Investment continued in 2022 for European Circuits Limited. In November, we took delivery of a Mycronic YPro Series MY700 Jet Printer and 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 technology makes it possible to dispense solder paste for the most challenging circuit boards and components, with micrometer accuracy, maximum speed and perfect quality solder joints.

Fully software-driven and stencil-free, with complete solder paste volume control, the MY700 Jet Printer ensures consistently perfect quality solder joints. From pin-in-paste to package-on-package, flexible substrates and board cavities, the MY700 handles all these jobs and more with total control of solder paste deposit size, volume, shape and position.

Gary Morton, Vice President of Operations at Sofant Technology:

The decision to invest in a Mycronic Solder Paste Printer represents a huge step forward for European Circuits.

The MY700 is the ideal tool for assembly of fine pitch components onto PCB’s and allows a level of placement accuracy and quality that is not readily available in the UK supply chain today.

Having this ability on our doorstep is a huge advantage to Sofant Technologies and gives us the ability to develop and understand our products locally.

European Circuits have always been a flexible and supportive partner to us and this new capability will only serve to strengthen our relationship moving forward.

In addition to the Solder Paste Printer, European Circuits have also invested in a Mycronic MY300LX Pick-and-Place. The MY300 delivers 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 to ensure a future-proof solution for the most advanced components down to 0.15mm pitch. This enables us to deliver precise on-the-fly positioning and inspection for any type of miniaturized or specialised component.

Mark Briscoe, Managing Director of European Circuits commented: “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.”

Mark continues, “In addition to the amazing Mycronic equipment, we also invested in a Cyberoptics SQ3000 Multi-Function 3D AOI system in 2022. This piece of kit is an all-in-one solution loaded with powerful tools to cover inspection and measurement for Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) and Solder Paste Inspection (SPI).”

“We believe the investment at European Circuits over the last 6 months or so puts us in an excellent position to satisfy the requirements for any existing or new customer and puts us at the forefront of PCB Assembly in the UK. And having the ability to produce PCB’s in-house makes us the ideal choice for anyone looking for a PCB partner.”

For more information or to request a quotation for any requirements, please contact or call +44 (0) 141 941 1388 to speak to one of our sales team.