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OSI Electronics Selling Juki SMT Machines, Feeders & More

EMS provider OSI Electronics will be closing their facility in Camarillo, California.

As part of this process; they are liquidating some of their access assets using the online auction services of Baja Bid. The bidding for this online auction opened on May 1, 2015 and closes on May 6, 2015.
 
The items in this event include several Juki SMT Pick & Place Machines & Feeders; Heller Reflow Ovens; MPM and Speedline Screen Printers; Test & Measurement Equipment; Workbenches; Conveyors and More...
 
To view the complete line of items currently up for auction and register to start bidding visit our website. 

Auction Link: http://bajabid.com/osi-electronics-april-2015/

Any questions about the event can be directed to Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437.





Ellsworth Adhesives to Display the Latest in Adhesive Technology at Display Week

GERMANTOWN, WI – May 4, 2015 – Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the Society for Information’s Display Week in booth 1245 June 2nd through the 4th at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose California.

Ellsworth Adhesives is displaying the latest technology of adhesives and dispensing equipment. Jay Richardson, Director of Sales, commented, “We are thrilled to be exhibiting at Display week once again. There have been multiple advancements in the adhesive and specialty chemical industry that can benefit many of the attendees at this conference. Ellsworth Adhesives is ready to provide the total solution when it comes to adhesives, dispensing and other specialty chemicals. Our Engineering Sales Representatives are available at the show to answer any questions on new projects, products and applications.” 

One of the newest products Ellsworth Adhesives will be promoting is EA-4600 from Dow Corning®, a new Silicone Hot Melt Adhesive. EA-4600’s easy removal and reapplication, long open time and pot life, and instant initial adhesion without priming makes it perfect for electronic device assembly.

The Display Week brings together the hottest technologies in the display marketplace including OLED, flexible and plasma displays, as well as electronics, interfaces and wearables. The technical conferences begin May 31st and continue through June 5th, with the exhibit floor open on June 2nd through the 4th. Some of the conferences’ subjects include vehicle display trends and challenges facing the display industry.

Through their wide variety of Value-Added services, Ellsworth Adhesives aims to fulfill specialty chemical needs, from initial technical advice through customized product fulfillment. They strive to help their customers achieve maximum productivity with lower total cost in their manufacturing processes by offering valued services and solutions, and delivering quality products from world-class suppliers.

Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution understands and appreciates the role they play as an adhesive and specialty chemical supplier. The Glue Doctor®, a registered trademark of Ellsworth Adhesives, represents the technical expertise and unique capabilities of more than 50 Engineering Sales Representatives in North America, and more than 150 Engineering Sales Representatives globally, who specialize in working with customers on engineered assembly processes and implementing adhesive solutions in the manufacturing environment. They continually explore better ways to service their customer’s procurement needs.

For more information on Ellsworth Adhesives, visit www.ellsworth.com or call 1.800.888.0698.





Uyemura Expands Management, Production Teams

Southington, CT.  April 30, 2015. Uyemura has announced five new appointments, including strategic new positions, adding strength and capacity to the company's US infrastructure.      
 
The appointments were announced by US Director of Operations Don Walsh. "These individuals – all of them highly experienced in their specialties - are excellent additions to our team," he said.
 
John Meyers, one of the nation's leading experts on electroless copper technology, has been tapped for a new position, Product Manager for Electroless Copper.  He will also serve as Primary Accounts Liaison. Mr. Meyers brings to the company 26 years experience in specialty chemicals and engineered coatings. 
 
Mark Eonta, Uyemura's Manager for the MEC line of PCB surface treatments, is UIC's new Business Development Manager for Europlasma Processes and Equipment.
 
Richard DePoto, who has served as Uyemura's Northeast Regional Sales Manager since 2005, has been appointed Business Development Manager for Umicore GT plating products.
 
Jeffrey Arnson has been tapped for the new position of Supervisor for Shipping and Receiving.  Lepski Lekeren has been brought on as a chemical blender. 
 
These most recent announcements are a continuation of the expansion of Uyemura's US operations.





Martin Unveils New Dispensing Solution

Martin (a Finetech company) unveils new solutions for dispensing applications that demand very small and consistent volumes of solder paste and adhesives.  The Clever Dispense 06 accurately dispenses dots and lines smaller than 100 micron with excellent temperature control.  The Smart Dispense with advanced valve technology offers nozzle heating and vacuum regulation.

 
http://www.martin-smt.de/en/company/news-events/press-informations/news-detail/article/martin-and-dispensing.html





Jabil Accelerates Innovation for Big Brands & Hot Startups at New Blue Sky Center in Silicon Valley

Center Enables Collaboration, Velocity and Innovative Product Development

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), a global provider of design, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain solutions, today announced the opening of its Blue Sky Center in San Jose, California.

"The Jabil Blue Sky Center is a hands-on showcase of our broad range of world-class capabilities," said Jabil Chief Executive Officer  Mark Mondello . "We're working with customers who have innovative new product ideas and our Blue Sky Center is where we turn dreams and ideas into reality."

Strategically located in the Silicon Valley, the 100,000-square-foot facility features the company's intelligent digital supply chain toolset, called Jabil inControl, factory-of-the-future technologies, state-of-the-art Internet of Things (IoT) and rapid prototyping labs, as well as access to advanced capabilities for increasing customer collaboration and product innovation.

Jabil is one of the largest design, supply chain and manufacturing companies in the world, and the Blue Sky Center builds on the company's industry leadership to help customers innovate and bring new products to market faster, more affordably and with less risk. An impressive roster of established market leaders and emerging innovators are using Jabil's diversified services to optimize product development lifecycles.





MicroScreen LLC announces new President

logo MicroScreen LLC announces Mark Lowdermilk as their new President. Mark brings over 25 years experience from the embedded systems, industrial controls, and applied materials industries. He was previously the CEO of Embedded Planet which provides high density board design, embedded operating systems, and embedded firmware. Mark was also Chief Operating Officer for Visi-Trak Worldwide which designs and supplies automated machine controls, and Business Manager for Nuclear Medicine for Saint-Gobain Crystals and Detectors. MicroScreen provides Fiber Optics Laser Cut Stencils for solder paste deposition. Stencil materials include Fine Grain, PHD, and Invar. Also available are the QTS Frame, APSHEN foils, Nano-Coatings and MicroWeld stencils, as well as stainless steel and polyester screens, and solar cell / large format screens. MicroScreen offers automated screen coating, photo-plotting services, and fine line resolution screens. MicroScreen LLC is ITAR registered. See us at SMTA International 2015 in booth 535. MicroScreen LLC 1106 South High Street South Bend, Indiana 46601 USA 574-232-4358 www.microscreen.org

 

 





ZESTRON Releases Spring 2015 Edition of ZESTRON News Featuring the Latest in pH Neutral Cleaning

Manassas, VA – April 21, 2015 ZESTRON, the global leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing industry, is pleased to announce the release of the Spring 2015 edition of the ZESTRON News. This edition features a technical study reviewing the performance and field data of pH neutral cleaning agents as compared to alkaline cleaning agent alternatives.  The latest in pH neutral cleaning solutions, VIGON® PE 180 and HYDRON® SE 220, are introduced.

