Silverstone has recently uploaded a video showing the robot assembly of one of their power supplies. The video will most likely show the factory of IS Quasar which is assembling many of Silverstone's power supplies in that way. It makes in many ways sense to use such an assembly line because you can pretty much rule out human errors. Please note that only the PCB assembly is done by the robots. The final assembly of the power supply is still not possible with robot-arms so we still find humans in the end of the production line. The shown power supply is the Zeus with 1200 watts which we tested last year. The build quality was indeed above what we normally get to see with other power supplies. The robot assembly has unfortunately nothing to do with the performance of the unit since this is based on the design and topology. You can be sure however that the units assembled in this way have a very good build quality.



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  • Mr Stupid Comment - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - link

    Hey Mr. Roboto
    thanks for the great comment about da music
    you really smart man
    we need more really interesting comments about the music in posts from smart guys like you....
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  • v12v12 - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - link

    Yeah I know what it's like working on the assm line and fucking shit up. Being mad at a supervisor or whatever, not good for QA, but provides jobs for people. Robots take away lots of jobs, and give 1 person a cushy salary.

    There's lots of pro's and cons depending on which side of the table you're on... I'm on the consumer end, so ROBOTS get my toast and cheers! Then again... nothing worse than knowing some machines built your hardware all fast and efficient, but we STILL get charged the same price as if they had to pay more workers... Fat cats automating profits and skimming the cream from the top.

    I don't know wtf everyone rips on Enhance = THEY ARE SILVERSTONES' OEM! I built a buddy a nice E4300 OC'er rig with a Enhance 5150GH. The rails are all showing great numbers under load, it's near silent even at full load, and it's been running near 24/7 for 3yrs now w/o issue. Enhance makes quality products w/o the fanboy "name branding," from my experience. Go Enhance!
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  • The0ne - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - link

    Umm, not really seeing anything really new here except for the use of multiple arms in different stages. Pick and Place machines have been around for quite some time. Wave soldering machines are automatic. Automatic trays (forgot the actual name) automatically feed parts and/or dispenses them for the user. Reply
  • Christoph Katzer - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - link

    Nothing new that's right but rare for power supplies Reply
  • JarredWalton - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - link

    I wonder how many PSUs the robotic assembly line can crank out in an hour. The individual stages seem to be pretty long, so further optimization is possible, but maybe the volume isn't high enough for that to matter. Reply
  • Mr Roboto - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - link

    I thought the music they were playing was an intro to a Tribe Called Quest song or something. Reply
  • R3MF - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - link

    and which are hand assembled in chinese factories?

    in particular i am interested in the ST70F

    cheers
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  • Christoph Katzer - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - link

    I think it's more like the higher-end models. Most others are either from Enhance or Etasis. The 700W unit is not made there as it looks. Reply
  • R3MF - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - link

    "as it looks.............." ???

    cheers for the info tho.
    Reply

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