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Electrolube opens Chinese R&D Centre

Electrolube opens Chinese R&D Centre
Electrolube has opened a research and development facility in Suzhou, China. The city of Suzhou is an important centre for manufacturing and is located about 100km north west of Shanghai. According to the company, the Suzhou facility will maintain a very close working relationship with both existing Beijing and UK based R&D teams to grow their technical liaison and ensure a  productive exchange of ideas.
24th September 2017

Excel Electronics earns IPC qualifications

Excel Electronics earns IPC qualifications
IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) Class 2, to Excel Electronics. Following an initial audit by IPC, Excel Electronics, Inc. becomes one of the trusted sources and suppliers meeting the stringent requirements of the Qualified Manufacturing Listing (QML) based on two of IPC's foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies.
18th September 2017

Xcerra clinches Shanghai Institute order

Xcerra clinches Shanghai Institute order
SITRI, the Shanghai Industrial µTechnology Research Institute, has added barometric pressure sensor test and calibration to its test services offering from Xcerra. The extension to SITRI’s MEMS test capabilities is based on an Xcerra Test Cell solution that includes an LTX-Credence Diamond tester, a Multitest InStrip handler and the Multitest InGyro, with the InBaro test module.
18th September 2017


Fibre-patch-placement-based production systems at CAMX

Fibre-patch-placement-based production systems at CAMX
Cevotec will present an extended range of applications of Fibre Patch Placement technology at Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX, September 11.-14.) and Composites Europe Stuttgart (September 19.-21.): As well as high-volume production systems with a capacity of 100 kg per hour, a special, low-investment version for R&D departments and low-volume production is planned. 
9th September 2017

Cogiscan signs Maxnerva Technology in Greater China

Cogiscan is now in partnership with Maxnerva Technology Services  in Greater China. Maxnerva is a system integration specialist focused on Industry 4.0 solutions for electronics manufacturing. Benson Huang, General Manager of Maxnerva, commented: “Cogiscan offers a large and competent set of technologies and middleware that allow us to focus on our core strengths while still offering the best solutions for our customers. 
8th September 2017

Speedboard gets new automated conformal coating line

   Speedboard gets new automated conformal coating line
Speedboard Assembly Services has invested over £100,000 in a new automated conformal coating line. The process line will increase speed and accuracy of PCBA conformal coating at Speedboard, producing higher quality assemblies with a superior consistent coating, more efficiently.  The line is simple to use and the automated, modular design allows options to be added as application needs change. 
8th September 2017

£100,000 investment upgrades PCB conformal coating

£100,000 investment upgrades PCB conformal coating
Contract electronics manufacturer Speedboard Assembly Services has invested over £100,000 in a new automated conformal coating line. The new automated process line will increase speed and accuracy of PCBA conformal coating at Speedboard, producing higher quality assemblies with a superior consistent coating, more efficiently.
7th September 2017

SMT line upgrades Stadium UK plant

SMT line upgrades Stadium UK plant
Cutting-edge equipment has been installed at Stadium Group’s Hartlepool-based Electronics Assemblies division to boost business growth into design-led technology markets. Following the 2016 reorganisation of the Group’s electronics assemblies business to two manufacturing centres of excellence based in Hartlepool, UK and Dongguan, China, Stadium has invested significantly in the upgrade of key kit and machinery.
5th September 2017

Advantest selected as Index Component for SNAM Sustainability Index

Advantest selected as Index Component for SNAM Sustainability Index
Semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest has been selected as an index component of the SNAM Sustainability Index managed by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management (SNAM). The SNAM Sustainability Index combines evaluations of ESG (environment, society, and governance) and share prices.
31st August 2017

Permanent marking systems at EMO 2017

Permanent marking systems at EMO 2017
Marking, identification and traceability specialist Pryor is to use EMO Hannover 2017 to showcase its range of industrial equipment and software. Visitors to the Pryor stand will be able to see a fully automated, robotic marking system in action, applying unique serial numbers to vehicle drivetrains. The solution features a high definition vision system to identify a feature on the engine and automatically place the mark in the correct location, as well as carrying out a 100% check of mark quality, with all data being recorded and stored for full traceability.
31st August 2017


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