Nitronica Ltd

12 PRODUCTS/SERVICES
115-130 EMPLOYEES
- YEAR FOUNDED

Nitronica based in Co. Down, Northern Ireland, provide contract electronic manufacturing (CEM) services including;  PCB assembly, box build, cable assembly, cabinet/ panel build and full product build.

Nitronica have evolved and diversified to offer much more than traditional contract electronic manufacturing services.  A combination of value added activities and development of our key skills allow us to effectively engage in large scale electro-mechanical integration projects not normally associated with “build to print” organisations.

Nitronica operate in many industry sectors with its breadth of capability and flexible approach attracting a diverse range of customers from local start ups through to global corporations. We do business with customers in North America, Europe, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, and the rest of the UK. Offering a complete range of services such as cable assembly and PCB assembly through to the design, refinement and supply of high quality, fully integrated electro-mechanical products, this positions Nitronica to be an attractive partner for your business.

Capabilities

We are renowned for providing high quality services, cutting edge processes & advanced technologies. Offering a wide range of cost effective capabilities that are tailored to each individual client. From complex electro mechanical builds right down to a basic cable assembly, we have a proven track record in manufacturing as well as quality, re-engineering & design.

Full Product Build 

Supply Chain Management: Including sourcing, purchasing and handling all project related materials. Our focus is on ensuring the most competitive pricing profiles are met whilst also ensuring all quality and regulatory requirements are achieved.

Vertical Integration: Combining our core competences of PCB and Cable Assembly along with our electro-mechanical assembly capabilities. We have mechanical and electronic engineering expertise on-site.

Functional Test: Dedicated testing department have the capability and expertise to test at both sub assembly (PCB/Cable Assembly) and finished goods level.

Packaging & Shipping: We can provide the option to have any final product packaged and labelled in its final state. Whether it be retail or bespoke packaging. Furthermore, we can plan and organise shipping arrangements to end customer worldwide.

Project Management: Allocate a dedicated engineer to project manage the entire process while ensuring deadlines are met.

Complexity: Confident working with small, low complexity box builds right up to extremely large engineering intensive integration projects. These large projects often requiring our on-site heavy lifting requirements.

Added Value Activities: All of the above are supported by our Value Added Activities which include Cost Reduction, Quality Engineering, Design Capabilities and New Product Introduction.

For more details visit our why Nitronica? page.

Cabinet Integration 

Supply Chain Management: Including sourcing, purchasing and handling all project related materials. Our focus is on ensuring the most competitive pricing profiles are met whilst also ensuring all quality and regulatory requirements are achieved.

Vertical Integration: Including custom cabling, power installation & configuration, programmable logic controller systems (PLC), heat management, alarm systems and sub rack manufacture & installation (backplane and daughter cards).

Test/functional test: Dedicated testing department have the capability and expertise to provide software programming & testing.

Project Management: Allocate a dedicated engineer to project manage the entire process while ensuring deadlines are met.

Complexity: Confident working with small or large complexity projects. Large complex projects often requiring our on-site heavy lifting requirements.

Cable Assembly

Flexible Volumes: Small, medium & high.

Fully Automated Cutting-lines: Cuts cable to length & strips.

Terminations: Crimp, coaxial, ribbon & fibre optics.

Complexity:  Everything from single cables cut to length and terminated to very large complex looms and harnesses.

Over Moulding: Machines with controllable injection time, cooling time & injection pressure.

Potting/Encapsulation: Using various potting compounds to aid vibration, insulation & to seal.

Test: 100% inspection & test.

UL: Authorised manufacturer.

ICP-A-620: Production staff trained to IPC620 requirements & standards.

Added Value Activities: All of the above are supported by our Value Added Activities which include Cost Reduction, Quality Engineering, Design Capabilities and New Product Introduction.

Electro Mechanical 

Supply Chain Management: Including sourcing, purchasing and handling all project related materials. Our focus is on ensuring the most competitive pricing profiles are met whilst also ensuring all quality and regulatory requirements are achieved.

Vertical Integration: Combining our core competences of PCB and Cable Assembly along with our electro-mechanical assembly capabilities. We have mechanical and electronic engineering expertise on-site.

Functional Test: Dedicated testing department have the capability and expertise to test at both sub assembly (PCB/Cable Assembly) and finished goods level.

Project Management: Allocate a dedicated engineer to project manage the entire process while ensuring deadlines are met.

Complexity: Confident working with small, low complexity box builds right up to extremely large engineering intensive integration projects. These large projects often requiring our on-site heavy lifting requirements.

