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Publication Date: 03/1/2010
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RBP Intros Hot-Air Leveling Flux

Milwaukee, WI — RBP Chemical Technology has introduced Flo Rite 60, a new water-rinseable hot-air leveling flux. The unusual formulation effectively removes light copper oxides and lays down a uniform layer of flux to promote good solderability on the copper without bridging. The new flux is a solvent-free ...Read More
Seica: Auto Test Program Generation

Strambino, Italy — Seica Inc., in partnership with Temento Systems, has developed the FlyScan module as a new approach to the integration of boundary scan and flying probe test systems. The true innovation of FlyScan is available on the complete line of Pilot/Aerial flying probe testers. It represents ...Read More
Closed-Loop Stencil Cleaners from Smart Sonic

Canoga Park, CA — Smart Sonic is introducing the EnviroGuard 100 percent Closed-loop Stencil Cleaner — described as the first and only aqueous stencil cleaner that can clean all types of solder paste with a 100 percent closed-loop process — wash and rinse.Read More
Sonoscan Expands Fake Part ID Menu

Elk Grove Village IL — SonoLab®, the applications laboratory division of Sonoscan, has recently developed analytical techniques that raised to 25 the total number of acoustically detectable features and characteristics used to separate counterfeit plastic IC packages from genuine packages.\par ...Read More
Universal Adds New PTH Assembly Machine

Conklin, NY — Universal Instruments has expanded the lead span capability of its Radial 8XT insertion machine by introducing what it calls the industry's first 5.0/7.5/10.0mm triple-span radial machine. This large span capacity virtually eliminates tedious manual assembly requirements, thereby improving product quality and providing greater accuracy for through-hole applications. The latest advancement in the Generation 8 equipment lineup ...
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Viscom Intros New Wire Bond Inspection Tools

Atlanta, GA — Viscom is introducing new software tools for its VHR (very high resolution) camera module which has the ability to provide exact measurements of balls and wedges in wire-bonding applications. With this technology, 25µm gold thin-wire wedge sizes can be measured with a standard deviation ...Read More
Vi Technology Intros New Inspection Programming

Saint-Egreve, France — Vi Technology® has launched Vision2009, the new integrated software suite, which goes a step further in simplifying programming for PC board layout.Read More
Nordson YESTECH: Hi-Yield AOI/X-Ray Inspection

Carlsbad, CA — Nordson YESTECH's high-speed FX Series and BX Benchtop AOI systems are configurable with 5 megapixel color camera imaging technology. With one top-down and 4 side-viewing cameras, the FX Series inspects solder joints and verifies correct part assembly enabling users to improve quality ...Read More
Zestron: Greener Cleaning Chemistries

Manassas, VA — Environmentally responsible cleaning is Zestron's goal with such products as VIGON® N 501, released in 2009. Now the company is expanding its focus to encompass even greener cleaning chemistries and technologies in 2010.
Zestron moved to the forefront by developing pH-neutral aqueous cleaning agents such as VIGON N 501. This product is fully biodegradable and free of any halogenated compounds and therefore...
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FocalSpot Upgrades Inspection Systems, Intros In-Line AOI

San Diego, CA — FocalSpot, Inc. is introducing two new products and two improved products. The new and improved products continue the company's expansion of affordable yet high quality professional and easy-to-use x-ray and optical inspection platforms. Read More
FocalSpot Upgrades & Intros New Inspection Systems

San Diego, CA — FocalSpot, Inc. is introducing two new products and two improved products. The new and improved products continue the company's expansion of affordable yet high quality professional and easy-to-use x-ray and optical inspection platforms. Read More
APS Intros Entry Level Selective Soldering

Huntingdon Valley, PA — APS Novastar, LLC is unveiling a new cost-effective and reproducible solution for automated selective soldering with the introduction of its ESS Selective Soldering Machines. Specifically designed for assemblers making the transition from manual or semi-automatic to automated ...Read More
Ascentech, GEN3 Intro New Cleanliness Test Systems

Chester, CT — GEN3 Systems and Ascentech are introducing an entirely new line-up of Ionic Cleanliness Test systems. Cleanliness test processes and equipment have been evolving for more than 40 years, but now GEN3 Systems has created a new and unusual line of test equipment. Ascentech is the North American distributor for GEN3 Systems Ltd products.
The new lineup consists of systems with larger test capacity, innovative measurement software and hardware, and a new budget-sensitive cost structure. According to the company, all of the new
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Count On Tools Intros Solder Nozzles

Gainesville, GA — Count On Tools, Inc. is introducing its latest developments in SMT nozzles and consumables, as well as the launch of its new website with online store.Read More
NBS Adds VI SPI Systems

Santa Clara, CA — EMS provider NBS has acquired four VI Technology post-print automatic solder paste inspection systems for its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Santa Clara, California.
Typically, the need for in-line solder paste inspection is driven by maintaining production line stability and providing notification of process deviation. With...
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OK Int'l Launches Enhanced PV Soldering Systems

Garden Grove, CA — OK International has launched a new soldering system for PV tabbing and bussing applications proven to reduce micro cracking. The PS900 with specially designed hoof tip geometry optimizes the power delivered to the solder joint while its temperature-sensitive heater ensures low ...Read More
Schleuniger: Precision Outer Jacket Stripper

Manchester, NH — Schleuniger's new JacketStrip 8310 precisely slits the outer jacket of insulated electrical cables. Its unusual floating blade system makes it possible to process round or out-of-round cables without damaging the underlying cable layers. Radial and axial slits are performed as required ...Read More
Technical Devices: Cleaning with Steam

Torrance, CA — Technical Devices Company is introducing its new line of batch cleaners. Leading the pack of the Nu/Clean line of aqueous cleaners is the Nu/Clean Aqua Batch XL aqueous batch cleaner. According to the company, the new product offers the ultimate in process control, incorporating robust ...Read More
ECD Intros Solar Profiling Kit

Milwaukie, OR — ECD has entered the solar market with the introduction of the V-M.O.L.E.® Solar Profiling Kit. The kit is designed for the metallization process of photovoltaic solar cells, and the profiler is currently in use at research institutes, oven OEMs and live production areas.Read More
Robotas Systems Optimize Hand Assembly Operations

Meopham, Kent, UK — Robotas supplies hardware and software solutions that increase quality, reduce cost, and eliminate setup time. Many assembly systems are installed worldwide, in companies including Intel, Hewlett Packard, Agilent, Jabil, Nokia, and Westinghouse. The systems are seen by many users as "best practice" for those operations involving hand assembly. The company's SIGMA range addresses mechanical hand assembly, including cable assembly and box build, and is suitable for military, aerospace, and medical companies, where batch sizes may be low, configurations numerous, and ...
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