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Kester’s NP545 Solder Paste Available with Tin-Lead T4 Powder

Kester_Logo_Black16.png Kester’s NP545, the zero-halogen, no-clean solder paste formula designed for consistency and repeatability is now available in a Tin-Lead T4 powder. For additional information on this product including technical and safety data sheets, please visit http://www.kester.com/products/product/np545-solder-paste.

 

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ZESTRON Launches New Website


Manassas, VA – June 1, 2017 ZESTRON, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries, is pleased to announce the new, mobile responsive zestron.com is live.

“With this launch our website is mobile responsive, allowing it to be compatible with both mobile and desktop devices.  We’ve added a variety of new informative and instructional videos, social media links and increased the visibility of our global virtual tours to focus on our interactive features,” says Sal Sparacino, Sales and Marketing Manager, ZESTRON Americas.

 

In addition to the new user-friendly mobile features, we’ve optimized our pages creating a seamless transition throughout the entire site.  Easily register for learning opportunities from ZESTRON Academy including webinars and workshops or request the latest technical articles from zestron.com. Furthermore, product information and safety data sheets can be requested using our conveniently accessible forms.  

 

For further assistance on our cleaning products, services or learning opportunities, visitors will find contact information of our experienced team of application engineers, easily located on each page.

 

About ZESTRON:

Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, and operating in more than 35 countries, ZESTRON is the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries. With seven worldwide technical centers and the largest team of engineers focused on high precision cleaning, ZESTRON’s commitment to ensuring that its customers surpass even the most stringent cleaning requirements is without equal.

For additional information and to tour one of our unparalleled technical centers, please visit www.zestron.com.





LORD Corporation Adds Ellsworth Adhesives To Its Electronic Materials Distribution Team

(Cary, NC – May 25, 2017) -  LORD Corporation - a global leader in developing structural adhesives and electronic materials for diverse markets – has announced that Ellsworth Adhesives will now sell its electronic materials product line.

 

A distributor of LORD® structural adhesives since 1982, Ellsworth Adhesives is a global corporation with more than 40 years of experience providing adhesive solutions to a wide variety of industrial markets. According to Matt Ryan, LORD Distribution Manager Americas Product Assembly Adhesives & Electronic Materials, Ellsworth Adhesives is already a well-respected distributor in the electronics and electrical markets.

 

“As one of our leading award-winning distributors, Ellsworth Adhesives also has extensive experience in the electronic materials markets,” said Ryan. “We are excited about their team further expanding their efforts with our product lines.” 

 

LORD Corporation specializes in developing world-class thermal management solutions for demanding applications. Product lines include potting and encapsulation materials, adhesives, gap fillers, gels and greases, as well as solutions spanning various chemistries (silicones, epoxies, acrylics, and urethanes). Ellsworth Adhesives will continue to distributeLORD Corporation's extensive line of acrylic, epoxy and urethane adhesives designed to improve appearance, strength and durability, while offering design flexibility and total cost savings. Compared to traditional fastening methods such as rivets, welds and tapes, LORD structural adhesives eliminate the costs associated with metal preparation and finishing operations and are formulated to improve manufacturing processes and final products for a variety of composite, metal and plastic assemblies.

 

Roger Lee, Global President of Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution, stated that Ellsworth Adhesives has a long history and strong global partnership with LORD Corporation. 

 

“Our partnership with LORD is a testament to our commitment to offer quality materials and services to our customers,” he said. 

 

Jay Richardson, Vice President of Sales, Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution, concurred, noting that “Ellsworth Adhesives and LORD have built a long, successful business partnership and we look forward to expanding on the distributor relationship to now include the LORD electronic materials product line.” 

 

For additional information, please contact LORD at +1 877 ASK LORD (275 5673) or visit www.ellsworth.com.

 

About Ellsworth Adhesives

Ellsworth Adhesives is a distributor and a value-added supplier of adhesives, sealants, coatings, encapsulants, tapes, releases, lubricants and equipment from leading international manufacturers. Ellsworth Adhesives’ Engineering Sales Representatives have years of hands-on engineering skills and experience who assist with material and equipment selection, product testing, and process requirements and excel in designing, managing, customizing manufacturing projects and varying industrial applications.

