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Seika Announces Plans for Optimized Drying Units to be Incorporated into all McDry Cabinets

TORRANCE, CASeika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, today announced that all McDry cabinets will soon be able to maintain one percent RH levels with the new optimized drying units, like the McDry DXU-1001A UL Quick Dehumidifying Model. The McDry name is known for high performance, quality, and its market longevity.

The new McDry DXU-1001A high performance dry cabinet quickly recovers back to set point 2-3 times faster than previous models. Additionally, McDry cabinets can be monitored safely and effectively with the DicksonOne data loggers. Features of the DicksonOne include:

  • Cloud-based, security data storage
  • Multiple unit monitoring
  • Multiple sample rates
  • Email, phone and text alerts

All McDry ultra-low humidity storage cabinets conform to IPC/JEDEC J-STD 033C and IPC 1601 Standards. Additionally, the ESD safe design adheres to the IEC-61340-5-1 (ESD) Standard. McDry cabinets dehumidify ICs to prevent micro-cracking and are an alternative to baking, MBBs and nitrogen storage. 

For more information about the system or Seika’s complete product line, contact Michelle Ogihara at michelle@seikausa.com or visit www.seikausa.com.

ULT LLC cooperates with GulfTech

Mequon, WI - Fume extraction vendor ULT LLC and Florida based GulfTech Enterprises – Casiba Group have commenced a partnership. Since March 2018, GulfTech has focused on sales and service of ULT’s air treatment solutions in the US states of Florida and Southern Georgia.

The representative will be providing extraction and filtration technology equipment for laser and welding fumes, also addressing additive manufacturing industries. GulfTech’s focus of activity will be mainly placed on manufacturing industries in Florida, particularly medical manufacturing, electronics industries, aerospace and defense industries.

“ULT offers excellent product technology for fume, dust and smoke extraction product lines”, explains Ron Beadenkopf, Project Manager and Technical Sales with GulfTech. He adds: “Gulftech is looking forward to a strong partnership with ULT to broaden our market share in the dust and fume extraction market through proven expertise and over a decade of experience in the industrial filtration market in Southeast United States.”

Gulftech is a market leader in consulting, design and installation of dust collection, air filtration systems and aftermarket components in Florida and Southeast U.S.

Gulftech is rapidly growing to meet market demand, with over a dozen ongoing projects, installations and design efforts with satisfied clients in various manufacturing sectors. 

About ULT:

Founded in 1994, ULT is a global vendor of high efficiency industrial air filtration, fume extraction systems, and dust collectors. The wide range of equipment has been designed for use in many industries, such as machine construction, electronics production, and general manufacturing as well as medical and pharmacy. The product range offers turnkey products as well as custom-built units for special applications, e.g. for material processing by means of laser, soldering, welding etc. as well as onsite services. The company has been DIN EN ISO 9001 certified for nearly 20 years.

Since early 2017, ULT LLC, headquartered in Mequon, WI takes care of US and North American customers, providing extraction and filtration solutions for occupational health and service. 

Additional information on ULT LLC can be found online at www.ult-usa.com.

Contact: ULT LLC,    6000 W Executive Drive, Suite K    Mequon, WI 53092        Phone: +1 414-377-1376      eMail: office@ult-usa.com 

MicroCare Presents its Latest Advancements in Cleaning at SMT Hybrid Packaging

New Britain, CT - MicroCare Europe bvba will showcase its newest electronics cleaning products at the SMT Hybrid Packaging Show in Nuremberg, Germany. The expo runs from 5-7 June 2018. These new circuit cleaners will help companies boost quality, enhance throughput and lower PCB production costs. They also will help clients meet ever-more stringent European regulations

Amongst the new range of products, are three new flux-cleaning chemistries including the No-Clean Flux Remover, the RMA Flux Remover, and the Water-Soluble Flux Remover Pens. Packaged in a pocket-sized, convenient pen, the highly effective cleaners have been developed to specifically remove fluxes easily and efficiently.

The No-Clean Flux Remover Pen is formulated to remove no-clean fluxes and pastes quickly, leaving no residue, and has the advantage of also cleaning other contaminants like adhesives, oil and grease. It is also exceptional as a degreaser and general-purpose cleaner and boasts low Global Warming Potential (GWP) credentials. It is exempt from VOC regulations in most areas making it an ideal cleaning option during assembly. 

