Industry News Americas – April 2017
CONCISYS selects Aqua Klean Systems’ T-8 chemistry cleaner
Aqua Klean Systems announced that CONCISYS has selected its award-winning Typhoon T-8 Chemistry Zero- Discharge Cleaner. With headquarters in San Diego, CONCISYS is the area’s premier SMT EMS provider. CONCISYS has an existing T-18 Water Soluble Inline cleaner and Aqua Klean water filtration system. Its new T-8 Chemistry Cleaner enables the company to efficiently clean RMA, no-clean and water soluble (OA) fluxes. It incorporates an adjustable chemical injection pump to assist in maintaining a stable chemical wash concentration. The T-8 integrates a 15 horsepower wash pump with a combination of flooding and high-pressure wash for optimum impingement cleaning of PCBs. The dynamic air blow-off design allows for a water free zero-discharge chemical isolation. The T-8 also features an industrial touch screen interface for simple process control and the industry’s safest drop-in immersion heater. Since 2000, CONCISYS has delivered quality, high-tech electronic assemblies to customers in a wide variety of industries that include; telecommunications, networking, consumer, industrial, defense and computer peripherals and systems. The company offers state-of-the-art solutions to OEMs that require a reliable partner for the manufacture and repair of their products.
Leti installs k-Space MOS ThermalScan
k-Space Associates, Inc. announced that Leti has installed a kSA MOS ThermalScan system for the measurement of film stress and wafer curvature. The custom kSA MOS ThermalScan is capable of measuring wafers up to 300mm in diameter from 20°C to 1000°C. The system is configured to use either a full 300 mm quartz viewport for full wafer mapping at temperatures up to 600°C, or 300mm x 20mm linear slit viewport for linear scans up to 1000°C. “k-Space has clearly shown us their expertise in the measurement of film stress. We are able to measure the curvature of our samples with very high reproducibility,” commented Dr. Lionel Vignoud, Research Engineer at Leti’s Electronic and Information Technology Laboratory. “Understanding film stress as a function of temperature is critical to our work in 3-D integrated circuits where having flat samples is needed for vertical integration and long term stability of the circuits. k-Space is the only supplier that offered a complete solution to our measurement needs and the tool is working well for our applications.”
FactoryLogix software is ROB Cemtrex GmbH’s advantage
ROB Cemtrex GmbH has integrated Aegis Software’s FactoryLogix manufacturing execution software (MES). With a broad offer that includes hardware and software design and development, electronics assembly and test, and design and production of cable assemblies, ROB Cemtrex provides customers a comprehensive electronic systems solution. Building on its successful history, the company’s ambitious plans for growth prompted its search for a highly-capable MES system to streamline operations, and provide robust, real-time data analysis for internal and external stakeholders. “We serve customers in high-quality, high-reliability sectors such as automotive, medical, automation and security,” comments Mr. Francesco di Sabatino, Head of Production and Process Engineering”. “The addition of FactoryLogix to our operations will help us dramatically improve efficiency by eliminating manual data logging and analysis. This saves time, ensures accuracy, improves quality and makes our company even more competitive.”
Kester Launches WP601-ZH Solder Paste
Kester is proud to announce the launch of WP601-ZH, a zero-halogen, lead-free, water-soluble solder paste formula for both nitrogen and air reflow applications. WP601-ZH is a breakthrough in water-soluble solder paste technology, providing a combination of consistent print performance at wide humidity levels, excellent solderability and ease of cleaning, while maintaining a zero-halogen flux formulation.
MicroCare opens new manufacturing facility
MicroCare Corp., the world leader in environmentally-progressive critical cleaning, officially opened its newest manufacturing facility today on Production Court in New Britain, CT. The facility consists of 15,000 square feet of manufacturing space, a quality lab and offices. Approximately twelve employees will work in the new location initially and it is expected to grow to around 25 within the next few years given MicroCare’s record of growth. The ceremonial red ribbon was cut by New Britain Mayor, Erin Stewart, assisted by MicroCare Chief Operating Officer Tom Tattersall. Also in attendance was Jay Tourigny, Senior Vice President, and Heather Gombos, Vice President-Operations. The company was founded in 1983 in a small building in Bristol, CT. The company formulated and packaged aerosol cleaners for the electronics industry but gradually expanded. In 2000, the company moved its primary manufacturing center to John Downey Drive, New Britain, CT. Since this facility is operating at full capacity, additional space was needed to expand operations. The Production Court location is the company’s fifth operating facility, including a large logistics center in Rocky Hill and warehouses in Singapore and Brussels.
SMT Xtra launches sister company – SMT Xtra USA Inc. – in the U.S.
SMT Xtra announced the launch of its sister corporation, SMT Xtra USA Inc. The company will provide SMT nozzles, feeders, spare parts, printer parts, and machine sales in the U.S. and Mexico. Based in Maryville, TN, SMT Xtra USA was founded in response to SMT Xtra’s continued growth plans to establish a direct presence in the United States that offers the same products and services that are available in Europe and Asia. The SMT Xtra USA facility is headed up by the company’s U.S.-based Sales Manager Paul Pittman. A reflection of the expansion of the surface mount technology market within America can be seen with some of the major OEMs such as Ford, Fiat, Chrysler and General Motors with more than $5 billion combined in capital spending within just the auto market.