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Canadian Company & Others Selling Excess SMT Manufacturing Assets

EMS provider Canadian Inc. Energy Group in Laval, Quebec; Canada will be liquidating some of their excess and unused assets utilizing the online auction services of Baja Bid. The bidding for this event will open promptly at 8:00am EST on August 10, 2015 and the closing will begin at 1:00pm EST on August 12, 2015. 
 
The items in this event include a DEK Horizon 01 Screen Printer; Yestech YTV-BX Bench Top AOI; Universal 4688A “GSM2” Machines & Feeders; BMW 750 Li; Chrysler 300 Limo; Ford F450 Ambulance; Jeep and Volvo SUVs; Mancorp “Lead-Free” Wave Solder; Vitronics Reflow Oven; BTU Paragon 150 Reflow Oven; Glenbrook RTX-113 X-Ray; Nicolet X-Ray; Sierra Summit 1000 Rework; CR Technology PCB Inspection; Thermotron & Espec Environmental Chambers; Seho 3250 Selective Solder; PAS Ultrasonic Welders; Air-Vac & Amistar Rework Stations; QMT 100 Tape & Reel; Austin American Stencil Cleaner;  Dry Storage Boxes; Conveyors; Workbenches and Much More...
 
To view the complete line of items currently up for auction; please select the following link.
http://bajabid.com/online-smt-auction-august-5-6-2015-featuring-items-e-tronics/
 
Any questions about the event can be directed to Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437.





Vi TECHNOLOGY to Exhibit the Latest Generation of SPI and Sigma Review Software at SMTAI

Saint-Egrève, France, August 2015 - Vi TECHNOLOGY, a leading provider of inspection solutions for PCB assembly, will exhibit in Booth #808 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Company representatives will demonstrate its complete SMT inspection solutions, including the PI series (SPI), K series (AOI) and Sigma Link software suite. 
Vi Technology
PI, Vi TECHNOLOGY's award-winning SPI generation system, has been recognized by the industry as the most innovative SPI product since the introduction of Moiré systems. PI's 360° Moiré technology offers a unique textural review image and outstanding performance through unambiguous Z referencing and compensation.
 
PI is the only inspection system to program automatically. Inspection quality is therefore independent of programmers' training.
 
Vi TECHNOLOGY’s 2K SPECTRO, with its effective footprint for PCB sizes not exceeding 14"x14", is the smallest system of the Vi TECHNOLOGY K-Series. The series provides a wide range of AOI equipment, suitable for inspecting a wide range of applications, from post-print through to post-wave, from small boards to very large and heavy boards, including dual-lane applications. The 2K, with its reduced foot print and best-in-class cycle time is suited for the high volume manufacturing for consumer products. 
 
The Sigma Link software platform is a solution that centralizes all the data needed for programming or generated by the inspection machines in the line. Operators can create new programs, reviews and analyze inspection data of multiple machines from the same station. Web-based, Sigma Link provides the ability to access data from anywhere and at any time. Designed to manage several user profiles, Sigma Link is the perfect tool for anyone involved in manufacturing, from operators, programmers to process engineers or quality manager.





Specialty Coating Systems to Show the Precisioncoat V and Parylene Conformal Coatings at SMTAI

August 2015 (Indianapolis, IN) – Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) is pleased to announce that it will exhibit in two booths at at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  The SCS team will showcase the Precisioncoat V in booth #434 as well as Parylene conformal coating services and technologies in booth #941.
Specialty Coating Systems
The SCS Precisioncoat V’s conformal coating and dispense valves move smoothly along the three axis system, with an option to add fully programmable fourth and fifth axes for tilt and rotation capabilities. The system’s multi-valve technology allows for the application of dots, lines, fills, glob tops and spray coat areas. The redesigned Precisioncoat provides more than a dependable layer of protection, it is a total system solution that ensures accuracy, repeatability and high throughput for a wide range of automated material application, all in a smaller footprint to maximize valuable production floor space. 
 
SCS also will exhibit ultra-thin, pinhole-free Parylene conformal coatings, which offer superior moisture, chemical and dielectric barrier protection to a host of components, including circuit boards and assemblies, sensors, MEMS, LEDs and wafers, to name a few.
 
SCS is the leader in Parylene coating services and technologies with eleven coating facilities around the world, including six in the Americas, three in Europe and two in Asia. Additionally, the company has more than 40 years of applications experience in the electronics, automotive, medical device and defense industries.
 
For more information about SCS and how Parylene conformal coatings can protect your advanced technologies, contact SCS at +1.317.244.1200 or visit the company online at scscoatings.com. 





Nihon Superior to Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary and Showcase New Developments at SMTAI

OSAKA, JAPAN - August 2015 - Nihon Superior Co. Ltd., an advanced joining material supplier, will exhibit in Booth #419 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 27 - Oct. 1, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. This year, Nihon Superior will celebrate its 50th anniversary since first introducing joining materials to the market. The most well-known solder; SN100C® has seen its 15th anniversary and its usage is still expanding. The reliability of SN100C has been proven in a wide range of electronics assembly products. The SN100C alloy delivers a silver-free stable microstructure that can accommodate the long-term and impact strains to which a solder joint can be subjected. The eutectic character of the SN100C alloy and the associated high fluidity provides faster wetting and increased spreadability over SAC305, which is beneficial in wave soldering and hand soldering applications as well as in reflow.

Nihon Superior PasteDuring the show, the company will showcase newly developed products that offer solutions for some of the challenges the electronics industry is now facing, such as improvements in reliability, thermally stable joining, and lead-free die attach.  

SN100CVTM P506 D4 is a lead-free, no-clean solder paste with its basic composition of (Sn-Cu-Ni-Ge). This new alloy has an addition that enables thermally stable solder joints even after thermal cycling. Unlike silver-containing alloys that derive their strength from a dispersion of fine particles of eutectic Ag3Sn, SN100CVTM gains its strength from solute atoms in the tin matrix of the joint. The unique ability of SN100CVTM P506 D4 to survive long-term storage at room temperature allows simplification of stock management while meeting all the requirements of modern reflow soldering processes. The long open time ensures trouble-free performance in production processes.
 
Alconano Nano-Silver Paste is based on a patented technology that makes it possible to effectively join most metals as well as Si and SiC at low sintering temperatures, if necessary in nitrogen, without the nitrous or sulphurous residues that are the by-products of the sintering of some other nano-silver pastes. The highly active surface of the nano-silver particles and the consequent strong capillary forces make it possible to achieve strong bonds with high electrical and thermal conductivity at low temperatures without the need for external pressure. 
 
For more information about Nihon Superior’s new solder pastes and lead-free products, meet company representatives in Booth #419 at the show or visit the company at www.nihonsuperior.co.jp/english.





Cogiscan to Discuss Its Scalable TTC Solution at SMTAI

BROMONT, CANADA, August 2015 - Cogiscan Inc., the leading Track, Trace and Control (TTC) solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry, will discuss its scalable platform in Booth #1038 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
 
The Cogiscan platform enables users to gain larger and more profitable contracts, reduce production costs, and improve quality through the deployment of TTC solutions that yield the following benefits:
- Increase machine utilization; gain more from existing assets
- Accelerate inventory turns and reduce component losses
- Attain real-time visibility of products and components in WIP
- Eliminate human errors
- Achieve complete and accurate traceability
 
For the past 15 years Cogiscan has been widely recognized as the industry-leading expert in TTC solutions for PCBAs. During this time, the scope and depth of the Cogiscan application modules have grown to the point where Cogiscan now offers a TTC solution for the complete assembly of electronic products, including box build. For more information, visit www.cogiscan.com.





See STI Electronics in Booth #2907 at the SMTA International Electronics Exhibition

MADISON, AL - July 2015 - STI Electronics, Inc., a full service organization providing training services, analytical and failure analysis, prototyping, and small-to-medium volume PCB assembly, will exhibit in Booth #609 at the SMTA International Electronics Exhibition, scheduled to take place Sept. 29-30, 2015 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Company representatives will discuss STI’s Engineering Services and Training Resources divisions.
STI Electronics Inc.
STI's Engineering Services division provides engineering support and specialized contract manufacturing services for the electronics manufacturing industry. From product design and manufacturability analysis to pre-production prototype and development, STI's Prototype and Development Lab is a full-service design review and preproduction facility. STI’s Microelectronics Lab was established to meet the rising need for advanced systems development and assembly. The Microelectronics Lab specializes in state-of-the-art engineering design including current technologies such as Chip-On-Board (COB) and Multichip Module (MCM) as well as emerging technologies such as Imbedded Component/Die Technology (IC/DT).
STI Electronics Inc. Training
STI’s Training Services division develops customized training courses to fit specific training needs. Typically, STI builds these classes around company-specific standards and specifications. STI is an IPC authorized training center for J-STD-001, IPC-A-610, IPC/WHMA-A-620, IPC-A-600 and IPC7711/7721, and provides both Certified IPC Application Specialist (CIS) and Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) courses. Other courses include basic soldering, wave soldering, ESD training, BGA rework and many more. It also provides operator/inspector training for through-hole and SMT soldering, conformal coating, and training to the requirements of NASA-STD-8739.1, .2, .3 and .4 for Marshall Space Flight Center and its support contractors. In addition to its standardized training program support materials, STI Electronics’ Training Materials division provides unique or custom training materials including Fine Pitch Lead Free Solder Training Kits. STI also is an approved distributor for IPC training materials and videos.  
 
