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    Default Very rare visit at the Delta factory!



    Hi guys, I have been to the Delta factory this week and wanted to show you some pictures since it is very rare that they allow cameras inside and when I was with AnandTech I always wanted to visit and now finally had the chance for. You will be able to see videos with several medias within the next week, but since they weren't allowed to film the actual production line I took some pictures instead. You can see the rest of Delta in the videos and following are the pics of the production of our Earthwatts 650W. Delta has 14% market share in PC power supplies in the world and even 43% with notebook power. They also produce many of their components themselves which makes another 40 to 50 million pieces per month including fans and transformers.

    This is still the general assembly of smaller parts, they work on two PCBs at the same time in rotation with a second batch.










    The assembly of bigger parts starts right here. Delta came up with very interesting methods I haven't seen in other factories before. Some are visible now and then but some were not allowed to show. Delta has around 50 of these assembly lines and produces up to 100,000 PSUs per day





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    Here starts the assembly of bigger parts of the Earthwatts 650W.


    A worker prepares the losen parts with weights.


    Here you can see the brown weights on losen parts before they get a hot bath.


    Here we go..... bathing time kiddo.


    Clean up


    Another clean up


    Some additional solder here and there


    Checking again...


    Preparing the housing


    The PCB gets the final housing

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    The fan installation



    Between above and the next is the final check which wasn't allowed to show, since it's so special. Delta's failure rate at the production is less than 1%! Don't mistake this with the failure rate in retail in shops for example. I mean if you produce ~3 million power supplies a month you want to keep the failures in the factory very low...

    And off we go into the box and get ready for shipping.

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    One of my favorite OEMs. Thanks for the photos Christoph!

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    Nice pics indeed It always amazes me how many people are still required to assemble mainboards, PSUs and such components despite the amount of automation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elledan View Post
    Nice pics indeed It always amazes me how many people are still required to assemble mainboards, PSUs and such components despite the amount of automation.
    This is China.... that's why there is no to little production left in western countries. But as I heard factories might even automate the insertion of bigger parts like transformers any time soon since the labor costs are sky-rocketing in China as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christoph@ANTEC View Post
    This is China.... that's why there is no to little production left in western countries. But as I heard factories might even automate the insertion of bigger parts like transformers any time soon since the labor costs are sky-rocketing in China as well...
    Yeah, which is probably cheaper than relocating the factory to Vietnam or such a country, only to repeat the same thing in ten years time again

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    looks better than the sweatshop Foxconn is operating in order to produce the iPad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWicked1968 View Post
    looks better than the sweatshop Foxconn is operating in order to produce the iPad.
    Yeah. No news of people jumping off the roof of the Delta factory.

    Too bad you didn't get a picture of naptime. I can never get over how all of the sudden everyone stops what they're doing and puts their head down for a quick nap.

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    nice operation...I have a photo of the Leadman factory outside where they post the guard that keeps the safety inspectors out

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