Industry News Europe – April 2017

■ Maximilian Leppig

Key Account Manager for Lite-On Group 

Maximilian Leppig has assumed responsibility for the Lite-One Group as Key Account Manager at SMT. “Direct customer contact is very important. In the case of globally operating companies such as Lite-On, it is all the more important to offer a direct contact. Due to my new position, we will facilitate and intensify the communication with Lite-On. I am looking forward to getting to know the responsible contacts personally,” said Mr. Leppig about his new area of responsibility. 






Mek expands its sales network in Western Europe 

Mek (Marantz Electronics) announced the further expansion of its European sales network with the addition of a new distributor. SMT House will be representing Mek’s leading edge SPI and AOI technology in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, in response to growing demands in the region. SMT House offers a wide ranging platform of surface mount manufacturing equipment from high mix through high volume production. In their Demo and Process Center in Marktheidenfeld, close to Frankfurt, SMT House can offer technical support with a range of machines available for demonstrations, training and process trials for customers in the DACH region. “We’re very pleased to announce the addition of another channel partner to our European network, commented Henk Biemans, Mek General Manager. “ 

Intertronics’s new nanoparticle deagglomeration technology 

The tendency for some nanoparticles to agglomerate or cluster into denser masses can lead to homogeneity and performance issues in their subsequent use. Existing methodologies to de-agglomerate them do not always produce uniform results, or can be invasive and wasteful. The Thinky PR-1 Nanoparticle Dispersion Machine is a desktop unit which can disperse carbon nanotubes (CNT), graphene and other 2D nanomaterials, within a closed container. The dispersion is very even and consistent, is highly reproducible, and is typically accomplished in a few minutes. The Thinky PR-1 uses mechanical rotation and multi-directional ultrasonics to achieve a rapid and even particle dispersion. It has a temperature limit control in the ultrasonic bath to counter the temperature rise of water and materials as a result of ultrasonic energy, avoiding changes in physical material properties. The system is compatible with quantities as small as a 5ml capacity vial to a 200ml capacity stainless steel container. The Thinky PR-1 offers benefits to researchers and developers in sectors such as drug delivery, imaging, tissue engineering, and biosensors. Nanomaterials prepared with the Thinky PR-1 may then be mixed with other materials in a Thinky planetary centrifugal mixer, also available from Intertronics. 

■ Bethan Massey

Electrolube appointment new Technical Sales Engineer 

Electrolube announced the appointment of Bethan Massey as the company’s new Technical Sales Engineer. With a First Class Masters’ degree in Chemistry from Durham University, Bethan formerly worked for Henkel in their Research and Development department before moving to Electrolube’s growing Technical Support Team. With excellent knowledge of Electrolube’s vast product portfolio combined with her strong understanding of chemistry, Bethan will bring fresh eyes to this dynamic role, enhancing the technical export team further and offering both distributors and end users valuable support and advice. Commenting on her new appointment within the company, Bethan said, “I’m delighted with my new position at Electrolube. As an established, well-known company in the industry, it is the perfect platform for me to show my dedication to helping customers find better solutions to their issues as well as helping the company achieve substantial international growth.” 


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