For more information about STI Electronics, Inc., visit www.stielectronicsinc.com.





Discover the Industry's Best Screen Printer Warranty from Speedprint at SMTAI

TAMPA, FL - August 2015 - Speedprint Technology will showcase the award-winning SP710 Screen Printer in Booth #821 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Speedprint prides the SP710 for low ownership costs, flexibility and ease of maintenance.  Having achieved outstanding reliability, each Speedprint unit is backed by the industry’s best warranty with five-years on parts and two-years on labor.
Speedprint Screen Printer
The SP710 is equipped with a dual syringe Advanced Dispense unit for precise deposition of solder paste, adhesive and other materials. The award-winning screen printer includes a significant list of standard machine features as well as inherent benefits such as SMarT-Cal, Speedprints unique product-based machine calibration that maintains the largest process window to manage today’s most sophisticated application challenges. Also, attendees will learn why Speedprint can boast of the lowest maintenance and ownership costs in the industry.    
 
Also on display, the Advanced Dispense Unit + (ADu+) significantly increase the flexibility of the SP710. The unit has been enhanced to deliver the best accuracy of any printer based dispenser.  It can be used with a wider range of materials and new applications for stencil-less prototyping and on-the-fly engineering changes. This further saves operational costs and provides a competitive time-to-market advantage for Speedprint customers.
 
Additionally, the Velocity Plus throughput enhancement delivers best-in-class speed while further enhancing Speedprints value with extraordinary productivity and functionality at reasonable price points.  With Velocity Plus enhancement, the SP710 is the fastest printer in its class with a six second core cycle time. 
 
Speedprint’s Universal SPI Communications system is fully configurable to communicate and function alongside SPI equipment using standard network protocols. The system is easily implemented using preinstalled templates allowing users to create customized profiles.  Additionally, Speedprint’s product verification setup will be displayed that can minimize changeover time and help eliminate setup errors.
To learn more about how to decrease your annual maintenance and decrease costs, stop by Booth #821 at the show or visit www.speedprint-tech.com.





Seika Machinery Will Exhibit the Latest SMT Solutions at SMTAI

TORRANCE, CA - August 2015 - Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, will exhibit in Booth #707 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The Seika team will be available to demonstrate the following equipment: DEN-ON INSTRUMENTS CO., LTD. RD-500V Rework Station, UNITECH UC-250M-CV PCB Board Cleaner, MALCOM SPS Solder Paste Mixer and MALCOM Spiral Viscometer.
Seika RD
The RD-500V Rework Station features a two mega pixel full HD camera with a 19" LCD display for easy visual alignment. It samples the data in very small intervals of 0.1 sec, allowing extremely accurate temperature control. The RD-500V is equipped with powerful built-in 1000W heaters on both the top- and bottom-side, and an area heater that includes six quick heating 600W IR heaters. Precise profiling including detailed temperature curves can be executed with the ability to closely control up to 30 zones. 
 
The UC-250M-CV Board Cleaner adds a dual cleaning feature using a combination of a brush roller with the silicone/adhesive cleaning rollers. The combination dual dust removal system assures better results than a single brush or adhesive roller system. The UC-250M-CV has the ability to clean the top surface of PCB even chip components attached on the bottom side. Additionally, the cleaner features an antistatic bar (ionizer) to neutralize static and prevent dust from collecting on the top surface of the PCB. 
 
The MALCOM SPS Solder Paste Mixer is a non-contaminating mixer that utilizes pseudo planetary motion to stir the solder paste. The SPS-1 provides uniform paste consistency regardless of operator skill. The paste temperature rises due to friction, enabling control over the solder paste viscosity. Now, a solder paste can be pulled from the refrigerator and ready on the stencil, in 10 minutes.
 
The MALCOM PCU-200 Digital Viscometer features a patented spiral-pump sensor that provides quick, easy and repeatable measurements. It provides continuous measurement of newtonian and non-newtonian fluids with constant shear rate and shear time. Additionally, the system features automatic control of measurement according to JIS standards (PCU-203,205). Application includes solder pastes, thick film pastes, solder resists, liquid resists, inks, etc.
 
Also at the show, company representatives will highlight the MALCOM RCX-1 Reflow Monitoring System and Hioki Flying Probe among other equipment.
 
For more information about any of the advanced equipment from Seika Machinery, contact Michelle Ogihara at michelle@seikausa.com or visit www.seikausa.com.





The Smart Entry into Selective Soldering: SEHO Ensures Higher Productivity at SMTAI

SEHO North America, Inc., a worldwide leading supplier of complete solutions for soldering processes and automated production lines, will highlight the new GoSelective-LS selective soldering machine in Booth #635 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. SEHO continues to release new technologies to ensure higher productivity in electronic productions with flexible and innovative machines.  
SEHO
Electronic productions face new manufacturing challenges more and more frequently. Besides high quality requirements at low production costs, there also are an increasing number of product variants and flexible reactions to fluctuation in demand. With the new GoSelective-LS, SEHO has introduced an innovative system that represents the smart entry into selective soldering. Featuring an outstanding ROI, the GoSelective-LS efficiently replaces manual soldering processes.
 
The GoSelective-LS is particularly designed for stand-alone production of small and medium sized volumes and it scores highly with its very compact design. To ensure an ergonomical work flow and the shortest cycle times, the GoSelective-LS is equipped with a loading and unloading station for carriers up to 500 x 500 mm that is mounted in front of the machine. This station incorporates a manually moved cross transfer that allows users to comfortably slide the carriers from left to right and vice versa. Therefore, it is possible to assemble boards in one carrier while a second carrier is being processed in the machine.
 
While loading and unloading of the system is performed manually, all process steps are completely automated. The machine features a precise axis system that reliably positions the drop jet fluxer, preheat unit and soldering unit during the process.
 
Depending on the requirements, the electro-magnetic soldering unit may be used for flexible mini-wave soldering processes, or can be equipped with a multi-nozzle tool for dip soldering with short cycle times.
 
Of course, SEHO’s demand for 100 percent process control applies to the GoSelective-LS, with fiducial recognition for automated position correction, flux monitoring, wave height control, process visualization, mcServer and many more value-added features. In doing so, the GoSelective-LS provides the same uncompromising superior accuracy and soldering quality as high-end systems from SEHO.
 
Innovations from SEHO focus on one point: To continuously increase the system's productivity. This also includes reduction of maintenance times. Maximum machine availability is ensured with the automatic ultrasonic cleaning for mini-wave solder nozzles that are patented by SEHO. Besides significant time savings in terms of maintenance, this unique feature provides an absolutely stable soldering process. 
 
For further information, please visit SEHO at SMTAI 2015 at Booth #635 or online at www.sehona.com.





MIRTEC to Demonstrate the Latest Advancements in Their Award Winning 3D AOI & SPI Systems at SMTAI

August 2015 – MIRTEC, “The Global Leader in Inspection Technology,” announces that it will exhibit in Booth #407 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29-30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Company representatives will showcase the latest advancement MIRTEC's award-winning 3D AOI and SPI systems during the two-day event.
MIRTEC MS-11e
“We at MIRTEC are extremely excited to present what is unquestionably the inspection industry's most technologically advanced AOI system at this year's SMTAI event,” stated Brian D'Amico, president of MIRTEC's North American Sales and Service Division.  The ALL NEW MV-6 OMNI 3D In-Line AOI Machine is configured with  MIRTEC's exclusive OMNI-VISION® 3D inspection technology which combines the award-winning 15 Mega Pixel CoaXPress Vision System with MIRTEC's revolutionary Digital Multi-Frequency Quad Moiré 3D system in a newly designed cost-effective platform. 
 
