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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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From the editor’s desk: Exciting time ahead
News

Another year has begun, and what a start it has been for some! As I sit here and jot my thoughts down into my trusty PC, my mind keeps racing back to Saturday night when I was ankle deep in mud ...
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Industrial filtering systems
Allan McKinnon & Associates, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Weller filters are available in a range of types and classes, as they are not only developed for soldering applications, but also for bonding, painting, resin coating, marking/engraving/welding/laser cutting, medical, and cosmetic use.
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AccuDrive soldering station
MyKay Tronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The ADS200 from PACE is a high power, low-cost professional soldering station that integrates a high accuracy sensor with a robust heater, capable of delivering up to 120 W of heating power.
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Automated test jig
Electronic Industry Supplies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The system consists of a 12 V geared motor, which drives a toothed segment of the drive unit’s coupling via a gear, providing a contact force of up to 1000 N and a service life of up to 500 000 load cycles.
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Diagonal cutters for fine cutting work
Hot Tools, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Knipex’s 115 mm diagonal cutters for electronics provide professional quality, for delicate and accurate work in a continuous production environment.
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Patented stretching system
Laser Stencil Technology, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The ZelFlex patented stretching system, using compressed air, enables perfect tensioning across the working area.
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Protective coating for PCBs
Vepac Electronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Plastic 70 from Electronic Cleaning Solutions (ECS) is a quick drying, transparent, insulating and protective coating based on acrylic resin.
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3D automated optical inspection system
Techmet , Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The 3Di series from Saki is a 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) system that incorporates both high resolution and high speed.
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Engraving and decorating hand tool
Hot Tools, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The Model 290 engraving kit from Dremel lets you engrave or decorate a wide variety of materials, including metal, plastic, glass, ceramic, wood and leather.
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