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CoaxStrip 6580 – Schleuniger’s Latest Innovation Delivers an Impressive 20 Percent Performance Boost

MANCHESTER, NH - The new CoaxStrip 6580 from Schleuniger will win customers over with its powerful drives that deliver an excellent performance increase of 20 percent and a significant increase in blade life. Highlights of the new coaxial cable stripping machine are increased stripping quality and newly implemented processing functions.

Powerful and precise drives that deliver an excellent performance increase of 20 percent, newly implemented processing functions, and an extremely wide processing range are just some of the inherent benefits of the new CoaxStrip 6580 coaxial cable stripping machine from Schleuniger. A sector innovation and further highlight of the CoaxStrip 6580 is its high-performance control software and intuitive color touchscreen with innovative user interface. The new design of the stripping head will also increase stripping quality.

Unique processing functions
Schleuniger’s innovation includes newly implemented processing functions which enable optimum processing of diverse wires and cables covering a wide range of applications. For example, the “cable diameter verification” function prevents incorrect cable from being processed and the “automatic cable retraction function” helps when processing flexible cables with longer strip lengths. Numerous programmable processing parameters guarantee high processing flexibility and quality.

Lower costs and higher productivity
The high-perfomance control software S.ON saves raw material data in stored libraries, and processing parameters are calculated automatically based on the raw material data. Cable programs can also be loaded using a barcode scanner for quick, errorless changeovers. The cutting blades as well as the centering and clamping jaws are ideal for use with a wide range of coaxial, triaxial, multi-conductor cables and discrete wires. All processing parameters are stored in memory and easily recalled. No mechanical adjustments are required to cover the full range of possible applications. Thanks to reliable Schleuniger technology, downtimes are virtually eliminated. Machine maintenance has also been made easier as the safety cover can be removed without any tools.

Reduction in operating costs
The four-blade design ensures that even very thin, hard-molded or slightly out-of-round insulations can also be stripped. The cutterhead adapts precisely to the cable diameter, reducing wear and significantly increasing blade life, thereby decreasing operating costs. The CoaxStrip 6580 also provides the best conditions for producing high-quality, flawless stripping since the blades are positioned in the same plane and therefore do not generate any transverse forces when incising and removing the insulation. By making incisions that are linear and perpendicular to the cable axis, the CoaxStrip 6580 ensures clean, precise incisions. The unique four-jaw centering system is mounted adjacent to the blades and ensures that the cable is perfectly centered during the stripping process.

With its high production performance and unique processing functions, the new CoaxStrip 6580 is extremely well suited for use in a wide range of industries, including both the automotive and the information and communications technology sectors.

More information about this new product can be found at Should you have any questions, please e-mail or call (603) 668-8117.

About Schleuniger
The Schleuniger Group in Thun is a globally active technology company and a leading supplier to the wire processing industry. With its wholly-owned and independently managed company, DiIT, Schleuniger is also a leading player in digitalization and industrial IoT. Most of the Schleuniger Group's customers are suppliers to the automotive, entertainment and information industries, as well as to the communications sector. Schleuniger’s products are used wherever precise connections and highest productivity are required. The company has development and production locations in Switzerland, Germany and China. With a network of sales and service companies in North America, Europe and Asia and more than 40 distribution partners worldwide, Schleuniger is always close to its customers.

The Schleuniger Group represents the wire processing business segment of the publicly listed Metall Zug Gruppe and has more than 900 employees and 40 apprentices worldwide.

Naprotek, Inc. adds CCX.3 component counter to automate stockroom

SAN JOSE, CA - Naprotek, Inc., a provider of electronic manufacturing services, today announced that it has purchased and successfully installed an optical control OC-SCAN®CCX.3 SMD counting machine for controlling inventory in the stockroom.

Naprotek sets the standard for high-quality prototypes and Made-in-America production. With access to exact inventory knowledge, the company has increased its productivity. Monitoring and controlling inventory is critical for the production process. The CCX.3 X-ray simplifies electronic manufacturing work and gives exact and precise control of inventory, and as a result, helps keeps lines running.