These newly developed pH neutral formulations have proven to be capable not only of removing difficult post reflow residues from complex board geometries, but do so without affecting material compatibility of sensitive components. Additionally, they perform at low concentration levels.  This testing and analysis culminated in the 2015 IPC APEX EXPO paper and presentation titled "pH Neutral Cleaning Agents - Market Expectation & Field Performance." Included in this edition of ZESTRON News is an excerpt from the technical paper as originally published in the proceedings of IPC APEX EXPO, San Diego, CA, March 24th – 26th, 2015.

Also, included in this edition is a personnel update on ZESTRON Americas as well as the latest learning opportunities provided by ZESTRON Academy. To access this edition of the ZESTRON News, please visit www.zestron.com. To request a copy of the technical paper “pH Neutral Cleaning Agents - Market Expectation & Field Performance” in its entirety, please email infousa@zestron.com.





Mydata Agilis Feeders, Magazines & More For Sale

The bidding for Baja Bid’s latest online auction is OPEN and will begin CLOSING at 1pm EST on April 23, 2015.
 
The items in this auction include a Mydata MY9 SMT Pick & Place Machine, Mydata Agilis Feeder Inserts and Magazines; Reflow Profilers; FKN Systek N200 Depanelizer; Vision Engineering Microscopes; Various Presses; Wire Carts and Shelves and More….
 
Important Note: This is an “Ebay” style auction and not a “Sealed Bid” style auction.
 
Please select the following link to view the catalog for this auction. 
 
View Lot Catalog
http://bajabid.hibid.com/catalog/57139/april-2015-online-exchange-auction?tab=0
 
If you have any questions about this event; please contact Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437.
 





Naveen Ravindran, ZESTRON Application Engineer, to be a Panelist at SMTA Atlanta 19th Annual Expo

Manassas, VA – April 14, 2015 ZESTRON, the global leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing industry, is pleased announce that Naveen Ravindran, M.S.Ch.E., Application Engineer, ZESTRON, will be a panelist for the cleaning session of the “Best Assembly Practices ‘Blue Ribbon’ Panel” at the SMTA Atlanta 19th Annual Expo.  This event will be held at the Gwinnett Civic Center in Duluth, GA, on Wednesday, April 15th from 9:15 AM to 2:30 PM.

Naveen Ravindran, M.S.Ch.E., will discuss industry trends, increasing cleaning challenges and how it has led to the development of a newer generation of water-based cleaning agents and improvements in equipment design.  Current market requirements for cleaning agents and improvements in process control will also be reviewed.

Mr. Ravindran graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Madras, India, and a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. He has been with ZESTRON Americas since 2006.

For more information on ZESTRON’s complete product lines, process solutions and services as well as our advanced webinar for April titled "High-Reliable Cleaning Process Optimization & Customer Requirements," please visit our tabletop exhibit.  Our team stands ready to provide comprehensive solutions to your cleaning needs.





iNEMI's 2015 Roadmap is Now on Sale

HERNDON, Va. (April 8, 2015) — The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) today announced that its 2015 Roadmap is now on sale. With more than 1900 pages and 24 chapters, this latest edition of the roadmap provides a valuable snapshot of the global electronics manufacturing supply chain in the third millennium.

“This document has an amazing depth of information and details on the forecasted progress of the electronics manufacturing business, in all technology sectors and in all major product markets,” said Bill Bader, CEO of iNEMI. “We encourage you to make the small investment to purchase this excellent learning tool for your organization’s use to help you focus on the right investments and technology gaps.”

The 2015 Roadmap covers five product sectors and 19 technology areas. (See complete list.)  New this year is the Power Conversion Electronics chapter, which is provided by PSMA (Power Sources Manufacturing Association). In addition, the RF Components & Subsystems chapter, which has been absent for two cycles, has returned.

Development of this latest roadmap was a global collaborative effort involving many individuals who are leading experts in their respective fields and who represent many perspectives on the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Approximately 500 individuals from at least 20 countries, and representing more than 280 corporations, consortia and associations, government agencies, and universities came together to create the 2015 Roadmap.

Technology Trends

Several key trends identified in the roadmap have significant impact on technology areas up and down the supply chain. A few of these are highlighted below.

MEMS & Sensors — Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are some of the most rapidly growing components of the electronics industry. MEMS devices are a key enabling technology for many of today’s high-tech products, including automotive sensors, smart phones and wearable fitness devices. They are also supporting new breakthroughs in portable medical diagnostic and treatment technologies — expected to be the next wave of medical electronics applications — and the future of IoT (Internet of Things).

Internet of Things — The explosive growth of mobile Internet applications has created massive demand for mobile data and dramatic growth in mobile video. As IP and video traffic continue to grow at a rapid pace, the telecommunications system and everything down to semiconductor chips must grow proportionally (from both a capacity and performance viewpoint) to support this traffic.

As the number of devices increases, new technologies will be required to enable these devices to connect with each other and the Internet. One possibility is to have self-organizing networks that, if implemented at the protocol level, would allow many devices out of range of an access point to connect to the Internet via other devices. From a hardware perspective, implementation of this technology could significantly reduce power consumption as devices could be designed with a reduced RF range. This technology is one of the keys to enabling the growth and success of IoT.

Silicon Integration  — Consumer demand for thin multifunctional products continues to grow; and cost, power, bandwidth and form factor of these devices continue to be factors driving — and accelerating — the integration of silicon and system capabilities into a single package or single die.  The convergence of mobile phones with computing and entertainment devices is a key factor in the further ramp of CMOS into SoCs (systems-on-chip), both in homogeneous and heterogeneous technologies. The classical mixed technologies in 2D system-in-package (SiP) and multi-chip-package (MCP) forms are now evolving and growing to more of a 3D MCP with a new set of electrical, mechanical and thermal challenges.

Environmental — The ever-expanding portfolio of environmental regulations — emerging from regional, national and local governments — requires in-depth technical management by many sections of the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Harmonization of global requirements continues to be a major challenge, and is an issue that needs to be addressed by international standardization.

For additional information, download the 2015 Roadmap Executive Summary Highlights document (PDF).

Purchase the Roadmap

The complete roadmap is available on a USB drive for $3,500, and individual chapters can be downloaded for $500 each.  Special pricing is available for universities, government agencies, research laboratories, associations/consortia and other non-profits.

The 2015 iNEMI Roadmap can be purchased on the iNEMI website, as well as from SMTA, EIPC, Electronics.ca, TPCA and Reed Exhibitions-Shanghai Branch.

