Accelonix - Booth G40
Accelonix will be demonstrating Tecnomatix MES at stand G40 by means of a classic Hornby train set which can be won in a Free Draw at the close of the exhibition.
Accelonix Ltd is the primary UK and Ireland source for Tecnomatix MES software, the most comprehensive MES solution for electronics manufacturing.
This product is designed specifically for the electronics industry, and covers the entire range of manufacturing execution system requirements for PCB assembly and box build. It is a nearly out-of-the-box web based solution that requires minimum configuration for rapid installation and implementation. As an integrated yet scalable solution, it may be implemented in various stages, targeting specific business needs at any given time.
Bhoomi Modular Systems - Booth J41
New high quality, low cost heat sinks, card frames & metal fabrications
A new company - Bhoomi Modular Systems - Europe [Bhoomi Europe] a wholly owned subsidiary of Total HMI Solutions has been formed to provide technical & commercial assistance for European manufacturing companies seeking value for money when selecting quality Heat Sinks, Card Frame Cabinets, Instruments Cases & other Sheet Metal Press Parts.
Bhoomi Europe is the European technical & commercial head quarters of Bhoomi Modular Systems Pvt Ltd of India, established in 1990, India's oldest and largest supplier of heat sinks, card frame cabinets and other metal products. They are a leading designer and manufacturer of aluminium extrusions specifically for the thermal engineering industry.
In addition Bhoomi offer the following value-added-services - Aluminium Extrusions, Aluminium Fabrication, Anodising, Chromate Conversion, Heat Treatment, CNC Machining, Powder Coating Painting, Sheet Metal parts & fabrication plus Prototyping in all areas.
Contax - booth E40
X-Ray inspection offers new QA software
Phoenix x-ray's micromex X-ray inspection system now offers new inspection software, quality assurance. Available exclusive from Contax in the UK and Ireland, micromex is a submicron high-resolution system for manual and automatic solder joint inspection. This includes automatic x-ray inspection of PCB assemblies such as BGAs, CSPs, MLFs and QFPs.
The micromex uses an integrated 2 Megapixel camera, so exceeding the existing standard of 1,3 Megapixels. This, combined with the open 160kV or 180kV submicron X-ray tube, enables detailed analysis with a resolution of <1µm as well as a total magnification up to 13.300x.
The micromex offers highly precise manipulation with a 360 degree rotation axis and the approved technology for oblique views of up to 70 degrees. The scanning area has a size of 4572 mm x 3556 mm (18 inches x14 inches). This enables samples up to 680 mm x 635 mm and up to 5kg in weight, to be inspected without problems.
The new quality assurance software was designed to offer ease of use, together with many-sided fully digital image processing. In addition, the powerful algorithm toolbox XE² offers the best solution for application testing.
"The micromex is an ideal system for solder joint inspection in any production or laboratory environment", said Mike Rapson, Managing Director at Contax Ltd. "In addition to the system's high performance capabilities, it features a board handling facility for the automated loading of assembled boards. This enables multiple inspection tasks to be carried out and repeated in an easy, reliable and time-saving manner", he said.
Electrolube - Booth F10
Electrolube Demonstrates WBP and Launches New Fluoropolymer Coating
Electro-chemicals manufacturer Electrolube will exhibit a wide range of high performance chemicals including contact lubricants, cleaning solutions, conformal coatings, thermal management materials, resins and service and maintenance aids at Nepcon, stand F10. In addition Electrolube will also launch a new coating, Resin Stop, developed using fluoropolymer technology. Visitors to the stand will also have the opportunity to view a demonstration of the highly effective water-based conformal coating, Aquacoat Plus, which has recently been tested by two of the world's leading selective coating equipment providers, with outstanding results.
Aquacoat Plus is available in two formulations, WBP is the standard product for dipping and brushing and WBPs is sprayable for selective coating equipment. The demonstration will show the effectiveness of WBP using the new DCM05 dip coating system from Chiltern Connections. The new bench top conformal coating machine is highly flexible and easy to use, capable of handling small, medium or production volume quantities. The DCM05 also accommodates a wide variety of PCBs and different tank sizes making it simple to change coating material. Since no electrical supply is required flammable coatings can also be used safely.
Eurocircuits - booth J50
Eurocircuits online PCB services - more choices under one umbrella
Eurocircuits.com online PCB manufacturers are using Nepcon to launch the second major upgrade to their services for 2007. Already well-known for their fast, low-cost order pooling services, Eurocircuits have now integrated high-specification non-pooled boards into their online services.
The new "On Demand" service means that customers can request prices and place orders online for boards up to 16 layers using the same streamlined menu structure that was recently rolled out for the pooling services. Eurocircuits now offer a three-tier online service for prototype and small-series PCBs: the Verified pooling service for standard technology boards up to 6 layers; the A la Carte pooling service with a wide choice of materials and surface finishes on boards up to 8 layers; and the non-pooling On Demand service offering up to 16 layers with full UL release. Deliveries for all services start from 3 days.
