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New manual mode for Fuji’s smart factory platform
Fuji Europe has introduced a manual mode as the first step in the development of its NXTR, a smart factory platform for step-by-step automation and digitalisation in electronics manufacturing. Solutions ...

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Inline inspection system for vacuum reflow
KIC and SMT Thermal Discoveries have partnered to integrate KIC’s market-leading technology into SMT’s multiple award-winning vacuum reflow oven (as well as its standard reflow solutions). The SMT ...

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Software for monitoring reflow soldering
Rehm Thermal Systems’ ProCap software monitors the stability of the reflow process for each individual product, thus enabling optimal process traceability. It offers continuous statistical process stability ...

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A match made in car alarm heaven
Projects Concern Manufacturing, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

When Sanji scored a big project to have its alarms fitted to the Isuzu D-Max, it turned to Projects Concern Manufacturing to produce them. This case study explains why.
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The benefits of outsourcing your product to an electronics manufacturing company
Omnigo, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The electronics manufacturing industry has evolved quite a lot over the last half a century. Fifty years ago, most large-scale production runs were handled in-house. When surface mount technology was ...
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An introduction to counterfeit components and testing
Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

A simple approach to minimise counterfeit components passing through goods receipt to production is to create a component reference database.
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Electrocomponents backs Engineering for People Design Challenge
RS Components (SA), News

Electrocomponents, of which RS Components is a trading brand, has signed a one-year partnership agreement with Engineers Without Borders International, the leading movement that puts global responsibility ...
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Software links oscilloscopes with the cloud
Comtest, Test & Measurement

Comtest, local representative of Tektronix, has announced the availability of TekDrive, the first native oscilloscope-to-cloud software solution to facilitate global data collaboration directly on an ...
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The same old new normal
Barracuda Holdings, Jemstech, Production Logix, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

To find out how local contract electronics manufacturers have coped with the financial and operational fallout from the pandemic, Dataweek conducted a Q&A with three of them.
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SMT reflow oven-to-oven repeatability
MyKay Tronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

With modern technology and control systems it is possible to adjust some reflow ovens so a single recipe will work ‘among’ ovens for an individual product.
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Directory of Suppliers 2021
Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Contact details and core business offering of prominent and trusted companies involved in, and supplying to, the local electronics manufacturing industry.
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ST ups the ante with new high-end MCUs
Altron Arrow, DSP, Micros & Memory

STMicroelectronics has revealed record-breaking STM32 microcontrollers (MCUs) with embedded Flash that bring high-end features such as rich graphics, AI, and state-of-the-art cyber-protection to cost-sensitive ...
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Sigfox verified modem module
iCorp Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The BSM8001-01, made by ESMT, is a Sigfox verified modem module for the low power wide area network (LPWAN) market. It is designed with ESMT ’s Uplynx XS8001 system-on-chip (SoC). The module was designed ...
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Changeover guidance from smart bin
MyKay Tronics, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Missing components. Sticky notes falling off. Hunting for information. The list of reasons for unplanned downtime could go on. But in most cases, line utilisation is heavily dependent on efficient material ...
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Roller cabinets for up to 700 kg loads
Hot Tools, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

The Evolution range of roller cabinets from Whirlpower features rounded corners to prevent injury, a double-decker enforced construction to increase toughness of the rigid frame, non-slip top mat for ...
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Radiation safety tester for 5G EMF
Conical Technologies, Test & Measurement

Since 1986, the Microwave Vision Group (MVG) has developed unique expertise in the visualisation of electromagnetic waves. The latest addition to its list of electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure monitors ...
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CompactPCI Serial board for Single Pair Ethernet
Rugged Interconnect Technologies, Computer/Embedded Technology

SPE (Single Pair Ethernet) is a new emerging networking standard for many automotive and industrial applications. With this in mind, EKF has developed the SY7-CYCLONE , a CompactPCI Serial FPGA board ...
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Motion sensors for industrial applications
Electrocomp, Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

TDK has launched a new compact and low-power InvenSense SmartIndustrial sensor platform family. With its support for an extended temperature range of -40°C to 105°C, the new family of 3-axis accelerometers ...
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Evaluation board for Renesas gate driver
Hi-Q Electronics, Power Electronics / Power Management

The RTK226110DE0010BU is an RAA226110 gate driver evaluation board developed by Renesas Electronics. It consists of two of GaN Systems’ 650 V GaN Enhancement-mode HEMTs (E-HEMTs) and all necessary circuits ...
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Battery operated UV-C surface disinfector
Electronic Industry Supplies, Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Touted by its maker, Heraeus, as the only battery operated UV-C surface disinfector in the world, the Soluva Zone H promises chemical-free, dry, contactless, fast, and absolutely reliable destruction ...
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Standard and modified enclosures catalogue
Electrocomp, Technical Literature

This shortform, 8-page catalogue provides an overview of aluminium, metal and plastic enclosures available from Hammond Manufacturing, together with corresponding accessories. Hammond Manufacturing ...
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