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New Applicator Guns from Techcon at Farnborough International Airshow

Cypress, CA Techcon, a leader in precision fluid dispensing technologies, today announced plans to exhibit at Farnborough International, scheduled to take place July 16-22, 2018 in Farnborough, England. The company will introduce the TS2560 Series Applicator Guns to the aerospace market, and showcase its TSR2000 Smart Dispensing Robots and Smart Valve Controllers in Hall 3, Stand 3-756. 

The TS2560 Series Applicator guns come in both palm and pistol grip versions to make processing Techcon and standard sealant cartridges more convenient. With a maximum working pressure of 5.5 bar (80psi), the guns are ideally suited for a multitude of aerospace and other industrial applications. The cartridge applicators are compatible with all aerospace sealant manufacturers. 

The guns are shipped with a unique, light-weight, adjustable retainer that fits 2.5oz, 6oz and 8oz cartridge sizes. Additionally, the applicators are easy to assemble and operate. 

TSR2000 Series Smart Dispensing Robots are designed specifically for precise fluid dispensing applications and are compatible with all valve types and controllers. The user-friendly, smart PC based software make the robots easy to program and simple to operate. 

From a general assembly manufacturer looking to automate an existing dispensing application, to an engineer designing a production process from the very beginning, Techcon Systems dispensing robots offer unsurpassed value in automated precision fluid dispensing. The basic dispensing robot series are available in three platforms: 

TSR2201: 200 x 200 mm

• TSR2301: 300 x 300 mm

• TSR2401: 400 x 400 mm 

Techcon’s new series of smart valve controllers includes the TS550R, TS560R, TS570R and TS580R. Equipped with a universal power supply, the new smart valve controllers are fully ‘plug and play' and can be used immediately, anywhere in the world. 

The best-in-class smart controllers are equipped with Ethernet and WiFi interfaces that allow users to configure the exact parameters, and monitor and control the process from anywhere in the world. This feature complies with Smart Factory requirements of Industry 4.0. 

To learn more about Techcon, visit


HMD Engineering B.V. Ensures Strong Connections – For Their Products and Suppliers

Chelmsford, Essex, UK – Pillarhouse International today announced: To provide its products with the highest quality and durable solder joints, the engineering firm HMD Engineering located in Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands, recently invested in the new Pillarhouse "Pilot" Selective Soldering System.
In spite of a rapidly evolving market and the need to provide more and more functionalities on a small surface, it is impossible to obtain all components in SMD package. As an engineering firm that produces tailor-made developments for their customers and normally does not have to produce large quantities, HMD Engineering has traditionally made the choice to do everything in-house; from development to production.
"When it comes to THT soldering, we get confronted with more and more double-sided PCBs on the one hand, and on the other hand our traditional wave soldering machine did not produce enough satisfactory results," says Rob Huiberts, owner of HMD Engineering. "Especially for smaller companies it is important that we can differentiate ourselves through flexibility, customer service and top-level quality."
The Pillarhouse Pilot machine is a table model selective soldering machine, which gives the same quality soldering results as its larger brothers Jade and Fusion. It uses a precise Drop Jet fluxer, combined with global and local preheating and a soldering pot that can be equipped with a wide range of nozzle styles to handle any kind of soldering. The PCB remains completely horizontal and the patented return spiral and settings of the pump ensure a repetitive and high quality soldered connection.
"The products we develop include applications such as line scan cameras, data loggers and sensors that are used in extreme conditions. The electrical connection of the components that can endure a mechanical force is therefore indispensable for a reliable product." according to Rob Huiberts. "We are very satisfied with this investment, and we experienced that by replacing the manual soldering we can also free up more time to realize other projects."
"The purchase of a Selective Soldering System is an investment that is difficult to calculate for many companies." confirms Tom Van Tongelen, owner of Smd-Tec, the partner for Pillarhouse in the Benelux region". The Pillarhouse Pilot offers a financially viable solution and from the experience of our Pillarhouse customers we can see they benefit from using this process. Apart from a repetitive result, the soldering is stronger because you can give each pin its own setting, and the PCB is much cleaner without flux residues. As a bonus the reduced consumption of solder and flux is not only good for the financial bottom line, but also for our environment." he concludes.

