variety of work pieces
integrate equipment into existing manufacturing structures and procedures seamlessly
implement easy-to-use operator interfaces (both equipment and PC based)
meet the need for high volume and high accuracy in rapidly deployed systems
understand the need for and produce clear documentation
In 1994 a client approached us to design a new piece of equipment with the stipulation that it be based on a compact, bench top Cartesian robot platform. Sensing the potential to bring our existing knowledge to a whole new platform, New Precision Technology, Inc. opted to design a flexible system from the ground up. This enabled the company to customize the base unit to meet the precise needs of a host of new manufacturing tasks. This was the inception of our CP platform. By the end of 1995, New Precision Technology, Inc. had provided units for soldering, dispensing cyano acrylates, dispensing gaskets, and spraying conformal coatings.
In subsequent years, we began developing the tools that address the process variation concerns so prevalent even today: needle tip calibration to address inadvertent changes in needle position, height measurement to address part height variation, vision to address part rotation/translation errors, laser triangulation sensors to address liquid level concerns, and others. These systems are now robust, mature sensing subsystems that can endure the rigors of production environments.
A new line of equipment dubbed the ICP made its debut in 2003. This allowed New Precision Technology, Inc. to address the needs of the in-line automation world with a system designed to work over index dials, conveyors, and shuttles. The ICP systems leverage all of the advantages of the CP systems sensors, software, and tooling and allow the unattended automation world to address product and process variations. In todays exacting world, it is now crucial that each step in a manufacturing process yields results 100% within tolerance specification. It is no longer sufficient to catch non-conforming parts.
In 2006, New Precision Technology, Inc. began work on a massive software project to integrate these subsystems, leveraging the power of modern interfaces, USB devices, and the Microsoft Windows platform. Today, these subsystems are capable of working in concert, and the benefit is greatly simplified operation. No longer must material pressures be adjusted to maintain part consistency, no longer must parts be precisely fixtured with expensive custom fixtures, and now gasket dispensing is a consistent profit center rather than an operational liability. Advances in usability - automatic CAD conversions, automatic performance tuning, and simplified maintainability including automated diagnostics with internet/machine connectivity - serve to massively accelerate the returns our clients get for their investments.
Current research includes new efforts in 3D scanning, real-time rheology assessment, enhanced dispensing control and further simplification of manufacturing process technology. New Precision Technology, Inc. continues its relentless pursuit of process advances that enable our clients to maintain a competitive edge in this global economy.