KY8030Canadian Pacific Northwest EMS leader Dorigo Systems has installed Koh Young KY8030-3 SPI and Zenith 3D AOI systems in their newest SMT PCBA manufacturing line, adding 3D measurement and inspection capability for printed solder paste (SPI) as well as completed SMT assemblies (AOI). Both systems are intended to optimize productivity and ensure product quality through process optimization through Koh Young's patented measurement and inspection technologies.

The combination of KY8030-3 SPI and Zenith AOI inspection solutions provides comprehensive defect prevention and yield improvement tools for Dorigo Systems to ensure that optimum quality is built into their products. Koh Young is the market leader for full 3D Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) and 3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) of SMT PCB assemblies.

"At any given time, we typically have over 300 open production jobs at our two operating plants, utilizing a wide variety of processes and equipment, and servicing the production requirements of more than 30 active customers," says Mark Pillon, P. Eng., company President. "It's essential that our production process is optimized so that we can ship the highest quality defect-free product all the time with minimal process issues in our high-mix environment. We're confident that these new Koh Young systems will help our production maintain its competitive edge."

Koh Young's KY8030-3 true 3D SPI measurement system provides full patented 3D measurement for the complete range of solder paste measurement and inspection across a wide measurement range while ensuring accuracy without sacrificing resolution.

With its authentic 3D measurement capability, Koh Young's Zenith AOI system can detect all types of defects with real measurement values, allowing much easier defect evaluation and process control.

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The Panasonic NPM-W provides high speed assembly with advanced manufacturing capabilities

February 03, 2015 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Dorigo Systems Ltd, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading contract manufacturers of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBA), has added Panasonic’s  NPM-W modular placement machines to their newest SMT assembly line. The new machines are specifically customized to provide advanced manufacturing capabilities and increased throughput.

The upgraded line includes four new Panasonic NPM-W Series placement machines which are capable of handling large PCBs up to 750 x 550mm, components ranging from 0402 metric (01005 imperial) to     100 x 90 x 28mm tall and connector sizes up to 150 x 25mm. Features include: automatic support pin placement to ensure accurate support without damage to components on the underside of the board, a Multi-Functional Transfer Unit for flux or solder paste dip application in production of Package on Package devices; Placement Height Control Sensors to compensate for any PCB topography variance; 3D Sensors for better pick and placement of the latest component technologies and SMART feeders which allows for quick changeover, traceability and Feeder Anywhere capability.

 The modular design of this new NPM-W Line can support extremely complex and high mix PCB assemblies.  Each module is equipped with 2 highly versatile and flexible heads on 2 gantries with up to 16 nozzles.  Very impressive placement tact time of up to 70,000 chips per hour (CPH), or 0.051 second/chip, can be achieved which results in less production time and, in turn, a lower production cost.

  “We are continually investing in our infrastructure to best serve our customer’s needs,” says Mark Pillon, P.Eng., President of Dorigo Systems Ltd. “The introduction of the Panasonic NPM-W Series ensures we can exceed current manufacturing requirements and be well positioned for our future growth.”

Dorigo Systems is a full turnkey solutions provider that has the expertise and resources to handle the entire production process from sourcing components and assembling boards to final mechanical assembly, configuration management, testing and shipping of finished products to end customers.

Paul Vasvary, Business Development Manager, comments, It is important for Dorigo to utilize the fastest and highest quality SMT equipment with the latest technological features and capabilities for the varied mix of customer projects we complete. The Panasonic NPM-W line has been tailored to our needs enabling automated features that allow for increased quality with the industry’s smallest and largest components while handling a variety of board sizes and thickness. By offering the Panasonic NPM-W technology to our growing customer base, we can provide enhanced quality, traceability and the flexibility of placing any SMT component our customers’ specify.

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Cadex was recently featured in Canadian Industry Magazine for achieving over 25 years in the design and manufacture of battery chargers, analyzers, rapid test and monitoring systems.

For over 18 of these years, Dorigo has been Cadex's EMS partner. Both companies have grown together since the first project in October, 1996. We are proud partners and join in celebrating their continued success.

Read the Cadex - CIO Manufacturing Series article and join with us in congratulating Cadex on 25 successful years!


Dorigo Congratulates Photon Control for Outstanding Achievement

Since 2005, Photon Control and Dorigo have partnered to assemble electronic circuit boards for Photon sensors used in the semiconductor, life sciences, power and utilities industries. 

We congratulate Photon Control on their continued success and being the 27th fastest growing business in British Columbia according to a recent Business in Vancouver article that appeared in TNET.

Learn more about how Dorigo delivers "copy exact" precision measuring sensors with 100% on time delivery to Photon Control by reading a recent case study.

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The August issue of Electronics, Products & Technology features Dorigo and how it is experiencing expansion throughout Canada and the Pacific Northwest through posiitive sales growth.


Burnaby-based electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider Dorigo Systems Ltd has enjoyed sustained positive growth through much of its 26 years of operation. This is no small achievement in a market that continues to push OEMs to be highly cost-effective and cost-sensitive.

Representing one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading contract manufacturers of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA), Dorigo touts its stability, loyalty and longevity as the pillars to its success.

Specializing in low to mid volume orders combined with mid to high complexity, Dorigo serves some of the most respected OEM’s in the industry. That privilege didn’t come easy, but achieved through quality workmanship, responsiveness and superior customer service, according to company founder and president Mark Pillon, P.Eng.

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