MIRTEC's 15 Mega Pixel CoaXPress Vision System is a proprietary camera system designed and manufactured by MIRTEC for use with the company's complete product range of 3D inspection systems. MIRTEC's Digital Multi-Frequency Quad Moiré Technology provides true 3D inspection using a total of four (4) Programmable Digital Moiré Projectors.  This proprietary system yields precise height measurement used to detect lifted component and lifted lead defects as well as solder volume post reflow.  Fully configured, the new MIRTEC MV-6 OMNI machines feature four (4) 10 Mega Pixel Side-View Cameras in addition to the 15 Mega Pixel Top-Down Camera. There is little doubt that this new technology will set the standard by which all other inspection equipment will be measured.
 
Also on display, MIRTEC's ALL NEW MS-11E 3D In-Line SPI Machine is configured with MIRTEC's exclusive 15MP CoaXPress Vision System, providing enhanced image quality, superior accuracy and incredibly fast inspection rates. 
 
The machine uses Dual Projection Shadow Free Moiré Phase Shift Imaging Technology to inspect solder paste depositions on PCBs post screen print for insufficient solder, excessive solder, shape deformity, shift of deposition and bridging. The MS-11e uses the same robust platform as MIRTEC's MV-6 OMNI Series. 
 
“MIRTEC has earned a solid reputation in the electronics manufacturing industry by providing unprecedented performance, quality and cost-effectiveness to the inspection environment,” added D'Amico.  “We look forward to welcoming visitors to our booth during the two-day event.”





Metcal to Display the Scarab Site Cleaning System at SMTAI

GARDEN GROVE, CA - August 2015 - Metcal today announced plans to exhibit in Booth #816 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The new Metcal Scarab Site Cleaning System (APR-2000-SCS) will be on display, along with the MX-5200 Soldering & Rework System and HCT2-120 Hot Air Pencil.
Metcal Scarab
The Scarab ensures accurate and repeatable cleaning of the component pad in one user-friendly system. It redefines performance and addresses the technical demands presented by component manufacturers today. Additionally, the Scarab addresses the industry needs with an automated system capable of cleaning components pads without contact. 
 
The MX-5200 features a dual-simultaneous use option, meaning that two hand-pieces can work from one power supply at the same time. The dynamic option enables the two hand-pieces to share 80 watts output power based on demand, adding even more application flexibility and speed.  Four different hand-pieces and a comprehensive range of soldering and rework cartridges support the MX-5200 Series simultaneous dual operation. These include the Metcal Advanced™ Hand-Piece for SMD rework, a Metcal Ultra-Fine™ Hand-Piece for fine access, a Precision Tweezer capable of removing a range of components from 0201 chips to 28mm SOICs, and a Desoldering Gun for safely removing through-hole components.
 
Metcal’s HCT2-120 Hot Air Pencil is ideally suited for applications that use smaller components and integrated circuits. As component miniaturization continues, the ergonomics of a pencil allow a user more freedom to access and rework components on the board, without affecting adjacent parts. The HCT2-120 features a 120 watt ceramic heater and dual stage air pump, digital airflow and temperature controls, fast response and performance, standby mode and universal power supply. 
 
For more information about any of Metcal’s bench tool solutions, visit www.metcal.com.





Discover Efficient Oven Setup with KIC's Auto-Focus Power at SMTAI

San Diego - August 2015 - KIC today announced that it will showcase the KIC Auto-Focus Power in Booth #338 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The KIC Auto-Focus Power provides a recommended oven setup for a new assembly before running a single profile. 
KIC
The KIC Auto-Focus Power leads to much faster oven setup for new assemblies and it lowers the risk of damaging the PCB during the first profile run.  A manual profile can still be performed to verify an in-spec profile or for further fine-tuning.  In addition to the quick oven setup, the Navigator Power can automatically search for a profile deep in spec or the oven recipe that uses the least amount of electricity.
 
This easy-to-use product enables technicians of all levels to achieve expert process results and quickly solve that oven setup puzzle. For more information, meet with company representatives during SMTA International or visit www.kicthermal.com.





Juki Will Show the Latest Advancements in High-Volume Production at SMTAI

MORRISVILLE, NC - August 2015 - Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Automation Systems Corporation, today announced that it will exhibit in Booth #718 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. JAS, Inc. will showcase several updated flexible solutions designed for both high-volume and high mix environments, including:   
Juki Cube
The ISM1100 Citadel Intelligent Storage Solution keeps components safe while allowing for easy and intelligent management of component inventory. With a maximum total capacity of 1100 7" reels, the Citadel is the optimal solution for anyone who needs to speed up warehouse management retrieval and storage while maintaining a small footprint. Designed to support 7" reels from 8mm to 16mm in
height, the Citadel uses a patented multiple outlet system that allows for the simultaneous extraction and insertion of up to 27 reels at a time. Juki also can now support up to 72mm tape on the ISM2000.  
 
The CUBE.460 selective solder system sets the new standard for dual nozzle mini-wave soldering systems. The unique CUBE.460 batch platform offers excellent flexibility for through-hole applications.  The CUBE.460 can be configured with a single nozzle or dual nozzle for increased flexibility. The system comes equipped with many standard features that include heated nitrogen at the soldering nozzle, 0° and 7° soldering to accommodate various types of nozzles and an exchangeable pot system to support both leaded / unleaded alloys.  
 
The fully automatic GL Plus Automatic Screen Printer is now TÜV SÜD certified for both the United States and Canada. GKG’s most popular GL Series is designed for printed circuit boards (PCB) with a maximum size of 510 x 510 mm. Additionally, the GL features a rigid and stable machine body base structure to perform accurate paste printing for 01005 (0201) components. The printer provides numerous benefits to users including a core cycle time of less than 8.5 seconds, and intuitive operation for quick and easy model changeover. 
 
The RX-6 Flexible Placement Machine is now available in a 6x6 version (six heads front / rear) for high speed and the 6x3 version (high speed front / flexible rear).  All machines include both standard and high resolution front / rear cameras for added speed, accuracy and flexibility. The RX-6 also includes two feeder trolleys – additional are optional.  The system supports the new smaller TR8 Matrix Tray Changer that takes up less feeder space while allowing for maximum capacity.  See attached brochures. 
 
For more information about Juki Automation Systems, visit www.jukiamericas.com.





Inovaxe Will Showcase Its Intelligent Ultra-Lean Total Material Handling & Storage Solution at SMTAI

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL - August 2015 - Inovaxe, a world leader and provider of innovative material handling and inventory control systems, will exhibit in Booth #713 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The company will highlight its Intelligent Ultra-Lean Total Material Handling and Storage Solution that addresses the challenges of dealing with SMT parts and kits within the stockroom and WIP locations.
Inovaxe
Inovaxe will showcase its SMART InoAuto Storage Systems. The InoAuto Two Bay stores 1,120 7" SMT reels and the InoAuto Single Bay stores 560 7" SMT reels. Both systems are equipped with sensors and LED indicator lights, along with the InoAuto Locator software, and respond as if the reels have RFID on them. The operator will simply barcode scan the part number and quantity on a reel and place it into an empty Single Package Single Location slot. The InoAuto will report the position of the part to its database automatically.  
 
The user can quickly enter a part number or a pick list into the InoAuto computer and a LED will light up indicating each part location within the cart. The user can either have all of the locations required light up at one time, or just one location at a time to prioritize the pick list pull for a very quick reel pull to direct feeder location. As the user picks the parts, the InoAuto will identify the part number for the part that was removed on the screen.  As a result, kitting function is reduced from hours to seconds. Additionally, the InoAuto SMART Cart eliminates the need to scan locations.
 
The cart is mobile, ESD compliant, 5 ½ feet tall, and has a small 5 ½ ft2 print, which is a fraction of the size of robotic towers with five times the throughput. The InoAuto SMART Cart can pay for itself within three to six months. 
 
Inovaxe’s patented InoCart MSD is a true solution for managing moisture sensitive devices through its innovative individual cell design that stores multiple reel sizes and waffle trays. Included with each InoCart MSD is the revolutionary MSD tracking and timing software solution.
 
The industry favorite InoKit Carriers will be displayed in combination with the InoView software. InoKit carriers are an ultra-lean solution for the storage and kitting of prototype parts for engineers and SMT manufacturers. InoKit carriers are organized, efficient, state-of-the-art, single package-single location material storage carriers that house small, medium and large SMT reels, or any type of mechanical parts and printed circuit boards (PCBs). Additionally, Inovaxe’s InoView software is an excellent tool for managing parts and kits within the stockroom and WIP.  Part locations and kit requirements can quickly be identified with accuracy and traceability.  The InoKit carriers also can be upgraded to SMART carriers.
 
