£350k investment to deliver complex & curved touchscreen designs at North East manufacturing site
31 July 2019
Touch sensing solutions expert, Zytronic is investing £350,000 to enhance capacity & improve flexibility at its Newcastle manufacturing site, helping it deliver complex & curved touchscreen designs.
Zytronic, a specialist in custom designed, durable Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT and MPCT) touch sensors, has recently invested more than £350,000 into their North East manufacturing site in Newcastle. The upgrade to glass processing and storage equipment increases the range of products and design features the company can offer to customers and streamlines operations.
Ian Crosby, Sales & Marketing Director of Zytronic, said, “Customers come to Zytronic because the flexibility of our in-house manufacturing allows us to produce exactly the touchscreen that they require in low, medium and high volumes. With this further significant investment in our Newcastle site, we have enhanced the capability and capacity of our glass processing machines, increasing the variety of products we are able to create. We can now produce more complex shapes than before, including more curved touchscreens, for which there is a growing requirement.”
Within the investment programme, Zytronic has installed a new 5-axis CNC glass profiler to supplement the two 3-axis profilers it already has. The extra machining capabilities will enable Zytronic to offer additional features and profiles on the touchscreens, such as complex holes and slots, finger dimples and grooves, as demand for ever more customised touchscreens grow. Zytronic has also added a new compact CNC cutting table, replacing an older, larger, slower machine. Increased demand for curved touchscreens has led Zytronic to further invest in glass bending capabilities.
Another significant element of the investment was a new, semi-automated glass storage system for handling and holding full sheets of glass before processing. This not only allows manufacturing staff to access the required sheet from Zytronic’s extensive inventory of glass more easily and quickly, but also provides a safer working environment. The system has also improved space utilisation, releasing floor space for potential future expansion.
Zytronic's internationally award-winning touch sensors are used globally in ATMs, digital signage, self-service kiosks and gaming machines, as well as by industrial and medical OEMs. The company offers patented and highly durable touch sensing technologies, which can be provided in custom designs of 85” and beyond.
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