UK-made production aids from Cliff
Cliff Electronics of Surrey is aiming at SMEs and micro-businesses with a range of production aids.
“We have first-hand knowledge of what is required for safe and reliable manufacturing processes and our UK manufactured production and test aids are put to daily use in our own facility,” said Cliff sales manager Melvyn French.
There is Quicktest, a connector that allows bare wire ends to safely be hooked up to the mains – see photo above
“To operate, the lid is opened and the wires of a plug-less connecting lead are inserted,” said Cliff. “When the lid is closed current is passed to the equipment on test and a neon indicator shows that the connector is live and ready for use.”
Bench and wall-mountable, Quicktest is available direct or from Farnell, Conrad, Comptel, JPR, Rapid, RS Components, Buerklin, Conrad, Elfa Distrelec and TME.
Then there is the PM-1 component forming machine, designed to cut to length and pre-form axial leaded components ready for mounting on to PCBs.
Components may be fed into the machine in bandolier form or loose via the chute slots, 40,000components/hr can be handled, and a motorised version is available.
Also, see photo below, there are PCB work frames, PCB racks, a bench top fume extractor, and hand tools.