Investing in precision PCB assembly

European Circuits Limited is proud to discuss its recent investment in game changing technology for the manufacture of high quality printed circuit board assemblies


European Circuits Limited is one of the few UK companies genuinely offering PCB fabrication and assembly from a single location, plus services including cable assembly, product build and test. Established in 1999, ECL is a privately owned company based in Glasgow.


In November 2022, ECL took delivery of a Mycronic YPro Series MY700 jet printer/dispenser and Mycronic MY300LX pick-and-place.


As quality requirements increase, batch sizes shrink and component complexity grows, jet printing of solder paste has become a reliable alternative to screen printing for manufacturers concerned about PCB defects.


Mycronic jet printing allows solder dispensing for the most challenging circuit boards and components, with micrometre accuracy, maximum speed and perfect quality solder joints.


Software-driven and stencil-free, with complete solder paste volume control, the MY700 ensures consistently perfect solder joints. From pin-in-paste to package-on-package, flexible substrates and board cavities, the MY700 controls solder paste deposit size, volume, shape and position.


ECL’s new MY300LX is designed to deliver SMT pick-and-place at next level precision and flexibility in a fast, small and smart format. It combines three programmable light sources with 2k resolution components down to 0.15mm pitch. This lets ECL deliver precise on-the-fly positioning and inspection for any component.


ECL’s MD, Mark Briscoe, said: “The investment in the Mycronic equipment was described by one customer as a gamechanger for ECL. It absolutely is and demonstrates our commitment to supplying high quality printed circuit board assemblies produced right here in the UK for a whole range of industries throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.”