All roads lead to Farnborough

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2024 offers electronics professionals the opportunity to explore and learn. Read on to discover innovations on display.

The Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2024 show opens from 6 to 8 February at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre. The event serves as a pan-European platform for cutting-edge technology in production machinery, inspection equipment, electronic components and assemblies, electro-mechanical systems, diverse subcontract services and more.

With stands evenly distributed between the mechanical engineering and electronics sectors, the show operates an open- access policy that ensures accessibility for both major manufacturers and engineering SMEs. Visitors can move freely between the engineering disciplines and perhaps discover unfamiliar technologies and services that they were not expecting.

Hundreds of exhibitors will be displaying electronic products, ancillaries and services. Accelonix will focus on PCB assembly with its Parmi 3D automated optical inspection platforms and VCCount x-ray component counter. SMT production equipment, wire bonding, dispensing and testing will also be promoted. Alantys Technology will present its electronic distribution services. The company’s focus on efficient supply chains, cost savings and flexible inventory management will be highlighted.

Anglia Transformers will exhibit products tailored to customer specifications, including power conversion, audio, three-phase and PCB mounting transformers. Additionally, its subsidiary firm MS Electronics will feature energy-saving controls such as anti- ligature thermostats, PIR occupancy detectors and time delay switches.

Deval, a UK-based specialist manufacturer of bespoke cable assemblies, harnesses and looms, will be showcasing its capabilities in providing personalised solutions. Relec Electronics will unveil the latest developments in power supplies and display technology and will introduce new products from Vox Power and rugged tablets and panel PCs from Mactron.

Jakob Hatteland Computer, the creator of RamBase, an ERP system designed for the electronics industry, will promote its solutions designed to address the challenges faced by electronics manufacturing and wholesale distribution companies. Japan Automatic Machines will feature its automatic wire processing machines, terminals, connectors, electronic components and related products. ODU will show new products at the exhibition, including Mini-Snap and Medi-Snap space- saving connectors. COAX Connectors will display a variety of 50 and 75ohm RF connector products.

Conro Electronics, specialising in the global supply chain for consumables and chemicals, will present its expertise in supporting electronic manufacturing. Jauch Quartz, a manufacturer of battery power supplies and frequency control products, will focus on primary lithium batteries. DMS Technologies will also offer standard batteries and custom-built power solutions.

Kallista Electronics, a distributor of electronic components, will display a range of products including connectors, tools, wire, cable, relays, switches, circuit breakers and electromechanical items. Pillarhouse International will showcase the Jade MKII single point selective soldering system. Mycronic will launch the flexible, high-speed MyPro A40 placement machine able to mount large components. The company’s offerings cater to the diverse needs of high-mix PCB assembly.

The show will co-locate with AutoAero, a specialist theme dedicated to aerospace and automotive engineering. Over the three days there will be an extensive technical seminar programme.

With free admission, complimentary parking and easy access via road and public transport, the show remains an essential event for anyone involved in design, production or procurement.