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LED lighting technology is said to provide high-energy efficiency results in significantly reduced heat dissipation. Provides luminance values up to 400 Lumens and a reported 10 times longer lifespan than standard halogen. 2 x 2 or 4 x 4 is recommended; 2 x 2 is said to ensure a consistent and near shadow-less full area illumination of substrate and component. Color temperature remains stable. Is suitable for use with CCD cameras.

FineTech, www.finetechusa.com
The CR 5000F lead-free reflow oven is said to occupy 20% to 30% less floor space. Has five upper and lower zones, each maintained to within ±1ºC. Includes three thermocouple inputs. Is 10-ft.-long. Features a combination 570 mm stainless steel mesh belt and pin-type conveyor, motor adjustable width from 40 to 450 mm. Is also available in larger 6, 8 and 10-zone models. Runs on Microsoft software.


This squeegee selection and ordering guide includes a listing of thirty different SMT printing machine models manufactured around the world. Details corresponding universal holder and squeegee blade retrofit part numbers. Includes details of the available options for squeegee blade choices and various squeegee classes, including Full Universal Holder Assemblies, Closed Print Head blades, and Direct OEM Replacement blades. Two pages offer tips for fine pitch printing challenges. Methods are described for creating custom designed squeegees. Is available at www.TransitionAutomation.com/turboprinterupgrade3.html
 
Transition Automation Inc., www.transitionautomation.com
The SI-V200 model automatic optical inspection machine is said to be suitable for detection of inaccurate component mounting, reversed component, missing component, incorrect polarity, missing solder, bridging and solder quantity. Has a two-megapixel color CCD camera and a three-stage white ring lighting system in a cast-iron frame. When used in standard resolution (15.5μm), the field of view capacity reportedly increases by 54% compared to previous models. Said to provide availability of high-res mode (11.0μm), permitting inspection of 01005-sized components. Works in conjunction with a tele-centric lens. Uses a linear motor to drive the X axis; uses Magnascale for position control and feedback.

Sony Manufacturing Systems America Inc., http://www.sonysms.com

New options to the FeederMaster system include upgraded software and an enclosed camera. The software is said to allow the user full control, including programmable zoom facility. Permits each lane to be calibrated at a selectable speed so that the initial calibration can be carried out at a speed that suits the operator and the complete feeder can still be tested at full speed later. Is said to be important for smaller components such as 0402 and 0201 passive case sizes. An optional variable LED Light Ring is available. Has motor power monitoring during calibration.
 

Benchmark 2.0 machine operating software enhances post-print inspection, integrates barcode scanning for product traceability and process verification, singulates processing of indexed Auer boat substrates, and supports CAMX machine data-streaming per IPC-2541. Available on MPM Accela printer. Includes SpeedVision high-speed inspection architecture that improves board area inspection quantitatively (with data), reportedly at line speeds.
 
Speedline Technologies, www.speedlinetech.com

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