As well as the No-Clean Flux Remover Pen, visitors will be introduced to the high-purity RMA Flux Remover Pen, which contains an extra-strength formulation to help clean aged and baked-on flux which can prove difficult to remove. It easily penetrates and dissolves excess flux and removes ionic and non-ionic activators, drying residue-free. 

Completing the range is the economical Water-Soluble (OA) Flux Remover Pen used to clean organic acid solders, pastes and fluxes. Featuring a slow evaporation rate, the product works effectively to remove baked-on flux residues.

“Having received such a great response from visitors at IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, CA where we launched the products to the USA market, we are looking forward to showcasing our new and innovative cleaners to Europe,” said Scott Wells, MicroCare General Manager Europe.

“As well as the range of flux remover pens, we will introduce the new ESD Presaturated Cleaning Wipes. The static-dissipative, lint-free wipes effectively remove flux residues, oils, fingerprints, grime and debris from ESD mats, tools, bins, tool racks, workbenches and other surfaces in a PCB manufacturing facility, making it the perfect choice for a variety of cleaning jobs.”

The full range of MicroCare Europe bvba products will be exhibited on stand 4-531 from 5-7 June at SMT Hybrid Packaging in Nuremberg, Germany.

www.microcare.com

Koh Young Presenting on 3D Technologies at SMTA Rocky Mountain Chapter Technical Session

Chandler, AZ  Not long ago, 2D inspection was the industry norm, but 3D inspection quickly proved itself as a more reliable technique. Today, true 3D measurement has become even more effective, especially when AI power analyzes the real data. But what is the difference between 3D inspection and 3D measurement, and how can AI improve your process?

The SMTA Rocky Mountain Chapter is pleased to announce its next Technical Session: “Design for Test and Spectrum Analysis.” The day will include several informative presentations focused on inspection techniques and DfX (Design for Excellence). This session will explore different methodologies for testing today’s assembly packages and implementing a test strategy to meet production process requirements. Mr. Allen Phung, Regional Sales Manager with Koh Young America will lead a session with a presentation on how 3D measurement benefits the electronics assembly process.

The SMTA event starts at 9:00am MST on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Mentor Graphics Training Center in Longmont, CO. Advance registration is strongly suggested. Register today on the SMTA Rocky Mountain Chapter page at www.SMTA.org. If you cannot attend the technical session, you can learn more about Koh Young and its best-in-class solutions awww.KohYoung.com.

DfR Solutions to Present on ISO-26262 at AEC Reliability Workshop

Beltsville, MD – DfR Solutions, leader in quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) solutions for the electronics industry, today announced that it is presenting, Initiatives for Addressing ISO-26262 Hardware Risk Assessments, at the 2018 Annual Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) Reliability Workshop on April 24 – 26 in Novi, Michigan. James McLeish and Ashok Alagappan, of the DfR Solutions Senior Technical Staff, will present with Senior Reliability/Test Engineer Keith M. Hodgson of Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday, April 25 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

ISO 26262 is intended to be applied to safety-related systems that include one or more electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems that are installed in series production passenger cars with a maximum gross vehicle mass up to 3 500 kg. The Road Vehicle Functional Safety Standard ISO-26262-2011 requires a risk assessment of safety related Electrical/ Electronic hardware using a new, non-traditional metric called the Probabilistic Metric for (Random) Hardware Failures (PMHF). The underlying philosophy of this approach is that E/E failures are inevitable, and the PMHF metric is used to determine the degree of “Safety Mechanism(s)” needed to prevent failures from evolving into unsafe conditions for each safety critical element in a vehicle system.

The presentation at the 2018 AEC Reliability Workshop summarizes how Reliability Physics Analysis methods for circuit board assemblies outlined in SAE J-1211 and for Semiconductor in SAE ARP6338 can be applied in ISO-26262 PMHF risk analysis and will introduce a new project to develop a joint SAE Automotive and Aerospace standard to define the Reliability Physics Analysis process.

‘DfR Solutions is working closely with the automotive and aerospace industries to incorporate Reliability Physics methods into their designs to improve safety and reliability,’ said Dr. Craig Hillman, CEO of DfR Solutions.  ‘In fact, another presenter at AEC will be discussing the use of Automated Design Analysis to understand and prevent electronics failures in their designs,’ noted Hillman. ‘Our deep electronics expertise and Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ software make us uniquely qualified to support this critical effort,’ said Hillman. 

