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Publication Date: 06/1/2010
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SPEA Intros Innovative Flying Prober
Flying probe tester.
Volpiano, Italy — SPEA has introduced the all new 4030 Flying Probe Tester, expressly designed to replace bed-of-nails systems in the production test of SMT boards. According to the company, it overcomes accessibility limits, offering high productivity, great flexibility and low cost of test in a compact footprint.

The tester is based on the new concept of a low cost, modular and scalable composition, designed to be integrated into automatic in-line cells. The system can be used in both on-line and off-line test mode.

The new tester is called the ideal test solution when the accessibility limits make it difficult to perform the in-circuit test with traditional bed-of-nails systems. The extreme probing accuracy allows the flying probes to contact the pins of ultra fine-pitch components such as 01005, 0201, RQFP — performing complete multifunction tests for a coverage comparable to a traditional bed-of-nails system.

The overall cost of test is greatly reduced because of minimized setup and maintenance costs — no fixture is required for contacting; the program generation from CAD data is a fast, automated process; the system setup is automatic and immediate, without requiring the presence of an operator since all that's needed is to load the test program for the product to be tested.

Contact: SPEA America, 2609 SSW Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701 903-595-4433 fax: 903-595-5003 E-mail: Web:

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