For more information about how Inovaxe’s innovative material handling systems and services can improve your inventory accuracy and reduce your labor costs, meet company representatives at SMTA International in Booth #713 or visit www.inovaxe.com.





FSInspection to Unveil a Versatile & Portable High-Magnification Visual Inspection System at SMTAI

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - August 2015 - FSInspection will debut the new VERSAMag® High-Magnification HD Inspection System in Booth #946 at SMTA International (SMTAI). SMTAI will be held September 29-30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The new VERSAMag combines the accurate measurement capabilities of a high-resolution inspection camera with a flexible design to meet the industry’s diverse visual inspection needs.
FSI VersaMAG
VERSAMag has a multi-axis, high-resolution camera that tilts and rotates for multiple angle inspection with an adjustable Z-height arm for the versatility to inspect objects of various shapes and sizes. This lightweight and flexible inspection system has magnification up to 96x and includes real-time video inspection, flexible working heights and intuitive controls.
 
The VERSAMag is an ergonomically designed, high-quality visual inspection system with measurement and annotation capabilities when paired with FSInspection Software. FSInspection Software is an easy-to-use measurement and image processing platform that enables the VERSAMag operator to provide detailed inspection, documentation and reporting. Operators can capture, annotate, store and share images, including dimensional measurement of objects, for quality control and audit tracking. FSInspection Software and VERSAMag form a powerful measurement and image processing inspection system, making this an invaluable tool throughout the production area and warehouse.
 
Designed for today’s industrial markets, the FSInspection series also includes the HDMag® High-Definition Inspection Station, X-Mag™ High-Magnification Workstation and PKMag® 50 Portable Visual Inspection Device. FSInspection high-magnification visual inspection systems are easy-to-use and more ergonomic and cost-effective than traditional microscopes. For more information, visit www.fsinspection.com.





Discover Europlacer's IINEO SMT Pick-and-Place Platform at SMTAI

Tampa, FL - July 2015 - Europlacer, a manufacturer of market-leading flexible SMT placement machines, announces that it will showcase the iineo II SMT pick-and-place platform in Booth #637 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL
Europlacer iineo
The award-winning iineo II is widely configurable for numerous requirements. The platform offers the industry’s largest board size (24" W x 63"L) along with expansive feeder capacity up to 264 x 8 mm + trays. With two placement heads, 24 nozzles, Electrical Test Verification, odd-form capability and enough capacity for a broad range of presentation media including tape-and-reel, trays, tubes, cut tapes and POP, the iineo II can be employed to achieve optimal production efficiency on complex boards, complex applications and higher volumes with ease.  
 
Europlacer also will demonstrate the new ii-Feed system that highlights a 15 second unit load-time, along with sub-$300 unit price for fully ‘intelligent’ assembly planning and production.
 
For more information, schedule a meeting with company representatives in Booth #637 at SMTA International or visit www.europlacer.com. 





Essemtec to Exhibit Flexible SMT Production Equipment at SMTA International

Essemtec, the Swiss manufacturer of production systems for electronic assembly and packaging, today announced that it will exhibit in Booth #335 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Company representatives will demonstrate the Parquda G2 multifunctional center and Cubus storage system.
Paraquda
3-in-1 Multifunctional Center
Paraquda G2 is the world’s first machine that combines three different processes within one platform (jetting of solder paste, jetting of glue and placing of SMD components). The multifunctional center meets all of the requirements of a modern, highly flexible production system – quick changeover, intuitive operation and the combined usage of jet and/or needle valves. With this unique combination, the Paraquda G2 allows an unprecedented flexibility in the market. Being able to complete various processes with one machine eliminates the need of separate machines and reduces the investment costs dramatically. Set up is done directly from imported CAD data using an integrated medium library. 
 
Next-Generation SMT Storage System
Cubus innovates how SMT components are stored and provisioned for electronic manufacturing. For the first time, a storage device is fully user configurable and hence adapts to the dynamic manufacturing needs. There are no limitations in terms of reel sizes, reel widths or JEDEC trays. With its flexible shelf configuration, foolproof operation and easy line integration, it easily adapts to the ever-changing manufacturing environments. Thanks to its small footprint and high storage capacity (up to 932 reels), Cubus can be positioned close to any SMT manufacturing line. Cubus interfaces easily with pick-and-place machines and, thus, greatly reduces kitting time and errors as well as machine interruptions due to missing or misplaced material. Configure – Operate – Integrate!
 
For more information about Essemtec, visit www.essemtec.com.





Ersa Will Highlight the Smartflow 2020 and HR600 at SMTA International

Plymouth, WI - August 2015 - Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, will exhibit in Booth #539 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Company representatives will highlight the Smartflow 2020 selective soldering system and HR600 hybrid rework system.
Ersa SMartflow
The Smartflow 2020 selective soldering system requires less than 3 m² of space, thus fitting optimally into cell production environments. In all process steps the automatic Smartflow system uses the same successful and proven Ersa selective soldering technology as the large Ersa VERSAFLOW systems without compromising quality and accuracy. With the Smartflow, ERSA finally closes the gap from its high-end Versaflow platform to an entry level machine. Due to its universal pallet fastening, the Smartflow can handle PCB sizes up to 508 x 508 mm [20” x 20”]. 
 
The HR 600 is an automated rework system featuring fully automatic component placement, thus eliminating the risk of human error during the alignment and placement process. The system is equipped with a highly dynamic and efficient heating technology with the bottom-side heating (2,400 W) divided into three independent heating zones. The newly developed hybrid top-side emitter provides 800 W of heating power and combines the advantages of infrared heating with those of a convection heater. In order to thermally control the rework process, the HR 600 uses proven closed-loop technology. The component temperature is measured and can be controlled exactly. The HR 600, non-contact temperature measurement is even more precise due to a digital infrared sensor (non-contact pyrometer). 
 
For more information about Kurtz Ersa North America, visit www.ersa.com.





Computrol to Discuss High-Mix Manufacturing and Lot Traceability at SMTAI

MERIDIAN, IDAHO - July 2015 - Computrol, Inc., a world-class provider of mid- to low-volume, high-mix electronic manufacturing services to OEMs will exhibit in Booth #938 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Computrol representatives will discuss its complete line of electronics manufacturing services, including high-mix electronic manufacturing and lot traceability capabilities.
Computrol
Utilizing state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and processes, Computrol focuses on prototyping and low to medium volume, high-mix production of PCB, box build, cable harness and backplane assemblies. The company’s world-class team has the experience to make any design project a success. 
 
Computrol is certified to ISO 13485 specific to medical device quality systems, ISO 9001-2008 and AS9100, IPC class II and III and J-Std certified as well as being ITAR registered and lead-free RoHS compliant. For more information, visit www.computrol.com.





BTU Will Show the PYRAMAX™ with ENERGY PILOT Software at SMTAI

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 2015 - BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets, will exhibit in Booth #734 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sept. 29-30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Company representatives will demonstrate the proven PYRAMAX™ with the new ENERGY PILOT software, designed to reduce the consumption of electrical power and process gas.
BTU Pyramax
BTU’s PYRAMAX convection reflow oven is the benchmark for performance in the industry.  The PYRAMAX features a maximum temperature of 400°C and a comprehensive menu of options. PYRAMAX systems, featuring BTU’s exclusive closed-loop convection technology, provide optimized lead-free processing for the ultimate in productivity and efficiency. 
 
ENERGY PILOT is a feature in the latest release of BTU’s windows-based WINCON™ operating system. The ENERGY PILOT software saves manufacturers money whenever the oven is idle.  Standby mode can save more than 25 percent. Sleep mode can be used for longer interruptions saving more than 40 percent. Long idle periods fully shut down the oven using hibernate mode.  Recovery times are minimized using remote product sensors and SMEMA.  Operation is fully automatic and results in an overall reduction in electrical, air and nitrogen consumption.  The feature is easily upgradeable on older BTU reflow ovens.





ASC to Launch Speed Improvements for Dual Mode AOI / SPI Inspection at SMTAI

MEDINA, MINNESOTA - August 2015 - ASC International, a leading manufacturer of 3-D solder paste inspection and automated optical inspection (AOI) systems, today announced that will exhibit in Booth #518 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. ASC will exhibit the VisionPro M500, VisionPro AP500 and the LineMaster DM with the latest larger FOV - PSI 1000 sensor.  The new PSI sensor provides inspection speed improvements of 5X over previous PSI sensors. The combination of 2D AOI along with the newly added higher speed SPI elevates the LineMaster to an integrated inspection platform all on its own.