The CCX.3 component counter will accommodate reels, tubes, JEDEC trays and cut strips. The average cycle time is approximately ten seconds. This reduces Naprotek’s manual counting time to virtually zero, with only minimal load/unload requirements from the operator. Each item is displayed on the screen with the associated count, and the operator can increase the field-of-view to double-check and assure accuracy of individual parts being scanned. The addition of this machine reduces the handling and manual counting of parts, giving Naprotek a massive increase in throughput in the material, kitting and receiving process.

“We evaluated several component counting units before selecting the OC-SCAN-CCX.3 machine,” commented Larry Morrissey, Vice President Operations at Naprotek. “This new unit provides cutting-edge capability for our stockroom and greatly enhances our material handling process. Some of its key advantages were the lack of any programming requirements and ease of use. What used to take hours to count now can be counted in minutes, saving valuable time that can be devoted to other, critical inventory management tasks, and giving us the ability to reconcile inventories for our customers.”

Naprotek specializes in mission-critical products, and its processes and systems are focused on delivering award-winning quality. For more information, visit

About Naprotek Inc.
Founded in 1995 by entrepreneur Najat Badriyeh, Naprotek has provided electronic manufacturing services to startups and OEMs in Silicon Valley and throughout the US. Naprotek evolved from a consigned-assembly business to a full-suite service provider for printed circuit assemblies and box-build. Naprotek’s track record continues to benchmark quality, service and cost-effective solutions for its customers. The company has a strong footprint in the military and aerospace markets with its AS 9100 Certification, as well as the medical market with its ISO 13485 Certification. For more information about Naprotek, visit

ANDA iJet Tabletop Fluid Dispensing System

SILICON VALLEY - Anda Technologies USA, Inc., a leading provider of fluid application and custom design manufacturing equipment, features a line of precision high-performance fluid dispensing and underfill systems. iJet-Table Dispenser Models 250 & 350 are useful for many applications such as SMT and PCB packaging, underfill, semiconductor packaging, LED packaging, electromechanical assembly, as well as flat panel assembly. The machines boast a max speed of 600 mm/second and 0.02 mm precision and repeatability.

The iJet-Table, tabletop fluid dispensing system, offers:

Convenience – The non-contact injection technology eliminates the need to move the z-axis up and down.
Viscosity Control – Designed with automatic temperature (viscosity) control, which ensures consistent material flow.
Accuracy – CCD vision correction ensures greater fluid dispensing precision.
Customization – Selection of dispensing valves to suit various fluid dispensing applications.
Seamless Process – Enhanced productivity levels without disruptions from PCB warpage.
Quality Assurance – Your business can be assured of a high-quality solution for your fluid dispensing needs.

Anda offers precision coating, high-speed dispensing, plasma cleaning, high-precision laminating and customized dispensing solutions. The company serves the PCBA, 3D glass, camera module, CCM, fingerprint module and semiconductor industries.

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About Anda
Anda was founded in 1999 with headquarters in Dongguan, China. The company also has offices in Fremont, CA, USA, Hong Kong, Suzhou, Changsha and 20 service centers worldwide. Anda develops high-precision dispensing/coating valve, linear motor, servo linear guide, polymer mineral casting and optical assembly equipment. In the fluid application area, Anda offers unique technology to fabricate high-precision dispensers, coating machines, UV & thermal curing ovens, and plasma cleaning equipment. For more information, visit

Innovative Learning Experience with TRI’s Solutions at SEMEAR 2018

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Test Research, Inc.’s solutions will take part in SEMEAR 2018, learning experience that aims to teach innovation through values & purpose. The Learning Experience will take place in São Paulo, Brazil from September 12th to 13th, 2018.

Finalizing by a grand-event celebrated on November 6th, 2018. SEMEAR guides their participants through the current EMS technologies, from Test and Inspection to Manufacture, and Leadership Development. ETS (Electronic Test Systems) in collaboration with Teknosip SRL, TRI’s partner in South America, will host the Unique Learning Experience.