About the creation of communication standards to enable machine-to-machine cooperation in SMT lines by ELS

The SMT equipment communication rule standardization subcommittee (hereafter referred to as ELS) from the Japan Robot Association (hereafter referred to as JARA), of which Fuji Corporation is a member, has advanced the standardization of communication for M2M cooperation in SMT lines.

The standard JARAS 1014 has been introduced for the SMT market.

On June 1, 2018, the communication standard JARAS 1014 was issued by ELS.

Generally, many SMT lines are made up of SMT machines from multiple manufacturers and it takes time and money to consistently manage the information from the entire line.

Because this condition is well understood in the industry, twenty companies got together to create and investigate a unified standard as ELS and put them together as JARAS 1014.

This standard has been created for the SMT market by expanding on the communication standard SEMI A1 HC established by SEMI. This standard makes it possible for users to freely create a production system, consistently manage information, and quickly support variable-mix, variable-volume production.

ELS participating companies (in alphabetical order):

  • CKD Corporation
  • FUJI CORPORATION (Previously: Fuji Machine Manufacturing Co., Ltd.)
  • Komatsu Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Marantz Electronics Ltd.
  • Musashi Engineering Inc.
  • Mycronic Corporation
  • OMRON Corporation
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • PARMI Corp.
  • Saki Corporation
  • Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
  • TAMURA Corporation
  • Test Research, Inc.
  • Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
  • YS Co., Ltd.


YXLON International to Host Three Open House Events at Its Lab One Facility

Hudson, OH  YXLON International, a company of the Swiss tech holding, COMET Group, announces that it will host three Lab One Electronics Open Houses. The first one will take place on June 26 and will focus on SMT. The second open house will take place on June 27 and will focus on semiconductor technology, and the third event will take place on June 28 and will focus on lab applications.

Each of the three open houses will begin at 9:15 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m. with industry experts speaking on applicable topics, and Charles E. Bauer, Ph.D. keynoting each day. Lunch, open discussion, sample valuations and networking will be included during each of the open houses.

The Tuesday, June 26 SMT open house as well as the Wednesday, June 27 open house will cover topics including Industry 4.0 for inspection; printing in the third dimension; design, materials, equipment & applications in electronics; and recent advances in both X-ray and AOI technology. The Thursday, June 26 lab applications open house event will cover topics including CT technology from components to large assemblies; nanotechnology in  electronics packaging and interconnect; and recent advances in both X-ray and AOI technology.

Charles E. Bauer, Ph.D. serves as Senior Managing Director of TechLead Corporation, a technology management company specializing in the electronics packaging, interconnection and assembly industry, as well as Director of the University of Portland’s Global Executive Leadership MBA program. Dr. Bauer focuses on the areas of strategic technology planning, market analysis and business development, particularly in the international arena. Combining applications experience in implantable, surgical and diagnostic medical devices with extensive background in design and manufacturing, he presents a balanced perspective between technology and practical implementation for real-world products. A senior member of IEEE, he is involved with numerous industry associations, has received many awards, and has authored more than 250 papers, articles and columns during his career.

Contact: COMET Technologies USA Inc.   5675 Hudson Industrial Parkway, Hudson, OH  44236  Tel. +1 234 284-7881,

Fax +1 234 284-7886

TopLine, TANAKA Partner to offer Solutions at SEMICON West

San Francisco, CA TopLine Corporation, an innovator of component packaging solutions, will partner with TANAKA Precious Metals, a leading supplier of bonding wire for Semiconductor applications, in booth #504 at upcoming SEMICON West 2018 in San Francisco from July 10 – 12. 

A featured product in the booth will be TANAKA Gold Ribbon Bonding Wire, suited for high power, high temperature, solar, and RF applications.  Ribbon sizes are 50µm to 250µm wide (2mil to 10mil). TANAKA Gold ribbon is made using a rolled process; edges and surfaces are smooth, with no sharp edges. 