About Sherlock Automated Design Analysis™ Software

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

For more information regarding DfR Solutions, visit www.dfrsolutions.com.

Omron’s Machine Vision Technology Wins Innovators Award

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL - Omron Automation, a trusted partner and globally recognized leader in providing innovative technological solutions for today’s manufacturing challenges, recently received an award for its groundbreaking machine vision technology. Vision Systems Design, a news source favored by professionals in machine vision and image processing, has named Omron as one of its 2018 Innovators Award honorees.

The pioneer in sensing and control equipment recently upgraded its machine vision portfolio to include several cutting-edge technologies that expand its ability to address challenges in automation. These innovations combine unprecedented power, speed and precision with elegant and intuitive hardware, making it easier than ever to drive automation forward with all-encompassing solutions.

Omron’s machine vision product portfolio addresses specific challenges for the factory of the future. The MicroHAWK MV family puts advanced machine vision capability into extremely compact and embedded devices that help manufacturers make the best possible use of space. Taking vision power to a whole new level, the one-of-a-kind HAWK MV-4000 puts near-PC processing speeds into a single smart camera.

These technologies complement Omron’s existing machine vision systems which include the popular FH Series. This best-in-class vision system is known for its unique combination of high-speed inspection, high-precision measurement and minimal programming requirements.

The MicroHAWK readers and the HAWK MV-4000 are innovations that build upon Omron Microscan technologies. Omron’s 2017 acquisition of Microscan Systems, Inc., brought a wealth of vision and barcode reading expertise into its portfolio, and the company is ready to take the lead in comprehensive, vision-based solutions for industrial automation.

Learn more about Omron’s advanced vision technology here: https://industrial.omron.us/en/products/fh

About Omron Automation
Omron Automation is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include robotics, sensing, motion, logic, safety, and more. Established in 1933 and currently headed by President Yoshihito Yamada, Omron’s 36,000 employees help businesses solve problems with creativity in more than 110 countries. Learn more at omron247.com

“Future Packing Line” at SMT 2018 in Nuremberg: IPTE to exhibit efficient equipment

IPTE FA participates for the fourth time in the common booth “Future Packing Line” at SMT in Nuremberg (June 5 - 7). This year the production line “Future Packing Line” shows an IoT construction kit which demonstrates different scenarios to learn more about the Internet of Things. Furthermore the production line focuses on quick adaption of production equipment concerning the products to be produced.

The common booth “Future Packing Line” is located in hall 5, booth 434. On an area of 1.000 m² not only the “Future Packing Line” is on display, also a number of coexhibitors including IPTE FA.

The following IPTE components are integrated in the “Future Packing Line” 2018: The conveying system “EasyLine”, the Laser Marking-System “FlexMarker II” and two EasyTesthandler “ETH”. Another part of the common booth is a separate IPTE booth, where the depaneling system “EasyRouter”, a version with increased functionality, will be presented.

IPTE EasyLine
The EasyLine program for board-handling of pcbs and ceramic substrate (Hybrid-) boards can be easily integrated into production lines and production processes. EasyLine modules are available in the sizes small (300mm), medium (500 mm) or large (600 mm).

IPTE FlexMarker II
The advanced FlexMarker II is a highly flexible applicable laser marking system for processing PCBs featuring dimensions from 50 to 522 mm (both in width and length). Depending on customer requirements CO2, Fiber, YaG and UV laser are available. Another outstanding feature is Verify@MarkTM which verifies the code immediately after the marking without compromising cycle time.

Batch change-over consequences (such as solder mask changes) are automatically corrected using the Verify&CorrectTM feature. This feature will verify the marking and correct the laser settings to ensure highest output quality, without losing handling time and with no operator action. Flipping of the PCB is done without prior moving the laser to a secured area, resulting in a handling time less than one second.

IPTE EasyTesthandler ETH
In-Circuit- or functional- test as well as programming processes can be inline automated with IPTE’s Easy-Test-Handler ETH. The ETH is practical for the use with single-circuit boards, multiple boards or corresponding carriers for circuit boards. Both, one- or double-sided fixtures can be realized. The fixtures can be changed quickly and easily. For optional parallel use of more than one Test-Handler, the Test-Handler can be equipped with a bypass segment. This allows a constant production process, which is not interrupted by the testing process. Moreover, the Bypass can be used to optimize the cycle time.

