Bela Electronic Designs provides PCB design and low to medium volume PCB assembly services. Now an integral part of the Vanilla Group, serving as the group’s NPI centre, based in Bedford.
Operating from our purpose built facility in Kempston on the outskirts of Bedford our facilities allow us to develop business opportunities with new and existing customers offering a wide range of processes with flexible manufacturing capacity and technical expertise.
Part of a much larger group of companies, Bela has benefitted from rapid growth and development by offering our services to an ever widening market place across more industry sectors.
To support this growth, with the support and ambition of the Vanilla Group, Bela continues to invest in more automated equipment, from their Hanel Lean lift Automated Stores Retrieval System, multiple cutting edge PCB assembly equipment and various automated inspection equipment.
The investment of two Europlacer iineo pick & place machine’s, which offer extended feeder capacity of 240 positions per machine and a placement speed of 13,000 components per hour, has vastly improved our PCB assembly capacity.
The Hanel lean lift system provides us with over 700 sq feet of storage space on a foot print of only 2.8m x 2.7m and 5.2m high. The system allows us to retrieve material via wireless barcode readers linked to a new MRP system, increasing speed and traceability.
The MRP system from FactoryMaster allows Bela to integrate material control with our customers’ requirements and allows our staff to select and process kit parts effectively, accurately and efficiently. The system comes with the added benefit of offering absolute component traceability via batch code that will benefit all of our customers.
To support our increased manufacturing throughout Bela also upgraded its PCB cleaning facility by installing a Riebsam PCB automated cleaning system and an Ascon vapour phase oven.
Bela continued its investment programme by purchasing two Mycronic SMD towers 6150 with a total combined capacity for the retrieval of 1300 SMD reels at a touch of a button.
More recent equipment includes the purchase of a Nordson Explorer 1 X-ray machine and the latest Norsdson 3D AOI.
Additional Systems and equipment through our sister companies enable us to offer a truly scalable service, both in terms of volume and capability. For more information, please visit www.vanillaelectronics.com and www.interconics.co.uk.
Our commitment is to provide professional Design and Manufacturing services to the Electronics and Engineering sectors.
To maintain long term partnerships with our customers, built on trust, added value, service and flexibility.
Our objective is to offer our customers a dedicated contract electronic manufacturing service resulting in the supply of quality products from pre-production prototypes to full production runs, utilising our in-house capability, as well as the support of our sister companies within the growing Vanilla Group.