|ACE Intros Programmable Fluxing System|
|Spokane Valley, WA — ACE Production Technology has introduced a new programmable fluxing system for selective soldering, a development that will reportedly enhance throughput, performance, quality, and ultimately flexibility of the selective soldering process.
The KFS-VAF Volumetric Atomized Flux Applicator controls and dispenses atomized flux material on demand run by a user-programmable control system ...
|Aqueous Technologies: New SPC Software|
|Rancho Cucamonga, CA — Aqueous Technologies Corp.'s new Trident aSPC Software allows users to scan (or manually enter) individual assembly barcodes as they are loaded into the Trident automatic defluxing and cleanliness testing system. All process parameters are stored and can be easily viewed either ...|
|ASC Intros New Bonding Material for RF Applications|
|West Chicago, IL — American Standard Circuits, Inc. (ASC) has added Electrasil-3 to the Electrasil family of products. Electrasil materials are thermally and electrically conductive interface solutions for PCBs. The new Electrasil-3 material, utilizes a thin film or screen-printed paste to efficiently transfer ...|
|Asset: New JTAG-Based Embedded Debugger|
|Richardson, TX — A new embedded debugger from Asset® InterTech is said to be the first in-system JTAG-based debugger for Intel® x86 platforms. Based on Asset's ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments, the debugger implements hardware-based run control in system firmware. Once the debugger has been installed ...|
|Bliss Debuts the PCB Vertical Carrier|
|Milpitas, CA — Bliss Industries Inc. is introducing its new PCB Vertical Carrier. The unusual new patent-pending carrier and cart is designed to accommodate almost any size PCB or PCBA.
The ESD-safe PCB Vertical Carrier includes two bottom rows of adjustable guides and one back row, preventing spilling PC boards. The carrier is easy to ...
|Data I/O: SuperBoost for Embedded Devices|
|Redmond, WA — Data I/O Corporation has introduced SuperBoost for FlashCORE III technology — which significantly decreases programming times for e.MMC and SD devices and increases production throughput.
SuperBoost is a field-upgradeable feature for FlashCORE III programmers that fundamentally re-architects and optimizes the ...
|Essemtec: Universal Interface Aids Prototyping|
|Aesch, Switzerland — Essemtec has developed a universal interface that allows data exchange with nearly all CAD and pick-and-place systems. The only requirement is that data must be provided as ASCII text files. The input filter of the interface can be adapted to the data structure.|
|Goepel: AOI of Bonding Pads|
Jena, Germany — Goepel electronics' OptiCon AOI systems can now be utilized for automated inspection of bonding pads for solder splashes, deformations and any other impurities in the micrometer range. Meeting these test tasks, an additional camera module with a resolution of 3µm is available in the AOI systems. |
An adaptive illumination system and specially developed inspection functions reportedly enable best possible ...
|GPD Global Software Optimizes Underfill|
|Grand Junction, CO — GPD Global's FLOware® Operating Software now offers patent-pending optimization for complex underfill processes.
It can be difficult to program an optimized routine for products that have multiple sizes of components to be underfilled. The difficulty is in the timing of each pass to ensure an optimal flow time. The FLOware software's UltiPath optimization routines ...
|Hakko: Fume Extraction System|
|Valencia, CA — The Hakko FA-430 fume extraction system has powerful suction yet can be quiet as a mouse. It has three airflow adjustment modes (High, Medium and Low), a 3-stage filtering process, and a filter replacement notification function that ensures excellent filtering efficiency.
The notification function detects the number of fan revolutions and then notifies the operator of the appropriate time to replace ...
|Juki's Ups Speed with New High-Speed Modular Mounter|
|Morrisville, NC — Juki Automation Systems, Inc. has released the FX-3R High-speed Modular Mounter. The newest model in the series, the FX-3R has significantly higher production capacity than its predecessor, the FX-3. Design improvements to both hardware and software give the FX-3R a production capacity ...|
|Magid's Palm Coated Gloves Add More Protection |
|Chicago, IL — Magid Glove & Safety has added two new gloves to the XKS family line today with the addition of the Magid® CutMaster® XKS500 and XKS510 palm coated styles, taking the XKS Work Gloves' already extreme cut protection to the next level. |
|Multi-Seals Intros Nano-Forms Preforms|
|Manchester, CT — Multi-Seals Inc. is introducing Nano-forms epoxy preforms to provide precision seals on microelectronics. With preforms as small as 0.035-in. (0.89mm) outside diameter and 0.011-in. (0.28mm) inside diameter, Nano-forms allow highly repeatable placement of minute amounts of epoxy ...|
|Nordson DAGE: High Resolution X-ray Inspection |
|Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK — Nordson DAGE's flagship X-ray inspection systems use the latest technology, flat panel detector to provide the ultimate choice for the highest quality real time X-ray imaging. The special NT maintenance-free, sealed transmissive X-ray tube, provides 100 nanometer ...|
|Nordson YESTECH: Upgraded AOI Software|
|Carlsbad, CA — Nordson YESTECH has introduced the latest generation FX Series AOI and upgraded YESPC software. The FX is equally well suited for high-volume or high mix manufacturing environments, providing fast throughput and high resolution for inspection of 01005 components. The company's Advanced ...|
|Omron: High-Speed PCB Inspection Solutions |
|Schaumburg, IL — Omron Inspection Systems has introduced high-speed enhancements for the industry proven VT-RNS Automated Optical Inspection System. These enhancements were developed to help manufacturers shorten program generation, improve inspection cycle time and eliminate escapes and reduce false ...|
|Semi-Automated Optical Inspection System from Simmons|
Exton, PA — RS Simmons has introduced the SimmScope Semi-Automatic Optical Inspection System (SOI) for printed circuit boards. According to the company, the SimmScope greatly enhances the speed and accuracy of manual PCB assembly inspection at a fraction of the cost of an AOI. It also reduces fatigue ... |
|Speedline Intros SPI Print Optimizer|
|Franklin, MA — Speedline Technologies has introduced the SPI Print Optimizer, now available with MPM printers. The SPI Print Optimizer utilizes measurements from the end-user's automated, 3-D Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) machine as part of an integrated, closed-loop system to align the printed circuit ...|