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Air Powered Dispensing

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Featured Article

Air Powered Dispensing

EFD Inc.

Liz Mitchell

Air-powered dispensing systems use controlled pulses of air pressure to dispense solder paste from syringe reservoirs in uniform amounts.

Air-powered dispensing equipment comes in many shapes and sizes. Each and every unit has at least two characteristics in common with all the rest: air pressure regulation and dispense cycle control.

In this paper, EFD explains the most critical variables affecting air-powered dispensing of solder pastes and shows how to manage those variables to your advantage.


Featured Software



Rich Larue

In minutes Unisoft ProntoPLACE software translates CAD or Gerber and Bill of Materials (BOM) files into real reference designators, X/Y body centers, Theta rotation, part numbers, etc. This data is then used by Process Engineers to program their SMT and Thru-hole Automatic Assembly Equipment.

ProntoPLACE programs popular surface mount (SMT) placement, through-hole (THT) insertion and glue dispensing machines. Universal, Fuji, Mydata, Siemens, Panasonic, Philips, Contact Systems (CS400, 3, C5 series, etc.), Camelot, Quad assembly and others are supported. ProntoPLACE also creates process sheets for assembly aids and to document your assembly process. ProntoPLACE is reasonably priced and available for rental or purchase.


Featured Auction

Electronic Manufacturing Exchange #48


Sale Type: Online Auction

Starts: Wednesday, 07 February 2007, 01:00 AM

Ends: Thursday, 08 February 2007, 01:00 PM

Location of Assets: Worldwide

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Assets for Sale: Semiconductor, Electronic Assembly and Test & Measurement Equipment.


Best Video Soldering Tips


Bob Wettermann

BEST Instructors have put to video demonstrations of common hand soldering skills. These are not designed to be in place of live one on one training where repetitive skills and subsequent one on one feedback is given. Rather they are quick refreshers designed to be viewed if a specific skill has not been practiced in a while.



Jammed Fuji CP65 Nozzles?

Posted by rtmitchell

Our Fuji CP65 nozzles are jamming in the up position. They seem to be catching internally where the little peg slides down the slot. If you twist them they slide back down the slot and feel normal. Does anyone lube these?... ��

GSM Calibration

Posted by GEB

I am wondering how often people have their GSM (1994 edition) pick and place machines calibrated. We have had ours installed for about 18 months now. It has not been calibrated since its installation... ��

Solder Joint

Posted by Real Chunks

Taking a pole for s&g's. Just got out of a meeting and the customer said the solder joint of the parts only occurs at the fillet. "Without the triangular part of the solder there would be no solder joint." These where actual words spoke... ��

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Upcoming Events

IPC Printed Circuits Expo, APEX and the Designers Summit

Trade Show/Exhibition | IPC

Tue, February 20, 2007 | Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Come to the industry�s own event � a celebration of printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing and test technology... ��

Successful RF PCB Design

Seminar/Course | University of Oxford

Fri, February 02, 2007 | University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

This intensive one-day course provides a thorough introduction to the principles of RF PCB design techniques in an intuitive and practical way... ��

Electronic Manufacturing Exchange #48

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Wed, February 07, 2007

Semiconductor, Electronic Assembly and Test & Measurement Equipment. Surface Mount & Board Assembly... ��

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