New Products

EZ-Flux ultrasonic reciprocating spray fluxer uses a high-impact flux transfer system to maximize topside fill. Is said to be easily integrated into all major wave solder machines and compatible with all PCB fluxes.

Sono-Tek Corp., www.sono-tek.com
The 256Jet-D inkjet printhead features stainless steel construction for printing traces, contacts, embedded passives and components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, etc.) on PCBs, and for printing flexible photovoltaics, fuel cells and batteries. Resolution is reportedly up to five times higher than screen printing. Can be removed, cleaned and reassembled. Can use interchangeable nozzle plates to print distinct drop volume sizes with the same printhead. Two models are available: 5 – 40 picoliters and 50 – 80 picoliters. Is said to be resistant to alkaline and acidic materials. Can be heated to 70°C and jet fluids up to 30 cps. Reportedly has a lifespan of 90 billion firings. Offers a precision drive controller; drop volume precision of plus or minus 2%. Has individually controllable jets.

Trident, www.trident-itw.com
Easylabel 5 Multi-User software is for designing and printing product identification, barcode and RFID labels. Can license multiple copies over a network; eliminates the need for individually licensed PCs. Is available in packages of 5, 10 or 25 user licenses. Free trial edition available for download.

Tharo Systems Inc., www.tharo.com
The In-Sight Micro vision system is 30 mm x 30 mm x 60 mm. Has EasyBuilder configuration software and VisionView 700 operator interface display, which displays information from up to nine vision systems in a tiled view. Is said to be a full vision system the size of a remote-head camera, ideal for mounting in tight spaces on robots, production lines and machinery. Provides flexible mounting capability with a non-linear calibration tool that enables mounting at angles of up to 45º. Five models are available, including a 2-MP model. Includes Cognex vision tool library.

Cognex Corp., www.cognex.com
ESD Pro Event Detector is a lightweight handheld device capable of distinguishing various levels of ESD events. Detects and counts discharges and shows relative electrical strength of each event on a bar graph display. Provides a quick measure ESD protection effectiveness. Offers variable settings of discharge alarm thresholds to detect and count only ESD events that exceed the user-set threshold. Provides an audio alarm and a 10-LED bar graph. If the discharge exceeds the set alarm level, the LEDs turn red. The unit’s four-digit counter provides a count of discharges occurring above the set threshold, while disregarding those programmed as insignificant. Can measure multiple consecutive discharges. Waveform analysis algorithm in charge device model mode rejects most non-ESD EMI events.
 
3M Electronics Solutions Division, www.3m.com  
Revolution x-ray inspection system adds a Quad View facility and dual LCD monitors to enhance viewing capabilities and ease of use. Displays up to four images at once, and can separate x-ray images from the software control for reported clutter-free viewing. Samples can be safely placed within 250 µm of the focal spot, for up to 13000x magnification at all angles over the 400 x 400 mm manipulator scan area.

X-Tek, www.xtekxray.com

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