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PI Announces Compact Closed-Loop Motion Controller, Provides Nanometer Resolution for Miniature Piezo Motor Micrometers

Closed-loop opto-mechanical actuators provide higher precision with this new compact motion controller.

AUBURN, MA - PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., known industry-wide for nanometer precision motion components, systems, and OEM solutions, announces a new compact closed-loop motion controller. The new E-871.1A1N digital servo controller is the latest model in a series of drivers and controllers specifically designed for inertia-motor based opto-mechanical actuators (piezo ratchet drives) that are widely used in the semiconductor, laser and photonics industry for fine-tuning of complex systems.
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Würth Elektronik eiSos Supplies Wireless Power Coil for Semtech’s LinkCharge® LP Multi-Device Wireless Charging Solution

WALDENBURG, GERMANY - Würth Elektronik eiSos, a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, announced its collaboration with Semtech Corporation by integrating its transmission coil, WE-WPCC, with Semtech’s LinkCharge® LP (low power) platform, an innovative wireless charging solution that concurrently charges multiple, low-power devices using a single transmitter.

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Ventec to showcase Thermal Management Solutions and latest Laminate Technology at Productronica

Visit Hall B3 at booth #244

Ventec International Group, a world leader in the production of insulated metal substrates, thermally conductive polyimide & high reliability laminates and prepregs, will showcase its comprehensive range of laminate materials at this year’s Productronica. With an emphasis on the latest in thermal management technology, the Ventec team will be on hand in Hall B3 at booth #244 to showcase unique laminate & prepreg capability across a very wide range of applications and budgets.

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ECD to Introduce Breakthrough Oven Process Monitoring Technology at Productronica 2017

Will also Display Complete Range of Thermal Profiling and Verification Solutions

Milwaukie, OR – At this year’s Productronica event in Munich, Germany, ECD (Hall A4, Booth 532) will showcase its award-winning thermal profiling technologies, including the broad portfolio of M.O.L.E.® thermal profilers, wave soldering test pallets and reflow oven performance verification tools. In addition, the company plans to debut a next-generation, scalable monitoring system designed to provide continuous oversight and customizable data analysis for various SMT thermal processes. The first module centers on reflow oven performance and output optimization.

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Mycronic acquires company and strengthens the SMT offering within Assembly Solutions

Täby, Sweden – Mycronic AB (publ), acquires 100 percent of the shares in VIT S.A.S (Vi TECHNOLOGY), situated in Saint Egrève in France. The purchase price amounts to EUR 8 million (approximately SEK 77 million) on a debt free basis and will be financed through own funds.

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Ersa and Northtouch Canada Inc. to Exhibit at EPTECH Ottawa

Plymouth, WIKurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, is pleased to announce that it will exhibit with Northtouch Canada Inc. at EPTECH Ottawa, scheduled to take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, ON. EPTECH Ottawa is one of several regional professional electronics shows produced in major high-technology centers across Canada. It is the only series of coast-to-coast national electronics shows in Canada.

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Alpha’s Rahul Raut to Speak on Opportunities for Graphene in the Electronics Industry at IDTechEx in Santa Clara

Somerset, NJ  Alpha Assembly Solutions, a leading global supplier of innovative electronic assembly materials, is participating in the IDTechEx Show taking place on November 15th-16th in Santa Clara, California. Alpha will be exhibiting jointly with MacDermid Performance Solutions at Booth #I15.

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U.S. Tech Publisher's Choice: October 2017

While Industry 4.0 and the smart factory are fascinating concepts, many companies are finding it challenging to implement these ideas. Part of the difficulty comes from a lack of solid ROI information. In an article titled "Smart Reflow: Industry 4.0 is Actually Delivering," Vitor Barros, general manager of KIC Europe, brings the discussion to a practical level, isolating the reflow process and identifying how smart oven technology can be a valuable point of entry to Industry 4.0.
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Zollner invests in the first combined pick-and-place and dispensing unit from Essemtec!

Aesch, Switzerland - Zollner Elektronik AG has commissioned the first combined jet dispensing and SMD assembler FOX 2 in a production environment.

The custom-built production line for the assembly of unique, revolutionary sensor modules includes a combined process with bonding and mounting in just one module. Essemtec, who already have over 19 high-performance dispensers in action at Zollner, could meet the job definition entirely. Once fully complete the line will run a three shifts operation.

