New Products

The PRO 2418 marks a variety of PCBs and can handle PCBs up to 18" x 24". Features a 40W CO2 laser, red dot pointer, integrated PC with graphics, text, numeric and barcode software, and transparent laser compliant glass (class 3). Drivers now permit use of BarTender software for designing and marking an array of codes, text, and graphics. Supports a variety of barcodes. Permits basic serialization (increment, numeric base 10); numeric, alphabetic, and alphanumeric increment/decrement by any interval; base 36 and custom base serialization; separate rollover/rollunder and value reset options, and preserves or expands field length when rolling over.  
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Fourteen Megapixel fixed focal length lenses have been added to the Low Mag Video Lens line. Designed for megapixel cameras. 1" and 2/3" Megapixel lenses are compact in size and reportedly offer low distortion and excellent resolution. Provide light transmission and brightness from center to edge. 1" is available with focal lengths from 8 mm to 75 mm; 2/3" offers focal lengths from 5 mm to 100 mm. Manual focus, iris and locking screws come standard. 
Navitar Inc.,

The free CircuitSpace ROI calculator reportedly helps quantify time and cost benefits. Customers are said to have achieved up to 5x returns on their investment within the first year. Includes AutoClustering technology, intelligent design (IP) reuse, and replication. The calculator is available at
DesignAdvance Systems Inc.,
EMA Design Automation Inc.,
The HD Grid-Lok automated tooling system is designed to support the entire PCB assembly without manual intervention. Includes 12 mm pin pitch. Said to eliminate setup overheads. Is designed for high changeover manufacturing environments. Is based on a modular foundation philosophy; said to conform to any given board profile. Can be reset in seconds. Conforms to individual substrate topographies, with pins automatically locked into position.
Ovation Products,
The Fineview Video Microscope Workstation is said to permit detailed inspection and analysis of small PCBs and components for defect diagnostics, monitoring of rework results or repair-by-hand applications. Comes as an all-in-one solution, including top camera, TFT screen, LED lighting, clamping support, laser pointer and multi-function control panel. Offers up to 25x motorized zoom magnification. Includes autofocus and manual focus and four integrated high-contrast power LEDs, as well as brightness control. Designed to reduce surface reflections when viewing from the top. Is PC-independent.

J501-45 Maxi-router inline depaneler handles PCBs from 50 x 50 mm to 470 x 470 mm. The input conveyor uses a buffer segment before milling.  The spindle on the underside of the PCB is connected to a dust remover. Is equipped with a continuous scrap part outfeeding system and a DXF converter. The upper robot is equipped with four servo-motor driven axes. 

Rohwedder Group, JOT Automation Ltd.,

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