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FOXCONN Wisconsin’s Purchase of TAKAYA APT-1400 F-SL Advanced Flying Probe Tester from TEXMAC

Santa Clara, California, USA  – FOXCONN Wisconsin has purchased a Takaya APT-1400 F-SL Advanced Multi-Function Flying Probe Tester as they outfit their latest factory.

TEXMAC is the exclusive authorized distributor of TAKAYA flying probe test systems in North America. New production at the FOXCONN facility is planned before the end of this year (2019), and FOXCONN is moving to expand production in two facilities by the end 2020. 

The SL designation means that this model offers larger product handling capacity, with a test area that can accommodate printed circuit boards up to a maximum size of 25” by 24”, versus the standard 19” x 21” test area. The APT-1400 F-SL an ideal system for contract assemblers who need the flexibility to handle any size PCB from their customers, particularly the larger boards required by the telecom and high-end computer markets, or panelized PCBs. 

The APT-1400F-SL Advanced Multi-Function Flying Probe System offers unprecedented test speed and accuracy at the probe tip, and its architecture provides fastest and most controlled probe movement. The system is equipped with 6 top-side flying probes that provide optimum access flexibility, four angled probes plus two vertical probes. The system also provides functional testing of LED “Color & Luminance” functionality. TAKAYA is the inventor and industry leader in flying-probe test technology for more than 25 years.

Conecsus de México S.A. de C.V. Wins México Technology Award; Brings Wastewater Recycling to Mexico

San Luis Potosí, México - Conecsus de México S.A. de C.V., an industrial wastewater treatment innovator in México, recently was awarded a coveted México Technology Award for successfully applying their latest and best advanced technologies for the purification of residual industrial wastewater. The award was presented on Wednesday, Oct 23 at the Westin Guadalajara, prior to the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Technical Forum. 

Conecsus de México S.A. de C.V. was launched by parent company Conecsus, LLC, a sophisticated ‘green’ recycler and refiner of SMT solder/solder paste wastes and residues for the SMT electronics manufacturing industry. The México Technology Awards acknowledge the latest innovations available in México produced by OEM manufacturing equipment and materials suppliers over the previous 12 months. 

The award for Conecsus, in the Environmental Systems or Services category, recognizes their work that applies the latest and best technology and physicochemical treatment methodology available to its processes for the purification of residual industrial wastewater at their new industrial wastewater recycling enterprise in Villa de Reyes, San Luis Potosí (SLP), México. 

In making the announcement, Gilberto Cifuentes, Operations Director, stated, “We are pleased and proud to receive this award and recognition of our efforts to bring clean and safely treated water to our neighbors in Mexican industry. Our enterprise has all the required authorizations to operate, plus state-of-the-art equipment for the collection and transportation of water to the plant. Water is treated with the best available technology, as well as the traceability and logistics systems necessary for the proper management of effluents and to meet the individual, specialized needs of each and every client.” 

Cifuentes added, “Our new Wastewater Treatment (WWT) facility holds a hazard permit and has the support of the Mexican government. It offers different choices to its clients in managing the residual water as hazard, non-hazard and even as a third option as a residual water being treated not as a waste but as a resource to be decontaminated. Also, the plant is innovating with technologies including advanced oxidation, enzymes processes and different distillation methods that are top world class technologies, in order to fulfill not only legal requirements but to meet even the highest national and international standards.” 

About Conecsus

Founded in 1980, parent company 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. The address of Conecsus de México S.A. de C.V. is Circuito Bruselas No. 59, Parque Industrial Logistik ll, C.P. 79526, Villa de Reyes, S.L.P., Tel. +52 (444) 590-0219 ext. 2. Contact Gilberto Cifuentes at gcifuentes@conecsusllc.com. For more information, visit www.conecsusllc.com.

TEXMAC Provides TAKAYA APT-1600FD-A Flying Probe Test System with Conveyor to Astronautics

Santa Clara, California, USA  – TEXMAC, the exclusive authorized distributor of TAKAYA flying probe test systems in North America, announces the sale of a Takaya APT-1600FD-A Flying Probe Test System to Astronautics Corporation of America, a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of secure avionics equipment and systems for the commercial and military aerospace industry. 

In making the announcement, Roy McKenzie, Takaya Group Manager for TEXMAC Inc., said, “Their new APT-1600FD flying probe tester will enable Astronautics to test assembled SMT/PCBAs faster and more cost-effectively than ever before. The 1600FD delivers high-accuracy speed and performance eliminates the need for costly fixturing. It will provide electrical test and complement AOI and X-ray inspection; in addition, it will be used as a diagnostic tool for boards that fail functional test.” 

Astronautics purchased the Takaya APT-1600FD-A and added an automated conveyor for loading and unloading the circuit boards for even greater handling efficiency. The APT-1600FD incorporates a new 10-flying-Z-axis design, including 4 vertical flying probes that provide unequalled access to test points where conventional angled probes fail to contact. It features both top side and bottom side flying probes to deliver unprecedented speed and performance. TAKAYA is the inventor and industry leader in flying-probe test technology for more than 25 years.


About Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of secure avionics equipment and systems for the commercial and military aerospace industry. Key product areas include electronic primary flight and engine displays, connected aircraft and cyber solutions, electronic flight bags, and certified servers for airborne applications. Services include avionics system integration and custom software for critical applications. Since its founding in 1959, Astronautics has been providing trusted, reliable, and tailored solutions to help clients achieve mission success.  Astronautics is the parent company of Kearfott Corporation, headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey. For more information, visit https://astronautics.com.



TEXMAC, the exclusive authorized distributor of TAKAYA flying prober test systems in North America, is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and offers a full range of sales and support services including test and programming services. Locations include facilities in the Boston, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, and Silicon Valley areas. For more information, contact Roy McKenzie, TEXMAC Inc., 2225 Martin Ave. Suite K, Santa Clara, CA 95050, tel. (408) 970-8500, email rmckenzie@texmacusa.com,  and visit www.texmac.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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