About iNEMI

The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative’s mission is to forecast and accelerate improvements in the electronics manufacturing industry for a sustainable future.  This industry-led consortium is made up of approximately 100 manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations and consortia, government agencies and universities.  iNEMI roadmaps the needs of the electronics industry, identifies gaps in the technology infrastructure, establishes implementation projects to eliminate these gaps (both business and technical), and stimulates standards activities to speed the introduction of new technologies.  The consortium also works with government agencies, universities and other funding agencies to set priorities for future industry needs and R&D initiatives.  iNEMI is based in Herndon, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.), with regional offices in Shanghai, China; Limerick, Ireland; and Tokyo, Japan.  For additional information about iNEMI, go to http://www.inemi.org.





Ellsworth Adhesives to Display the Latest in Adhesive Technology at SAMPE Expo

 GERMANTOWN, WI – April 13, 2015 – Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, or SAMPE Expo May 19th and 20th at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ellsworth Adhesives is displaying the latest technology of adhesives and dispensing equipment. Jay Richardson, Director of Sales, commented, “We are thrilled to be exhibiting at SAMPE this year. There have been multiple advancements in the adhesive and specialty chemical industry that can benefit many of the attendees at this conference. Ellsworth Adhesives is ready to provide the total solution when it comes to adhesives, dispensing and other specialty chemicals. Our Engineering Sales Representatives are available at the show to answer any questions on new projects, products and applications.”
 
The SAMPE Expo is a leading technical conference and exhibition highlighting the latest applications, products and education in advanced materials and process industry. The technical conferences begin May 18th and continue through May 21st, with the exhibit floor open on May 19th and 20th. Some of the conferences’ subjects include the application of composites in the aerospace and automotive industries, innovative material development and design, analysis and modeling. 
 
Through their wide variety of Value-Added services, Ellsworth Adhesives aims to fulfill specialty chemical needs, from initial technical advice through customized product fulfillment. They strive to help their customers achieve maximum productivity with lower total cost in their manufacturing processes by offering valued services and solutions, and delivering quality products from world-class suppliers. Ellsworth Adhesives is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9120A registered company, and has been audited in accordance with the requirements of AS9104/1:2012.
 
Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution understands and appreciates the role they play as an adhesive and specialty chemical supplier. The Glue Doctor®, a registered trademark of Ellsworth Adhesives, represents the technical expertise and unique capabilities of more than 50 Engineering Sales Representatives in North America, and more than 150 Engineering Sales Representatives globally, who specialize in working with customers on engineered assembly processes and implementing adhesive solutions in the manufacturing environment. They continually explore better ways to service their customer’s procurement needs.
 
For more information on Ellsworth Adhesives, visit www.ellsworth.com or call 1.800.888.0698.
 





Mydata Agilis Feeders, Magazines & More For Sale

The bidding for Baja Bid's latest online auction will open on April 21, 2015 at 8am EST and begin closing at 1pm EST on April 23, 2015.
 
The items in this auction include a Mydata MY9 SMT Pick & Place Machine, Mydata Agilis Feeder Inserts and Magazines; FKN Systek N200 Depanelizer; Vision Engineering Microscopes; Various Presses; Wire Carts and Shelves and More….
 
Important Note: This is an "Ebay" style auction and not a “Sealed Bid” style auction.
 
Please select the following link to view the catalog for this auction. 
 
View Lot Catalog
http://bajabid.hibid.com/catalog/57139/april-2015-online-exchange-auction?tab=0
 
If you have any questions about this event; please contact Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437.
 





Ellsworth Adhesives Exhibiting at Multiple SMTA Shows

GERMANTOWN, WI – April 10, 2015 – Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at multiple shows hosted by the Surface Mount Technology Association, or SMTA. The first show they plan to exhibit at is on May 12th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, followed by Minneapolis a month later on June 26th.

Ellsworth Adhesives is displaying the latest technology of adhesives and dispensing equipment for electronics manufacturing. Jay Richardson, Director of Sales, commented, “We are very excited to be exhibiting at these two SMTA shows. Since our headquarters is in Germantown, Wisconsin, these shows are right in our backyard. We get to meet with people who are not just clients, but neighbors as well. Ellsworth Adhesives is ready to provide the total solution when it comes to adhesives, dispensing and other specialty chemicals. Our Engineering Sales Representatives are available at the show to answer any questions on new projects, products and applications. One of the newest products we are educating customers about is the new Loctite® GC 10, a solder paste that requires no refrigeration.”

The Surface Mount Technology Association is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations. One way they achieve these objectives is with their local chapter expos and tech forums. Attendees to these events have an opportunity to get valuable technical information and meet leading industry suppliers. 

Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution understands and appreciates the role they play as an electronics adhesive supplier. The Glue Doctor®, a registered trademark of Ellsworth Adhesives, represents the technical expertise and unique capabilities of more than 50 Engineering Sales Representatives in North America, and more than 150 Engineering Sales Representatives globally, who specialize in working with customers on engineered assembly processes and implementing adhesive solutions in the manufacturing environment. They continually explore better ways to service their customer’s procurement needs.

Through their wide variety of Value-Added services, Ellsworth Adhesives aims to fulfill specialty chemical needs, from initial technical advice through customized product fulfillment. They strive to help their customers achieve maximum productivity with lower total cost in their manufacturing processes by offering valued services and solutions, and delivering quality products from world-class suppliers. Ellsworth Adhesives is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9120A registered company, and has been audited in accordance with the requirements of AS9104/1:2012.

For more information on Ellsworth Adhesives, visit www.ellsworth.com or call 1.800.888.0698.





Europe Welcomes its first Nu/Clean 800 Series Flood Box Cleaner

April 6, 2015   Worcestershire, UK - Technical Devices Company is pleased to announce the first Nu/Clean 800 series inline cleaner with the award winning Flood Box is on its way to Worcestershire in England.  This marks the first Flood Box machine to be put in use on the European Continent!

The American made Nu/Clean Flood Box is already well represented in North America and Asia.  The award winning Flood Box has been getting high praise from OEMs and EMS companies in these parts of the world for years.   Now the patented Flood Box technology will be put into the production “across the pond” at KSR Electronic Systems with the support of Anglo Production Processes.

The Nu/Clean Flood Box is the only cleaner in the world to provide inline soaking of boards to remove flux residues and other contaminants from under low standoff components (such as QFNs) and between high component density boards.  The Flood Box Wash and Rinse are in addition to traditional spray in air sections to provide an unmatched level of cleaning.  Several independent tests have confirmed this is the optimal set up for achieving the best cleaning results.

The Nu/Clean 800 Flood Box also offers plenty of selectable wet or dry isolation space which is crucial to reduce cross contamination between the wash and rinse sections.  This also allows for a more efficient closed loop system that will extend the life of DI media tanks.  The high efficiency dryer section offers a heated air knife among the 3 total blowers on this model.





