Balver Zinn and Spectro Analytical Instruments join forces
Two highly respected industry leaders, Balver Zinn Josef Jost GmbH & Co. KG and Spectro Analytical Instruments GmbH, have joined forces in developing a joint application for tin solder bath analysis. The application combines the unique capabilities of each company and was developed specifically to meet the demands and requirements of the electronics manufacturing industry. Balver Zinn is a leading manufacturer of solder, high-quality anodes, alloys and wires for the electronics industry. Spectro is a global manufacturer of advanced instruments for elemental analysis that employ a range of technologies, including XRF, Arc/Spark, ICP-OES and ICP-MS. The joint application utilizes SPECTROCHECK, a compact, high-quality stationary metal analyzer that incorporates cutting-edge, charge-coupled device (CCD) technology. The competitively priced instrument makes it possible for electronics manufacturers to avoid the usual process of sending solder samples to the supplier for testing of the customer´s alloy. Instead, the application facilitates continual process control, while minimizing production risk. “Balver Zinn drew on its decades of experience as an international solder supplier to develop this joint application, which greatly benefits the customer,” explains Ingo Lomp, Lab Manager for Balver Zinn.
Comau presents SmartDriveComau 800L
Comau presents SmartDriveComau 800L, the machining center designed to answer the needs of the automotive sector, which requires increasingly fast, precise and flexible mechanical processes. SmartDriveComau 800L is a horizontal machining center that covers primary manufacturing needs, both as a single machining center or integrated within a highly flexible production line. This powerful machine, the latest from Comau Powertrain Machining & Assembly, is the new generation of a model that is already largely used in the market, and features enhanced performances. SmartDriveComau 800L is equipped with linear motors, which allow several advantages. Most importantly, they guarantee more competitive cycle times, thanks to their high processing speed, and they accurately maintain this for up to 5 times longer than alternative solutions based on ball screws. This operative method decreases the number of machining centers required, which results in a reduced cost per piece. It also reduces the space occupied by the machines, thereby optimizing the plant layout. SmartDriveComau 800L can perform processes with extreme flexibility, thanks to its circular interpolation. This allows the machining of bores with a standard high-speed cutter, using the same tool for manufacturing bores of different dimensions, which helps save time and costs. In addition, its renovated ergonomic design, compared to previous models, ensures easier and faster management and maintenance.
Tinning wires and components faster and safer
JBC launches a new dip soldering system to make your work easier. To meet customer demands JBC, a leading manufacturer of soldering and rework equipment, has developed the solution to tin wires and components faster and safer. Solder Pot Cartridges The company has enlarged its cartridge range with the C245-SP01 and C470-SP01Solder Pot Cartridges. The long-lasting titanium pot will resist the corrosiveness of lead free solder alloys. Together with the Solder Pot Stand, the Solder Pot Cartridges allow you to dip into molten solder to tin wires where control of soldering temperature is essential. They can also be used to desolder Through Hole Multipin components. CT-SA Solder Pot Cartridge Stand The CT-SA Solder Pot Cartridge Stand is robust and stable so you can work safely without the danger of the solder pot tipping over accidentally. It features a protective screen which protects you against accidental burns from the solder pot. It also has a knob for easy and safe changing of the handle.
Yamaha launches modular surface mounter
Yamaha IM America announces the launch of the new ultra-high-speed Z:TA-R / YSM40R modular surface mounter, which boasts the fastest placement rates and area productivity, at an unmatched 200,000 CPH: the fastest in the world. As the successor to the current high?density modular Z:TA/ YSM40 machine, the YSM40R was developed
concept. With the adoption of a 1m?wide compact platform, a 4?beam layout and Yamaha’s multi nozzle Rotary Head, the highest speeds and area productivity are achieved. The combination of high?speed production with flexible and versatile production formats makes this machine uniquely suited to the ever-changing and challenging demands of OEM and contract assemblers. With the YSM40R, Yamaha has incorporated the functionality of a high speed rotary head design within an ultra-compact platform. While providing the speed of a rotary head, the newly developed ultra?high?speed head is also capable of simultaneous pickup as well as simultaneous vision recognition of all components on the head at once.
LNA Laser introduces new DPSS laser marking system
LNA Laser Technology introduces a new laser marking system, model# MP2. The MP2, All-in-One DPSS laser marking system is ideal for applications which require high resolution and where high speed throughput isn’t required. The system includes everything you need – Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS laser), laser beam scanning optics (galvanometer), control electronics and marking software. Simply load the software onto your PC, plug the system in and you are ready to make your mark. The laser provides a pulse duration of 3nsec, high peak power of 30kW and runs on 24 VDC (6 Amps). The 1064nm infrared wavelength is well suited for laser marking a wide range of materials – metals, plastics and some organics and can be used in any industry. An optional laser safe enclosure is available.