|ACE Launches Next-Gen Selective Soldering|
|Spokane Valley, WA — ACE Production Technologies has launched its next-generation KISS-205 fully in-line automated Selective Soldering system. The KISS-205 effectively splits the process of fluxing, preheating and soldering to significantly gain productivity by reducing TAKT by up to 50 percent vs ...|
|Aegis Mfg. Software Improves Efficiency|
|Pompano Beach, FL — The recently completed implementation of Aegis Manufacturing Operations Software allows Concept 2 Market, Inc. (C2M) to improve efficiencies and quality by streamlining and controlling process planning and launch, process tracking and control, and quality and test management.|
|Count On Tools Develops StripFeeder Trays|
Gainesville, GA — Count On Tools Inc. has developed what it calls "revolutionary" StripFeeder Trays for loading tape-and-reel components on compact modules for high-mix/low-volume applications. |
|DuPont: New Lower-Silver PV Paste|
Research Triangle Park, NC — DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) is accelerating the completion of a breakthrough technology innovation that is enabling the company to develop formulations for a new series of its leading DuPont™ Solamet® brand photovoltaic (PV) metallization pastes that significantly reduce the silver content. This development will help offset some of the impact that rising silver prices have on the ... |
|Essemtec Intros Fast 8-Axis Placer|
Aesch, Switzerland — Essemtec is introducing the Cobra SMD pick-and-place — its latest product — which combines very high flexibility with the fast placement speed of an 8-axis placer.
The company provides real turnkey solutions for electronics manufacturing: machines, software, expertise, and service all from a single source.
All elements of the production line fit perfectly, resulting in higher ...
|Etek: New Spray Fluxer|
South Ayrshire, Scotland — Etek Europe has launched its branded Spray Fluxer for wave soldering systems — The EcoSpray.
The EcoSpray provides a quality and cost-effective system with full backup from the Etek Service and Support Division. Ecospray is available in three sizes; 12, 17 and 20-in. (305, 432 and 508mm) ...
|Goepel: Boundary Scan Combined with Real Time Test|
|Jena, Germany — Goepel electronic is introducing BAC9305-LAN1G, the latest Bus Access Cable (BAC) as a new member of the JTAG/Boundary Scan hardware platform SCANFLEX®. For the very first time, in connection with the SCANFLEX multi-port module SFX-9305 the new family member of Bus Access Cables enables the ...|
|Hakko: Two-Bank IR Preheater|
|Valencia, CA — The Hakko FR-870 is a benchtop board heater designed to elevate the temperature of PCB assemblies so that components on them can be soldered and de-soldered more easily, and with improved results. This is particularly useful on medium to high-mass board assemblies, which can "heat ...|
|Krayden: New Dow Corning RTV Silicone Adhesive|
|Denver, CO — Krayden, Inc. is introducing Dow Corning's 3145 RTV Silicone Adhesive. The adhesive is available in gray or clear, and is suitable for sealing openings in modules or around electrical wires and leads.
The silicone adhesive is mechanically stable for circuit components used in the assembly of PWBs. In addition, the non-flowing adhesive provides ...
|Manncorp Intros SMD Counter|
Willow Grove, PA — New from Manncorp, the "SpotCheck," hand-held counter fits most pockets and budgets. The product is especially useful for assemblers who can't justify halting production runs to obtain count information|
It differs from customary reel counters in its unusual design that provides fast estimates of parts quantities without ...
|Microscan Intros Machine Vision Tools |
|Renton, WA — Microscan is introducing the AutoVISION family of machine vision products. The product line includes the Vision HAWK and Vision MINI smart cameras, as well as the new AutoVISION machine vision software interface. |
|Multitest's Plug&Yield Optimizes Test Cell Setup |
|Rosenheim, Germany — Multitest, a designer and manufacturer of final test handlers, contactors and load boards used by IC manufacturers and final test subcontractors worldwide, has made available Plug&Yield®, an unusual offering that comprises much more than other so-called "turnkey" solutions. Multitest ...|
|New from Wiha: SoftGrip Hand Tools|
|Monticello, MN — Wiha Tools has introduced a brand new line of Industrial SoftGrip Pliers and Cutters. Industrial pliers with cutters have "Dynamicjoint", described as a new dimension in strength and durability.
The new pliers and cutters reportedly provide maximum comfort in daily use, smooth operation and optimum force ...
|SEHO Debuts Rapid Cooling Function for MaxiReflow |
|Kreuzwertheim, Germany — SEHO Systems GmbH has equipped the successful MaxiReflow soldering system with a new feature that will lead to production time savings, thus contributing to reduced manufacturing costs. This particularly applies to production lines with frequently changing products that require ...|
|SolderStar Intros Vapor Phase Profiler|
|Rochdale, Lancashire, UK — Thermal profiling solutions vendor SolderStar had extended its product line to include vapor phase solder support. This newly developed system uses a special design to allow profiling of vapor phase soldering processes. The system is usable in both batch and inline machines ...|
|Sunstone Circuits: Even Shorter Lead Times |
|Mulino, OR — Sunstone Circuits®, the printed circuit board (PCB) prototype solutions provider is now offering shorter lead times for its circuit board design software, PCB123®. The shortened lead times now correspond with the company's quickturn PCB lead times, and join a growing list of CAD tool product ...|
|Universal: Special Advantis 3 Line Offer|
|Conklin, NY — Universal Instruments is providing a limited-time promotion on a scalable production line using the company's Advantis 3 Platform. This new platform was recognized, at this year's IPC APEX tradeshow, with a Circuits Assembly NPI Award. |
|Updated Vapor Phase System from R&D|
|Burnsville, MN — R&D Technical Services Inc.'s RD1 uses vapor phase technology to provide consistent, uniform heat transfer for high-quality reflow, curing and drying. The advanced reflow system accommodates low-volume production and smaller-sized products. In addition, the RD1 delivers user-friendly operation ...|
|WAGO: Free Ethernet Control Training Sessions|
Germantown, WI — WAGO Corporation's free Customer Training seminars are scheduled for July 25-27, August 22-24 and October 10-12. Hosted at the company's Germantown, WI headquarters, the three-day industrial control seminars focus on ETHERNET 2.0 hardware, applications, functionality, programming and topologies — including Bluetooth®. Hands-on exercises include integrating WAGO Add-On Instructions for Allen-Bradley® Controllers ... |