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  1. Do You Feel The Power In The Air?

    Do You Feel The Power In The Air?

    Geleen, 1 February 2019 - Reducing our carbon footprint starts with the energy we use. As announced before, we have switched to green energy. In the previous blog, you can read all about solar panels. But what if the solar panels do not generate enough energy to power our workshop and offices?
    Our solar energy is supplemented with wind energy by the Zeebrugge windmill park to guarantee 100% green energy. But how is wind turned into energy?

    A wind turbine has three blades, which are set in motion by the wind. As they rotate, the movement is turned into electricity by a generator in the nacelle. Just like when you ride your bike; the rotation is turned into energy by the dyn

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  2. Let The Sun Shine Bright!

    Let The Sun Shine Bright!

    Geleen, 18 January 2019How convenient would it be to use sunlight to heat our buildings? Or to power our lights? Maybe even power our computers and the PCB machines in our workshop?
    Well, that is exactly what we do! With our new solar panels, we generate our own energy to power our offices, workshop and storage. Sunshine literally flows through our business!

    Solar energy is one of the fastest growing technologies. Worldwide, more businesses and houses line their roofs with solar panels to generate their own (technically free) power. Besides the lower energy costs, the environmental impact arouses a lot of interest as solar panels reduce their environmental footprint drastically.
    On the contrary to what is often thought, it's not a new technology! The first solar cell was developed in the 19th century, with an efficiency of 1%. Currently, most solar panels have a efficiency of 15-20

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  3. 100% Vitech, 100% Green

    100% Vitech, 100% Green

    Geleen, 11 January 2019 - Vitech International B.V. is proud to announce that since recently we use 100% green power. Our energy is generated by wind in the North Sea and our own solar panels.

    Solar energy and its panels are sustainable and soundless. The energy that it generates is immediately used to power our offices, workshop and storage.  And if more power is generated than we need, it’ll be saved for those days the sun won’t show its face or transferred into the grid at the disposal of others. A solar panel has a lifespan of 30 to 40 years and barely needs maintenance. The maximu

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  4. Four facts about circuit boards you probably didn't know.

    Four facts about circuit boards you probably didn't know.

    Geleen 3 September 2018 – By now most of you know what printed circuit boards are, how they look and what they are used for. But there are still many things you probably didn’t know. Therefore, here are some fun and cool facts about printed circuit boards.

     

    1.       Why are printed circuit boards green?

    As you probably would have noticed almost every pcb has that distinctive green collor. But why? Why green and not blue, or red? Well the green that you see is the colour of the soldermask showing through the upper glass layer.

    But is there a specific reason printed circuit boards are green? The short answer is no. There isn’t a specific reason why pcb’s are green. One theory states, that the green has to do with the standard used by the American military, and use of it spread from there. While another theory suggests that green could have been the colour of the original solder mask resin, use

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  5. New workshop

    New workshop

    Geleen 20 July 2018 – In the blog with a new direction comes a new facility we spoke about our new premises. This new premises does not only offer place for new offices but for a completely new fully equipped workshop as well.

    What is new.

    The new location provides our mechanics with a more spacious and well equipped workshop. With more room to manoeuvre and test machines the work environment is improved. Furthermore, the efficiency is changed for the better as all the materials used for refurbishment are better structured and can be located more easily. With this more spacious workshop our employees are capable of setting up industrial machine lines up to 20 meters in length. The same building provides the employees with new facilities like restrooms, a new canteen and a new dressing room with lockers

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  6. GDPR

    GDPR

    Geleen 20 July 2018 on the 25th of May 2017 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came in to effect. Every company located within the European union had to comply to these new rules.

    What is the GDPR?

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is aimed at giving the inhabitants of the European union control over their personal data. The GDPR in fact is a regulation in EU law specified on data protection and privacy for individuals.  The GDPR replaces the previous privacy law in the Netherlands which was outdated as it became effective in 2001.

    Why was the new law necessary?

    Overall there are a couple of important points why the implementation of GDPR was absolutely necessary. Each point will be explained below.

    Enforcement

    Within every law, enforcement is of course very important. This is obtained in the GDPR, because supervisors of dif

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  7. Become part of the Vitech team!

    Become part of the Vitech team!

    Geleen, 4 July 2018 -  With an expanding company the need for new fresh employees grows consistently. Perhaps you are one of our new team members! Please continue reading if you think that you would be the perfect match!

    Why should you want to work at Vitech?

    To be able to work at Vitech you should be very versatile as every day is different and your tasks will consists out of various different fields. As you can imagine the main fields in which you will operate are electrical and mechanical mechanics. With a lot of in-house specialist knowledge, there are plenty of opportunities for young mechanics to enter the world of PCB related machinery and learn from one of the best mechanics in this field.

    What do we do?

    Vitech International BV is a company mainly focussed on selling machines related to the PCB industry. Within Vitech Internation

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  8. Change your unmoved inventory into cash

    Change your unmoved inventory into cash

    Geleen, 20 June 2017 - A struggle many companies have to deal with these days is optimizing the supply chain. You want to keep your machines and sales running. Thereby companies tend to overstock their stockpile. And as soon as the necessity of certain products or machines drop, companies are left with excess inventory.

    So what do most companies do when they have some overstocked items on their shelves. Correct they discard them, and most of the time even have to pay for it, to get rid of them. But what if we tell you, there is a possibility of making some money. There is a possibility of finally freeing up those shelves with overstocked items.

    If this compels to your company we have good news, because Vitech International BV is willing to buy your overstocked items. So please check that shelf with old parts from machines that aren’t even in use anymore, because you aren’t looking at a pile of junk. No absolutely

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  9. The Vitech YouTube channel

    The Vitech YouTube channel

    Geleen, 29 March 2018 We understand that buying new machines for your plant is a highly intensive process with several important aspects to consider. You want the machine that suit your business best.


    YouTube Channel

    To ensure that our customers are fully convinced of our machines' capabilities and condition, Vitech International reassures its customers by uploading demo videos of our machines. When a customer has special needs, or requirements, we are willing to show these via a demo video. Our engineers will start the machine and opperate it according to our customers wishes. Via this way our customers can see the running condition of our machines without having the trouble of coming to our workshop in the Netherlands. Check out our YouTube channel

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  10. The Extraordinary Printed Circuit Boards.

    The Extraordinary Printed Circuit Boards.

    Geleen, 9 November 2017 - Due to technical innovation, the printed circuit board is being rediscovered. People all over the world try to redevelop the classic circuit board. And with a rise of small devices like mobile phones the demand for small circuit boards rise’s. This has led to numerous solutions.

     

    Flexible PCB’s

    In big devices like computers the circuit board is rigged, when the device is compact like a small camera or a mobile phone the circuit board must be flexible. It needs to fold to fit inside. This is where the flexible circuit boards comes in.

    Flexible circuit boards are so thin employable their nickname is origami circuitry. At the core of the board is

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