“SEMEAR’s purpose is much bigger than a sales seminar or a technical workshop; it’s about creating together a prosperous New Economy, based on Human Values and Professional Ethics through Innovation and Technology to pursuit Excellence thru Cooperation. “
— Eduardo Baldi,
ETS’ General Manager

TRI’s commitment to SEMEAR’s Learning Experience includes providing support to the Teknosip and SEMEAR team. As well as improving the technical classes with Live Demos of TRI’s Industry-leading Inspection Solutions. SEMEAR 2018 will feature TRI’s advanced In-Line In-circuit Tester (ICT) and the High-Performance Stop-and-Go 3D AOI TR7700QE with Quad Digital Fringe Pattern for Accurate Inspection.

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TRI’s systems are designed to interoperate with other manufacturing equipment to minimize downtimes, optimize production quality and reduce operator workload.

Test Research, Inc. assures not just quality in a PCBA production line, but also a ubiquitous state-of-the-art Personalized Sales and Customer Service.

About TRI
TRI offers the most robust product portfolio in the Industry for Automatic Test and Inspection solutions, ranging from 3D Solder Inspection, Optical Inspection, 3D X-ray Inspection to In-Circuit Test Equipment and Functional Test (FCT). Learn more at For sales and service information, write us at or call +886-2-2832 8918.

About Tekno-Sip
Tekno-Sip is Test Research, Inc.’s sales, support and distribution representative for South America, with headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil. For more information please visit:

MB Allen to Present ‘Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution – The Smart Factory’

SAN DIEGO, CA - KIC announced that MB (Marybeth) Allen will present at the SMTA Capital Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 at the John Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD. Allen will present ‘Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution – The Smart Factory.’

Topics to be discussed include Industry 4.0, IIoT, IoT, Smart Factory and Made in China 2025. It is all the buzz, but what are these trends? Do they relate to my manufacturing environment? Is this something we must implement? What would the benefit be to my company? How does it all come together? These questions and more will be covered during this presentation that will include an example of ‘Smart Factory’ technology.

MB Allen is the Product Manager for KIC. As such she coordinates the advancement of new products and features to accommodate customer needs as KIC adds to its portfolio for the electronics industry. Her technical expertise, relationships with valued partners and customers, and many years of sales experience aid KIC in the future development, improvement and sales of the company's product offerings. MB has worked in the electronics industry for nearly 30 years and been associated with KIC for 29 years in both national and international positions.

Move toward the future of line connectivity, flexible production, data analytics, process transparency, machine learning and real-time insight. For more information about KIC, visit

Based in San Diego, KIC is the industry leader in automated thermal process tools and systems for reflow, wave, curing and semiconductor thermal processes. The company pioneered the development of oven profilers and process optimization tools, and then worked to create the next generation of thermal systems to help manufacturers improve the thermal process quality while reducing cost.

KIC products include the KIC SPS, K2, X5, KICstart2, ProBot, 24/7 Wave and the KIC RPI. With the introduction of cutting edge tools, the company continues to stay on the leading edge of process optimization and automatic thermal process systems, and has won numerous industry awards.

Solvent-free Activators from DELO Speed up Curing Time

SUDBURY, MA - DELO, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial adhesives for automotive, consumer and industrial electronics applications, has developed two solvent-free activators that speed up the curing time of metal adhesives like DELO-ML. These new activators prevent solvent vapors escaping into the environment, potentially causing both health and environmental hazards.

DELO’s low-viscous DELO-QUICK 5910 and the higher-viscous DELO-QUICK 5975 can be dispensed together with adhesive, without having to evaporate first. Components can be joined and processed immediately after dispensing of the activator, reducing cycle time in the production process.

These solvent-free activators do not require extraction systems in production and there is no need to protect against possible explosion.

Each activator includes fluorescent agents, a bluish one in DELO-QUICK 5910 and a reddish one in DELO-QUICK 5975. These agents allow the application process to be monitored via a camera to ensure quality assurance.

