Kurtz Ersa North America announces that ACME PCB Assembly has purchased an IR/PL 650 XL Rework system. Reworking large PCBs can be extremely difficult, and Ersa has responded with a large board rework machine that safely handles even the toughest applications.
Transonics has introduced a Quick-Turn PCB service which offers Asian pricing and delivery direct to UK customers in as little as eight working days. Unit prices are fixed at time of order with a guarantee that there will be no additional costs. The quotations are provided in 24 hours and are provided on a fully inclusive basis.
Modern components with high clock rates and short switching times for high signal transmission rates require impedance matching for rigid-flex PCB technology. The impedance calculation, as well as the documentation and measurement of impedances is becoming increasingly important.
A rigid-flex PCB, which meets the material requirements of motorcycle sport, has been developed by Würth Elektronik with GCD-PCB-Design. These requirements include suitability for rapid pace, extreme load changes, summer heat and mud, dust and dirt.
Nordson MARCH has revealed that recent studies have indicated that Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) feature improved coating adhesion when plasma treated prior to conformal coating. Enhancing surface wettability, the plasma treatment improved adhesion of the conformal coating to high-performance solder mask materials and other difficult-to-adhere-to substrates.
Designed specifically for the high-volume production of long (1220mm) LED PCBs, PROMATION has introduced two PCB handling solutions. The ESV-200 XXL has been redesigned as a rear load, bare PCB line loader that is capable of handling LED boards up to 1220mm in length and 370mm in width.
Enabling a rate of as much as 200 units per hour (UPH) for the manufacture of flexible electronic PCBs and substrates, Nordson MARCH introduces its FlexVIA-Plus Plasma Treatment System. The system delivers single-stage plasma processing - including etchback and desmear - of up to 30 panels (panel size 500x813mm or 20x32") per cycle.
As part of the company's manufacturing solutions service, GTK offers custom PCB overmoulding in a two stage process: the first stage forms the general product shape and the second stage creates the look and feel of the finished product.
Isola has announced a technology-licensing programme to mitigate conductive anodic filamentation (CAF) problems in the fabrication of PCBs. Offered by Isola USA, this proprietary manufacturing technology reduces the number of voids in resin-impregnated dielectrics - a major source of CAF failures.