Products, Materials + Tools | Jun 21, 2012

PRUF LED Flips Switch on State-of-the-Art, Fully Automated Manufacturing Line

ROBINSON, Texas – PRUF LED has flipped the switch on the most cutting-edge, fully automated SMT production facility to manufacture a broad spectrum of LED lighting panels, including the only 4-foot panels produced in the United States, proving once again why the company is a leader in the LED (light emitting diode) lighting industry.

“This technology puts us at the forefront of the LED lighting industry,” says PRUF LED Chairman Greg Klepper. “We have the only manufacturing line of its kind in operation in North America which gives us the unique ability to customize energy-saving LED lights with built-in process controls.”

PRUF LED has been working with Southwest Systems to develop the automation strategy for its LED SMT production facility. “Greg Klepper and his team at PRUF LED are ahead of the curve,” says Dee Claybrook of Southwest Systems. “Their state-of-the-art automated SMT manufacturing process expands their presence in the fastest-growing sector of the lighting industry.”

  • The line includes a compact LED assembly system and screen printer from Juki, a reflow oven from BTU International and Nutek Conveyors.
  • When indexed three times, the JX-100LED Compact LED Assembly System from Juki seamlessly supports 48" long boards.
  • The new PMAXII Large Format Fully Automatic Screen Printer utilizes a patented mathematical calculating algorithm to ensure the machine’s high accuracy print alignment that easily achieves 01005 (0402 metric) printing.
  • BTU’s PYRAMAX™ solder reflow ovens are designed and built to master today’s lead-free processes.
  • And, their unparalleled combination of thermal performance, versatility and value set the industry standard for world-class performance.


PRUF LED, headquartered in Robinson, Texas, is a privately owned American LED lighting manufacturer and distributor with a state-of-the-art Research & Development Lab providing turnkey solutions to the retrofit and new construction markets with more than 300 LED products and an innovative showroom. PRUF LED provides LED lights to government agencies, schools, the commercial, industrial and residential markets.

Southwest Systems Technology, Inc. was founded in 1989 and has offices and demonstration facilities in Dallas, Austin, El Paso, McAllen and Guadalajara, Mexico.  The company sells products in the electronic and semiconductor manufacturing industries, and sells capital equipment and materials.

Contact: for PRUF LED Cathy Conley, 512.923.9806