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PCB Manufacturing Service meets MIL-PRF-31032 specification.

March 18, 2015

Under qualification of Military Performance Specification MIL-PRF-31032, CAGE Code 66766, PNC provides capabilities for Conductor Width/Spacing, Finish System, and Aspect ratio. Etch department can now etch minimum conductor width of .003 in./.003 in. ENIG offers RoHS alternative to HASL, which is non-RoHS. In addition, Drilling/Plating department capabilities now include 10:1 aspect ratio. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Tool Tray Shuttles utilize electric actuators.

February 26, 2015

Utilizing electric actuators and absolute encoders, Tool Tray Shuttles provide optimal repeatability. Carriage plates are machined to customer hole patterns and feature precision homing/lockout pins. Hard-plumbed manifold is available for easy access lubrication. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Material Handling & Storage, Machinery & Machining Tools

3D Inkjet System offers solder mask and legend deposition.

February 24, 2015

Offered as 3D functional inkjet technology system for both solder mask and legend deposition by 3D inkjet technology, Gryphon SL replaces traditional solder mask and legend deposition processes in manufacture of PCBs. Functionality and operation promotes process accuracy, reliability, and yield while reducing manpower as well as need to treat waste products from process. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Single Fiber Splicer features active V-groove mechanism. .

February 9, 2015

Featuring moveable V-groove mechanism for active alignment and consistent splicing results, Model 21S is developed for FTTX, data center, LAN, and access network applications. Typical splice time is 9 seconds and tube-heating time is 30 seconds. Measuring 120 x 189 x 71.3 mm, splicer has 4.7 in. TFT color LCD monitor and built-in battery, which enables 200 cycles. Other features include accurate splice loss estimation and real-time arc calibration functions. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Rework System offers rapid-response IR underheating.

February 3, 2015

Equipped with 1.3 million pixel, split-vision CCD camera and 15 in. 1080p HD display, RW1200 SMT/BGA Rework System handles boards up to 16.1 x 14.6 in. System features joystick-controlled zoom with 230x magnification, and LED lighting that provides ultra-clear, superimposed views of component leads and PCB solder pads. In conjunction with Z-axis drive mechanism and automatic height sensing, RW1200 provides ±0.01 mm placement accuracy needed for 0.3 mm lead pitch µBGAs and delicate QFPs. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Machinery & Machining Tools

Component Feeding System handles small and SMT parts.

January 27, 2015

With 134 x 152 mm footprint that maximizes lane capacity, StripFeeder System Mini loads short (2–4 in.) strips of tape-and-reel components onto compact modules for prototyping and high-mix, low-volume applications. Removable rails can be mounted to accommodate array of tape sizes in same feeder, and design holds components securely in machined tracks to prevent parts from being miss-picked, flipped in pocket, or lost. Rails can be removed to accommodate components up to 120 mm tape width. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

SFF Plug and Place SMT Assembly System is built for flexibility.

December 17, 2014

With 180 feeder lanes on 0.85 m², Lynx SFF (Small Form Factor) SMT placement machine is suited for high-mix SMT production, works with existing CLM and FLX feeders, and offers component flexibility combined with capabilities to accurately place 0201 components. Digital camera, laser centering, and image processing systems promote optimal placement accuracy, while software package lends to steady and reliable flexible production. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Drop-in Replacement Actuators meet machine builders' requirements.

November 26, 2014

Offered in 6 bore sizes with 10 stroke lengths, field-repairable Optimax® Series OCG Round Body Pneumatic Cylinders feature drop-in imperial mounting to match global standard. Cushions reduce end of travel impact. Offered in 5 bore sizes with up to 7 travel lengths, Optimax Series OSX Light Duty Pneumatic Thruster Slides have drop-in metric mounting to match global standard. Shock pads reduce end of travel impact.  Both actuators comes standard with magnets for switch sensing capability. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Material Handling & Storage, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Machinery & Machining Tools, Electronic Components & Devices

Resealable Interface facilitates microfluidic chip surface access.

November 18, 2014

Pressure-driven Resealable Chip Interface System, designed for applications requiring access to microfluidic chip surface, enables tool-free assembly of glass, quartz, or polymer resealable chips. Functionality lets user deposit reagents, sensors, biosensors, or cells onto chip base layer for exposure to fluid stream. Along with Resealable Chip Interface that allows up to 8 fluidic and 8 electrical connections per chip, modular system comprises 4-way linear connectors, and Mitos Pressure Pumps. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Customizable HTCI Machine offers plug-and-play operation.

November 13, 2014

Along with structural steel tubing frame, Trinetics Model 4500 HOT TOOL-COLD INSERT (HTCI) machine features 7 in. touchscreen TFT display. XYZ adjustment for insert placement is pre-programmed into HMI touch panel, which interfaces with servo-controlled positioning table and servo linear slide. Insert placement accuracy is programmable to ±0.0015 in.; max travel is 27 x 27 in. travel, with up to 10 in. vertical window for high-depth parts; and insert to insert cycle time is ~ 3 to 6 sec. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Force Sensing Package suits precision assembly applications.

