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The Environmental Impact of Pick-and-place Machines
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The Environmental Impact of Pick-and-place Machines

Overview of some of the potential applications of Energy labels are a key part of global attempts to reduce consumption of environmental resources. They inform customers of the future consequence of their purchases. There are now many national and other energy labels covering houses, cars, lamps, washing machines and dryers, air conditioners, etc. The EU Energy using Products (EuP) directive also is working on classifying industrial applications to set rules for future energy reductions. These rules are at least three years away; until then, there are no energy labels for industrial manufacturing equipment.

Electronics manufacturing companies committing to ISO 14000 and other environmental standards must report and try to minimize their environmental effects. For an electronics manufacturer, the most important environmental issues are the materials going through manufacture.

Credit / Source: Sjef van Gastel / Assembléon

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Austin American Technology offers�Cash for Clunkers

Burnet, TX � Austin American Technology, a global manufacturer of scientifically engineered batch and in-line PCB cleaning systems has decided to follow suit with the Automotive Industry by creating its own Cash for Clunkers program


Featured New Products


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Need low cost pick and place machine for limited production

Posted by Indity Networks

I have very little knowledge of pick and place machines or assembly, and was hoping someone could give me some advice. I need to produce about 500 - 1000 boards a month... »»

Flip Chip Solder Ball Attach

Posted by SteveO

This may be a bit off the subject but thought I'd ask just in case. I am looking to identify a process / equipment for attaching solder balls to flip chips... »»

AOI Sony vs Orbitech

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I would like to have the pro's and con's about those 2 system: Sony VR-201H and Sony CPC500 and Orbotech advantage S-22... »»

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Hands-On PLC Training Workshop

Seminar/Course | Business Industrial Network

Tue, August 25, 2009 | Microsoft Building, Saint Louis, MO, USA

Hands-On PLC Training Workshop starts with basics move on to troubleshooting, then learn the foundations of good PLC programming while writing your first IEC-1131 compliant PLC program... »»

Arizona Expo & Tech Forum

Trade Show/Exhibition SMTA

Wed, August 26, 2009 | Fiesta Inn Resort & Conference Center, Tempe, AR, USA

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry! Attendance is free!... »»

Engineering Documentation Control / CM Seminar

Trade Show/Exhibition | EC3 Corp

Thu, September 17 | Best Western Alpenglo Lodge & Conference Center, Portland, Winter Park, CO, USA

"Bridging The Gap" between Design Engineering and Operations by exceptional Configuration Management. Sets the stage for innovation. Basics and more about engineering releases, bills of material, requesting changes and making changes... »»

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Control Systems Technology - SCADA and PLC Training...

Autotestcon 2009

PCB Layout with Altium Designer...

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Career Center


SMT Solderers


Sarasota, FL, USA

SMT solderers needed for contract project in Sarasota, FL. Project anticipated thru December 09. Must have prior SMT experience... »»

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SMT Operator/Technician: SMT process and Mydata experience required. Programming and maintenance skills a plus. Must be flexible with hours. Good rate/benefits...»»

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High Reliability and Commercial electronics manufacturing experience with Circuit Card Assembly (CCA), Electro-Mechanical... »»

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Industry Associations Events


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: SMTA-San Diego's 25th Anniversary Celebration


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

Training & Certification Programs

Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: Flexible Circuitry Workshop

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