Added Value Activities: All of the above are supported by our Value Added Activities which include Cost Reduction, Quality Engineering, Design Capabilities and New Product Introduction.

For more details visit our why Nitronica? page.

PCB Assembly Capabilities:

Volumes: Prototypes range from low, medium and high

SMT Technology: Flexible high speed automatic surface mount placement (SMT), up to 20,000 components per hour

Package Size: 01005 to 50x50mm, full BGA and micro BGA capability

IPC 610 Class 3: Plated through hole (PTH) and mixed technology

Backplanes: Including press fit connectors

RoHs: RoHs and non-RoHS automatic assembly lines

Inspection: Inline automated inspection (AOI) and flying probe test

Wave Solder: Wave Solder line, as well as hand soldering capabilities

Functional Test: Dedicated test department with test development capabilities.

QFP, QFN & Fine pitch IC placement: Surface mount components and placements

REACH: (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals)

Capabilities

Sectors

Aerospace

Nitronica successfully service a diverse range of customers across many industry sectors.

Our aerospace clients design, develop and manufacture a wide range of products for both commercial aircraft and business jets. These companies serve many of the world’s airlines and aircraft manufacturers with a full suite of solutions.

Nitronica’s Capabilities:

Nitronica have over ten years’ experience working within the aerospace sector. Our range of services such as; PCB assembly, cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly along with value added services such as design capability, vertical integration, test development and supply chain management place us in a prime position to operate successfully in this industry.   At our manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland, we have a “can do” attitude and offer flexible manufacturing alongside a problem solving ethos where activities such as reverse engineering, BOM creation and design for manufacture are commonplace.

Nitronica provide a high quality, first class service suitable for meeting the stringent quality and safety requirements that the Aerospace sector must comply. 

Insight on Products:

Within this unique sector we provide products such as earth braid straps, decals, cable assemblies/ harnesses, aisle lights and electro mechanical units. These electro mechanical units are a prime example of a supply chain managed vertically integrated product.  They contain PCB and cable assemblies manufactured in-house which are then integrated with the other sourced components such as fabricated metalwork and bespoke moulded plastics to complete the assembly.  These units can be found in British Airways first-class cabins in their commercial fleet.

Defence & Security 

Our customers within this diverse industry, design, develop and manufacture a comprehensive suite of products which are sold globally – to a wide range of end users.

Nitronica’s Capabilities:

Nitronica have many years experience working in the Defence & Security industry. Our range of services such as; PCB assembly, cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly along with value added services such as design capability, vertical integration, test development and supply chain management place us in a prime position to operate successfully in this industry.

Nitronica provide a high quality, first class service suitable for meeting the stringent quality and safety requirements that the Defence & Security sector must comply. We also understand the requirements around export control and have appropriate processes in place.

Insight on Products:

Within this sector we provide a comprehensive range of products. We provide a full range of PCBA’s and also hand held remote control for remotely operated vehicles used by security forces world wide. Many of the products in this sector are designed for use in rugged environments. Applications can include asset management, intelligence and communication systems.

Furthermore we manufacture various assemblies used in access control systems used globally across a wide range of sites such as; airports, and other high security buildings. These systems are often combined with bio-metric recognition such as finger print recognition, card access reading and eye retina scanning – just to name a few. We also provide electro mechanical assemblies used in micro perimeter fencing – again sold globally to sites where security is paramount.

Energy

Our clients within the energy sector provide a wide range of products across numerous geographical locations. The renewable energy sector is rapidly growing as the demand for a greener future becomes greater. Therefore, there is a continuous drive and emphasis on innovation to produce low cost, low emission, energy efficient technology.

Nitronica’s Capabilities:

Nitronica have seen this sector grow year on year. Our range of services such as; PCB assembly, cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly along with value added services such as design capability, vertical integration, test development and supply chain management place us in a prime position to attract new projects from this industry.

Insight on Products:

Within this unique sector we manufacture a diverse range of products including; complex control systems for tidal turbines, electric vehicle chargers, energy saving devices, heating control systems and control systems for biomass boilers. We also launched our own energy saving device “HeatGEM” which is an intelligent burner control unit designed to save 15 – 30% on fuel bills for anyone operating a commercial oil/ gas boiler.

Industrial/Machinery 

Our clients in this sector manufacture material handling equipment, industrial control systems and various machinery applications.

Nitronica’s Capabilities:

We have a vast range of experience working within the Industrial/Machinery sector. Our range of services such as; PCB assembly, cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly along with value added services such as design capability, vertical integration, test development and supply chain management place us in a prime position to operate successfully in this industry.   We have a problem solving ethos where activities such as reverse engineering, BOM creation and design for manufacture are commonplace.