ASC Line MasterThe new LineMaster DM incorporates SPI and AOI into one platform for “Dual Mode” performance.  The solid AOI / SPI platform validates the overall variables associated with component placement and solder paste printing.   Combining both inspection capabilities within one platform, the LineMaster DM  detects absence/presence, polarity, OCV, misalignment, RDI and solder joint inspection for AOI and the most accurate and repeatable true 3D volumetric measurements for SPI.  System features include real-time SPC, customized data reports, offline CAD / Gerber programming and defect repair station.  All wrapped together with an affordable price tag similar to purchasing both inspection capabilities for the same price of as one solution alone.

The VisionPro AP500 SPI system incorporates the most advanced, rapid 3-D inspection technology within a stylish vibration-free, fully automated platform. Designed with feature-rich software including onboard real-time SPC, customized data reports and simple-to-use GerberProTM conversion programming software, the VisionPro AP500 has become the industry standard for fully automated, offline SPI around the globe.

The VisionPro M Series of SPI systems incorporates the most advanced, rapid 3-D inspection technology coupled with an intuitive Windows® 7 OS and packaged in a rugged, bench-top platform.  Utilizing the completely automatic measurement mode, errors associated with manual measurement subjectivity are eliminated, making the VisionPro M500 an exceptional value for electronics manufacturers concerned with improving production yields. Designed with feature-rich software, including onboard real-time SPC run charts, customized data reports, simple-to-use GerberProTM conversion programming software and two sensor technology options, laser and structured white light, the VisionPro M Series is the price to performance leader for offline SPI solutions available on the market today.

For more information about ASC International, visit www.ascinternational.com.





Discover 2D/3D Interface Analysis Software from Akrometrix LLC at SMTAI

ATLANTA, GA - July 2015 - Akrometrix LLC, the leader in elevated temperature surface characterization, will exhibit in Booth #134 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Company representatives will demonstrate the Interface Analysis software that allows high level and in-depth review of the attachment interface between two surfaces that warp during a microelectronics production reflow profile.
Akrometrix Shape Matching
Surface-mount components may warp during the reflow process, as well as the associated land area. This warpage between components and the land area can contribute to defects such as Head-on-Pillow, shorts and opens. Fully understanding the critical interface between surfaces is more important than ever. 
 
The Akrometrix Interface Analysis software enables 3D, 2D and statistical review of the complete interface at each temperature point during reflow and for the combined data set. Data to be analyzed can be collected with any of the 200+ TherMoiré systems in use throughout the worldwide electronics supply chain today. Introducing unique features such as Pass/Warning/Fail maps, and graphical results identifying problem areas based on user inputs, Interface Analysis allows users to see what is happening between two dynamic surfaces throughout the entire reflow process.
 
For more information, meet company representatives in Booth #134 during SMTA International or visit www.akrometrix.com.





Acculogic Will Display Automatic Test Equipment at SMTAI

Markham, ON - July 2015 - Acculogic Inc., a global leader in electronic production test solutions, announces that it will exhibit in Booth #327 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Company representatives will be available to discuss the following equipment:
Acculogic FLS980 Test Equipment
- The FLS980 Series III with the Ultimate Accuracy Package Option along with high throughput features such as the latest version Flying Bed of Nails (FBON). The new ThermoScan thermal imaging test solution, MircoScan miniature image observation and testing solutions, and LaserScan, which contributes to accurate targeting of test points also will be featured.
 
- The powerful suite of PC-based hardware and software tools specially designed for testing of electronic devices, boards and systems using the IEEE1149.1 and IEEE1149.6 standards.
 
- The SCORPION iCT7000 In-Circuit Tester is the ideal tester for those requiring a larger test node capacity. This system offers the same functionality and options as the FiS 640 tester but with an expandable pin count to 8,192 pins. Larger configurations require a more spacious rack or, a desk style configuration. 
 
- The SCORPION Briz Automated Test & In-System Programming station is a compact, totally customizable, all-in-one test station, that can be configured to perform in-circuit, functional & boundary testing, and in-system programming. As a result, in one manufacturing stage users can achieve the highest level of test coverage and perform device programming with a high throughput. 
 
 
Acculogic's test engineering services can help customers at critical phases of product verification and test strategy, and shorten time to market. The company's Test Engineering division offers a comprehensive range of turnkey services that range from in-circuit test fixture and program development to sophisticated application development on custom functional test platforms. For more information about Acculogic, visit www.acculogic.com.





ZESTRON Introduces New Enhanced Maintenance Cleaner, VIGON® RC 303

Manassas, VA - July 8, 2015 ZESTRON, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics industry, is pleased to introduce VIGON® RC 303, a new water-based cleaning agent specifically developed for the removal of baked-on fluxes in reflow ovens and wave solder systems.  It also removes re-condensed fluxes and emissions from condensation traps and heat exchangers.

VIGON® RC 303’s new formulation offers improved cleaning across a wide range of lead-free and lead-based solders and reduced VOC emissions. VIGON® RC 303 does not have a flashpoint, therefore it can be directly applied to warm surfaces as well as safely operated in wave solder systems. This environmentally friendly cleaning agent is available in a 1 liter spray bottle, as well as 5, 25 and 200 liter containers.

For more information on ZESTRON’s complete maintenance cleaning process solutions, please email infousa@zestron.com or visit www.zestron.com.  Our expert team is available 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. 





Atotech increases its equipment manufacturing capacity with a brand new facility in Guangzhou, China

Built on an area of 63,000 sqm, the new plant is estimated to create close to 200 jobs locally (over the next three years) and expand the manufacturing capacity of Atotech's production equipment serving the PCB, IC Substrate and Semiconductor industries.

BERLIN, Germany/ GUANGZHOU, China July 7, 2015: Atotech, a global leader in specialty plating chemicals, equipment and services today held the inauguration of its second equipment manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China to meet the growing demand for its plating equipment. Globally this is Atotech's third facility dedicated to manufacturing production equipment for the electronics industry. The plant, built on an area of 63,000 sqm leaving space for further expansion and will generate close to 200 local jobs over the next three years. State-of-the-art machines and processes have been deployed to ensure greater precision, accuracy and efficiency in the production of next generation PCB, IC Substrate and Semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Reinhard Schneider, President of Atotech said:

"The opening of this facility in Guangzhou marks a new milestone for Atotech and our commitment to China. The new plant is a direct response to our customers' trust in our pioneering technology and sharply rising demand for our manufacturing equipment. In-line with our corporate priority, the facility meets latest technology and quality standards, as well as rigorous sustainability norms."
 
Atotech is an unrivaled supplier to the PCB and IC Substrate industries backed with over two decades of experience, a strong focus on R&D and cost-optimized manufacturing. The company's flagship brands Uniplate and Horizon are market-leading horizontal systems serving the global leaders in PCB and IC Substrate manufacturing. The Uniplate systems provide production solutions for desmear, through hole metallization and electrolytic copper processing and the Horizon systems production solutions for final finishing using immersion tin, and for surface treatment e.g. bonding enhancement and permanent non-etching adhesion processes. Both brands have been driving Atotech's success for several years now.

Phase 1 of the new investment (33 M US$) will ramp up the production capacity of Uniplate and Horizon, as well as the newly introduced local platform for manufacturing equipment. Phase 2 will further expand the production capacity of the facility to include semiconductor equipment part manufacture and assembly to serve the increasing demand for new advanced packaging production solutions.

With the new facility Atotech aims to react faster to the rapidly changing and highly demanding markets and cater to individual customers’ demands.

The new facility will effectively support Atotech's customers' next generation manufacturing programs. Furthermore, it will contribute significantly to the local economy and its development within the technology industry.

About Atotech
Atotech is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty plating chemicals and equipment for the printed circuit board, IC-substrate and semiconductor industries, as well as for the decorative and functional surface finishing industries. Atotech has annual sales of $ 1.3 billion and is fully committed to sustainability – we develop technologies to minimize waste and to reduce environmental impact. Atotech is a division of the Total Group, and has its headquarters in Berlin, Germany. The company employs around 4,100 people in more than 40 countries.





SHENMAO Invitation to a complementary Workshop on Head-on-Pillow

You are cordially invited to a complementary Workshop on Friday, July 10 from 2 PM to 4 PM at 2156 Ringwood Ave., San Jose, CA 95131 in celebration of our facility, to meet with our SHENMAO Headquarters R&D Engineers and to introduce new products. Hors d’oeuvres and Refreshments will be served. 
 
The topics of the Workshop are Head-on-Pillow issues and ask us anything about soldering, we will answer any question about SMT, wave, or other soldering processes. 
 