TopLine offers a full range of TANAKA bonding wire in four alloys: Gold, Aluminum, Silver, and Copper, in standard lengths on spools:  50m, 100m, 300m, 500m and 1000m, depending how much the customer needs on the spool. Wire is packaged on two-inch spools as well as half-inch spools for industry standard manual or automated bonding machines. 

In addition to TANAKA wire, TopLine will also exhibit its innovative CCGA Column Grid Array IC packages will be exhibited. CCGA’s are made with non-collapsible solder columns for surface mount soldering on printed circuit boards (PCBs) and provide more compliancy than solder balls (Ball Grid Arrays or BGAs) to absorb stress and increase solder joint reliability under harsh operating conditions.

Contact TopLine Corporation, Tel (800) 776-9888; Email:

ECO-FRIENDLY MEETS HIGH-TECH – Product Launch at Nepcon Thailand

Hamburg, Germany - At this year’s Nepcon Thailand, taking place June 20 – 23, Yxlon invites all interested parties to the great launch of their Cheetah and Cougar ECO X-ray inspection systems for use in the electronics industry. These microfocus systems, which have been developed by Yxlon in Germany, are characterized by an excellent price-performance ratio. Being entry-level systems in two sizes, each of them provides best inspection results in quality control in the SMT and semiconductor industries.

Advanced German engineering and European Manufacture with a low carbon footprint result in a total solution that sets a new benchmark for X-ray systems of this class. And like all Yxlon systems, the safety standards exceed all global requirements.

As well as the sophisticated, segment-specific X-ray inspection systems of the EVO family and even the universal YXLON FF20/35/85 CT systems, Cougar and Cheetah ECO systems too benefit from the high-resolution FeinFocus tubes, the advanced target technology, a finely calibrated flat-panel detector and a state-of-the-art manipulation system. Easy 1-click operation and the intuitive FGUI user interface deliver quick and clear results. An upgrade with the unique FF-CT or Micro3DSlice software expands Cheetah and Cougar ECO easily with high-quality computed tomography capabilities.

Contact: YXLON International GmbH, a company of the COMET Group   Headquarters: Essener Bogen 15, D-22419 Hamburg

T +49 40 52729-0, F +49 40 52729-170,,

Würth Elektronik eiSos Distributes Products Via Farnell

WALDENBURG, GERMANY - Würth Elektronik eiSos now distributes its wireless data transmission solutions via the Farnell Group. The manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components thus entrusts this product segment to an experienced distributor of the former AMBER wireless GmbH. AMBER wireless GmbH became fully integrated in the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group as of 1 April 2018 and now forms the core of the new Wireless Connectivity and Sensors division.

“The good experience with Farnell offers the best credentials for continued successful collaboration in the field of our newly formed Wireless Connectivity & Sensors division,” says Patrick Becker, Head of Sales at the Wireless Connectivity and Sensors division. “We are pleased to have a strong channel partner in Farnell.” Ross Murgatroyd, Senior Global Product Manager at Premier Farnell is delighted to announce the portfolio expansion of RF products from Würth Elektronik eiSos: “This adds tremendous value and increased choice for our customers who are looking to accelerate development efforts and reduce time-to-market.”

The integration of AMBER wireless makes Würth Elektronik eiSos a reliable partner for low-power ISM/SRD wireless solutions worldwide. The portfolio encompasses highly efficient wireless modules in the Bluetooth and Wireless M-Bus standards, as well as proprietary ones in the frequency ranges 169 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz, 915 MHz and 2.4 GHz.

About Farnell Group
Premier Farnell is a business unit within Avnet, Inc., (NYSE: AVT). Premier Farnell acts as Farnell element14 in Europe, as Newark element14 in North America and as Element14 in the Asia-Pacific region. Farnell element14 is a high service distributor of technology products, services and solutions for electronic system development, maintenance and repair. Farnell element14 operates sites throughout Europe which are supported by regional distribution centers in Great Britain and Belgium.
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Fujipoly Winner Announced

Carteret, NJ — Fujipoly® recently selected John Gorini from NEHIDTA in Maynard, MA as this year’s Stay Cool and Get Connected Giveaway winner.