Insight on Products:

Examples of products we supply in this sector include; engine harnesses, cable assemblies and control panels which are used in material handling equipment. We also manufacture control systems used in a variety of manufacturing and industrial applications.

Instrumentation

Our customers operate within this sector design, develop & manufacture products that measure, test analyse or record. The products have many applications and are used across various industries.

Nitronica’s Capabilities:

Nitronica many years of experience working within the Industrial sector. Our range of services such as; PCB assembly, cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly along with value added services such as design capability, vertical integration, test development and supply chain management place us in a prime position to operate successfully in this industry. 

Insight on Products:

Nitronica provide PCBA, Cable Assembly, Electro Mechanical services which are used in scientific instruments found in high tech laboratories. From the analysis of water to the analysis of plasma and the monitoring of power stations. There is a wide variety of products that Nitronica supply these applications can include, laboratories, industrial, food, medical and semi-conductor.

Oil & Gas

Our customers operating in this sector, design, develop and manufacture products which are sold globally.

Nitronica’s Capabilities:

Nitronica has numerous years of experience working with a wide range of customers within the Oil & Gas sector. Our range of services such as; PCB assembly, cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly along with value added services such as design capability, vertical integration, test development and supply chain management place us in a prime position to operate successfully in this industry.

Nitronica provide a high-quality, first class service suitable for meeting the standard requirements for the Oil & Gas industry.

Insight on Products:

Supplying parts for safety critical applications within the Oil & Gas sector means that quality cannot be compromised. We supply parts and assemblies for cutting edge safety and security systems which save lives.  With the help of the team at Nitronica, our customers produce high quality systems which safeguard multimillion pound installations with cutting edge safety and security systems. These systems maintain our energy supplies in the most testing operating environments.

Telecoms

We work with a variety of customers in this sector ranging from start-ups right up to blue chip companies such as, BT.

Nitroninca’s Capabilities:

Our range of services such as; PCB assembly, cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly along with value added services such as design capability, vertical integration, test development and supply chain management place us in a prime position to operate successfully in this industry.   At our manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland, we have a “can do” attitude and offer flexible manufacturing alongside a problem solving ethos where activities such as reverse engineering, BOM creation and design for manufacture are commonplace.

Nitronica provide a first class service suitable for meeting the high quality requirements that the Telecoms Industry expect as standard. 

Insight on Products:

Telecommunication systems and networks are vital for business and everyday life. Nitronica support many projects in this sector by manufacturing PCBA’s, Cable Assemblies and Electro Mechanical builds. Many of these sub-assemblies end up in systems installed at high profile sites such as the Pentagon and football stadiums such as Anfield and Stamford Bridge.

Sectors

Added Value

Beyond our standard service offering, Nitronica offer many value added activities such as design and test development capabilities. On-going cost reduction initiatives and our vertically integrated approach to projects allows us to have a competitive edge.

Our dedicated New Product Introduction (NPI) team thrive on problem solving, they can provide reverse engineering activities and BOM creation and can suggest improvements to make the production process more efficient.  Our dynamic procurement team provide complete Supply Chain Management for your project.

Cost Reduction 

Purchasing:

We have a dedicated purchasing group with a proactive approach to cost reduction, working closely with the New Product Introduction engineering team to design out cost.

Supply Chain:

We have a strong network of suppliers with a global footprint that allows us the benefit of low cost region sourcing within commercially secure agreements.

Reverse-Engineering capabilities:

Through an agile & dynamic NPI engineering team we can offer customers reductions in cost, lead time and obsolescence with our ability to review projects with minimal current engineering documentation.

Design Enhancements:

A strong history of working with our customers to reduce costs associated with existing designs whilst at the same time offering product enhancements.

Manufacturing Efficiencies:

With a strong business improvement culture through our Lean Manufacturing program our customers enjoy the commercial benefit of world class manufacturing processes.

Design for Manufacture

Design for Manufacture is a process that can be applied to new products under development or indeed existing mature products. Typically reduction in manufacturing cost is the key focus of the activity but it can also be driven by quality, aesthetics or other reasons.

Component Selection:

Component selection is one of the key focuses during any Design for Manufacture activity. Our engineering and procurement team work closely with our supply chain when selecting componentry to ensure that the given choice is readily available with no excessive lead times and also to ensure that the component choice is cost effective while meeting all quality expectations. During this process of component selection we also consider compatibility of component along with commonality. Where possible we try our best to provide a reduction in the overall number of components which dovetails with our work around process efficiency.