Ellsworth Adhesives operates sales offices and warehouses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, and Thailand. Ellsworth Adhesives can be contacted directly at 1-800-888-0698 or by visiting www.ellsworth.com.

 

About LORD Corporation

LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For more than 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C., LORD has approximately 3,100 employees in 26 countries and operates 19 manufacturing facilities and 10 R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives. For more information, visit www.lord.com.





Hentec/RPS Joins SMT Capital for Representation in Ohio, Indiana, and W. Pennsylvania

NEWMAN LAKE, WA - In an effort to improve visibility, RPS has partnered with SMT Capital (SMT), a manufacturer’s representative organization that provides best-in-class equipment, consumables, and services to the electronics manufacturing industry. Operating out of the north central United States, SMT will provide RPS with representation in Ohio, Indiana, and Western Pennsylvania.

SMT is a privately held company with representatives strategically placed throughout the company’s service area. With over 50 years of combined industry experience, the staff of SMT prides themselves on not just providing their customers with equipment or supplies, but solutions that help the businesses run more efficiently.

Bill Timms, of SMT Capital., says, “We are pleased to be joining the RPS team. With the addition of RPS to our line card, we’re in a better position to provide solutions to our customers. The RPS Selective Soldering and Lead Tinning equipment will allow us to respond to our customers’ specialized needs.”

 

About Hentec Industries, Inc. Hentec Industries Inc. (formerly RPS Automation) is a manufacturer of automated selective soldering, lead tinning and component test equipment for electronics and component manufacturing, assembly and distribution. Hentec is celebrating over 25 years of automated soldering experience at more than 1100 global installations. All products are designed and manufactured by in the USA.

 





Kester’s NP505-HR Paste Now Available with T5 Powder

Kester_Logo_Black_CMYK3.jpg ITASCA, IL — May 11, 2017 Contact: Michelle O’Brien, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Kester’s NP505-HR, the zero-halogen, lead-free, no-clean solder paste, that was developed specifically for high-reliability ap¬plications, is now available with a T5 powder. For additional information on this product including technical and safety data sheets, please visit http://www.kester.com/products/product/np505-hr-solder-paste.

For any questions or additional information, please contact: Fil Marcial, Global Product Manager at fmarcial@kester.com.

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Kester is a global supplier of assembly materials for the Electronic Assembly and Semiconductor Packaging industries. Kester is focused on delivering innovative, robust and high-quality solutions to help our customers address their technological challenges. Kester’s current product portfolio includes soldering attachment materials such as solder paste, soldering chemicals, TSF (tacky solder flux) materials, and metal products such as bar, solid and flux-cored wire. Kester is an Illinois Tool Works (ITW) company. ITW is a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. It employs approximately 49,000 people, and is based in Glenview, Illinois, with operations in 57 countries.

 

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Kester Launches SF800-LR Soldering Flux

Kester_Logo_Black_CMYK2.jpg ITASCA, IL — May 9, 2017 Contact: Michelle O’Brien, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Kester is proud to announce the launch of SF800-LR. SF800-LR is a zero-halogen, low-residue, low-solids, organic based liquid flux designed specifically for tabbing and stringing applications. The formulation delivers excellent solderability in module assembly processes utilizing conduction, IR and convection reflow. It is formulated to deliver minimum flux residue thus eliminating post cleaning after soldering. Cells are dry and cosmetically clean as they exit the tabber and stringer equipment. SF800-LR provides excellent solderability on all type of metalizations. The formulation of SF800-LR is also designed to deliver excellent peel force that result in long term stability of the solder joints.

For additional information on this product including technical and safety data sheets, please visit http://www.kester.com/products/product/sf800-lr-soldering-flux.

For any questions or additional information, please contact: Fil Marcial, Global Product Manager at fmarcial@kester.com.