Head-on-Pillow (HoP) is one of the common defects encountered during soldering of BGA components. The main root causes for HoP can be categorized into material issue and process issue. Research by SHENMAO R&D Engineers represents a solder paste flux re-design which enables a more robust wettability of all elements in the solder joint and eliminate the poor-wetting soldering defects. Aiming to eradicate the HoP manufacturing defects, the new flux design focuses on the improvement of basic flux characteristics in terms of activity, fluidity, and thermal resistance.
 
SHENMAO America produces SMT Solder Paste at this facility, markets Wave Solder Bar, Semiconductor Packaging Solder Spheres, Wafer Bumping Solder Paste, Flux and PV Ribbon. 
 
Please click here to RSVP
 
OR CONTACT:
Watson Tseng, General Manager at: watson_tseng@shenmao.us or 408-943-1755 
www.shenmao.com 
Map: http://mapq.st/1IjeBMp 
Looking forward to seeing you at the workshop! 
Watson Tseng, General Manager 
SHENMAO America, Inc.
 





SHENMAO Introduces PF606-P26 Halogen Free No Clean Solder Paste

 SHENMAO PF606-P26 No-Clean / Zero Halogen Solder Paste are made locally in the USA and with the same quality in 7 other world wide locations. It is said to prevent BGA Non-Wet Opens and Head on Pillow defects if there is oxidation on BGA Balls or PCB Pads. In case BGA components are warped, PF606-P26 thru excellent printability, wetting and solder ability can create highly reliable Solder Joints that greatly reduce their failure rate.

A Major Chipset Producer is recommending the use of SHENMAO PF606-P26 Solder Paste to achieve ultimately reliable connections to the PCB.
 
As the Worlds Major Solder Materials Provider, SHENMAO produces SMT Solder Paste, Wave Solder Bar, Semiconductor Packaging Solder Spheres, Flux and PV Ribbon.
 
SHENMAO America, Inc. www.shenmao.com Tel: 408-943-1755 e-mail: usa@shenmao.com





ELANTAS PDG, Inc. Named A Top Workplace By St. Louis Post-Dispatch For The Third Consecutive Year

St. Louis, June 29, 2015 - ELANTAS PDG, Inc. (“EPDG”), a global specialty chemical manufacturer and a member of the ALTANA Group, today announced it has been chosen as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Top Workplaces in the midsize company category for the third year in a row. The ranking is based solely on an employee survey with a series of questions about EPDG, including its leadership, career opportunities, training, compensation and benefits. 

Community involvement is also a major part of the Top Workplaces survey. EPDG runs a campaign of donations for a different local charity every month. Each charity chosen must also have employee involvement to be included in the rotation of charities that EPDG supports, which was highlighted in the survey.

“We are proud to receive this recognition from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and from our employees,” said Susan Graham, President and CEO of ELANTAS PDG, Inc. “All of us at EPDG are committed to our four guiding principles of Safety, Service, Quality, and Innovation, which drive our culture of continuous improvement. We want to thank our colleagues for their dedication to developing world-class products and services.”

Last year, EPDG celebrated its 95th anniversary, making it one of the long-time manufacturing companies in the city. 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recognized 100 companies this year, with more than 40,000 surveys completed by employees from 164 companies. The Top Workplaces employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

For more information on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces, visit http://www.stltoday.com/business/workplaces. Learn more about EPDG at www.elantas.com





Kimball Electronics & Others Selling SMT and Test & Measurement Assets

EMS provider Kimball Electronics in Jasper, Indiana is continually upgrading their manufacturing capabilities. As part of this process; they will be liquidating some of their excess and unused assets utilizing the online auction services of Baja Bid. The bidding for this event will open promptly at 8:00am EST on June 22, 2015 and the closing will begin at 1:00pm EST on June 24, 2015. 

The items in this event include a DEK Horizon 01 Screen Printer; Universal Advantis;  Pyramax 125N Reflow Oven; Vitronics 6747 Selective Solder; Fuji IP-III and CP-643 SMT Pick & Place Machines; Research International Reflow Oven; Conveyors; Thermotron Ovens; Microscopes; Oscilloscopes; Function Generators; Power Supplies; Current Probes; Data Acquisition & Switching Units; Torque Testers; Accelerometers; and Much More...
 
To view the complete line of items currently up for auction; please select the following link.
bajabid.hibid.com/catalog/59350/june-2015-online-exchange-auction?tab=0
 
Any questions about the event can be directed to Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437.





ELANTAS PDG, Inc.'S President And CEO Dr. Susan Graham Receives Golden Omega Award

St. Louis, June 10, 2015 – ELANTAS PDG, Inc. (“EPDG”), a global specialty chemical manufacturer and a member of the ALTANA Group, today announced that its President and CEO, Dr. Susan Graham, has been honored by the Board of Governors of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (“IEEE”) with the Golden Omega Award. The Award was presented at the Electrical Insulation Conference in Seattle, Washington on June 9, 2015. Dr. Graham is the first woman to receive this prestigious award.
 
The Golden Omega Award is presented on behalf of IEEE’s membership, which includes leaders of science and industry and the users and producers of electrical/electronic materials, components and equipment. The Award is presented biennially to an outstanding person of science, engineering, education or industry who has made important contributions to technological progress.
 
The Award recognizes Dr. Graham’s business leadership and contributions to the electrical business community, particularly in the field of electrical insulation. EPDG’s electrical insulation product offerings include wire enamels, impregnating resins (varnishes), potting compounds and casting resins for motor, transformer, generator, and other electrical and electronic applications.
 
“It is an honor to receive this award from The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,” said Dr. Graham. “I accept this award on behalf of my dedicated team members and partners across EPDG and our parent company, ALTANA. I am proud to be part of an industry and a company that develops world-class innovative products and services. My goal is to continue promoting innovative and safe business practices within the specialty chemicals industry.”
 
“I was very gratified that Dr. Graham was nominated and unanimously confirmed by the EIC Board of Governors,” said Dr. Greg Stone, chair of the IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference Board of Governors. “Her selection continues our long tradition of recognizing outstanding business and thought leaders in the electrical industry. Her selection was especially encouraging since she leads a company that is at the heart of the electrical insulation industry – which is the focus of the IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference.  Congratulations to Dr. Graham for all her contributions, both to her company and the insulation industry.”
 
Dr. Graham is a member of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Board of Governors and the St. Louis Regional Business Council. In 2008, Dr. Graham was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh. Under her influence, EPDG has strengthened its commitments to the company’s four guiding principles of Safety, Service, Quality, and Innovation, and EPDG has been recognized as a leading company in the St. Louis region, known for its contributions to the community.





Kimball Electronics Selling Excess Manufacturing Assets

EMS provider Kimball Electronics in Jasper, Indiana is continually upgrading their manufacturing capabilities. As part of this process; they will be liquidating some of their excess and unused assets utilizing the online auction services of Baja Bid. The bidding for this event will open promptly at 8:00am EST on June 22, 2015 and the closing will begin at 1:00pm EST on June 24, 2015.
 
The items in this event include a DEK Horizon 01 Screen Printer; Vitronics 6747 Selective Solder; Fuji IP-III and CP-643 SMT Pick & Place Machines; Research International Reflow Oven; Conveyors; Thermotron Ovens; Microscopes; Oscilloscopes; Function Generators; Power Supplies; Current Probes; Data Acquisition & Switching Units; Torque Testers; Accelerometers; and Much More... 
 
To view the complete line of items currently up for auction; please select the following link.
 
http://bajabid.hibid.com/catalog/59350/june-2015-online-exchange-auction?tab=0
 
Any questions about the event can be directed to Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437.





FCT and Fine-Line Stencil Expand Market Presence with New Facility in Guadalajara, Mexico

FCT Companies, a leading chemistry, electronic stencil and specialty manufacturing business, announces the official opening of its new state-of-the-art facility in Guadalajara, Mexico. While FCT has long had a significant presence in Mexico through sales, service and distribution, the company’s Fine-Line Stencil operation in Guadalajara marks its first manufacturing site in the region and is a noteworthy addition to the broad FCT offering.

The leading-edge, 13,000 square foot FCT Mexico facility will provide multiple electronics assembly products and services including precision laser cut stencils from FCT’s Fine-Line Stencil division, as well as the company’s revolutionary stencil coating, NanoSlic™. With its customer base in Mexico expanding quickly, establishing regional product supply will enable FCT to better serve its customers with local support and fast delivery.

