SMT Industry News Europe – March 2018

■ ABchimie develops solventless varnish curing with LED sources.

ABchimie appoints Puretecs as their new distributor in Germany

ABchimie announced a new agreement for distribution in Germany with Puretecs Industrielle Reinigung und Veredelung. “We are very pleased to announce our warming Herzlich willkommen! to our new German distributor Puretecs,” said Jean Pierre Douchy, CEO of ABchimie. “By bringing their industry experience on innovative cleaning, coating and combination systems as well as their know-how developed over decades.” Puretecs develops since 2012 optimized solutions for cleaning and protective coating of electronic assemblies. The focus is on hydrofluoroether (HFE) fluids and fluoropolymer coating materials. For more information about Puretecs, please visit: ABchimie develops solventless varnish curing with LED sources, in partnership and with the help of ADEME in the Rhône-Alpes region in the INNOV’ER . 

PDR Rework and PXI X-ray join forces for sales and distribution

PDR announced that it has joined forces with Pacific X-ray Imaging (PXI) in a cooperative sales, marketing and distribution agreement that ultimately provides customers with advanced capability rework, test and X-ray inspection products. PXI is a worldwide supplier of X-ray systems and applications services to the electronics manufacturing industry and specialized applications of imaging technology and software analysis. The company was founded in 2003 and consists of the core engineering team from the Nicolet Imaging Systems, GenRad, Teradyne and FocalSpot X-ray divisions. Additionally, PXI is the primary source for all FocalSpot and Nicolet Imaging System legacy product service, repairs and replacements. This includes all NXR, GRX, X-station and FSX Verifier and Insight series manual X-ray inspection machines. PXI also can update existing older X-ray systems from other manufacturers with new hardware and software to bring them up-to-date with today’s inspection needs.

Ellsworth Adhesives Europe launches new website

Ellsworth Adhesives Europe, distributor of industrial materials and adhesive dispensing equipment, has today unveiled its brand-new website. The new site has primarily been developed to facilitate the expansion of the distributor’s online shopping cart. Encouraged by the success of the smaller-scale E-Shop it had in operation, Managing Director John Henderson commissioned the creation of a fully integrated e-commerce site, incorporating the entire Ellsworth Adhesives product range. He explains: “The convenience of online shopping is undeniable and being able to place an order at any time of day and at the click of a button, has become a necessity rather than a luxury. While it was useful to offer online shopping on our core range of products, we wanted to offer our customers a wider choice. Now visitors to our new website can order almost every one of our products online – whether they are made-to-order or in stock.” It is no small feat for Ellsworth to offer online shopping on its full range since this includes over 3500 products. The creation of the new website has seen the distributor’s product portfolio completely updated and a host of new products added including dispensing consumables from Fisnar, electronics materials from Lord Corporation and epoxy and polyurethane resins from Robnor ResinLab. Alongside the improvement of the online shopping facility, visitors to the new Ellsworth Adhesives Europe website will notice its fresh new look and a series of enhanced features. Search and navigation is more user friendly on the new site. The search bar function uses advanced technology to return results that are more accurate and useful, while filters and categories have been revised to help users easily narrow their search and find what they are looking for as quickly as possible.

Norcott Technologies purchases Mirtec’s MV-3 OMNI

MIRTEC announced that Norcott Technologies Ltd. purchased an all-new MV-3 OMNI configured with MIRTEC’s OMNI-VISION 3D Inspection Technology, which combines MIRTEC’s exclusive 15-megapixel CoaXPress industrial camera system with their revolutionary 8 projection digital multi-frequency Moiré 3D technology in a newly designed platform. Fully configured, the new MV-3 OMNI machine features four 18-megapixel side-view cameras in addition to the 15-megapixel CoaXPress top-down camera, making this system the most technologically advanced AOI machine in the world. “We are delighted to continue our long relationship as the inspection partner for Norcott Technologies,” said David Bennett, President of Mirtec Europe. “It is typical of their goal of offering the best for their customers, as they have now progressed to the latest 3D version of our AOI, which has by far the highest specification in the industry.”


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