Circuit Express Automates with IPS HAL Post Cleaner

Circuit Express Inc., the Tempe, Arizona-based fabricator recently acquired by Advanced Circuits, took delivery of a new IPS Post Clean system for hot air leveling final cleaning.

The IPS machine can clean 100 panels per hour, and features a Dynamil Intersystem horizontal conveyorized spray processing system made up of a variety of processing modules.

"With the limited space we had available, IPS was able to provide a custom design that met all of our requirements and provided superb performance," commented Director of Operations Kevin McClelland. "The site prep and coordination between IPS and the CEI maintenance team allowed for a very efficient install, performed over the weekend and in production on Monday. We have seen immediate results netting us time and labor savings while providing unsurpassed cleaning and drying capabilities."

About IPS

Integrated Process Systems Inc. (IPS) is a world-class manufacturer of wet process equipment. The company was formed in June 1996. With a philosophy of being a multi-product, multi-industry company, IPS chose to acquire existing businesses to complete its product line and gain market share. In 1996, IPS purchased the assets of VCM for its vertical process equipment, and in 2000, IPS purchased the assets of Western Technology Associates (WTA) for its horizontal process equipment and VRP technology. With the combined history of the company's experiences and the contributions of the key employees, IPS has established a state of the art, highly competitive product line that offers customers a turnkey solution to all their wet process and material handling requirements.

About Circuit Express

Circuit Express Inc. was founded in 1987. We operate in a 35,000 square-foot facility in a modern industrial park in Tempe, Arizona. Our facility is designed for one thing only: printed circuit board manufacturing with strict regard for product quality and environmental safety. CEI handles a broad range of technologies, from simple double-sided commercial product up to 28-layer product with blind/buried vias and laser-drilled microvias, advanced and high-performance substrates, and IPC-6012 Class 3A flight approval for military/aerospace/defense customers. CEI has both ISO 9001 and AS9100 certifications and has built to MIL-PRF-55110 for over 12 years.

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