Prism wins vision systems contract - Embedded.com

Prism wins vision systems contract

LONDON — Prism Electronics has won a contract worth £200,000 per year to produce and assemble all of Gardasoft Vision product range.

Contract electronics manufacturer Prism (Huntingdon, UK) will produce and assemble seven different product lines for Gardasoft at volumes of between 200 and 300 per year. The products involve a mix of both electronic and mechanical assembly.

Gardasoft, which is also based in Cambridgeshire, produces automatic machine vision systems for the automotive, medical and manufacturing industries. It needed a manufacturing partner with flexible production processes that could accommodate changes to product specifications as designs are updated and is geared to cope with changes to manufactured quantities as sales patterns fluctuate.

The company also needed help with converting all its product range to use lead-free electronic components, which will be required to meet new European legislation next year. When the Restriction on the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive comes into force, certain materials (including lead) which are currently used in the manufacture of products will be banned in Europe.

Prism was selected from six other contract electronics manufacturing companies which were approached as potential suppliers to Gardasoft.

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