Promex Industries Acquires Quik-Pak, a Division of Delphon

 SANTA CLARA, CA - Promex Industries, announced today the acquisition of San Diego based Quik-Pak, a division of Delphon. Quik-Pak will retain its San Diego, CA location and operate as a division of Promex. The combined entities are now able to offer a broader range of electronic and microelectronic assembly services.

"This is an exciting enhancement for Promex," says Richard Otte, Promex president. "We look forward to leveraging the strengths of the combined companies to provide customers with broader engineering expertise, enhanced packaging capabilities, expanded facilities, and superior customer service." Promex is in the heart of Silicon Valley and is known for the caliber of its engineering staff. Quik-Pak is in Southern California and recently expanded its packaging and assembly operation to include higher volume transfer molding and wafer processing capabilities. Together, the facilities are ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008 certified, ITAR and FDA Title 21 Part 820 compliant.





Top Chemistry Developer and Blender Florida CirTech Appoints New President

logo In a move designed to grow its business and expand its service and applications offering, Florida CirTech has named Neil MacRaild to the post of President as part of his wider responsibilities as Group President of FCT Companies. Having worked in the electronics industry for over 25 years in various engineering and leadership positions, MacRaild brings extensive business development, global manufacturing and channel management expertise to his role at Greeley, Colorado-based Florida CirTech.

“Florida CirTech is firmly established as an innovator of unique chemistries to enable various processes in printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication as well as custom chemistries for the waste water treatment and metal finishing industries,” explains MacRaild. “Having been in this role with the company for just a few months, I can already see huge opportunities to expand Florida CirTech’s portfolio and advance our service offering to better align with customers’ emerging requirements. The chemistry know-how of the team is unmatched and I look forward to harnessing its potential.”

MacRaild succeeds former President, Tom Scimeca, who was fundamental in the growth of Florida CirTech to its current market-leading position. Prior to joining the company, MacRaild held top executive positions at well-known electronics industry companies including screen printing technology leader DEK (now ASM Assembly Systems), tooling innovator Ovation Products and, most recently, PhotoStencil. As President of Florida CirTech, MacRaild’s aspirations include accelerating the development of enabling chemistries, enhancing the company’s service capabilities and scope, and leveraging the team’s chemistry expertise within other parts of the FCT business.

“The chemistry specialists at Florida CirTech have brought successful chemistries to market that deliver significant process, environmental and commercial benefits,” says MacRaild in conclusion. “The formulation expertise built into every product is immense and I look forward to working with the team to expand the portfolio, enable our customers’ competitiveness and continue to build on the growth Florida CirTech has realized since its inception.”

For more information, visit www.floridacirtech.com.

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About Florida CirTech

Established in 1991 in Sarasota, Florida as a chemistry company serving the printed circuit board manufacturing and metal finishing industries, Florida CirTech has enjoyed substantive market share growth, with noteworthy success in North America. The company moved its headquarters to Greeley, Colorado in 1996 where it now resides in a 30,000 sq. ft. manufacturing, sales and R&D facility. Florida CirTech manufactures waste treatment, developing, stripping, etching and metal finishing chemistries and is ISO 9001 certified. www.floridacirtech.com.

Press Contact: Jeremy Glanzer ph: 970-214-4854 e-mail: jglanzer@fctassembly.com

 

 





pH Neutral Process Solutions to be Showcased at SMTA Intermountain Expo and Tech Forum by ZESTRON

Manassas, VA – April 6, 2015 ZESTRON, the global leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing industry, will be exhibiting the latest in pH neutral cleaning solutions at the SMTA Intermountain Expo and Tech Forum. This event is scheduled to be held at Boise State University, Boise, ID, on Tuesday, April 7th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

ZESTRON has provided innovative pH neutral cleaning solutions since 2009. In addition to VIGON® N 600 developed for PCB defluxing, the latest developments include VIGON® PE 180 and HYDRON® SE 220 developed for power electronics and semiconductor defluxing applications.

VIGON® PE 180, powered by MPC® (Micro Phase Cleaning) Technology, is a water-based cleaning agent developed for use in spray-in-air equipment. It removes flux residues from leadframes, discrete devices, power modules and power LEDs following die attached and/or heat sink soldering. This chemistry was designed to remove oxide layers from copper surfaces in preparation for subsequent processes.

HYDRON® SE 220 is a water-based, single-phase cleaning agent specifically developed for use in immersion and ultrasonic processes. It removes flux residues from a wide range of semiconductor electronics. It is easily rinsed and provides optimal surface characteristics for subsequent processes such as wire bonding and molding while ensuring excellent material compatibility.

For more information about ZESTRON’s pH neutral process solutions and services as well as our advanced webinar for April titled "High-Reliable Cleaning Process Optimization & Customer Requirements," please visit our tabletop exhibit.  Our team stands ready to provide comprehensive solutions to your cleaning needs.

About ZESTRON:

Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, and operating in more than 35 countries, ZESTRON is the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. With six worldwide technical centers and the largest team of chemical engineers in the industry, ZESTRON’s commitment to ensuring that its customers surpass even the most stringent cleaning requirements is without equal.

For additional information and to tour one of our unparalleled technical centers, please visit www.zestron.com.





DfR Solutions Announces Sherlock 4.0 with Powerful New Modeling Features

Significantly reducing time to market, saving customers millions of dollars

Beltsville, MD – April 1, 2015 – DfR Solutions, leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced the release of the most advanced version of Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software, version 4.0.  The newest version of Sherlock allows users to model complex PCBs and components with exceptional detail, strengthening design decisions, saving significant time and money.  Advanced features include an increased suite of FEA integration tools, lead modeling of surface mount and thru-hole components, substrate trace modeling, shock scoring, an expanded cutout editor, and a heatsink editor. 

The combination of Substrate Trace Modeling and a deeper integration with Abaqus and ANSYS® Workbench™ is the most powerful enhancement to the Sherlock software. This one-two punch allows for more rapid and detailed modeling of all substrate features, providing thermal/mechanical simulation teams at component companies much deeper insight into challenges with next-generation IC packaging, such as coreless substrates, ultra-thin BGAs (less than 1 mm thickness), multi-stack filled microvias, and 3D packaging. 

Sherlock’s Lead Modeler and Heatsink Creator now allow the user to automatically specify lead structures and heatsink architecture and attach for all electronic parts. These two new features along with the new Shock Scoring enable OEM engineers to assess performance of electronics that are subjected to repeated shock, such as door and trunk-mount electronics in automotive applications and wearable electronics embedded in athletic gear.

