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Archive - September 2003


Tilo Brandis (36) has been appointed as the president of the Electronics Assembly Systems Division (EAS) of Siemens Dematic. He succeeds Gerhard Ott, who has...

IPTE started with opto-electronics

IPTE has started a new field of activities with opto-electronics. With the department located at the headquarters in Genk/Belgium, the company just recently...


Ekra, supplier of stencil and screen Printing technology, has reorganized its sales and service structure. The company has regrouped the organization to...


Datacon Technology AG is continuing its restructuring program, optimizing further operative processes in order to cut costs. As part of these measures, the...


As part of its initiative to expand in the U.S. market, Germany-based Viscom has appointed Carsten Salewski to support the company’s presence within the USA...

Compensates for thermal effects

Renishaw has introduced the RCU 10 real-time quadrature compensation system that keeps ambient conditions, mainly thermal expansion effects of a machine, from...

Overhead ionizing blower

The Meech 216 extended workstation overhead ionizer ensures that when vulnerable items are packed or unpacked they will not be subject to an ESD strike nor be...

Enclosed print head enhanced

DEK’s ProFlow print head family has seen some improvements. First is a dual-chamber transfer head aimed at processes requiring high paste or adhesive...

Better control and interface software can boost manufacturers’ bottom line
An instrument for higher productivity

Over the years, the focus in the SMT manufacturing industry has mainly been on the mechanical side of the mount process. However, when budgets are tight, it is...

Flexibility in conformal coating for small to medium size production
Dealing with a lot of variables

The demand for conformal coating systems is growing. Affordability, as well as increased savings through automation, have made it feasible. The needs of...

Considerations of performance optimization for paste print screens and stencils
Real cost lies in functioning at use

Screens and stencils for precision printing applications must demonstrate consistent quality at progressively finer resolutions, while fast-moving users of...

Realistic 3-dimensional visualization takes AOI to its next revolutionary step
Accuracy and harvest no clashing targets

Quality and reliability of their products is a major objective for all manufacturers of board assemblies. The potential cost in rework and loss of reputation...

Specialist Swiss PCB manufacturer Dyconex stays the course in troubled times
Highend plasma ablation going mainstream?

Since 1991, when it was spun out of the Oerlikon Contraves Circuit Technology Division, Dyconex has been pushing at the outer limits of PCB manufacturing by...

Electronics manufacturing in Europe: between hope, costs, chances and skills
Whose future lies in China?

Is there a future for electronics manufacturing in Europe? In the face of a prolonged slump in the one highflying market of telecom infrastructure, PCs and...


Wolf-Otto Reuter (58) has been appointed CEO of Leica Microsystems, Wetzlar, to follow Gerhard Kleineidam. Reuter is taking the helm at a time of general...


Rainer Downar (40) has been appointed to general manager of Tecnomatix GmbH, and is responsible for Tecnomatix Central Europe. Before, Rainer Downar was at IBM...

SMT in Nuremberg ended sucessfully again
Faint signs of healing

The most important trade show for the electronics manufacturing community in Central Europe before the summer begins, the SMT in Nuremberg/Germany, just...


Goepel, specialist company for test and inspection systems, is increasing its presence in the U.S., and has opened a sales and support center for automotive...

PCB impedance tester

Polar Instruments CITS500s – the controlled impedance test system for PCB production environments – is now available with four channels. The new version...

Continued evolution of AOI systems with emerging technology alternatives
Popularity in high-volume manufacturing

Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) has matured through several evolutionary phases, and with each increment has improved the value delivered to manufacturers...

2D or 3D inspection? – the choice is yours in just a single X-ray system
Top-down images or tomographical creation

Optimum flexibility in X-ray inspection is achieved by combining 2D real-time imaging with 3D axial computed tomography (ACT). Switching from one mode to the...

Frequency-domain acoustic micro-imaging using echoes from different pulses
Revealing hidden secrets in devices

One overall purpose of acoustic micro-imaging (AMI) systems is to image internal features, including defects, non-destructively. In its most commonly used...

X-ray inspection – the digital advantage grants higher and more detailed resolution
Specs improve, the costs continue to fall

Everything seems to have gone digital over recent years, and apparently has brought various improvements to the users, but the same has not happened for X-ray...

Ergonomic tweezers

The tweezers from Erem have soft and rounded plastic grips making them pleasant to use. Reportedly, the ergonomic design offers a high level of comfort and...

Barcode scanner

As an addition to its product spectrum, Wenglor is introducing a series of stationary scanners for a variety of barcode types in 1D and 2D formats. The...

Lightweight anti-static fabric

The anti-static fabric from Telestat Klopman provides two-way protection, being accredited to both EN 1149-1 for the protection of the wearer and EN 100015-1...


In the article on the PCB specialist Dyconex and its Dycostrate technology (issue # 5/6 2003, page 14), one of the digital images erroneously used at the...

VOC-free solder flux

The Indium Corporation's non-halide, synthetic-resin flux 1075 EXR 30 has been specially developed for wave soldering of surface-mount mixed technology and...

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