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White residues on the assembly
Electronic Industry Supplies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

When white residues suddenly appear on assemblies for unknown reasons, the customer is often confused – and the first idea is often the same: something must be wrong with the cleaner. But this is only the cause in extremely rare cases.
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Maximising soldering iron tip life
Vepac Electronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

During the soldering process, the soldering iron tip undergoes physical changes. These changes, over time, affect the ability of the soldering iron tip to make quality solder connections, and can decrease an operator’s performance.
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Modern vision systems in manufacturing
Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Using an intelligent vision system provides a proactive approach, which helps prevent faulty products from reaching the market, thereby reducing customer complaints and minimising recall costs.
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Issues surrounding foam when cleaning
MyKay Tronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Foam is a common issue in the electronic cleaning world, and this article lists the common issues and solutions to preventing foam build up.
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Webinar: Precision electronics for scientific discovery
News

Mouser Electronics has collaborated with Analog Devices to offer the engineering community a free webinar titled ‘Powering Scientific Discovery with Precision Electronics’.
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AI is revolutionising electronics manufacturing
Editor's Choice, News

Artificial intelligence is transforming the electronics manufacturing industry by providing new ways to optimise production processes, reduce costs, and improve product quality.
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Reducing solder paste spatter during reflow
Techmet , Editor's Choice, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Splash is a problem that solder paste will inevitably encounter during the welding process, and distinguishing between spatter and solder ball is the first step in solving the problem.
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Avnet announces partnership with Arduino
Avnet Silica, News

Avnet Silica franchise distribution agreement with open-source electronics provider strengthens Avnet’s global market portfolio.
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Speeding up the rollout of renewable energy with AI
AI & ML

Understanding that AI, particularly within the renewables space, will not take away jobs, but rather create them, is key to leveraging the immense power of this technology to drive South Africa forward.
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Webinar: Intelligent gesture sensing platform
News

STMicroelectronics’ unified and scalable approach to application development and prototyping in a comprehensive ecosystem now includes the latest STM32 Nucleo expansion board for MEMS sensors, the X-NUCLEO-IKS4A1.
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Yamaha Robotics releases 3D hybrid AOI
Truth Electronic Manufacturing, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

With a 25-megapixel high-resolution camera, the AOI achieves approximately 1,6 times faster speed than previous models.
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Accurate high-speed component inserter
Zetech One, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Universal Instruments’ Value Series brings cost-effective intelligence, ease of use, and simplicity to back-end electronics assembly automation.
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All-in-one smart soldering station
Allan McKinnon & Associates, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Weller’s WXSMART soldering station is an all-in-one solution for any soldering and reworking needs, which has a centralised control station that acts to consolidate all soldering applications.
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Low-voiding Pb-free solder paste
Vepac Electronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Indium Corporation’s Indium8.9HFRV is a flux vehicle developed from the Indium8.9HF chemistry, which features excellent low-voiding performance while providing stellar stencil print transfer efficiency.
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Selective soldering system
MyKay Tronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Although low-cost, the Pilot is offered with the ability to run the highly flexible Pillarhouse AP nozzle technology, together with its patented market leading 1,5 mm Micro Nozzle.
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SMD chip counter
Quamba Technologies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The C-2000 series chip counter is able to read chip components up to a value of 59 999 pieces accurately and quickly.
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The cleaning multitool for electronics production
Testerion, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The new AQUBE MV3 ONE from kolb Cleaning Technology is a fully automatic cleaning system used for process-safe fine cleaning of screens and stencils.
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SMD varistors with huge surge current capability
Electrocomp, Power Electronics / Power Management

TDK Corporation has introduced two new varistor series in SMD design, the larger of the two capable of handling a surge current of 10 000 A.
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