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Conecsus Wins Mexico Technology Award for Metal Waste and Dross Recycling

Terrell, Texas, USA -- Conecsus, LLC, an innovative environmental technology and recycling company, won a coveted Mexico Technology Award for its unique and innovative metals waste and dross recycling technologies. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 ceremony that took place during the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum.

Conecsus, LLC provides true metals recycling solutions for SMT/PCB assembly that also reward the recycling customer. The company processes wastes from the electronics assembly process, wastes typically containing primarily tin, tin-zinc, lead, silver, gold, and copper, and converts them into usable metal products for sale into the global market.

The Mexico Technology Awards is a new annual program that recognizes the best new innovations in the electronics manufacturing industry in Mexico. The goal of the award program is to celebrate the companies and people that are achieving the highest standards and driving the industry forward. The awards are designed to promote best practice in the areas of technical innovation and manufacturing quality and productivity.

Photo Captions: The Mexico Technology Award, and the Conecsus team in Guadalajara with the award, L-R, Steven J. Butler, Commercial Director, and Laura, Roberto, and Yessica.

About Conecsus

Founded in 1980, Conecsus, LLC is a sophisticated ‘green’ recycler and refiner of SMT solder/solder paste wastes and residues, as well as Tin, Tin-Zinc, Lead, Silver, Gold, and Copper from a variety of manufacturing industries. Located in Terrell, Texas, USA, Conecsus converts these wastes into usable metal products. Conecsus’ mission is to provide innovative and high-quality industrial byproducts management, metal recovery, and recycling options that provide world-class value and service to our customers, and display respect and stewardship toward the environment. For more information, visit www.conecsusllc.com.

Transtec America to exhibit YAMAHA Productivity Solutions at SMTAI

Rosemont, IL, USA – Transtec America, LLC and Yamaha Motor Corporation USA's Intelligent Machinery (IM) Division will exhibit systems and solutions that are part of YAMAHA's "Total Line Solution" at SMTAI 2018 in Booth #223 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, October 16-17. 

Systems and solutions either shown or represented will include the versatile Z:LEX YSM20R modular mounter, which comes in two models, is based on the one-head solution concept that is free from head replacement and is compatible with wide range of component sizes. In the more advanced Type PV model, the transportation speed in the XY axis has been increased from pickup to placement with a mounting speed of up to 95,000 chips per hour (cph), which is the one of industry’s fastest in the two-beam and two-head class category. Its wide-scan camera has been expanded to 12mm square, significantly improving productivity. 

Also shown will be the YCP10 Solder Paste Printer, packed with innovative features for speed, accuracy, and consistent quality. In addition to its standard Solder Paste Roll Volume Detection, its unique adjustable squeegee angle provides optimum aperture fill for the spectrum of PCB assembly challenges.  Both features provide an unmatched print consistency throughout the entire production run, regardless of pauses and/or delays in production. 

In addition, software demonstrations will be conducted for the YSi-V 3D high-speed inspection system (AOI) machine. In addition to standard 2D AOI functionality, the YSi-V Series machines can be configured for high speed 3D inspection as well. Furthermore, the YSi-V has 4D capability by employing 4 additional off-axis cameras along with its main downward looking camera. With 4D capability, components can be inspected at 5 different angles, increasing object visibility around nearby components. All five images can be later recalled at a repair station for better defect analysis. 

For more information, and to see the equipment first-hand, visit booth #223 at the SMTAI 2018 Conference and Exposition

About Transtec America

Trans-Tec is proud to celebrate over 30 years of excellence in SMT and electronic manufacturing. Founded in 1988 and now operating out of 41 locations in 11 countries, TransTechnology Worldwide has long been established as a worldwide leader in sales, distribution and after-market service for a full line of electronic manufacturing equipment. 

Trans-Tec America has been established to provide comprehensive sales, distribution and service for Yamaha industrial and SMT products throughout North America, including the full range of Yamaha SMT equipment with a particular emphasis on the United States and Mexico.


About Yamaha Motor Intelligent Machinery

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA IM is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Corporation, and offers a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and other production-line solutions to answer the diversifying needs of today’s electronics manufacturers. Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America, providing a truly global sales and service network, delivering best in class on-site sales and service support for their customers.

Demonstrations of Leading Cleaning Technologies by ZESTRON at SMTAI


Manassas, VA – October 2, 2018 ZESTRON, the global leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services, and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries, is pleased to announce that it will have live demonstrations of its HYDRON®MPC®, and FAST® cleaning technologies at SMTA International.  

HYDRON® Technology cleaning agents are single-phase, water-based chemistries covering a wide range of defluxing applications for PCBAs, power electronics, advanced packages, and wafers.


MPC®, Micro Phase Cleaning, is an innovative water-based cleaning technology that combines the advantages of both solvent and surfactant technologies. ZESTRON’s eco-friendly VIGON® cleaning agents are based on MPC® Technology and have been specifically formulated for high-precision cleaning of SMT and power electronics, as well as MRO and metal cleaning applications.


FAST®, Fast Acting Surfactant Technology, is an innovative surfactant-based cleaning technology with a proprietary mix of newly developed surfactants allowing for quicker removal of a wide variety of both lead-free and leaded flux residues. FAST® products are effective with much shorter contact times, require fewer active ingredients for the complete removal of contaminants, and ensure a longer bath life resulting in reduced process and maintenance costs.


Attendees may visit ZESTRON at booth #215, at SMTA International for live demonstrations. Our team is available to discuss our complete family of PCB defluxing agents as well as our latest products for semiconductor cleaning applications. Interested attendees may request a meeting on  zestron.com.

Vision Engineering Launches FREE Electronics Academy Webinar Series to help identity and rectify PCB

Vision Engineering Vision Engineering has teamed up with industry-expert Bob Willis to broadcast a free Electronics Academy Webinar Series aimed at identifying the issues affecting PCB/SMT assembly and the challenges of achieving Zero Defect Manufacture. The 3 part webinar is focused on improving quality and reducing costs through improving the inspection process.


The series begins on June 16th with Solder Joint Inspection & Process Defects. During this webinar participants will learn how to minimize inspection and process defects, identify common joint failures, causes, cures and corrective actions. Bob will explain the best ways to inspect solder joints on conventional and surface mount assemblies with reference to international standards (e.g. IPC 610 and IPC J-STD-001). On June 29th Counterfeit Component Inspection & Detection will be broadcasted. Production, quality and purchasing teams will learn how to inspect conventional and surface mount devices to identify counterfeit component and avoid expensive consequences. In this webinar Bob will illustrate the most common issues faced by these teams, how to test parts and demonstrate the importance of photographic documentation to provide reference standards for the future.

The 3 part series closes on July 21st with Conformal Coating Inspection & Coating Faults. The use of conformal coating is growing in popularity. Regardless of application method, either manual or automated inspection is required in most applications, carried out under normal or UV light, with reference to international standards. During this webinar, Bob will cover the inspection of coatings, setting up of inspection standards, as well as the common process defects and corrective actions Bob Willis is a globally-recognized expert in surface mount and area array technology, providing training and consultancy to electronics manufacturers worldwide for over 30 years. Bob regularly speaks at international events, providing expert knowledge to improve skills and knowledge for electronics production staff and engineers. For more information on the Electronics Academy Webinar or to register visit www.visioneng.com/electronicswebinar

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