He selected a $500.00 American Express Gift Card from 3 great giveaways that included a Nikon Camera and a Samsung Gear Smart Watch! All Rick had to do was name his favorite Fujipoly® product, Sarcon® Thermal Interface Material.

Due to the continued response from this promotion, Fujipoly® will announce additional giveaways in the near future. Please visit for more information, or to browse our full line of thermal interface materials and elastomeric connectors.

ULT LLC extends Rep Network collaborating with George KELSO Company

MEQUON, WI - Fume extraction vendor ULT LLC and Pennsylvania headquartered George KELSO Co. entered into a cooperation. From now on, KELSO will provide ULT’s fume extraction technology to customers in the US States of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

The representative mainly addresses industries such as metalworking, food/beverage, pharmaceutical and general industry. KELSO will take care of sales and service for all industrial air cleaning requirements.

Joe Voss, Sales Representative with KELSO says: “KELSO is excited to join the ULT team members. As we design, supply and install industrial ventilation capture, convey and collect varies dusts, fumes and vapors is essential to have state of the art equipment to collect and separate the dirt in the most efficient ways possible. ULT offers some of the most advanced packages in the marketplace.”

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

Discover TRI's PCB Inspection Solutions at SMTA Queretaro 2018

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Test Research, Inc. (TRI), the leading supplier of PCB Inspection Solutions, will take part in SMTA Queretaro Table Top Exhibition and Tech Forum. The exhibition will be held in Hotel Mision Juriquilla, Qro., Mexico on July 12, 2018. Visit TRI's exhibit and discover the World-class Test and Inspection for the PCB Assembly Industry. TRI's VP of Sales and Marketing Jim Lin commented on the occasion, “We are eager to share TRI's Innovative Inspection Solutions for the rising SMT industry in Mexico.”

Join us at SMTA Queretaro to share our insight on PCB Inspection and Testing. TRI offers One Stop Solution for PCB Inspection: 3D Solder Paste Inspection (SPI), 3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI), 3D CT Automated X-ray Inspection (AXI), High Performance In-Circuit Testing (ICT) and Functional Tester (FCT). Our experts will reveal the advantages TRI's high performance hardware design can bring to your production. TRI's systems are designed to interoperate with other manufacturing equipment to minimize downtime, optimize production quality and reduce operator workload.

About TRI
TRI provides the most cost-effective solutions to meet comprehensive range of manufacturing Test and Inspection requirements, from Automatic Test and Inspection solutions to Manufacturing Defect Analyzers, In-Circuit Tester and Functional Tester. Learn more at For sales and service information, write us at or call +886-2-2832 8918.

YXLON: Inspection Services Labs in San Jose and Ohio Now Fully Equipped with Non-Destructive Testing Technology

HUDSON, OH – Yxlon has completed installation of its latest technology systems in the company’s two Inspection Services facilities in North America open for customer trials and outsourced inspection contracting.

Comet’s Lab One facility in San Jose, California, and Yxlon’s Non-Destructive Testing facility in Hudson, Ohio, now offer customers the ability to send samples for Non-Destructive Test (NDT) contract services, as well as provide an opportunity to conduct trials and evaluations on a wide variety of systems from Comet’s Plasma Controls Technology, Yxlon and ebeam business units.

Each location is designed to bring customer engineers closer to metrology and measurement testing and NDT innovation practices, using the most current offerings available in three core technologies: RF Power, X-ray/CT, and electron beam materials testing. At these labs, system evaluation and inspection services enable R & D and quality engineers to accelerate development time spent in prototyping, process improvement, and analysis of critical industrial components. Onsite process knowledge experts from Comet and Yxlon are on hand at each facility to assist customers and share best practices used by others in their industries.