IPTE EasyRouter
The IPTE EasyRouter is an effective depaneling system for off line use which offers some new features now. The machine is equipped with a productive milling tool featuring a speed of up to 60 mm/s for the fast routing of circuit boards from above. New features for example are increased accuracy, operator indicator lights for assistance in handling, noise level reduction by noise shielding panels and simulation of the tool route.

Company Background IPTE:
IPTE FA was founded 1992 in Belgium. IPTE is a worldwide supplier for individual, flexible and high-technology automated product equipment. The company designs standard machinery and turnkey-automation systems of all kinds for production, test and further processing of printed-circuit boards, as well as of board assemblies and final products. IPTE runs eleven sites in Europe, America and Asia with currently more than 800 employees. The IPTE Group's client list includes considerable manufacturers of the telecommunications industry, the consumer electronics branch, the industrial and motor vehicle electronics as well as producers from the assembly technology and the manufacturing sector. IPTE’s headquarters is located in Genk, Belgium. Other important sites are located in Germany and France.

More information in IPTE under: www.ipte.com

Hentec/RPS Announces New North America Sales Manager Tom Baro

NEWMAN LAKE, WA - Hentec Industries, Inc. (formerly RPS Automation), a leading US manufacturer of selective solder, lead tinning and solderability testing equipment, is pleased to announce that Tom Baro has joined the Hentec/RPS sales team as North America Sales Manager. Based in the Chicago area, he will cover sales management activities for the US, Mexico, and Canada. Tom brings successful sales and sales management experience in the electronics industry to Hentec/RPS. He will be responsible for managing existing independent sales representatives to make sure their needs are met while developing new partners within North America. Tom’s appointment supports the Company’s strategic direction, strengthening customer relationships as well as expanding our global sales support coverage. Tom Baro can be reached at tbaro@rpsautomation.com or 509-385-1228.

“This is a great time to join Hentec/RPS, with multiple new initiatives and a product roadmap in place that aligns with the fast growing market,” said Tom. “I am excited to be part of the team and honored to work for such a well-respected company in the electronics industry. I look forward to working with our reps and customers and helping them find the best Hentec/RPS solution that will help them grow their business.”

Prior to joining Hentec/RPS, Tom worked in multiple Sales and Sales Management roles for electronic manufacturing suppliers. His background includes over 20 years of experience in electrical/electronic manufacturing environments. In these positions, he honed his skill set and areas of expertise including manufacturing needs, process integration, sales and sales management.

Reid Henry, President, Hentec Industries, Inc., commented, “Tom is a great fit for this position. I am confident that his experience and knowledge will help cultivate our customer centric sales model and drive our company goals. We are delighted to have him onboard as a key contributor.”

About Hentec Industries, Inc.
Hentec Industries Inc. (formerly RPS Automation) is a manufacturer of automated selective soldering, lead tinning and component test equipment for electronics and component manufacturing, assembly and distribution. Hentec is celebrating over 25 years of automated soldering experience at more than 1100 global installations. All products are designed and manufactured in the USA.

Fujipoly Offers Low-Cost Connectors for LCDs

CARTERET, NJ - When placed between a printed circuit board and an LCD display, the Carbon Zebra® Connector from Fujipoly® makes reliable electrical contact using 140 conductive pads per inch. The connector offers a current carrying capacity of 50 mA per .040” x .040” pad and can be specified in custom lengths up to 9" (230 mm).

The low-cost interconnect device is made from alternating layers of conductive carbon-filled and non-conductive silicone. This unique construction makes the connector ideal for devices with pad spacing as close as .020” (.50 mm).

To accommodate as many applications as possible, the connector is available in any width from .015” (.38 mm) to .118” (3.0 mm) and has an operational temperature range of -40°C to +100°C.

About Fujipoly® America Corporation
Fujipoly® America Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Polymer Industries Co., Ltd. of Japan. An ISO9001:2008 registered company, Fujipoly® America Corporation specializes in the fabrication of silicone rubber technology. It is a leader in the areas of Zebra® elastomeric connectors, Sarcon® thermal interface materials, fusible tapes, and custom silicone rubber extrusions. Fuji Polymer Industries Co., Ltd., has eight divisions worldwide, located in North America, Europe and Asia and an international network of distributors and representatives. The company’s North American operations are based in Carteret, New Jersey. For more information, call (732) 969-0100 or visit us on the Web at http://www.fujipoly.com.