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Now available in English! WERMA publishes a handbook on “Signal technology for industry”

Comprehensive guide and reference book containing much valuable technical information and “know how”

WERMA has published a guide to “Signal technology for industry” as part of the Dictionary of Technology series. This comprehensive guide is now available in English and gives the technically interested or even casual reader a complete overview and basic knowledge of the subject matter. The reference book is full of technical information and explanations as well as many practical examples.     
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Scienscope Expands Partnership with Restronics

Chino, CA — Scienscope International, a leading American supplier of cabinet style micro-focus X-ray systems, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Restronics as its newest manufacturers’ representative. Steve Clair will represent Scienscope’s X-ray and component counting technology in Upstate NY and Tony Molina will represent the company in AZ and New Mexico effective immediately. 

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VJ Electronix Promotes Frank Cosentino to Western Regional Sales Manager for the Americas

Chelmsford, MA - VJ Electronix, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced X-ray inspection, component counting systems and PCB rework technologies, today announced the promotion of Frank Cosentino to Western Regional Sales Manager for the Americas. In this capacity, he will be responsible for the VJE sales activity in the western half of the US, including British Columbia and Baja Mexico.  
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Rehm presents top-class thermal system solutions in Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Germany - In a area of around 350 square metres, Rehm, the thermal system solutions specialist, presented highlights from its product range at this year's SMT in Nuremberg. The feedback from trade visitors was clear: the solutions - tailored precisely to customer needs throughout the entire process chain - ensure a clear competitive edge when it comes to the modern and economic production of electronic assemblies.

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New Low-Temperature Solder Paste from SHENMAO

SAN JOSE, CA ― SHENMAO America, Inc. is pleased to introduce its PQ10 Low Temperature Solder Paste. As the world’s major solder materials provider, SHENMAO produces SMT solder paste, laser soldering paste, cored solder wire, wave solder bar, semiconductor packaging solder spheres, wafer bumping solder paste, flux and solar PV ribbon.  
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Almit GmbH Reports Success and Halide-Free Trend at SMT Nuremberg.

Solder materials specialist, Almit, reports continuing interest in its premium products from visitors to the company’s stand at the SMT Hybrid Packaging exhibition in Nuremberg.

MICHELSTADT, GERMANY - Speaking of the 2018 exhibition experience, Business Development Manager Fabian Mendel observed initially that visitor numbers appeared to be down on last year. However, he noted that this was not supported by the number and quality of leads Almit enjoyed, which closely matched previous years.       
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Turning Copper Commutators with the Know-how of LACH DIAMOND

Visit LACH DIAMOND at IMTS in Chicago, Booth #432054 (West Building)

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Since the 60s, names like Bosch, Siemens and at that time AEG stand for the development and production of turning diamonds for turning copper commutators.

Worldwide the first presentation of polycrystalline diamond tools (PCD) at Hanover Trade Show in 1973 was at the same time the start of a new technology for machining non-ferrous metals – thereby also for the production of copper commutators.    
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ASM Assembly Systems Partners with Technica USA and A-Tek Systems to deliver Factory Experience Roadshow

Colorado event attendees get first-hand look at new systems, consult with technical experts

Teaming with distributor partner Technica USA and electronics industry national distributor A-Tek Systems, ASM showcased its mid-speed market E by DEK printing platform and E by SIPLACE placement system during a two-day technology roadshow held in the A-Tek facilities in Longmont, Colorado.       
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Alicona Presents Its Latest Optical 3D Focus-Variation Measuring Instrument µCMM at Chicago´s IMTS Show

A new optical coordinate measurement machine for tightest tolerances in highest accuracy

BARTLETT, IL - µCMM is the most accurate optical micro-coordinate measuring system in its class. Users combine advantages of tactile coordinate technology and optical surface metrology to measure dimensions, position, shape and roughness of components with just one sensor. The new µCMM offers high geometric accuracy of several optical 3D measurements in relation to each other, which enables the measurement of smallest surface details including precise determination of position.   

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RIGOL Announces New 7000 Series Digital Oscilloscope

BEAVERTON, OR - RIGOL Technologies announces a significant addition to its oscilloscope portfolio with the introduction of the New 7000 Series Digital Oscilloscope.