“FCT’s investment in this facility now offers customers in the Mexican region more immediate access to our advanced products and processes,” notes Brent Nolan, Vice-President of FCT Companies. “FCT’s understanding of material behavior and stencil performance for today’s miniaturized assemblies is exceptional and our approach is holistic. Integrating stencil manufacturing, transfer efficiency-enhancing stencil coatings and next-generation solder materials provides a comprehensive solution for today’s increasingly challenging printing applications.”

Precision stencil manufacturing at the site is managed by Fine-Line Stencil, which is wholly owned by FCT and already firmly established as the leading stencil provider in North America with multiple locations throughout the United States. This new facility will offer a variety of stencil products including stainless steel mesh-mounted stencils, VectorGuard® High-Tension foils, fine-grain stainless steel stencils and nickel blanks. All are also available with the FCT-developed NanoSlic coating, proven to improve solder paste transfer efficiency and extend the number of prints between cleaning cycles. NanoSlic is changing conventional perceptions of Area Ratio rules by enabling ample material volumes to be printed through highly miniaturized aperture dimensions. “The introduction of NanoSlic has completely changed the stencil business and has, in fact, contributed significantly to Fine-Line’s notable growth in recent years,” says Nolan. “Greater than one third of the stencils that leave our Memphis, Tennessee facility are coated with NanoSlic. We continue to see this percentage increasing as more of our facilities integrate NanoSlic coating equipment – a capability the Mexico facility now offers.”

NanoSlic is a hydrophobic (repels water), oleophobic (repels oil), durable, permanent coating that is applied via a proprietary application technique to both the underside of the stencil and inside the aperture walls. The coating helps improve solder paste transfer efficiency by as much as 40% on challenging area ratios and increases the number of prints before required understencil cleaning. In addition to its proven performance advantage for stencils, NanoSlic is also electrically insulating and is used successfully as a coating to safeguard assembled printed circuit boards against water and corrosion.

Commenting on the significance of this expansion, FCT Mexico Sales Director Sergio Juarez says, “Customers in Mexico are very excited about the addition of FCT’s full-service technical center in this region. Not only can they source product more quickly, but they will also have the opportunity to participate in process technology days, leverage the expertise of our team and utilize the facility for development projects. It’s a win-win.”

FCT’s Guadalajara, Mexico facility is fully operational and is producing advanced stencils for customers in the region. For more information, contact Sergio Juarez via e-mail (sjuarez@fctassembly.com) or by phone on +52 (33) 3164-0599.

About FCT Companies FCT Companies is a group of businesses that serve the electronics and surface protection markets. With innovation at its core, FCT Companies has developed some of the most pioneering new products and processes for the markets it serves and is continually pushing past boundaries to develop new approaches to age-old challenges. With multiple locations in North America, FCT Companies is positioned to offer the strength of broad resources and the convenience of local access.

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

 





A-Laser Expands Facility, Announces Appointment of New Operations Manager

A-Laser A-Laser, an FCT Companies business, today announced that it has doubled the size of its precision laser and marking facility to accommodate growing demand for its services. Simultaneously, the company has appointed optics, photonics and global inventory specialist, Fred Schumacher, to the position of Operations Manager. Together, these moves will position A-Laser for continued growth and success.

With over 25 years of optics and photonics experience, as well as an extensive background in operations and global inventory management, Schumacher’s broad knowledge of manufacturing efficiency and laser systems is ideally suited to the role at A-Laser.  Prior to joining A-Laser, Schumacher held notable positions including OEM Manager for Spectra Physics Lasers and Global Inventory Control Manager for Apple.  

"In the short time that Fred has been with A-Laser, we have already seen tremendous improvement in operational efficiency and staff engagement,"says Josh Saunders, who is President of A-Laser and identified the need for this new role. "We anticipate substantive business growth in several market sectors and Fred's oversight and involvement are integral to the continued progress of A-Laser."

A-Laser

Among Schumacher’s top priorities are reorganizing the manufacturing flow for optimal efficiency, progressing continuous improvement and quality control programs, cross-training staff and developing a route for professional advancement for A-Laser employees.  Over the longer term, Schumacher looks forward to helping the business achieve substantial growth.

"I think 15% to 20% growth year over year for the near term is achievable," confidently states Schumacher. "With the additional floor space we now have, we've been able to organize the facility for maximum productivity and we are increasing employee skill sets on a daily basis.  To be able to grow production output and revenues without adding significant headcount is the primary objective and I have every confidence that we will do this.”

Headquartered in Milpitas, California, A-Laser’s state-of-the-art facility has 12 lasers – eight for UV and marking processes and four for precision cutting applications.  The recent expansion of A-Laser has increased total square feet to just over  11,000 and has afforded a more streamlined set-up to accommodate the increasing quantity of customer jobs, with the ultimate objective of moving from the current two full shifts to a 24/7 operation.  

“For customers, the addition of Fred and the expansion of the facility mean increased throughput, improved service and on-time delivery of quality products,” says Saunders in conclusion.  “Our full-service approach – from development and engineering to ramp up and full production – continues to be a differentiator and we look forward to expanding on this with our additional resource.”

About A-Laser, an FCT Companies Business

Based in Milpitas, California, A-Laser offers precision parts manufacturing for a variety of end markets including medical, industrial and electronics, among others.  Integrating broad process capabilities such as laser marking, chemical etching, bending and forming and CO 2 laser cutting, A-Laser is delivering innovative products that address complex design requirements.  A pioneer in the laser direct structuring (LDS) process, A-Laser technologists have revolutionized the molded interconnect device (MID) market and are providing customers with limitless design and production opportunities.  For more information, visit www.a-laser.com. 

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

 

 





Enthone Advanced Technology Center to Open in 2016

USD 12.5 Million Investment Dedicated to Electronics & Automotive Innovation

WEST HAVEN, Connecticut, USA, June 2, 2015 – Enthone Inc. today announced that construction is underway to expand and transform the company’s West Haven, CT Global Headquarters to become a premier technology and manufacturing center. The renewed location will be completed by 2016 and will be named, the Enthone Advanced Technology Center.

The Enthone Advanced Technology Center represents a total investment that will exceed USD 12.5 million and will initially encompass over 82,000 sq. ft. of research and development, technical applications engineering, quality assurance and testing laboratories, as well as state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.

Mr. Rick Reagan, President Enthone said, “The Enthone Advanced Technology Center is part of the Alent Investment for Growth Initiative, whereas our parent is committed to investing for the future by ensuring that all technology facilities are resourced with leading edge capabilities and world class teams that will continually provide next-generation products.”  

The continued development of the West Haven, CT campus includes the 2014 opening of the ViaForm® Copper Damascene Manufacturing Facility, as well as recent and on-gong upgrades made to wafer level packaging manufacturing, printed circuit board applications laboratories, and theISO/IEC 17025:2005 certified Enthone Automotive Corrosion Applications Laboratory.  The Enthone Advanced Technology Center will continue to maintain ISO certifications to the Environmental Management System ISO 14001, Occupational Health & Safety System OHSAS 18001 and  ISO 9001 registration for a true Integrated Management System.

Mr. Jason Maupin, Vice President – Enthone Americas said, “The Connecticut location is being transformed to address growing market demands, while further enabling the ability to meet a more stringent set of electronics and automotive industry requirements. The synergies of housing Enthone technical applications, ‘fast cycle’ R&D, engineering, and manufacturing at one central location will further optimize customer value creation throughout the Americas and the world.”

As part of the expansion, Enthone executive and support staffs will be relocating to Trumbull, Connecticut. The relocation will allow for future manufacturing, testing, R&D, and applications engineering expansion.

About Enthone
The Enthone Advanced Technology Center will be further supported by the company’s Wafer Level Packaging Applications Laboratory in Morgan Hill, California, as well as Global Development Applications Centers strategically located in Germany, Taiwan, Singapore, Shanghai (PRC), and India.

Enthone Inc., an Alent plc company, is a global and leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings. Enthone creates customer value by providing innovative and cost-effective technology solutions to the automotive, electronics, building hardware, energy, aerospace, jewelry, industrial finishes, printed circuit board and semiconductor industries.  For more information, please visit enthone.com.





Production Expansion for ZESTRON South Asia

Manassas, VA – June 2, 2015 ZESTRON, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing industry, is pleased to announce ZESTRON South Asia has successfully begun its production of cleaning solutions on March 31st. 

In 2014, ZESTRON South Asia expanded its global operations with the purchase of a 4,650 m2 state-of-the-art facility in Penang, Malaysia.  James Yeoh, Executive Director, ZESTRON South Asia, states, “In the end of March 2015, production began at this facility serving the Asian market in order to meet the growing demand for engineered cleaning products within the region. In addition to its production capability, this facility houses a Technical Center complete with demonstration cleaning equipment and cleanliness assessment analytical services.  ZESTRON has six Technical Centers worldwide.

