The production of long LED strips differs from standard SMD production because non-standard panel sizes of up to 1500mm in length need to be handled. This unique concept assures that lightlines can be mounted faster and more easily. In order to find an automated solution, Veko contacted Smd-Tec in Aarschot (B), who has year long experience in facilitating electronics production companies, and has solutions for long board LED production.
“The choice of our partner was of the highest importance to assure best advice and know-how.”, says Ton van Kleef, ceo at Veko Lightsystems International BV. ‘Our selection period took over 6 months and we compared different solutions and brands, where ultimately the solution that Smd-Tec provided was technically and economically the best.”
In addition, Smd-Tec had earlier installed a similar production line at Thal Technologies in Almere (NL). Thal has built up a lot of hands-on experience with the production of long LED boards, a knowledge that they now share with Veko Lightsystems.
This investment allows Veko to place over 5.000.000 LED's per month