Sysco Machinery’s relentless R&D yields cost-effective solutions boasting precision, intelligence
- Today, all iPhone components are made using Sysco’s rotary die cutters
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High-precision die-cutting specialist Sysco Machinery began as a shoemaking equipment manufacturer in 1977, but evolved quickly through continuous research and development (R&D). By 2003, it had become a leading rotary die cutter for mobile phone components and key supplier to then mobile phone giant Nokia. Today, all iPhone components are made using Sysco’s rotary die cutters.
“With 30 per cent of our total workforce dedicated to it, R&D is unquestionably our key to success,” says Sysco president Frank Hsieh. “We make everything in-house – from design to software – enabling us to maintain product quality at par with international standards, but at much lower cost.”
Among the Tainan-based company’s main products are flatbed and rotary die cutters, card-processing machines and pick-and-place equipment. Its latest innovations are two advanced components designed for extremely precise machinery. Enabling superior machine vision and machine motion control, these use CCD cameras and Sysco’s proprietary software that allow machines to see what they are doing and intelligently respond to what they see.
“Our machines feature modular designs that support standardised machine specifications while allowing flexibility for diverse applications,” says R&D manager Eric Wang. “Our newest innovations, in particular, combine with other machine parts to build precise, intelligent, reliable and cost-efficient machines tailored to every client and integrable to their existing equipment.”
Sysco keeps abreast of new trends and technologies through close collaboration with clients and partners including Foxconn, 3M and Toyota. Amid the shift towards Industry 4.0, it is looking to adopt more advanced technologies such as network control systems and robotics.
It also aims to grow its clientele from the medical and electronic vehicle battery industries.
“We’re thrilled to work with more partners for new technology developments as well as agents in Vietnam, Cambodia and other Southeast Asian countries with machine technology and service expertise, good financial capacity, market knowledge and appreciation for long-term relationships,” Hsieh says.