Global Technology Awards Honour OK International's Breakthrough Rework System


The team at OK International are currently celebrating a successful performance at the Global Technology Awards where the APR-5000-DZ Advanced Package Rework System topped the hand soldering, repair and rework category. The prestigious award was presented to the electronics assembly specialist at a ceremony held on November 13th at Productronica 2007.

Sponsored by Global SMT & Packaging Magazine, the Global Technology Awards are designed to recognise the best innovations for electronics manufacturing products and services introduced over the past year. The APR-5000-DZ was selected by an independent panel of judges as the best in its category in relation to criteria such as innovation, throughput improvements, quality contribution, cost benefits and environmental consideration.

The APR-5000-DZ Array Package Rework System features dual convection bottom-side heating for lead-free rework and high thermal demand applications. Enhancing and enabling fast ramp and tighter delta temperature control for highly targeted and controlled rework, the system is ideal for high thermal demand boards including lead-free and multi-layer assemblies up to 12" x 12" (305mm x 305mm). Building on the proven strengths of OK International's APR-5000 Series, the APR-5000-DZ was judged an important innovation for advanced package rework at the Productronica-based awards.

The Global Technology Award was presented to OK International by Global SMT & Packaging Magazine Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Trevor Galbraith. Paul Wood, APR specialist and Market Development Manager, and Hoa Nguyen, Director of Engineering were at the ceremony to collect the award. And, Paul Wood explained: "We are delighted to receive this important accolade, recognition of our commitment to continual innovation in the area of electronics assembly. The APR-5000-DZ system is a breakthrough development for manufacturers working with BGA and SMT rework, especially lead-free, and our Global Technology Award has sealed its status as an exciting technology for today's industry."

OK International Contact

Nathalie Morin
OK International
Eagle Close
Chandlers Ford
SO53 4NF, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0)2380 489 096
Email: nmorin@okinternational.com
www.okinternational.com

Protean Marketing Contact

Helena Osborn
Unit 1, Cutbush Court
Danehill
Lower Earley
Reading, RG6 4UW
UK
Tel: +44 1189 759880
Email: helena.osborn@protean.co.uk
www.proteanmarketing.com

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