These activators improve humidity resistance when bonding metals like stainless steel or aluminum. Nickel, which is considered difficult to bond because of its different coatings, can also be easily bonded with DELO-QUICK 5975.

DELO-QUICK 5910 and DELO-QUICK 5975 can be processed easily and applied using a rotor spray, an endless piston dispenser, a pinch valve, a brush coating or a spray coating.

For more information contact Robert Lush at or 1-978-254-5275.

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DELO is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial adhesives used within the automotive, aviation, optoelectronics and industrial electronics industries. Headquartered in Windach, Germany, DELO has subsidiaries in the USA, China, Singapore and Japan. In fiscal year 2017-2018, DELO generated sales revenues of nearly $192 million.

Unitron Invests in New Europlacer iineo+ Placement Machine.

Dutch manufacturer Unitron Group has selected Europlacer’s flexible iineo platform as the centrepiece of a new SMT assembly line located at its European HQ and manufacturing centre in Poperinge, Belgium. The company chose the iineo+ placement machine after a detailed comparison of equipment vendors and support levels across the market.

Having initially considered outsourcing its electronics manufacturing while maintaining its older SMT line, Unitron took a strategic decision to keep the assembly process in-house to preserve product quality and control. The company defined its global requirements and conducted online research to draw up a shortlist of placement equipment that would function at the core of the new line.

Following contact with potential suppliers, Unitron’s procurement team scrutinised placement platforms at exhibitions and conducted visits to existing users of the equipment for extensive demonstrations. The outcome reduced the shortlist to two candidates.

After further evaluation, Unitron selected the Europlacer iineo+ platform, based on tangibles such as its high feeder count, overall flexibility and the advantages of Europlacer’s proven turret placement head. Other less-tangible considerations also played a part, including the customer-centric approach of the Europlacer organisation and its Dutch distributor, SMANS.

“Electronics manufacturing is a key element of the total solution we offer our customers,” says Ard-Jan Hamelink, Director of Operations at Unitron Group BV. “Most of our customers are active in the medical sector, so quality and traceability via validation of our production process is imperative. We decided we could manage this best in-house, which led to the need for a placement machine for the new SMT line. In the end, the capability of iineo+ and our positive experiences in dealing with Europlacer and SMANS made that an easy decision.”

The new Unitron iineo platform was installed in March. The company opted for the iineo+ I model, a machine that comprises a single turret, with this upgraded to Europlacer’s ultra-flexible Tornado head that features 12 nozzles.

“Our new SMT assembly line has been operational for just a few months and we are nearing the end of the process validation stage. However, it’s still a little early for definitive statements,” says Hamelink. “However, what we can report is that our expectations of the speed and flexibility of the iineo+ machine have certainly been fulfilled. The improvement over our old line is dramatic. Better yet is that our operators are particularly enthusiastic about the user-friendliness of the iineo+. It’s clear that we made a good strategic decision,” he adds.

About Blakell Europlacer
The Blakell Europlacer Group comprises the Speedprint Technologies, Europlacer, and Blakell Europlacer Distribution business units. All three are active and pre-eminent in the electronic circuit board assembly sector with advanced product and service solutions for electronics manufacturers in the UK and globally. Speedprint Technologies is a provider of screen printing equipment used in surface mount assembly processes. Europlacer is a provider of surface mount component placement equipment. Blakell Europlacer Distribution augments the provision of screen printing and pick & place platforms in the UK with a range of associated equipment, including AOI, reflow and PCB handling.

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Fuji America Expands Regional Management Team

VERNON HILL, IL - Fuji America Corporation has added two additional Regional Sales Managers to its existing U.S. Sales Team. Peter Grys formerly of ATek, LLC, has joined FAC as Midwestern Regional Sales Manager, while Mike DePauw who has previously worked in a Technical Role for Fuji America, has assumed the same position in the Western Region.