“The future of electronics is driven by two opportunities: 3D packaging and the Internet of Things.”, stated DfR Solutions CEO Craig Hillman.  “We at DfR Solutions have accentuated the application-specific advantage of Sherlock by introducing features that allow design teams to solve 3D packaging and IoT challenges earlier in the NPI process. The value of earlier insight is clear. One Sherlock customer recently estimated a six month reduction in time-to-market and an annual savings of $7.6M,” said Hillman.                                      

About Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ Software

Sherlock is the first-of-its-kind Automated Design Analysis software for analyzing, grading, and certifying the expected reliability of products at the circuit card assembly level. It is used by the electronics industry across all markets. Sherlock continues to evolve, incorporating new innovations and enhancements allowing users to manage increasingly complex analyses faster and more efficiently than ever before.

About DfR Solutions

DfR Solutions has world-renowned expertise in applying the science of Reliability Physics to electrical and electronics technologies and is a leading provider of quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) research and consulting for the electronics industry. The company’s integrated use of Physics of Failure (PoF) and Best Practices provides crucial insights and solutions early in product design and development and throughout the product life cycle. DfR Solutions specializes in providing knowledge- and science-based solutions to maximize and accelerate the product integrity assurance activities of their clients in every marketplace for electronic technologies (consumer, industrial, automotive, medical, military, telecom, oil drilling, and throughout the electronic component and material supply chain). For more information regarding DfR Solutions, visit www.dfrsolutions.com.





Ellsworth Adhesives Exhibiting at Multiple Design2Part Shows

GERMANTOWN, WI – March 18, 2015 – Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at multiple Design2Part shows this year. The first show is in Schaumburg, Illinois on May 6th and 7th, followed by the Santa Clara, California show a few weeks later on May 20th and 21st.

Ellsworth Adhesives is displaying the latest technology of adhesives and dispensing equipment for manufacturing. Jay Richardson, Director of Sales, commented, “We are very excited to be exhibiting at two Design2Part shows this year. As manufacturing in the U.S. continues to increase, Ellsworth Adhesives is ready to provide the total solution when it comes to adhesives, dispensing and other specialty chemicals. Our Engineering Sales Representatives are available at both shows to answer any questions on any new projects and applications. They will also have the latest information on products from manufacturers like 3M, Dow Corning, Fisnar, Henkel, LORD and many others.”

Design2Part shows occur in multiple cities within the United States throughout the year. Each show features the latest and best in design, prototypes, assemblies and electronics. As with all Design2Part shows, admission is free.

Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution understands and appreciates the role they play as an industrial adhesive supplier. The Glue Doctor®, a registered trademark of Ellsworth Adhesives, represents the technical expertise and unique capabilities of more than 50 Engineering Sales Representatives in North America, and more than 150 Engineering Sales Representatives globally, who specialize in working with customers on engineered assembly processes and implementing adhesive solutions in the manufacturing environment. They continually explore better ways to service their customer’s procurement needs.

 

Through their wide variety of Value-Added services, Ellsworth Adhesives aims to fulfill specialty chemical needs, from initial technical advice through customized product fulfillment. They strive to help their customers achieve maximum productivity with lower total cost in their manufacturing processes by offering valued services and solutions, and delivering quality products from world-class suppliers. Ellsworth Adhesives is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9120A registered company, and has been audited in accordance with the requirements of AS9104/1:2012.

For more information on Ellsworth Adhesives, visit www.ellsworth.com or call 1.800.888.0698.

About Ellsworth Adhesives

Ellsworth Adhesives is a distributor of adhesive products and equipment and a value added supplier of adhesives, sealants, coatings, encapsulants, tapes, releases and lubricants from leading international manufacturers including 3M, Bostik, Dow Corning, Dymax, Emerson & Cuming, Fisnar, Loctite, Lord, Permabond, Techcon and many others and offers the most comprehensive level of technical expertise available. Ellsworth Adhesives operates sales offices and warehouses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, Australia, China, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, and Thailand. Ellsworth Adhesives can be contacted directly at 1-800-888-0698 or by visiting www.ellsworth.com.





FAST® and MPC® Technology to be Showcased at SMTA Houston Expo and Tech Forum by ZESTRON

Manassas, VA – March 24, 2015 ZESTRON, the global leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing industry, will be exhibiting its line of cleaning process solutions at the SMTA Houston Expo and Tech Forum. This event is scheduled to be held at the Stafford Centre, in Stafford, TX, on Thursday, March 26th from 10:00 AM to 2:45 PM.

MPC®, Micro Phase Cleaning, and FAST®, Fast Acting Surfactant Technology, are core cleaning technologies developed by ZESTRON.  These innovative cleaning agents are powered to facilitate the complete removal of organic and inorganic residues while providing optimal cleaning results.  Both cleaning technologies can be used in inline and batch applications, are effective at low concentrations, and offer an extended bath life, thereby minimizing cleaning operating costs.

For more information on ZESTRON’s complete product line, process solutions and services as well as our advanced webinar for April titled "High-Reliable Cleaning Process Optimization & Customer Requirements," please visit our tabletop exhibit.  Our team stands ready to provide comprehensive solutions to your cleaning needs.





Kester invests in best-in-class manufacturing

logo ITASCA, IL - February 6, 2015 - Contact: Mike Dakin

Recently, Kester announced organizational changes that will allow them to optimize their business and invest in future capability and capacity. These changes position Kester to make investments in our people and operational capability to provide best-in-class services and product to our customers globally.

In 2015, Kester’s new facility in Wujiang, China will be fully operational. This plant with best-in-class equipment and automation processes will expand Kester’s global capacity. Later this year, Kester will also develop a new manufacturing facility and distribution hub to service and support the European market. This facility is based in Gernlinden, just outside Munich, Germany. Kester has also been adding resources to their sales and technical support team in key regions, including Asia-Pacific and Europe.

These changes will position Kester for strong growth by eliminating fragmentation and creating more scale and capacity globally. The investments in manufacturing along with strengthening of their R&D, technical support and marketing capabilities will result in a Kester that is even better and stronger for our customers and our sales channel partners.

 

 





Universal's Custom Tooling Paying Dividends for SEL

Specialized nozzle design delivers near perfect yields for complex connector placement.

Universal Instruments and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories have enjoyed a successful partnership for many years, with Universal being the first capital equipment supplier to be awarded preferred-supplier status with SEL. Universal was also recognized as one of the company's Supplier Success Stories of 2010.
 
Most recently, the two companies worked together to optimize the placement of a complex ZIF connector, which presents challenges when handled with standard nozzles. Universal's Application Tooling Group helped to design and implement a custom nozzle that delivered substantial quality and performance improvements. After more than a month of running production with the new nozzles, thousands of connectors have been placed by SEL with zero defects.
 
"This connector requires unique handling capabilities in order to effectively automate its placement. More specifically, it's a very difficult component to pick," said Daicheng Fu, SEL Process Engineering Supervisor. "Universal's Application Tooling Group worked closely with our team to expeditiously integrate a solution that has enabled remarkable results," added Fu. "This is the second time in the past 12 months that Universal has provided a custom nozzle that eliminated many placement errors and significantly improved SMT efficiency—the first success being an LED nozzle Universal developed back in March 2014. The Universal Tooling team seems to have the magic touch when it comes to custom nozzles."
 