“This significant facility investment within the region is a testament to the level of commitment ZESTRON has in providing the best in high precision cleaning products and services to the industry,” says, Dr. Harald Wack, President, ZESTRON worldwide.

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

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.





RPS Automation Meets the Global Demand for Lead Tinning Capabilities

As the International Market for Lead Tinning Increases, the Anthem System Offers an Excellent Soluti

RPS Automation RPS Automation Meets the Global Demand for Lead Tinning Capabilities As the International Market for Lead Tinning Increases, the Anthem System Offers an Excellent Solution test equipment for electronics and component manufacturing, assembly, and distribution. RPS has been advancing automated lead finish and soldering technology for defense, aerospace, automotive, contract manufacturers and micro-electronics component manufacturers for over 20 years. RPS products are designed and manufactured in the USA.

RPS Anthem System

To learn more, visit www.rpsautomation.com or contact an RPS representative at sales@rpsautomation.com.

 

 





Microtek Laboratories - East (Baltimore) Receives ILAC/A2LA ISO/IEC-17025 Accreditation

May 13, 2015 - Baltimore, MD - Microtek Laboratories’ Linthicum Heights facility receives its ILAC/A2LA ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation for Electrical Test Scope (Certificate #3342.03) and Mechanical Test Scope (Certificate 3343.04) effective April 16, 2015.
 
“In addition to obtaining this A2LA ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation, Microtek Laboratories’ Linthicum Heights facility also received a sub-license agreement allowing the usage of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) Combined MRA Mark. This agreement provides Microtek Laboratories the additional benefit of removing barriers associated with test requirements from customers in foreign countries and provides greater recognition of our Scope of Accreditation to companies internationally utilizing Microtek Laboratories test and inspection services worldwide”, stated Robert Jackson, Director of Quality at Microtek Laboratories, adding, “in response to increased test program requests from the Automotive, Aerospace, Defense and Telecommunications industries, this accreditation of our Baltimore/Washington D.C. region facility will provide additional testing resources in support of these growing markets and our increasing customer base in Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America and Asia.”
 
This current certification provides Microtek Laboratories-East (Baltimore/Linthicum Heights) with Accreditation through May 31, 2017 2016.
 
Microtek Laboratories provides the highest level of support and test services to commercial, military, medical, aerospace and automotive markets worldwide. For more information, contact (800) 878-6601 or visit Microtek Laboratories’ web site at: www.TheTestLab.com
 
About Microtek Laboratories - Microtek Laboratories has multiple facilities located in the U.S. that are Internationally Accredited ILAC/A2LA ISO/IEC 17025 and registered ITAR test facilities, a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land & Maritime recognized test lab for Military Specifications MIL-PRF-55110, MIL-PRF-31032, MIL-PRF-50884, & MIL-I-46058; an IPC Certified Training Facility for IPC-A-600, IPC-A-610 & IPC-6012; Microtek (Anaheim) is a fully Certificated UL TPTDP Test Lab and CAP Agent for UL categories ZPMV2 & ZPXK2, QMTS2, QMJU2, QMFZ2 and OCDT2.
 
About A2LA - The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society. We are the only independent (meaning that we are not governed by another, "parent" organization), non-profit, internationally-recognized accreditation body in the United States that offers a full range of comprehensive laboratory and laboratory-related accreditation services and training. Services are available to any type of organization, be it private or government. All of our accreditation programs are based on internationally-accepted criteria for competence. In addition to the accreditation of laboratories, A2LA offers programs for the accreditation of inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers and product certification bodies.  Website:  www.A2LA.org
 
About ILAC - ILAC is the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation for both laboratory and inspection accreditation bodies formed more than 30 years ago to help remove technical barriers to trade.  These arrangements are managed by ILAC, in the field of laboratory and inspection accreditation, and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel and other similar programs of conformity assessment. Both organizations, ILAC and IAF work together and coordinate their efforts to enhance the accreditation and the conformity assessment worldwide.  ILAC first started as a conference in 1977 with the aim of developing international cooperation for facilitating trade, by promotion of the acceptance of accredited test and calibration results. Website:  www.ILAC.org
 
CONTACTS:
Microtek Laboratories – Corporate
Mike Shepherd, President / CEO
Direct: +1 (714) 999-1616
E-mail: Mike@TheTestLab.com 
 
Microtek Laboratories – East
Debora Obitz / Laboratory Director
Direct: +1 (714) 678-1550
E-mail: Debora@TheTestLab.com





The SIPLACE Material Tower optimizes the flow of materials on the production floor

With its SIPLACE Material Tower, ASM Assembly System presents its first automated storage system for SMT-specific materials management applications. The climate cabinet, which is available in two sizes, is fully integrated with the SIPLACE Material Manager software. And by interlocking the input and output processes, the SIPLACE Material Manager provides total inventory transparency. The compact storage system is also ideal for kitting areas or for kanban processes directly on the line. It eliminates frequent trips to and from the warehouse and accelerates the setup processes, thus making your production much more flexible. Being located closer to the production line also reduces MSD exposure times, which are automatically recorded and precisely logged.
 
The "Large" version of the SIPLACE Material Tower with its dimensions of 1,560 x 1,070 x 2,500 millimeters, holds up to 932 component reels in widths ranging from 8 to 72 millimeters and diameters ranging from 7 to 15 inches. The “Small” version is 1,110 x 1,070 x 2,500 millimeters large and holds up to 612 reels. The SIPLACE Material Tower issues requested component reels in 10 seconds or less. The requests can also be triggered automatically by SIPLACE placement machines or SIPLACE software solutions in the kitting area.
 
Local storage next to the line: Supplies within walking distance The intermediate storage facility is controlled via the SIPLACE Material Manager software, which optimizes material flows in the SMT production by linking the ERP level with all storage, scheduling and production processes on the shop floor level. As a compact, local storage system that is integrated into the SIPLACE Material Manager, the SIPLACE Material Tower offers completely new storage and setup strategies in SMT production that are much more flexible and efficient than before.





LORD Corporation Hires Crispin To Expand Electric Vehicles Focus

(Cary, NC – May 13, 2015) - LORD Corporation - a leading supplier of thermal management materials, adhesives, coatings and encapsulants to the electronics industry - has announced that Polly Crispin has been appointed to the new role of Global Market Development, Electric Vehicles for the Automotive, Industrial and Electronic Assemblies (AIEA) area of the business. 
 
LORD supplies thermal management solutions for the EV powertrain with particular focus on the inverter, charger, battery pack and electric motor. According to Jim Greig, Global Sales and Marketing Manager for LORD Corporation, the electronic vehicle market is on the verge of explosive growth. “Managing the massive amounts of information related to the market and focusing on the key target OEMs and their tier suppliers is critical for success in this electronic vehicles market,” said Greig.
 
In this new role, Crispin will be responsible for researching, identifying, analyzing and developing business opportunities in the electric vehicles market. She will provide market input to ensure the progress of solutions through commercialization, as well as help to define potential markets for relevant technologies. 
 
Crispin joined LORD in 2014 as a Customer Service Representative for the AIEA team. Her background consists of a variety of positions in technical industries, and most recently, she worked for a biofuel company and global environmental NGO in London, UK. She also has experience in business development and technical management for international and regional petroleum entities. Crispin holds an M.A. in Environment, Politics, and Globalization from King’s College London, an M.B.A. from Saint Joseph’s University and a B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University.
 
For more information, please visit www.lord.com or call 1 877 ASK LORD.





Online SMT Auction May 19–28 Featuring Surface-Mount Technology Items

SMT provider located in San Nicola la Strada, Caserta, Italy will be liquidating their assets utilizing the online auction services of Baja Bid, Troostwijk and Heritage Global. 
 
Bidding for the auction will open promptly at 9:00 a.m. CET on May 19th, 2015 and will begin closing at 14:30 p.m. CET on May 28th, 2015.
 
Items Including: FUJI-ORBOTECH Pick & Place Lines, ZEVAC Rework Stations, ANGELANTONI Climatic Cells, AGILENT-HP X-ray Inspection, HEBB Laser Rework Stations , MPM Screen Printers, Loaders, Unloaders, Feeders, Welding Equipment, Microscopes and More.
 
To view the complete line of items currently up for auction and register to start bidding visit www.BajaBid.com now.
 
Questions about the event can be directed to Arlin Horsley at 1-813-992-2437 





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.

 

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