The 7000 Series delivers unmatched price/performance capability in a mid-range oscilloscope.       
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FKN Systek: Quick Adjust PCB Transport Racks

Quick and Convenient Set-Up for Different Board Sizes.

MILLIS, MA - Now available from FKN Systek, Stackable PCB Transport and Storage Racks made of conductive material for safe and convenient handling of Printed Circuit Cards during assembly. These Racks will hold up to 50 PCBs from 2” to 9.8” (5 to 25 cm) wide. Racks are made of conductive plastic temperature rated to 176 O F, Surface resistance <10 6        
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Watch now: See the Videos from SMT Hybrid Packaging, Nuremberg

SMT Hybrid Packaging 2018, held from June 5-7 in Nuremberg, Germany, explored many of the electronics manufacturing trends that have been rapidly growing, namely Industry 4.0, miniaturization, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and more intelligent use of automation.
Trevor Galbraith, editor-in-chief of Global SMT & Packaging, held a series of panel discussions during the week with a range of guests, including representatives from YXLON, Mentor – A Siemens Business, ASM, Yamaha, Aegis, and many others. Topics include smart factory integration, the current state of artificial intelligence in manufacturing, solder void reduction, test methodologies, using augmented and virtual reality, and avoiding stencil printing defects. 

LACH DIAMOND presents at IMTS in Chicago Booth # 432054 (West Building)

1978 – 2018: Forty Years of Spark Erosion for Successful PCD Machining

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The discovery of spark erosion for the efficient forming of polycrystalline diamonds (PCD) in 1978 by Horst Lach marks a milestone in the history of polycrystalline cutting tools.        
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Würth Elektronik eiSos grows and invests

Doubling of Capacity for Storage, Picking and Shipping

WALDENBURG, GERMANY - Just two years after opening a highly modern logistics center with sample factory, Würth Elektronik eiSos is investing another 25 million euros at its Waldenburg site. The existing storage, picking and logistics space is set to double again with the construction of 4,000 m² of usable space for logistics and a fully automated shuttle warehouse covering 1,300 m².    
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ITW EAE: New Electrovert® Inline Cleaning Solutions Allow Manufacturers to Start Small and Expand Later

CAMDENTON, MO - As PCBs become miniaturized, denser and more complex, and lead-free soldering has become common, board assemblers are finding that cleaning is required for board level reliability. Finding space for this cleaning process has been a challenge for many manufacturers and many have resorted to batch processing due to space constraints.         

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DDM Novastar Welcomes New Director of Engineering: Brian Osterhout brings prior APS Novastar electro-mechanical engineering skills to new product development

IVYLAND, PA - DDM Novastar is pleased to announce the return of Brian Osterhout as DDM Novastar’s director of engineering. Brian has over 30 years of machine design experience, with a broad background in product development and manufacturing. From 2005 to 2010, he worked as Senior Designer & Project Engineer for APS Novastar (DDM Novastar’s previous entity) and helped design the firm’s L Series Pick & Place machine, along with enhancements to the reflow oven and Stencil Printer product lines.        
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VJ Electronix Announces New Eastern Regional Sales Manager for the Americas

CHELMSFORD, MA - VJ Electronix, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced X-ray inspection, component counting systems and PCB rework technologies, today announced the promotion of Robert Kerwin to Eastern Regional Sales Manager for the Americas. In this capacity, Kerwin will be responsible for the VJE sales activity in the eastern half of the US, Canada (except British Columbia), Mexico (except Baja) and South America.      
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Circuitronics Announces Vice President of Operations

IRVING, TX - Circuitronics, a leading supplier of customized manufacturing solutions for the energy, industrial, communications and mil-aero markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Harmon to Vice President of Operations.         

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Fast, Flexible Component Counting from Scienscope

CHINO, CA - Scienscope International, a leading American supplier of cabinet style micro-focus X-ray systems, today announced plans to exhibit at the SMTA Ohio Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside in Cleveland.        
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Plasma-Therm Completes Acquisition of France-based CORIAL

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Plasma-Therm, the manufacturer of leading plasma etch, deposition, and advanced packaging equipment for the production of specialty semiconductor devices, announced today the successful acquisition of CORIAL, a France-based plasma processing equipment supplier.       
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