SEL leads the power system protection industry in products and solutions that minimize blackouts and electrical system damage for customers in more than 147 countries. The company's focus on vertical integration allows for increased product reliability and diversified product portfolios to meet the challenges of its global customer base. SEL leverages a full range of Universal's production equipment, including Genesis® surface-mount platforms, Generation 88 radial and axial insertion platforms and Polaris assembly cells to automate many tasks they once performed manually.
 
"Universal's technology portfolio supports many of our diverse product requirements," said Fu. "The specialized applications knowledge and support further distinguishes Universal as our supplier of choice."
 
To learn more about Universal's solutions for any electronics manufacturing challenge, contact Universal Instruments at +1-800-432-2607 or +1-607-779-7522 or visit www.uic.com.





ZESTRON to Exhibit pH Neutral Process Solutions at SMTA Dallas Expo and Tech Forum

Manassas, VA – March 18, 2015 ZESTRON, the global leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing industry, will be exhibiting the latest in pH neutral cleaning solutions at the SMTA Dallas Expo and Tech Forum. This event is scheduled to be held at the Plano Centre, in Plano, TX, on Tuesday, March 24th from 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM.

ZESTRON has provided innovative pH neutral cleaning solutions since 2009. In addition to VIGON® N 600 developed for PCB defluxing, the latest additions include HYDRON® SE 220 and VIGON® PE 180 developed for semiconductor and power electronics defluxing applications.

HYDRON® SE 220 is a water-based, single-phase cleaning agent specifically developed for use in immersion and ultrasonic processes. It removes flux residues from a wide range of semiconductor electronics. It is easily rinsed and provides optimal surface characteristics for subsequent processes such as wire bonding and molding and ensures excellent material compatibility.

VIGON® PE 180 is a water-based cleaning agent powered by MPC® Technology and developed for use in spray-in-air equipment. It removes flux residues from leadframes, discrete devices, power modules and power LEDs following die attached and/or heat sink soldering. This chemistry was designed to remove oxide layers from copper surfaces to prepare for subsequent processes.

For more information about ZESTRON’s pH neutral process solutions and services as well as our advanced webinar for April titled "High-Reliable Cleaning Process Optimization & Customer Requirements," please visit our tabletop exhibit.  Our team stands ready to provide comprehensive solutions to your cleaning needs.





Online SMT Auction Closing March 18th, 2015

Baja Bid is conducting an online auction. Online SMT “Sealed Bid” Auction Closes on March 18, 2015.

The items being sold include Universal “Hitachi” Quadris SMT Pick & Place Machines & Feeders, Ekra Screen Printers, Vitronics XPM2 Reflow Ovens, Vitronics 6747 Selective Solder, Mydata “Agilis” Magazines”, Mydata Tex Tower Parts Tray Machines, Omron VT-WIN2 Solder Inspection, Glenbrook RTX-113 X-Ray, Nortek Antares 3800 Labeler, Trek Triton 1 Cleaner, Pillarhouse Jade Handex, Ace Kiss 101A and More…..

This is a "Sealed Bid" auction and not an "EBay Style" auction. All bidders are encouraged to submit their absolute maximum bids when entering their offers. All formal bids must be submitted before 5pm EST on March 18, 2015.

Please visit http://bajabid.com/creation-technologies/  for more information on this auction.

Any questions about this event can be directed to Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437.





ZESTRON’s Low Concentration pH Neutral Defluxing Agents – Proven Technology

Manassas, VA – March 11, 2015 ZESTRON, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry, introduced the first pH neutral cleaning agent in 2009.  Since then, the pH neutral defluxing agent VIGON® N 600 has proven to remove difficult post reflow residues from complex board geometries, and doing so with excellent material compatibility with sensitive components. 

At the 2015 IPC APEX Expo, Umut Tosun, M.S.Ch.E., Application Technology Manager, ZESTRON, presented “pH Neutral Cleaning Agents – Market Expectation & Field Performance,” further demonstrating the cleaning effectiveness of VIGON® N 600 with regard to material compatibility and cleaning performance with RMA, No Clean and water soluble flux residues.

In addition to VIGON® N 600 developed for PCB defluxing, the latest pH neutral cleaning agents include VIGON® PE 180 and HYDRON® SE 220 developed for power and semiconductor electronics defluxing applications.  For more information on ZESTRON’s complete line of pH neutral cleaning solutions and available analytical services, please visit www.zestron.com.





2015 Cleaning Webinar Series Released by ZESTRON Americas

Manassas, VA – March 3, 2015 ZESTRON, the worldwide leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics industry, is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 Cleaning Webinar Series schedule.  ZESTRON Academy continues to educate production line operators, manufacturing and quality managers as well as process engineers by providing detailed industry knowledge and troubleshooting techniques through workshops, webinars, onsite training, as well as an extensive international technical library.  The webinar topics will be presented by ZESTRON Americas’ accredited experts, Umut Tosun, M.S.Ch.E, Application Technology Manager, and Ravi Parthasarathy, M.S.Ch.E., Senior Process Engineer.
 
The 2015 webinar topics are offered through our Core and Advanced curriculums.  The Core curriculum consists of free of charge webinars covering a range of industry topics beginning with PCB Cleaning Fundamentals on March 12th at 1:30 PM EDT.  If the reliability of your electronic assemblies is critical, removing impurities from the board’s surface as well as underneath the components is necessary. PCB Cleaning Fundamentals provides insight to why it is important to fully clean electronic assemblies, how electrochemical migration and leakage currents can lead to failures as well as how to avoid issues associated with white residues.
 
Additional Core curriculum topics include: Power Modules Cleaning 101, DI-water and Low Standoff Cleaning Challenges, and Surface Analytics.
 
The Advanced curriculum offered this year features specialized webinars discussing troubleshooting techniques and detailed technical studies.  Featured topics include: High-Reliable Cleaning Process Optimization and Customer Requirements, Concentration Monitoring and Control Techniques, Cleaning Efficiency: Static and Dynamic Cleaning Rates, and pH Neutral vs Alkaline Cleaning Agents.  
 
For more information about our learning opportunities or to register for ZESTRON’s 2015 Cleaning Webinar Series, please visit ZESTRON Academy.  Registration is required for all webinars.





March 2015 Sealed Bid Online Auction

Baja Bid will be selling some electronic manufacturing equipment from the Creation Technologies site in Lexington, KY.  The bidding period opens on March 2nd and closes on March 18th.

The items being sold include Universal "Hitachi" Quadris SMT Pick & Place Machines & Feeders, Ekra E5 & X5 Screen Printers, Vitronics XPM2 Reflow Ovens, Mydata "Agilis" Magazines", Mydata Tex Tower Parts Tray Machines, Omron VT-WIN2 Solder Inspection, Glenbrook RTX-113 X-Ray, Nortek Antares 3800 Labeler, Trek Triton 1 Inline Cleaner and More...
 
