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Maximizing Production Productivity of Automatic Termination Machines

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Maximizing Production Productivity of Automatic Termination Machines

Schleuniger, Inc.

Credit/Source: Rob Boyd

In the past, it was typical to see production batch sizes for automatic termination machines between 1000 and 5000 pieces or more. Most companies would simply make a large batch of parts and stock the parts until they were needed. Because of lean manufacturing and JIT production practices, the production environment and demands today are much different...


Featured Auction

Electronic Manufacturing Exchange #69


Sale Type: Online Auction

Sale Open: Wed, Nov. 28, 1:00 AM PST

Sale Close: Thu, Nov. 29, 6:00 PM PST

Location of Assets: Worldwide

Digital oscilloscopes, spectrum, logic and network analyzers, generators, meters, counters, plug-ins, test sets, cards and much more.


SMT Equipment Surplus to Requirements of Major Mobile Phone Manufacturer


Sale Type: Online Auction

Sale Ends: Thu, Nov. 15, 16:00 CET

Location of Assets: Frankfurt / Main, Germany

V�TSCH / RS-Simulator Clima Chambers - UNIVERSAL Pick & Place Machines - ATLET High Lever Order Picker - Assembly Robots - Philips Chipshooter - VXI Mainframes - Cleaning System - 3D Scanning Laser Machines - Labelautomat with Robot - Labeller - Microscopes - Power Supplies - and more.


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0805 Installation


Bob Wettermann

Best Inc

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.

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Wave soldering + header connector assembling problem

Posted by omid_juve

We have a problem with soldering of a 96 pin header connector(9001-11961c00l1a from kingmate) we use 3 different wave soldering but in all of the machines...»»

Calculating Solder Volume

Posted by Matt Kehoe

We are trying to find a formula to determine the "cubic mils" of solder we end up with after reflow. (No components during the reflow) ... »»

Lead Free Alloy...

Posted by oswaldo

I am being pushed by one of my largest clients, an international french company, to comply with European RoHS laws as soon as aprill 2008... »»

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CONNECTIONS� Europe: Strategies for Digital Living Markets

Conference | Parks Associates

Tue, December 04, 2007 | The Adlon Kempinski, Berlin, Germany

CONNECTIONS� Europe will host 300-350 managers and executives from a broad assortment of companies marketing digital products and services in Europe... »»

Productronica 2007

Trade Show/Exhibition | Messe M�nchen GmbH

Tue, November 13, 2007 | New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany

Meet the Best. People, Products, Business. No other exhibition reflects the industry�s entire value-added chain in a more comprehensive and well-founded manner... »»

Cost Effective Tests Using ATE, DFT and BIST

Conference | A.T.E. Solutions, Inc.

Tue, November 20, 2007 | Los Angeles, CA, USA

The two main reasons to test are 1) to eliminate failures escaping to your customers and 2) to reduce the life cycle cost of a product... »»

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Career Center

Electrical Engineering Technician

Diversified Systems, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Preferred candidates will possess a minimum of a Bachelor Degree in EE or EET. Experience in a PCB fabrication and / or assembly operation a plus...»»

Sales Reps

SIPAD Systems Inc.

Alpharetta, GA, USA

We are seeking sales representation in all areas of the United States. SIPAD solid solder deposit is an exciting value added service that will generate opportunities ...»»

Manufacturing Supervisor

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Pullman, WA, USA

If you have at least 4 years successful experience in supervising SMT including stencil printing, pick and place and reflow equipment we invite you to consider joining...»»

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Industry Associations


SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies. Membership Info

SMTA Certification for SMT Processes and Six Sigma Green Belt


Next Event: Medical Electronics Symposium


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly. Membership Info

Standards & Publications

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Next Event: Materials Declaration Workshop: Information Exchange and the Perfect Bill of Material

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