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Kester is a global supplier of assembly materials for the Electronic Assembly and Semiconductor Packaging industries. Kester is focused on delivering innovative, robust and high-quality solutions to help our customers address their technological challenges. Kester’s current product portfolio includes soldering attachment materials such as solder paste, soldering chemicals, TSF (tacky solder flux) materials, and metal products such as bar, solid and flux-cored wire. Kester is an Illinois Tool Works (ITW) company. ITW is a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. It employs approximately 49,000 people, and is based in Glenview, Illinois, with operations in 57 countries.

 

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Solid Design Solutions Achieves Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small-Business Designation

Minneapolis, Minn. – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), has notified Solid Design Solutions that it has been verified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and added to the Vendor Information Pages (VIP). This makes the company eligible to participate in the VA’s Veterans First Contracting Program. Solid Design Solutions designs and manufactures machines and products for the medical, agricultural, industrial and aerospace industries. 
“This designation means a great deal to our team,” says Pete Gustaf, Solid Design Solutions president and CEO.“ As a small business, SDVOSB provides greater opportunities for us to more fully leverage our far-reaching, change-agent products and engineering expertise.”
 
Solid Design Solutions was founded near Minneapolis in 1997 and recently opened an office in Wichita, Kansas in January 2017. It specializes as an end-to-end, product and specialty machine design firm that helps bring products to market by harnessing clients’ technology, software and models in order to convert them into products that can be produced reliably and consistently. Solid Design Solutions provides mechanical, electrical, and software engineering, and develops concepts for product design, assembly and test systems, and manufacturing procedures.
 
“Having this certification enhances our ability to pursue opportunities,” says Gustaf, “whether winning a project as the prime contractor or partnering with a large prime contractor as subcontractor.”
 
Solid Design Solutions serves clients from entrepreneurial startups to such established, industry titans as 3M, Bose, Boston Scientific, Honeywell, Medtronic and Fastenal. Expertise coupled with state-of-the-art tools allow Solid Design Solutions to deliver value throughout the specialty-machine and product development process. Its range of projects spans from sophisticated assembly and test systems and complex clean-room process to connected wireless devices and highly successful consumer products. 
 
This SDVOSB verification is valid for three years. The Congressional act that established SDVOSB in 1999 sets an annual government-wide goal of not less than 3 percent of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for small businesses owned by service-disabled veterans.
 
“Watch for even more good things to happen at Solid Design Solutions as a result of this designation,” says Gustaf.
 
For more info, visit www.soliddesignsolutions.com
 
About Solid Design Solutions
Since its founding in 1997, Solid Design Solutions has developed a reputation for transforming ideas into market-ready products and highly accurate machine systems. It does so efficiently, cost-effectively and rapidly. Core competencies include industrial design, mechanical and electrical engineering, software/firmware engineering, IoT device development, project management, and global sourcing coordination through new product introduction. The company is based in Mounds View, Minn., and in early 2017 opened an office in Wichita, Kan. 
 
Solid Design Solutions
8400 Coral Sea St NE #1800 | St Paul, MN 55112
877.786.7701 | SolidDesignSolutions.com





SHENMAO America, Inc. Exhibits at 2017 SMTA Puget Sound (Redmond) Symposium & Supplier Day

Held at Microsoft, 15255 NE 40th Street, Redmond, WA 98052, May 8, from 10 AM until 4 PM

SHENMAO is featuring how to solve Solder Paste issues such as Voids, Head on Pillow, Slumping, Non-Wetting Open and Short Stencil Life with Higher Quality Flux and Extremely Pure Virgin Powder made by SHENMAO, Resulting in Solder Joints of Ultimate Quality.

Visit to see why 11 of the 12 largest EMS companies in the world use SHENMAO Solder Paste.
 
SHENMAO Technology, Inc., the World’s Major Solder Materials Provider distributes from 10 worldwide locations, SMT Solder Paste, Low and High Temperature Solder Paste, Laser Solder Paste, Die Attach Paste, Solder Preform, Wave Solder Bar, Solder Wire and Flux, Liquid/Paste Flux and PV Ribbon.

SHENMAO America, Inc. blends Solder Paste in San Jose, CA with Tin smelted from Tin Ore concentrate creating ultrapure virgin powder made at its facility in Taiwan for distribution in North America.