This is a "Sealed Bid" auction and not an "EBay Style" auction. All bidders are encouraged to submit their absolute maximum bids when entering their offers. All formal bids must be submitted before 5pm EST on March 18, 2015.
 

Please visit http://bajabid.com/creation-technologies/  for more information on some of this equipment.

View full listing at: http://bajabid.hibid.com/catalog/55293/march-2015--sealed--bid--auction?tab=0

Any questions about this event can be directed to Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437.
 





Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution Launches New Website

GERMANTOWN, WI – February, 2015 – Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce the successful launch of its new website. The newly developed site is now live and can be viewed by visiting www.ellsworth.com.
  

One of the most notable changes to the Ellsworth Adhesives website is its brand new look - the appearance adheres to the Ellsworth Adhesives brand identity and presents a look that will enhance their established reputation as a global distributor.

Content on the website has been updated and re-organized for a cleaner look and intuitive navigation so customers are able to find what they want quickly and easily.  The new website offers improved search, mobile design, and saved product lists.  The user friendly and engaging design encourages customers to interact with Ellsworth Adhesives by asking for application recommendations through the improved Ask the Glue Doctor® feature.  
 
The e-commerce portion focuses on highly personalized transactions and facilitates the purchasing experience with the ability to place tax exempt orders, view order history and verify order shipment updates.  While the website has a great new look and new content, it retains original and popular features including the product comparison function, Live Chat and Request for Quote.  
 
Roger Lee, Vice President and General Manager of Ellsworth Adhesives North America, commented, “We recognize the change in today’s technology and the increase demand for user friendly platforms.  Our new website will provide features that fully ensure a benefit and service to our customers, and improve the overall user experience for our customers.”
 
The new Ellsworth Adhesives site is an excellent resource for users looking for information about adhesives and dispensing equipment. Visit the brand new website today at: www.ellsworth.com.





Online SMT Equipment Auction Closing

Baja Bid's latest online auction with equipment from multiple customers in the USA will close on February 24, 2015.
 
The items in this auction include Mydata MY9 SMT Pick & Place Machines, Feeders, Magazines and Conveyors; Universal Advantis SMT Pick & Place Machine; DEK Screen Printers; Vitronics XPM Reflow Ovens; Electrovert Electra Wave Solder; Stoeling CBW-224 Wash; Fancort VPD3-1M Depanelizer; Seika SAM-CT23Q Router; FKN Systek N200 Depanelizer; Gramatech Vacuum Bag Sealers; Stencil Racks; Microscopes; Yes Tech YTV-1000 Benchtop AOI, Conceptronics HVC 155 Reflow Oven; Workbenches and Much More….
 
Important Note: This is a "Sealed Bid" auction not an "EBay Style" auction. Bidders are encouraged to submit their absolute maximum bids when entering their offers. All formal bids must be submitted before 5pm EST on February 24, 2015.
 
Please select the following link to view the catalog for this auction. 
 
View Catalog
http://bajabid.hibid.com/catalog/54162/february-2015--sealed-bid--auction?tab=0 
 
Any questions about this event can be directed to Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437.
 





MacDermid Electronics Solutions Announces the Release of Affinity

WATERBURY, CT. - MacDermid Electronics Solutions today announced the release of Affinity, an advanced electroless nickel immersion gold (ENIG) final finish for printed circuit board fabrication. Anchored by innovation from the new Affinity electroless nickel formulation, the full process provides PCB fabricators consistency and reliability previously unattainable from conventional ENIG chemistry. New discoveries in thermally durable nickel stabilizers offer an unprecedented level of process control. Users will immediately notice Affinity's unwavering performance in start-and-stop operation, especially critical in the demanding North American PCB market. Affinity Nickel delivers unmatched stability in phosphorus content, virtually eliminates start-up dummy requirements, and operates under a wide range of bath loading. These bath control advantages contribute to Affinity's built-in protection against black line nickel.
 
The Affinity system includes pretreatment chemicals for complete removal of stubborn soldermask residues, and activation that eliminate deposition in non-plated through holes. Complimenting the Affinity offering, MacDermid has announced beta-site opportunities for Affinity Gold CF, a cyanide-free immersion gold chemistry. Offering the highest performance designed to exceed upcoming drafts of IPCs 4552 and 4556 specifications, Affinity Gold CF eliminates the OSHA burdens of cyanide in the board shop. Affinity ENIG and ENEPIG processes can be run with either conventional or cyanide-free gold.
 
Steven Kenney, Business Director - Americas, commented; "Affinity is truly a revolutionary innovation. So much of ENIGs performance depends on a solid nickel foundation. Our discoveries in nickel stabilization bring ENIG functionality to a new level. This is another example of MacDermid Electronics Solutions' innovative approach and commitment to our customers."
 
About MacDermid Electronics Solutions: For over 50 years, MacDermid Electronics Solutions has supplied innovative, environmentally sound products to a rapidly changing electronics marketplace. Working with our customers, we research, formulate and deliver specialty chemicals that enable the manufacture of the most complex printed circuit board designs. From cellular telephones to automotive electronics, from tablet computers to photovoltaic panels, MacDermid products are an integral part of our everyday lives. Visit us at: electronics.macdermid.com





Eric Strating, New Director of Sales for ZESTRON Americas

Manassas, VA – February 19, 2015 ZESTRON, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Strating, as the new Director of Sales for the Americas.  In his new role, Mr. Strating will continue to focus on growing ZESTRON’s product and service business while expanding the current customer base. 

Mr. Strating has over 17 years of proven sales management and direct sales experience within the electronics and chemical industries and most recently in the position of Sales Manager for Rochester Precision Optics. As a collaborative sales professional and mentor, he and his sales teams have developed and nurtured customer relationships ensuring that they receive the best products for their applications.

“Mr. Strating is an excellent addition to our global team,” says Todd Scheerer, Executive Vice President, ZESTRON Americas. “His established background and sales expertise will be central to bringing the next generation of precision cleaning solutions to the market as we continue to expand our technology offerings and broaden ZESTRON’s global reach.”

Mr. Strating has a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Distribution Management from the University of Nebraska.

About ZESTRON:

Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, and operating in more than 35 countries, ZESTRON is the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. With six worldwide technical centers and the largest team of chemical engineers in the industry, ZESTRON’s commitment to ensuring that its customers surpass even the most stringent cleaning requirements is without equal.

For additional information and to tour one of our unparalleled technical centers, please visit www.zestron.com.





ZESTRON to Feature pH neutral Process Solutions at APEX

Manassas, VA – February 11, 2015 ZESTRON, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry, will feature the latest in pH neutral cleaning solutions at IPC APEX 2015 in San Diego, CA.