“Providing outsource testing in these two facilities will offer access to important inspection technology to our customers,” emphasizes Joandre Galarza, Yxlon Director of Sales, North America. “Companies are under tremendous pressure to shorten their times to market, to incorporate advance materials in their products, and optimize yields. All of that requires the very latest inspection technologies to uncover metal fatigue, material defects and other opportunities to improve the quality of their products and processes. Our two facilities put the key inspection tools directly in their hands to move their work forward at an accelerated rate, at less cost to them.”

Yxlon’s NDT capabilities help customers optimize production yields, plus produce safer more reliable products. Industry customers include aerospace, automotive, electronics, foundries, additive manufacturers, medical companies, museums, universities and more.

“Yxlon offers NDT inspection and metrology services using the most advanced radioscopic and CT technology available today delivered by our world-class experts,” adds Ken Burden, Comet Technologies Senior Director of Service, North America. “No matter what the application or company size, we have an offering that can fit our customers’ specific needs. In fact, we even have a modular concept offering three levels of service. In addition to 2D and 3D scanning, we can offer detailed analysis, reporting, consulting, feasibility studies and reverse engineering. We also offer training for our customers’ inspectors and support them with project planning from R&D prototyping to production.”

Investments at Lab One in San Jose and in Yxlon’s Ohio NDT facilities are ongoing, with the company committing to future investments as new systems and tools become available. The new systems just installed in this most recent round of investments provide access to a wide array of inspection core technologies:

Radio frequency (RF) power technology enables the control of plasma processes – and the manufacturing of the touch screens and memory chips used in everything from sensors, personal computers, smartphones and tablets to large server farms. Top companies in the electronics sector and chip manufacturers rely on the advanced technology at the Lab One facility.

X-ray technology: Industrial X-ray and computed tomography systems from Yxlon include the new FF35 CT with dual X-ray tube configuration and the compact Comet X-ray. These resources empower customers from a wide array of industries to improve their products and processes through non-destructive testing, metrology and decision support.

ebeam: Through ebeam technology, surfaces can be treated in ways that save resources. Within the EBLab, the fully shielded system allows experimentation in electronic beam processing.

More information is available at and, or email inquiries directly to

Join us for one of these important events:

- Digital Radiography Training Jun 19-21; 2.3 CEUs available; Comet Group Lab One, San Jose, California. Contact or 234-284-7879 for details.

- Three Electronics Open Houses, Comet Group Lab One, San Jose, California: “Surface Mount Technology” on June 26th, “Semiconductor Technology” on June 27th or “Lab Applications” on June 28th.
Contact or 770-309-2716 for details.

- See us at SEMICON West, San Francisco, July 10-12, booth #5880.

- Digital Radiography Training August 7-9th; YXLON, Hudson, Ohio. Contact or 234-284-7879 for details.

1250°F High Temperature Horizontal Air Flow Cabinet Oven From GRIEVE

No. 1045 is a 1250°F (677°C), high temperature horizontal air flow cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for heat treating at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 38” W x 38” D x 38” H. A 350,000 BTU/HR is installed in a modulating natural gas burner, while a 2000 CFM, 2 HP recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow.

This Grieve horizontal air flow cabinet oven features 12” thick insulated walls comprised of 2” of 2300°F ceramic blanket and 10” of 10 lb/cf density rockwool. Features include an aluminized steel exterior, 16 ga stainless steel interior and a 325 CFM powered forced exhauster. Additional features include inner and outer door gaskets, inner gasket seals directly against door plug and outer gasket seals directly against front face of oven, plus all safety equipment required by IRI, FM and National Fire Protection Association Standard 86 for gas-heated equipment.

Controls on the No. 1045 include a digital indicating temperature controller.

For more information, please contact: THE GRIEVE CORPORATION, 500 Hart Road, Round Lake, Illinois 60073-2835 USA. Phone: (847) 546-8225. Fax: (847) 546-9210. Web: Email: Attention: Frank Calabrese.

