REI uses PnP (Pick and Place) machines to manufacture the circuit boards used in REI products. By upgrading these machines, REI is committed to providing the best technolgically advanced products possible in the near future. Continue reading “REI Advances Internal Technology”
For over thirty years, REI has been manufacturing its entire product line in-house. “We have people behind our products,” says Production Manager Derek Lane. “A team of individuals work together, each an expert on the component for which they are responsible, to assemble every product before it makes one last stop.”
Product testing is an extremely important part of the manufacturing process. Test technicians at REI are responsible for ensuring that products work the first time and every time, but RF energy can be very tricky, so it sometimes takes craftsmanship as well as science to make everything work together.
REI product software is developed by in-house software engineers with input from sales people, instructors, customer support personnel and the customers themselves. Keeping product software current requires updates, and those updates can usually be downloaded for free from REI’s website.