For more information, please contact: SHENMAO America, Inc. www.shenmao.com Tel: +1-408-943-1755 e-mail: sales@shenmao.us

Registration to Conference & Expo

 





BTW, Inc. Installs Four High Speed Chip Shooters - Juki Surpasses Expectations

MORRISVILLE, NC - April 2017 - Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Corporation, is pleased to announce that BTW Inc. recently purchased and completed the install of four KE-3010 High Speed Chip Shooters. BTW has been a valued Juki customer for more than 20 years.

Scott Oestreich, Engineering Manager at BTW Inc., stated: “I just wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation with our recent purchase and installation of the four KE3010 machines. They are above and beyond my expectations as well as for all of us here at BTW.”

Since the install, collective data has displayed a more than doubled throughput as well as 98.7 percent uptime compared to about 72 percent on the previous line due to unforeseen operation issues. “From sales to service everything went very well,” added Oestreich. “Juki’s service team did an excellent job as usual with the install and training, making a very smooth and timely transition as we were up and running production on the second line in less than 12 hours, which included tearing down the line, running the utilities, and setting and installing the new machines.”

Carlos EiJansantos, JAS Americas’ Sales Manager, commented: “Juki has had a long partnership with BTW and it is great to see their business continue to expand. The addition of the 3010s will help them meet their higher demand for capacity and give them the flexibility to continue the growth of their business.”

BTW’s electronic contract manufacturing services are founded on capability, flexibility and results. The company’s 24 years of serving many markets, many customer profiles and a wide range of assembly complexities have resulted in machining, practices, and skilled people focused on these principals.

BTW’s primary goal is to obtain a deep understanding of its customers’ needs and apply these principals to a flexible and result oriented execution plan delivering customer success. 99 percent on time delivery and 99 percent delivered product quality have been ongoing metrics demonstrating these successes at, and with, BTW Inc. While complete product builds comprise the greatest percentage of BTW’s annual shipments, printed circuit assembly is the core of the company’s services. That is where Juki comes in.

The Juki lines deliver the same capability, flexibility and results that BTW promises its customers. The new Juki KE-3010 High Speed Chip Shooters are yet another contribution to the history and future that BTW has come to rely on in its partnership with Juki. Large board size, hybrid feeder capability and capacity, and increased speed contribution mirror the principals of service valued by the company’s customers.

Oestreich explained, “Furthermore, the technical aspects of Juki’s products are enhanced by an organization and group of professionals that go beyond supplier relationship to the critical partnerships BTW holds dearly. Together, BTW and Juki create success for our ultimate OEM partners.”

For more information about Juki Automation Systems, visit www.jukiamericas.com.

 





ZESTRON Americas Announces New Regional Sales Manager

Manassas, VA – April 3, 2017 ZESTRON, the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries, is pleased to announce the addition of Jonathan Tomassetti as the new Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast region of USA.

 

Jonathan Tomassetti“Mr. Tomassetti’s established background in sales and knowledge of precision cleaning applications will be central to bringing the next generation of process solutions to the market,” says Sal Sparacino, Sales and Marketing Manager, ZESTRON Americas. “His SMT expertise and understanding of customer needs are essential to expanding ZESTRON’s reach in the Southeast.”

 

Mr. Tomassetti joins ZESTRON with over 20 years of sales experience in precision cleaning applications within the electronics manufacturing, semiconductor and aerospace industries. He also has a proven track record of international business development in Asia-Pacific. Mr. Tomassetti received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Furman University.

 

About ZESTRON:

Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, and operating in more than 35 countries, ZESTRON is the globally leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions for the electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries. With seven worldwide technical centers and the largest team of engineers focused on high precision cleaning, ZESTRON’s commitment to ensuring that its customers surpass even the most stringent cleaning requirements is without equal.

For additional information and to tour one of our unparalleled technical centers, please visit www.zestron.com.