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SMTA Chapters to Co-Host 2nd Annual SMTA New England Expo and Technical Forum

Worcester, MA SMTA Connecticut and Boston Chapters will co-host the SMTA New England Expo and Technical Forum on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. The free-to-attend event for professionals in the electronics manufacturing industry welcomes over 140 exhibiting companies, technical presentations, prize giveaways, and a Live Engineering/Prototype Work Cell.  

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Nortech Systems Collaborates with Panasonic to Expand Manufacturing Capabilities

New SMT Technology Offers Improved Speed and Quality

Minneapolis, MN, and Rolling Meadows, ILNortech Systems and Panasonic have collaborated on a new, total-line-solution installation of integrated hardware and software. It provides enhanced Surface Mount Technology (SMT) component placement capability and quality while increasing efficiency and Statistical Process Control (SPC) at Nortech’s manufacturing facility in Mankato, Minnesota. 

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MicroCare Introduces New ‘Green’ Cleaning Products at Productronica 2017

Hall 4, Stand #101

KAMPENHOUT, BELGIUM - The cleaning experts at MicroCare Europe bvba are presenting their ever-expanding range of ‘greener’ cleaning products at Productronica 2017, including the new Universal Flux Remover and the Tergo™ High Performance Flux Remover.
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Electronics Manufacturing is becoming Digital and Smart

Supporting Program for productronica 2017

Munich, Germany - Industrial Internet of Things, automation and smart factory: digitalization is the focus in the supporting program at the world's leading trade fair for the development and production of electronics. In addition to two special shows of VDMA and Fraunhofer IZM on smart data, the opening keynote address will deal with smart manufacturing. productronica will take place on the grounds of Messe München from November 14 to 17, 2017.

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Balver Zinn Group at Productronica 2017

Hall 4, Booth #261

MUNICH, GERMANY - The Balver Zinn Group announces that they will be attending Productronica scheduled to take place November 14-17 in Munich, Germany. The Balver Zinn Group will highlight the company’s latest solder technology and services in hall 4, booth #261.
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Metcal Introduces New Monitoring Software at SMTA LA/Orange County Expo

CYPRESS, CA - Metcal announces plans to exhibit at the SMTA LA/Orange County Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, November 2, 2017 at The Grand Event Center in Long Beach, CA. The company will show its Connection Validation (CV) Soldering System with new CV Monitoring Software, HCT2-200 Digital Hot Air Pencil and AC-STC Solder Tip Cleaner.
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Stäubli Showcases Safe Thermal Management Solutions at SuperComputing 2017

The innovative mechatronics solutions provider offers non-spill, quick-release couplings perfect for use in thermal management

DUNCAN, SC - Stäubli will showcase the latest thermal management technology at the SuperComputing 2017 (SC17) conference in Denver, Nov.13-16. Stäubli (booth #871) also will present its latest product innovations including quick connector systems for all types of energy.

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Indium Corporation Experts to Present at Productronica 2017

Andraes Karch                           Karthik Vijay 

Clinton, NY - Indium Corporation’s Andreas Karch, Regional Technical Manager, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and Karthik Vijay, Technical Manager, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, will present at Productronica, November 14-17, in Munich, Germany.

Indium Corporation’s Karch and Vijay will present the following:

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    Cypress PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit, Available from Mouser, Brings Low-Power, Flexible MCU to IoT Designs

    Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now offering the PSoC® 6 BLE Pioneer Kit, which enables designers to begin innovating with the PSoC 6 microcontroller from Cypress SemiconductorPSoC BLE 6 is the industry’s lowest power, most flexible microcontroller with built-in Bluetooth® Low Energy wireless connectivity and integrated hardware-based security in a single device for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. 

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    Juki Recognizes Methods Automation for Outstanding Sales Performance

     Bill Astle, Scott Cook and Carlos Eijansantos

    MORRISVILLE, NC Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Automation Systems Corporation, recognized Methods Automation, Inc. at the recent Juki awards banquet held during the Juki Americas National Sales Meeting that took place at Juki’s facility in Fremont, CA. Bill Astle, President of JAS, Inc., presented an ‘Representative of the Year – Outstanding Achievement Award’ for 2017 to Scott Cook of Methods Automation. 

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