“Expanding Fuji’s National Sales Team strengthens our efforts towards increasing Fuji’s Market Share in the U.S.,” explains Tom Zabkiewicz, Fuji America’s Executive Vice President. “Both Peter and Mike have extensive experience and success in the Electronics Industry, and a vast knowledge of our customer base as well as our Technology Platforms. Having them join Ted Hersey (Fuji’s Eastern Regional Manager), allows us the proper concentration on current and potential customer opportunities across the country. Being successful in today’s market will require stronger relationships between customers and suppliers. We are positive that this next level of expansion will allow us to offer stronger support to both our existing sales channel and customers in support of this initiative.”

Contact: Fuji America Corporation 171 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL, 60061. Ph: 847-913-0162,

Würth Elektronik eiSos distributes further products via Digi-Key

WALDENBURG, GERMANY - The global electronics distributor Digi-Key is a longstanding distribution partner of Würth Elektronik eiSos. Digi-Key now distributes another product group from the Würth Elektronik eiSos range: wireless modules. The product range encompasses highly efficient wireless transmission solutions in the Bluetooth or Wireless M-Bus standard as well as proprietary wireless modules in the frequency ranges 169, 433, 868, 915 MHz and 2.4 GHz. Thanks to their low power consumption, these high-quality, compact components are ideal solutions for decentralized IoT and smart metering applications.

Digi-Key is supplied by the Würth Elektronik eiSos “Wireless Connectivity and Sensors” division. This strategic business unit was formed at the beginning of April 2018 through the integration of the previously autonomous subsidiary AMBER wireless GmbH. This formation made Würth Elektronik eiSos, a manufacturer of components, also a dependable partner for low-power ISM/SRD wireless solutions worldwide. Here the Wireless Team contributes two decades of experience in the development of wireless solutions to the newly founded division.

New products for longstanding partner
“Digi-Key is excited to continue to expand the Würth Elektronik portfolio into the wireless modules space” says David Stein, Vice President, Global Supplier Management at Digi-Key. “These products will bolster our offering of Bluetooth products, radios and M-Bus technologies. We look forward to serving the global engineering community with this exciting technology.”

Lars Fahrbach, Executive and responsible for the field of Global Distribution & New Markets, is convinced that Digi-Key, together with Würth Elektronik eiSos, will advance the new Wireless Connectivity product line: “Digi-Key’s global presence and excellent added values and services enable us to make our wireless modules accessible to an even broader audience.”

About Digi-Key Electronics
Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls (Minnesota, USA), is an authorized global distributor of electronic components offering over 6 million products from more than 650 renowned brand manufacturers of which over 1.3 million products are immediately available from stock. Furthermore, Digi-Key offers a wealth of online resources, such as EDA and design tools, data sheets, reference designs, informative articles and videos, multimedia libraries and much more besides. Technical Customer Support is available daily around the clock via e-mail, phone and web chat.

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About Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG
Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry. Production sites in Europe, Asia and North America supply a growing number of customers worldwide. The product program encompasses EMC components, inductors, transformers, HF components, varistors, capacitors, power modules, LEDs, wireless technology, plug connectors, power supply elements, wireless power coils, switches, connection technology and fuse holders. Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG together with its specialized affiliated companies form the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group.

About the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group
Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG (Focus: standard components), Würth Elektronik iBE GmbH (Focus: customized passive components for the automotive industry), Wurth Electronics Midcom Inc. (Focus: transformers and custom magnetics), Würth Elektronik Stelvio Kontek S.p.A. (Focus: customized plug connectors) and IQD Frequency Products Ltd (Focus: frequency-producing devices) form the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group. The former subsidiary AMBER wireless GmbH with a focus on solutions for wireless data transmission became the Wireless Connectivity and Sensors division of Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG in 2018. The group of companies with 6,700 employees generated sales of approx. € 653 million in 2017. The Würth Elektronik eiSos Group is one of the biggest European manufacturers of passive components and operates in 50 countries.

Through its technology partnership with the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E Team and its support for the Formula E racing series, the Group demonstrates its innovative strength in eMobility ( Other global growth markets, such as Energy Harvesting, Internet of Things and Wireless Communication, are addressed with innovative products.

The Würth Elektronik eiSos Group is part of the Würth Group, the world market leader for assembly and fastening technology.

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