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What We Do
What do your smartphone, working on a PC, warming food in a microwave, air travel, gaming, cars, and millions of other things in modern life have in common?
The answer is a printed circuit board or PCB.
Your smartphone, contains one of the most sophisticated PCBs ever developed, giving you the fantastic features that you enjoy daily.
At Norcott, they design and make PCBs. These boards are in effect electronic brains, brought to life once electricity flows through the components mounted on them. Much like blood flow activates the millions of cells in your brain.
As electricity brings the board to life, thousands of calculations are made in a split second; all manner of information is being processed and stored.
The components are tiny and delicate, and with the intricacies of various circuit layers, absolute cleanliness and accuracy are essential.
So if you thought engineering was a dirty business think again, making PCBs is quite the reverse.
The People Who Do It
Norcott is a small, but growing team working at the very sharp end of modern technology.
Overseeing the production is a dedicated crew who appreciate the responsibility they have in controlling very sophisticated production lines and quality. Much of their training has been gained in-house or by attending specialised courses run by equipment suppliers.
In manufacturing, they use some of the most sophisticated processes and machines around. Pick and place mechanisms that can find, sort and install tiny components on a printed circuit board in seconds.
However, before these machines can work to their maximum, they must first be programmed, and that's where the technical team comes into its own.
Getting the system to run smoothly takes time and skill but highly satisfying in the end.
Why We Do It
Without printed circuit boards we wouldn't have mobile phones, computers, tablets, entertainment systems, in-car navigation, TVs, music recording, printers, digital cameras, gaming consoles, online shopping, safe air transport. Those, and millions of other electrical systems, that are fundamental to our modern lives.
Norcott plays its part in making just some of these innovations possible.
They take design for clients very seriously, always aiming to give them the best guidance and product for the best possible cost.
Something which will function efficiently, but can also be made within tight cost parameters.
Keeping at the top of this amazing technology is the challenge which stimulates the Norcott team daily.
The design engineers involved in new concepts, development and detailing are primarily graduates in the fields of Computer Sciences or Electronics.
How We See The Future
And as we move towards a world of electric cars, autonomous travel, robots, artificial intelligence and space travel, electronic brains will be right there at the centre.
IPC-A-610 Standard for PCB assembly
ISO 9001 Certificate
ISO 13485 Certificate