"We felt the HSMWorks product was the best bang for the buck. We looked at other products, and one in particular, I thought would take at least six months to figure out. The HSMWorks product was very easy to implement and use in our operation." - Errol Asnaz, Accurate Carriers USA.
How does a company that started in 1986 as a manufacturer of end mills and step drills become the U.S. leader in manufacturing carrier tape for the electronics industry? Accurate Carriers, USA, Addison, IL has made this journey by leveraging their expertise in designing special "cutting" applications. Over their history they have developed knives for the candy and confection industry and cutters for electronic boards.
Hardly anyone knows what carrier tape is. I certainly didn't. When I found out that Accurate Carriers purchased our HSMWorks CAM products, I was interested to learn why they did so. I talked to Errol Asnaz who with his brother, Darryl, own Accurate Carriers. I immediately felt Errol's passion and enthusiasm for his company, their products and their industry. I quickly realized that Errol's company was in a very narrow but deep niche. Carrier tapes carry electronic parts for electronic component assemblies. Errol explained, "We are only one of a handful of carrier tape manufacturers in the United States."
I asked Errol, "So, what makes Accurate Carriers unique in that handful of carrier tape manufacturers?" Without any hesitation Errol stated, "We are the only company that can deliver a tape within 24 hours. That is a total turn around, including redesign, machining, forming and placing all components on the tape. All of our competitors are any where from 2 to 6 weeks." I continued, "How does the HSMWorks CAM product help you in this process?" Errol said, "We use Mazak vertical machining centers and we have very high regard for the Mazak Mazatrol conversational programming language, but when it comes to machining the pocket that we thermal form, we need a 3D programming system. When the customers give us an electronic model, we must machine it almost immediately! HSMWorks give us the ability to do this."
Why did you purchase the HSMWorks CAM system from us? Errol continued, "We have dealt with Machinery Systems and Mazak before. We were confident with Machinery Systems and Jody Romanowski. We felt the HSMWorks product was the best bang for the buck. We looked at other products, and one in particular, I thought would take at least six months to figure out. The HSMWorks product was very easy to implement and use in our operation."
Accurate Carriers is the embodiment of the American entrepreneurial spirit. Their journey took them to where today they dominate their industry. We are proud that HSMWorks CAM software is helping to keep them as the leaders in their industry.