September 10, 2014

With 6-axis force sensor that can detect 3 translational forces and 3 axial moments, MotoFit™ alters robot's position based on force encountered to align/assemble parts. Touching, fitting, and inserting are combined to provide automatic precision fits of mating surfaces of 10–100 µm. High-speed fits up to 20 mm deep with h7/H7 tolerance can be done in 5 sec. Additional components include communication board, power supply box, robot mounting flange adapter, and Engineering Support Tool software. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Fasteners & Hardware

Robotic Screw Fastening System reduces labor and improves QC.

September 9, 2014

Screw fastening system is built around Janome desktop, 3- or 4-axis robot that comes in 5 models with working areas from 200 x 200 mm to 510 x 600 mm and repeatable accuracy of ±0.01 mm. In addition to accommodating choice of drivers, system is available with several screw feeder options. Programming of screw tightening conditions is facilitated via remote teaching pendant with 7-line screen, and robot can store up to 255 programs in resident memory card. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Material Handling Robots offer 700 or 900 mm reach.

September 8, 2014

Designed with no offset in axis two, IRB 1200 Series delivers long stroke that allows robot to be placed close to work piece and still be functional. Standard variants include 700 mm reach model with payload up to 7 kg, and 900 mm model with payload up to 5 kg. Both can be mounted at any angle and come with IP 40 protection as standard, with IP 67 protection optional. With Ethernet port, 4 air ducts, and 10 customer signals, robots can be integrated with other equipment. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Rework Station supports small- and large-scale circuit boards.

September 3, 2014

Compatible with all kinds of rework and SMT component types, including 01005s, RD-500V Rework Station features 2 MP full HD camera with 19 in. LCD for visual alignment. System samples data in intervals of 0.1 sec, allowing accurate temperature control. Equipped with built-in 1,000 W heaters on both top- and bottom-side, and area heater that includes six 600 W IR heaters, station can execute precise profiling including detailed temperature curves with ability to closely control up to 30 zones. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Automation System increases assembly accuracy and efficiency.

August 1, 2014

Outfitted with Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity via smart sensors, actuators, and cameras, scalable Universal Box Build (UBB) system assembles large format products such as servers, switches, and storage systems. Full automation promotes productivity and efficiency on factory floor, shortens time-to-manufacturing, and increases output yield quality. Real-time video and data streaming lets engineers and customers remotely analyze data for improvement and predictability. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Rework System offers precision placement, custom reflow profiles.

July 23, 2014

Via use of vision system employing dual image overlay technology, Scorpion Rework System ensures accurate component placement and custom reflow profiles in one platform. Vision system features LED lighting of both top and bottom for shadow-free component visualization and component alignment, while 2-head designed system allows tailoring to accommodate specific rework needs. System design allows precision alignment of BGAs, QFNs, and Micro SMDs. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Semiconductor Processing Tool minimizes plama-induced damage.

July 10, 2014

Targeted for 2xnm and below etch applications, Primo iDEA™ integrates 4 dielectric etch stations and 2 photoresist strip chambers onto same platform. Integrative approach enables optimization of each process step and minimizes risk of plasma-induced damage. With dedicated dielectric etch and downstream ashing capabilities, offering is optimal for FEOL and BEOL applications involved in volume-producing complex, extremely small devices that are highly sensitive to manufacturing stresses. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Machinery & Machining Tools

Single-Beam PCB Mounter offers speeds up to 9,000 cph.

June 25, 2014

Implementing Hitachi's Overdrive technology, SIGMA G5JS enables full utilization of both front and rear resources via single placement head. Head can be either high-speed for up to 44 mm square single shot recognition, or multifunction for handling variety of both SMT and through-hole components. High-speed head is rated at 37,500 cph, while multi-function head is rated at 7,000–9,000 cph for chip components, excluding PCB transition time of approximately 2 sec. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Paints & Coatings, Machinery & Machining Tools

Electron Beam Metallization System suits 100 and 150 mm wafers.

June 11, 2014

Designed for lift-off compound semiconductor applications, Temescal UEFC-4900 offers benefits of Auratus™ Deposition Process Enhancement Methodology, producing near-perfect uniformity while cutting material consumption. Conical shaped vacuum chamber maximizes wafer capacity, while High-Uniformity Lift-off Assembly design uses dual-axis motion to optimize collection efficiency. With pumping capacity of 39,000 L/sec, UEFC-4900 can process up to 25 150 mm wafers/batch. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

Reticle Inspection System monitors sub-20 nm design nodes.

June 2, 2014

With 193 nm illumination, Teron™ SL650 assesses incoming reticle quality, monitors degradation, and detects yield-critical reticle defects, such as haze growth or contamination. System supports mix of reticle types by using STARlightSD™ and STARlightMD™ to produce defect capture and comprehensive inspection coverage on single- and multi-die reticles, respectively. Chipmakers can also use STARlightMaps™ technology to identify CD, film thickness, anti-reflective coating, and other variations. Read More