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Christopher Associates Announces Product Line up for SMTA International 2011


Christopher AssociatesSANTA ANA, CA - September 2011 - Christopher Associates Inc. announces that it will exhibit in Booth #132 at the upcoming SMTA International Conference & Exhibition, scheduled to take place October 18-19, 2011 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX.
In addition to contributing to the technical sessions, Christopher Associates will exhibit the latest equipment and materials from its world-class suppliers, including:
The MAGNUS HD high-definition inspection system will be on display at the show. The MAGNUS HD offers the highest image quality in the industry with superb ergonomics. Measurement capability, magnifications up to 104X and true 1080P performance give the MAGNUS HD a versatility and range of applications found in no other system.
Also at the show, Christopher will introduce the new Koki S01X7C48-M500 low silver alloy solder paste. With spiraling metals costs, Koki's new, patented formulation offers perfect melting and wetting (<0.3 mm dia CSP 0603 chip) at super fine-pitch, low halide content (CL+BR<1500 ppm),  and excellent printability and process parameters, while reducing material costs substantially.
Representatives from Christopher Associates also will highlight the award-winning Akila XR-3 X-Ray inspection system from WKK offers unparalleled performance in the inspection of high-density electronics assemblies including micro BGA and CSP packages.
Developed by the world's leading 3D moire' inspection technology company – the Intek Plus SPI-4000 SPI systems offer unparalleled accuracy and performance and also will be highlighted during SMTA International. With a programming time of less than 15 minutes, real-time SPC, excellent GR&R and North America's best support network, the SPI-4000 offers unbeatable performance.
This year, Marantz introduced the iSpector U22XHMA Multi Camera AOI System, a nine-camera system developed for superior detection of lifted components and leads. Also new from Marantz, the  iSpector U22X Large Format AOI System was developed for large panels up to 21.6 x 31.5" and incorporates Marantz's industry-leading full-color inspection capability for both SMT and through-hole components.
Additionally, representatives will premier the Semblant Plasma Finish (SPF), a revolutionary new patented solution for PCB surface finishing as well as many other significant protective applications. 
Finally, representatives will highlight VacuNest Universal Shape Memory Tooling from Nocatec S.A. The system supports thin substrates very well, and end of line yields typically improve significantly when the technology is installed. VacuNest can be fitted to any printer, dispenser or placement machine. 
For more information about any of Christopher Associates' new equipment or materials, stop by Booth #132 at the show or visit

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