Process Efficiency:

Our Design for Manufacture service has process efficiency as a key objective. Where possible, automation and semi-automated processes are used to speed up the manufacturing process. We strive to ensure that products are designed with ease of manufacturing and a reduced number of production steps in mind. Furthermore, we also use a vast array of experience and lessons learnt from previous projects to ensure that the most efficient manufacturing methods are applied. Minimising set-up times is a further consideration to ensure time and cost are reduced. All of this can be an on-going process to continually enhance process efficiency until optimisation is reached.

Aesthetics:

We are often approached to assist through a process of Design for Manufacture in enhancing an existing product’s aesthetics. Perhaps a working prototype that requires some further design to make it ready for commercialisation or an existing product that needs updating to make it more professional in appearance. We have the skills and expertise to assist in this process.

At Nitronica we welcome any opportunity to assist with Design for Manufacture – we have both electronic and mechanical expertise onsite. We provide services for all stages of the product lifecycle, regardless of your product being in the infancy stage (prototype), or if it is already an established product.   However, if it is a cost reduction exercise, an improved look for your product or you simply want to remove issues with obsolescence, we would love to work alongside you! 

NPI Team:

Our NPI team consists of a Director, Manager, Commercial Estimators and Engineers. Our engineers have a blend of electrical and mechanical expertise. Our NPI team responsibilities include the front end commercial activities such as quote preparation and associated material sourcing. Furthermore, once an order is received for a product never previously produced, we operate a system where an NPI Engineer project manages the first production build.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The NPI Engineer has the responsibility through the Stage Gate Management process for ensuring that all systems and processes are put in place to fully hand over the product to production for future orders.  This includes; setting up the supply chain and ordering and tracking of components and tooling, refining the production process, all relevant programming of equipment, MRP updates (Inventory Masters & Bill of Materials), supply chain, work instructions, test procedures and overcoming any production snags.

Engineering Changes:

Our NPI team also co-ordinate the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process.

Value Added:

Most of our value-added activities such as Cost Reduction, Design for Manufacture, Design and Supply Chain are co-ordinated through the NPI Department once again highlighting the importance that this dynamic, skilled and flexible team have within our business.

Design Capabilities

We provide a complete project managed service; with a seamless progression to prototype and volume manufacturing.  We can assist with design and development projects for new technologies, ideas and concepts as well technological improvements and upgrades on existing products.

Our design services include electronic hardware design, firmware development and software development.   As well as proof of concept, prototyping, PCB layout, component selection, BOM generation and design brief generation.

At Nitronica we can support design and development projects in both commercial and consumer sectors and we have access to a wide range of design partners and expertise.

Furthermore, our design activities consider regulatory compliance as applicable and we can manage the associated regulatory testing providing a full turnkey service to our customers.

We can provide guidance on how to obtain grant funding and we also offer flexible staged payment options (subject to status and T&C’s).

Supply Chain Management

Nitronica provide a full-buy/full-build approach to our manufacturing contracts. This approach helps our customers by removing processes such as sourcing, purchasing, material handling, incoming inspection, storage and logistics relating to component parts.

Suppliers:

We have extensive experience within supply chain management. Our supply chain is based on careful selection of suppliers, partnerships and strategic alliances. This allows us to provide value while still achieving an appropriate lead time profile.

Management:

We can also support various delivery programmes, for example, scheduled deliveries, call offs, consignment stock or kan-ban.

Sourcing:

Our sourcing is often project specific and decisions can be based on volumes, product quality and lead times. We source both from qualified and low-cost regions.

Reliability:

We monitor performance of our suppliers on an on-going basis based on quality and delivery performance and also ensure compliance to applicable regulations such as ROHS, REACH and Conflict Material Legislation.

Test Development 

At Nitronica we not only supply and develop test development facilities, we also support customer specified functional test solutions.

We can work from customer test specifications if our clients wish to provide us with them, or we will supply our clients with test facilities tailored to their needs.

In-house test facilities:

  • Flying probe (fixtureless)
  • In-line AOI systems
  • PC based test fixtures
  • Teradyne (Inserted tester)
  • PIC Programmers
  • Software test
  • Hardware test

Applicable tests:

PCB: All of In-house test facilities apply

Cable Assembly: Continuity & high-pot testing (incl. manual & programmable)

Full Product Build: All of In-house test facilities apply (excl. Teradyne)

Electro Mechanical: All of In-house test facilities apply

Cabinet Integration: All of In-house test facilities apply (incl. continuity & high-pot testing)

XJ TAG Enabled Manufacturer: Providing easy-to-use professional JTAG boundary-scan tools for fast debug, test & programming of electronic circuits.

 

Added Value
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