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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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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MVP Expands SMT & Micro AOI Solutions

Carlsbad, CA — Machine Vision Products (MVP) is expanding its range of AOI systems to include its newest Supra-E and Ultra IV AOI solutions as well as the flexible Microelectronics-based Ultra 850G.
The Supra-E provides what is reportedly the best cost-to-performance...

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Seho: Soldering Systems and Repair Station

Kreuzwertheim, Germany — Seho Systems GmbH is showing its latest soldering equipment, starring the new GoSelective light, which is designed for standalone operation or as an inline system to be integrated into a fully automated production line.
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ACE Intros N2 Spot Pre-Heat for Selective Soldering

Spokane, WA — ACE Production Technologies has added Nitrogen (N2) Spot Pre-Heating capability to its KISS line of Selective Soldering machines. N2 Spot Pre-Heating joins a group of special application features available for KISS machines, which range from semi-automated to fully ...
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Austin American: Combination Cleaner & Tester

Austin, TX — Austin American Technology Corp. has developed what it calls the world's first combination cleaner and cleanliness tester for circuit assemblies. The Mega Ion is a portable closed-loop single-board cleaner with ROSE (resistivity of solvent extract) cleanliness verification testing ...
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APE: Hot-Air and Rework Stations

Key Largo, FL — APE is presenting a number of new hot-air rework stations — state-of-the-art additions to the company's line of hot-air stations based on its patented heating design. This design provides a number of solutions for customers that are looking for heat-only stations that do not need ...
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Assembleon: Cost-Effective "Smart Solutions"

Veldhoven, Netherlands — Assembleon is showing "Smart Solutions" that include the new cost-effective MC-24X — a versatile extension to the company's end-of-line solutions for high-volume and high-mix production lines. In addition, there is a new all-in-one solution for small and medium batch sizes ...
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Asymtek: Conformal Coating with 5th-Axis Tilt and Rotate

Carlsbad, CA — Nordson ASYMTEK is introducing a new fifth-axis tilt and rotate capability for its conformal coating system. The applicator can now tilt 0° and 30° and rotate 0°, 90°, 180° and 270°. While the nozzle is tilted to 30°, the mechanism can be rotated in 90° increments  to direct the fan pattern to the left, right, front or back to coat all four sides of a component.
According to the company, this new mechanism is faster, quieter, and weighs less than the current tilt-and-rotate implementation
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DEK: Sentinel Safeguards & Enhances Productivity

Rolling Meadows, IL — Sentinel from DEK is a productivity-enhancing print verification and process management technology that captures the full board image, analyzes the data and accepts or rejects the print — all in real time. The system also has the capability to manage printing inputs and outputs ...
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ERSA: Versatile Selective Soldering Cell

Wertheim, Germany — Ersa's compact selective soldering system, the ECOSELECT 2, is well suited for operation in modular production lines, and it is the optimal solution for small- and medium-scale production where flexibility is paramount.
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FlexLink Intros Compact & Intelligent Conveyor Systems

Goteborg, Sweden — FlexLink's X45 is the new, compact conveyor platform which offers easy integration with machines and efficient use of floor space for filling, production and packaging lines. Because of the system's careful design, product handling is gentle and stable, contributing to high product handling is gentle and stable, contributing to high product quality standards and high line efficiency. According to the company, the X45 design offers a long service life, low noise level and easy engineering.
The conveyor system's compact boundary dimensions and the ability to follow curves provide new
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Goepel Intros JTAG Access Cable Interface Module

Jena, Germany — Goepel electronic has introduced BAC 9305-RS422/485 Bus Access Cables (BAC) as a new member of the company's JTAG/Boundary Scan hardware platform SCANFLEX®.
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Multicore: Halogen-Free Solder Paste

Irvine, CA — Multicore® HF108 is a lead-free, halogen-free solder paste that combines all of the benefits of robust lead-free materials with the advantage of no deliberately added halogen. The material has zero intentionally added halogens and is under the limit of detection in the rigorous ...
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HumiSeal Produces Interactive Conformal Coating CD-ROM

Camberley, UK — HumiSeal has launched the world's first interactive CD-ROM dedicated to conformal coating. Working as part of a collaboration of companies (Gen3 Systems and SCH Technologies) and industry expert, Bob Willis, the CD-ROM provides a simple guide to the use of coatings, their application processes, product benefits, inspection and quality control.
The use of conformal coatings has provided many benefits to the industry for a number of years, both in the high reliability market sector or where products have to deal with extreme environmental conditions. In recent years, due 
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JTAG Technologies: New Approaches to Boundary-Scan

Eindhoven, Netherlands — JTAG Technologies is introducing a new approach to supplying tools for debugging boards with a mix of free and paid-for products targeted at different aspects of the debugging process.
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