SMT/PCB Contract Manufacturing Assets To Be Auctioned

Tiger Group and EquipNet to hold online auction for assembly lines, inventory, equipment and other assets from McDonald Technologies
 
CARROLLTON, Texas. (4/3/17)- to the winding down of operations, Tiger Group and EquipNet will conduct an online-only sale on April 18th for SMT (surface mount technology) equipment, inventory, plant support and other assets owned by McDonald Technologies, an SMT/ PCB contract manufacturer that is winding down its operations. The assets include three SMT assembly lines, test equipment, more than $2.5 million of inventory, machine shop and plant support equipment, and office furniture and equipment. 
 
Online bidding for the assets will commence April 11 at www.SoldTiger.com. Bidding will close in rapid succession, live auction style, on April 18 at 10:30 a.m. (CT). All bidders are required to register prior to the sale at www.SoldTiger.com. Previews of the assets being offered in the auction will be held at the company’s headquarters, located at 2310 McDaniel Dr., Carrollton, on April 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CT). 
 
“The McDonald Technologies facility includes a large variety of well-maintained production equipment, as well as electronic test equipment, shop tools, office equipment and general support equipment, making this auction a great opportunity not only for SMT or wire harness businesses, but any production, warehouse or corporate office facility,” said John Coelho, Senior Director of Tiger’s Commercial and Industrial division.  “In addition, the volume of parts and components available is significant, representing a tremendous investment opportunity for contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.” 
 
SMT and PCB assembly equipment up for bid includes three Fuji SMT assembly lines that feature chip shooters, high speed chip placers and more. Also available are DEK auto paste dispenser and automated solder paste applications, Universal insertion equipment, and a Stoelting automated PCB wash system. 
 
Quality control, testing and support equipment include a VisionMaster laser solder inspection system, Teradyne circuit testers, Matheson environmental testing systems, temperature controllers, test chambers, oscilloscopes, power supplies, and more.
 
Available plant support assets include a complete machine shop featuring a vertical mill, grinder, lathe and support tools, as well as forklifts, pallet jacks, worktables, and more. 
 
The facility’s vast $2.5 million-plus inventory includes a tremendous volume of new, case- packed electronic components, electromechanical assembly parts, wire and wire harnesses, and related product.
 
Office equipment includes desks, chairs, conference room furnishings, and file cabinets, plus computer systems, server and telecom equipment, full-feature copiers and printers and much more.
 
For a full catalog of the items offered and details on how to schedule a site visit and bid, go to: www.SoldTiger.com.





Vision Engineering Launches FREE Electronics Academy Webinar Series to help identity and rectify PCB

Vision Engineering Vision Engineering has teamed up with industry-expert Bob Willis to broadcast a free Electronics Academy Webinar Series aimed at identifying the issues affecting PCB/SMT assembly and the challenges of achieving Zero Defect Manufacture. The 3 part webinar is focused on improving quality and reducing costs through improving the inspection process.

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The series begins on June 16th with Solder Joint Inspection & Process Defects. During this webinar participants will learn how to minimize inspection and process defects, identify common joint failures, causes, cures and corrective actions. Bob will explain the best ways to inspect solder joints on conventional and surface mount assemblies with reference to international standards (e.g. IPC 610 and IPC J-STD-001). On June 29th Counterfeit Component Inspection & Detection will be broadcasted. Production, quality and purchasing teams will learn how to inspect conventional and surface mount devices to identify counterfeit component and avoid expensive consequences. In this webinar Bob will illustrate the most common issues faced by these teams, how to test parts and demonstrate the importance of photographic documentation to provide reference standards for the future.

The 3 part series closes on July 21st with Conformal Coating Inspection & Coating Faults. The use of conformal coating is growing in popularity. Regardless of application method, either manual or automated inspection is required in most applications, carried out under normal or UV light, with reference to international standards. During this webinar, Bob will cover the inspection of coatings, setting up of inspection standards, as well as the common process defects and corrective actions Bob Willis is a globally-recognized expert in surface mount and area array technology, providing training and consultancy to electronics manufacturers worldwide for over 30 years. Bob regularly speaks at international events, providing expert knowledge to improve skills and knowledge for electronics production staff and engineers. For more information on the Electronics Academy Webinar or to register visit www.visioneng.com/electronicswebinar





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