ZESTRON has provided innovative pH neutral cleaning solutions since 2009. In addition to VIGON® N 600 developed for PCB defluxing, the latest additions include VIGON® PE 200 and HYDRON® SE 220 developed for power and semiconductor electronics defluxing applications.

VIGON® PE 200 is a water-based cleaning agent powered by MPC® Technology and developed for use in spray-in-air equipment. It removes flux residues from leadframes, discrete devices, power modules and power LEDs following die attached and/or heat sink soldering.  This chemistry was designed to remove oxide layers from copper surfaces to prepare for subsequent processes.

HYDRON® SE 220 is a water-based, single-phase cleaning agent specifically developed for use in immersion and ultrasonic processes. It removes flux residues from a wide range of semiconductor electronics. It is easily rinsed and provides optimal surface characteristics for subsequent processes such as wire bonding and molding and ensures excellent material compatibility. 

Visit booth #2515 to learn more about ZESTRON’s complete line of pH neutral cleaning solutions and available analytical services.





Uyemura Expands in Midwest

Southington, CT.  February 6, 2015.  Uyemura has announced that Scott Griggs and his company, International Process Technologies LLC will represent Uyemura throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.   
 
The announcement was made this morning by US Director of Operations Don Walsh. Prior to the appointment, Griggs served as Minneapolis Regional Manager for RBP Chemical Technology, a leading supplier of proprietary chemicals for the electronics manufacturing industries.  In this position, he managed sales and technical support for products manufactured by RBP, as well as Uyemura, MEC and Umicore GT.
 
"We are very pleased that Scott Griggs and his firm will manage this strategically important region," said Walsh.  "He has extensive industry knowledge – and is highly experienced with ENIG and ENEPIG technologies, in particular.  That, and his 20 years at RBP make him ideal for this new position, and will be of significant value to UIC customers and partners moving forward."
 
"Uyemura is clearly the industry leader in PCB finishes and via fill technology," observes Griggs, "with 6 major ENIG / ENEPIG lines and a significant customer base in the twin cities.   Our goal is to build on this, and develop new opportunities to apply Uyemura’s technical resources to our region."   
 
"UIC coppers, via fill, EVF-R products and anodes will be key," says Griggs, "and we know there are new companies here that can benefit from UIC immersion silver, and from gmf products such as the new Niphos electrolytic nickels."
 
International Process Technologies will also represent IPS, a manufacturer of wet process equipment and material handling for the printed circuit board and plating industries.
 
This most recent announcement is a continuation of the expansion of Uyemura’s field support infrastructure, which will continue through 2015.  Uyemura International Corporation, 240 Town Line Road • Southington, CT 06489.  www.uyemura.com 





Mydata, Universal, DEK & Other SMT Manufacturing Assets For Sale

A "Sealed Bid" Auction with SMT electronic manufacturing equipment from multiple customers in the USA opened February 9, 2015 and closes February 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST.
 
The items in this auction include Mydata MY9 SMT Pick & Place Machines, Feeders, Magazines and Conveyors; Universal Advantis SMT Pick & Place Machine; DEK Screen Printers; Vitronics XPM Reflow Ovens; Electrovert Electra Wave Solder; Stoeling CBW-224 Wash; Fancort VPD3-1M Depanelizer; Seika SAM-CT23Q Router; FKN Systek N200 Depanelizer; Gramatech Vacuum Bag Sealers; Stencil Racks; Microscopes; Yes Tech YTV-1000 Benchtop AOI, Conceptronics HVC 155 Reflow Oven; Workbenches and Much More...
 
Please visit www.bajabid.com/auctions/ for more information on some of this equipment.
 
Any questions about this event can be directed to Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437.





Ellsworth Adhesives Exhibiting at Expo Lighting America in Mexico City

GERMANTOWN, WI – February, 2015 – Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at Expo Lighting America at Centro Banamex Convention and Exhibition Center in Mexico City, Mexico on February 25-27, 2015.

Ellsworth Adhesives will be displaying the latest technology of adhesives, sealants, lubricants, coatings, and dispensing equipment for the lighting industry in Booth 953.
 
Expo Lighting America is an annual lighting industry event held each year in Mexico City, Mexico. The expo is an assembly of manufacturers showcasing lighting components, accessories, and solutions. The event features workshops and a conference with keynote speakers sharing their expertise on lighting, technology, and current trends.
 
Jay Richardson, Director of Sales, commented, “Following our success at other lighting industry events, it was an easy decision to participate in Expo Lighting America this year. Our main goal for the exhibition will be to communicate our ability to provide a complete adhesive solution.”
 
Ellsworth Adhesives offers the world’s most comprehensive selection of products and services; and has more than 50 Engineered Sales Representatives in North America and more than 150 Engineered Sales Representatives globally. With their many shipping locations, they are able to minimize shipping costs and lead-times when shipping product to local plants. The Ellsworth Adhesives Global Advantage is extended with their understanding of import/export laws and regulations, ability to track shipments with appointed freight forwarders, and the capacity to clear customs quickly and in advance.
For more information on Ellsworth Adhesives, visit www.ellsworth.com or call 1.800.888.0698.





Ellsworth Adhesives to Offer Adhesive Solutions at Strategies in Light

 GERMANTOWN, WI – February, 2015 – Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting again at this year's Strategies in Light on February 24-26, 2015.

Ellsworth Adhesives will be displaying the latest technology of adhesives, sealants, lubricants, coatings, and dispensing equipment for the Lighting industry in Booth 820 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
 
Strategies in Light is well known for being North America's longest running and largest LEDs and lighting conference. This year, Strategies in Light will be co-located with The LED Show. And as part of this year's Strategies in Light conference and tradeshow, LEDs Magazine will be hosting the first annual Sapphire Awards Gala. The event will reveal the year's most innovative products and services in the LED marketplace encompassing the entire LED and lighting industry supply chain. The Sapphire Awards Gala will spotlight companies investing in new design and technology, showcase the products that receive innovation awards and conclude with the announcement of the winner of the Illumineer of the Year award.
 
Jay Richardson, Director of Sales, commented, “We are excited to be exhibiting at one of North America's largest lighting industry events. Our booth will be staffed with our highly technical Engineered Sales Representatives who specialize in working with industrial lighting customers on adhesive and dispensing solutions.”
 
Ellsworth Adhesives offers the world's most comprehensive selection of products and services; and has more than 50 Engineered Sales Representatives in North America and more than 150 Engineered Sales Representatives globally. Through their wide variety of Value-Added services, they aim to fulfill adhesive needs, from initial technical advice through customized product fulfillment. They strive to help their customers achieve maximum productivity with lower total cost in their manufacturing processes by offering valued services and solutions, and delivering quality products from world-class suppliers. Ellsworth Adhesives is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9120:2002 registered company.
 
For more information on Ellsworth Adhesives, visit www.ellsworth.com or call 1.800.888.0698.