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Europlacer Helps 125-Year-Old Company
Chris Merow, North American Sales Manager, Europlacer Americas
Since 1889, Star Headlight & Lantern Co., Inc. (
) has been the leader in emergency vehicle safety lighting products. These products have included Star Amber warning lighting systems, Star Signal Vehicle Products, red and blue police vehicle lighting, light bars, backup ...
Fundamentals of SPI Closed-Loop Solutions
By Ondrej Simecek, Marketing Department, Test Research, Inc., Taipei City, Taiwan
In the production of printed-circuit boards (PCBs) and PCB assemblies (PCBAs), solder paste inspection (SPI) is one of the more critical quality control (QC) measures used to enhance production-line efficiency and effectiveness. SPI helps minimize production losses by identifying solder ...
Javad EMS Benefits from Advanced 3D Inspection System
By Gary Walker, Vice President, JAVAD EMS
Located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, in San Jose, Javad EMS serves a wide range of customers with needs for high-complexity products and low-to-medium-volume production requirements. In January 2011, the firm purchased its first three-dimensional (3D) in-line advanced ...
Saline Lectronics Case Study - Stage I: Lean Plan
Setting up for lean production on Pilot Line 2.
By Jeff Riedel, Lean Champion, Saline Lectronics
Saline Lectronics (
) is undergoing a company-wide lean transformation, as detailed in the previous issue of US-Tech. The objective of the program is to develop a lean, learning environment that focuses all employees on continuously improving customer satisfaction,
Building PCBA Functional Test Systems, Part 1 of 2 Parts
By Greg Crouch, Engineering Services Business Development Manager, Circuit Check, Inc., Maple Grove, MN
Printed-circuit-board (PCB) test has evolved a great deal since PCB assemblies (PCBAs) were fabricated by means of through-hole integrated-circuit (IC) technologies, and when trace-and-pin spacings were 100 mils and the largest components were typically in housings with 14 pins. ...
Cirexx: Strong Sailing for 35 Years
By Alex Wasserzug, Contributing Author, Cirexx International, Santa Clara, CA
Silicon Valley in northern California has been a virtual stormy sea of technology companies for decades, with companies emerging and disappearing regularly. But one company has grown and prospered steadily since 1980: Cirexx International of Santa Clara, CA. Known for its interconnection ...
The Benefits of Soldering With Vacuum Profiles, Part 2
By Helmut ?ttl and Paul Wild, Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH, Blaubeuren-Seissen, Germany
The benefits of soldering electronic components in a vacuum were presented in the previous installment of this article which appeared in the March 2015 issue of
.. Soldering in a vacuum can minimize aperture variations and the number of voids in bottom-terminated components ...
Why Embrace IoM and Big Data?
By Philip Stoten (@philipstoten)
You're probably bored with all the big-data and Internet of Things talk. You might even be bored with me harping about IoM or Internet of Manufacturing. So if you're one of the people whose eyes glaze over every time these terms come up, then this column is for you. In short, ...
Advanced Technologies Help Attain "Pinnacle" of Medical Training Excellence
By Megan Jergens for Pinnacle Technology Group, Inc.
In business for almost 20 years, and with headquarters in Michigan for nine years, Pinnacle Technology Group, Inc. has been serving customers in the medical training market as well as a variety of other industrial and commercial markets with the goal of providing the highest-quality ...
ASM Adds Insights at APEX
By Walter Salm
San Diego, CA — ASM showed real insight and the value of a deep understanding of the electronics supply chain during four podium discussions at APEX 2015 in the last week of February in San Diego.
Blurred and Disrupted
By Philip Stoten, Scoop Communications (
There was a time, not so long ago, where we knew what each industry did. The automotive industry made cars, the apparel industry made clothes and the electronics industry made electronics. Now everything is a little less clear.
Gables Engineering Flies High With Help from Kurtz Ersa North America
Megan Jergens on behalf of Gables Engineering, Coral Gables, FL
Founded in 1946, Gables Engineering, Inc. remains an industry leader in custom avionics controls and related products. The company's engineers maintain a sharp focus on all aspects of control panel technology, in its current state and as it continues to evolve. Gables Engineering operates ...
Garcia Group Safely Drives Growth of Roofing Business
By Michael T. McGrath, Contributing Editor
Distracted driving is an increasingly deadly problem on our nation's roads and highways. The National Safety Council estimates that at least 24 percent of all traffic crashes, or 1.3 million accidents per year, involve drivers using cellular telephones and/or performing texting. These ...
Keeping Ahead With Forward-Looking Manufacturing Decisions
Gary Walker, Vice-President, JEMS, www.javadems.com
JAVAD Electronic Manufacturing Services (JEMS) was founded four years ago, during an economic downturn, with the belief that investments in manufacturing equipment were necessary to keep pace with customers' requirements. Even though used equipment was available at low prices, the company ...
Measuring Three Levels of Process Control in Thermal Profiling
By Patrick McWiggin, Technical Director, Solderstar Ltd.
Maintaining process control within tightly defined limits is an important part of achieving high product quality in today's electronic manufacturing facilities. The pressures to deliver products in shorter development cycles and with increased capacities pose significant challenges ...
Man Versus Machine
By Thorsten Rother, YXLON International GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
The question is still unanswered: In the man-vs-machine competition, who will be the ultimate winner? Machines and automation continue to advance, and to take over more functions once performed by men and women. A prime example is today's automobile, which includes many mechanical and ...
One-Stop Turnkey PCB Fabrication and Assembly: Rush PCB's Unique Approach
By Michael T. McGrath, Contributing Editor
In today's world of electronics contract manufacturing, the speed of fabricating PCBs and electronic assemblies is an important factor, along with price, in maintaining a competitive edge. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) look to PCB fabrication and assembly shops for fast turnaround ...
Pick Up the Pace of Production with Customized Timers
Jasmine Stanley, Power PR, Torrance, CA 90504
Every second counts in electronic production and assembly lines, and intelligent use of the available time is critical to most manufacturers. Finding ways to achieve more with existing resources often requires more than just exhortations from management. Often, it means putting employees "on the clock ...
Samsung Sells SMT Shares for Win-Win
Samsung Techwin has been developing advanced technology since 1989 for electronic and mechanical design, process and production. The key component has always been high speed and accuracy, leveraging the technical expertise gained while developing and producing jet engines, industrial robots, semiconductor ...
Self-Locking Micro Threaded Inserts Improve Electronic Performance
Kimberly Brown, Power PR, Torrance, CA
Electronic assembly performance can now be improved in smaller designs, thanks to the availability of self-locking micro-threaded inserts that are designed to withstand vibration, shock, and heat. The new, smaller, self-locking Spiralock
internal thread form design from Stanley Engineering ...
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