KYZEN Sees Growth in Asia & Expands Marketing Support

NASHVILLE, TN - KYZEN today announced that Lina Ong has taken on an expanded role as Marketing Specialist at KYZEN’s Southeast Asia Headquarters in Penang, Malaysia. As KYZEN has grown, so has Ong’s importance to KYZEN’s marketing effort in Southeast Asia and China.

Ong was among the first members of the KYZEN team in Penang, and has contributed in many ways to the company’s success in Southeast Asia. Effective immediately, she will be working full time in the marketing group reporting directly to Tom Forsythe, KYZEN’s Executive Vice President.

“Lina’s flexibility, talents and skills have often had her simultaneously working in multiple departments at KYZEN,” said Forsythe. “Due to our recent growth and success, the marketing team is pleased and excited to have Lina’s full attention to further expand our current marketing activities in Southeast Asia.”

KYZEN’s Southeast Asian Headquarters provides comprehensive support and services to the Southeast Asian market including; a full line manufacturing facility for production and distribution of all KYZEN products as well as a full service Applications Laboratory for customer process qualification and contract cleaning. The company’s Penang location offers unrivaled technical and sales support and is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.

KYZEN is a global leader in providing environmentally responsible, RoHS compliant precision cleaning chemistries for industries ranging from electronics and advanced packaging to metal finishing and aerospace applications. Since its founding in 1990, KYZEN’s innovative cleaning technologies, scientific expertise and customer support have been repeatedly recognized with the industry’s most prestigious awards. For more information, visit

Ready for the next generation: Rehm Goes Industry 4.0

Rehm is always at the forefront when it comes to setting new standards in the field of thermal system solutions. Rehm Thermal Systems is also among the leading innovators in plant engineering who are addressing the issue of Industry 4.0. An innovative concept with worldwide Augmented Reality Support should make maintenance, documentation and on-the-job-training easier from now on. The advantages are obvious: reduced travel costs, availability anywhere in the world and shorter response times are just some of the highlights offered by the ViCI.

ViCI stands for Virtual Communication Interface and is intended as a portal for maintenance support in modern electronics production. The innovative portal solution offers concrete support with the help of smart glasses, guided maintenance scenarios on tablet or smartphone as well as a comprehensive and expandable knowledge base.

The three pillars of the ViCI in detail:

The Documents area includes a library with all the relevant documents needed for operation and maintenance of our systems. These include the system documentation, circuit diagrams as well as the operating and maintenance instructions.

The Instruction area includes training course content and step-by-step instructions which can be projected directly into the given tasks with the help of smart glasses. The end user is trained in his specific field, directly on the system using the available scenarios – at the precise point in time when the exact knowledge is required. In addition to scenarios for the smart glasses, videos for other devices such as tablet, smartphone or PC are available.

If the help of a service technician is necessary for service and maintenance tasks or troubleshooting, Support is available quickly and easily using smart glasses. To diagnose a problem, the operator on site and the service technician look at the system at the same time. The service technician then guides the operator easily and efficiently through the process, he can also send documentation to the glasses to help or make markings in the operator’s field of vision. Clear advantage: This allows them to solve the task together, spontaneously and in a very short time, no matter where they are.

The bottom line is that ViCI helps to reduce machine downtimes and costly service visits and thus ensures maximum system availability at all times. Scheduled maintenance visits and spares management also ensure that production is working to full capacity. Critical areas of the plant can be continuously monitored and activity reports of maintenance work to be carried out displayed.

The ViCI is currently being tested and developed in collaboration with pilot customers. Together with our cooperation partner artiso GmbH, we will be showing an initial demo version with live hook-up to one of these pilot customers at the Rehm Technology Days on October 10 and 11, 2018 in Blaubeuren.

About Rehm Thermal Systems
Specialised in the field of thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industry, Rehm is a technological and innovative leader in the state-of-the-art, cost-effective manufacturing of electronic assemblies. As a globally active manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation or vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for metallisation of solar cells as well as numerous customised systems, we have a presence in all key growth markets and, as a partner with more than 25 years of industry experience, are able to implement innovative production solutions that set new standards.