For the pooling services the new user interface offers instant pricing and ordering backed by clear notes, an automatic technology calculator and a new fast-response Q&A section. For the On Demand service, Eurocircuits' CAM engineers confirm the manufacturability of the job before quotation to ensure that the job can be completed on time and without surprises.
New for the 2007 pooling services, lead-free hot-air levelling (HAL) is available as a surface-finish alongside immersion silver and electroless nickel-gold (ENIG). For many prototype users the surface finish does not matter; what they need is a fast delivery and a low price. For these designers Eurocircuits have added an extra surface-finish option "Any leadfree". Eurocircuits themselves pick the surface-finish for the job which gives the best utilisation of the pooling panels on the day - and so the lowest price.
EVS International - Booth G52
EVS International, the leader in solder recovery, announces that it will showcase the EVS 1000 solder recovery system in Parkheath Ltd.'s booth G52 at the upcoming Nepcon exhibition and conference scheduled to take place May 15 to 17, 2007 at the Birmingham NEC in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The EVS 1000 is a smaller, lighter version of the popular EVS 3000/6000, with all of the recovery performance of the standard and lead-free solder units. The smaller size and footprint help reduce the cost, but still provide a capacity of 10lb/5kg of dross, giving a rapid payback and impressive return on capital employed.
The EVS 1000 can quickly convert waste dross into pure solder in minutes not hours, while improving the wave solder machine process. This provides a cleaner wave with less maintenance, less downtime, and a reduction in shorts and bridging as well as the potential to discontinue the use of messy wave oils and/or dross reduction powders.
The EVS 1000 is aimed at small to medium users who typically have one to three wave solder machines and who must regularly dedross or use nitrogen to reduce drossing. This group currently comprises the majority of users in the industry. By using the EVS, nitrogen can be dramatically reduced or eliminated, resulting in significant cost savings.
The EVS 1000 will vastly increase EVS International's coverage of the wave solder marketplace and should revolutionize its total market penetration. For more information, visit EVS at Nepcon UK or visit www.solderrecovery.com
Gen 3 Systems - booth L46
Gen 3 Systems showcases extensive product range at Nepcon 2007
Gen 3 Systems has confirmed plans to display its range of specialist test and measurement equipment, along with its conformal coating materials, from stand L46 at this year's Nepcon exhibition.
The Gen 3 stand will display a diverse collection of test and measurement systems including the Auto-SIR (Surface Insulation Resistance Testing System), MUST System II+ (Solderability Testing System), CM Series (Contamination Testing Systems) and SoldaPro (Thermal Profiling Systems). The stand will also display a range of dip-coating, spray-coating and process equipment for conformal coating.
In addition, the Gen-3 team will be on hand to show Nepcon visitors the MB Tech range of Stencil and PCB cleaning systems; RMD Instruments LeadTracer RoHS XRF Screening Solution; R&D Technical Services range of Vapour Phase reflow systems and the HumiSeal range of conformal coating materials.
GSPK - Booth K60
Building on the success of last year's Nepcon, GSPK Electronics Ltd will be showcasing their services and their new and improved processes in Contract Electronics Manufacturing.
GSPK Electronics pride themselves on their rapid Time-To-Market Production incorporating NPI, prototype and pre-production builds as well as their Total Outsourcing Service including distribution and global logistics. This flexible service capability has seen the company experiencing keen interest from across the UK and Europe and as such, the exhibition will enable GSPK Electronics to make new business contacts with companies both from the local and national arena.
KIC - Booth B41
KIC to showcase KIC Vision - A low-cost automatic profiling system
KIC will exhibit KIC Vision, an Automatic Profiling System, in distributor Link Hamson Ltd.'s booth B41 at the upcoming Nepcon exhibition and conference scheduled to take place May 15 to 17, 2007 at the Birmingham NEC in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
This low-cost system is designed for those customers that want to eliminate the manual tasks associated with periodic profiling for their reflow ovens. Although such profiling has been important for production quality as well as process documentation, many electronics manufacturers are burdened by the negative effects of such manual tasks. These negatives include interruption to the production flow, expense in terms of labor and material (profilers, thermocouples, "golden boards," etc.), error-prone measurements, and the fact that infrequent profiling makes for poor quality control.
Priced comparative to a manual profiler, the easy-to-use KIC Vision provides the best of both worlds ï‚¾ It runs in the background continuously and automatically, and it provides sought-after profiles as frequently as once an hour. The system relies on embedded sensors in the reflow oven and the proven Virtual Profiling software to accurately measure the product profile. After a baseline profile, the product profile is automatically measured and logged in the computer without any further manual input. The measured profile data includes all pertinent process data such as peak temperature, soak, fit to process window and more. The user may select the frequency of the automatic profiling from one profile in per hour increments up to once a week time slots, in one-hour intervals. KIC Vision reduces production downtime, recovers labor time resources and significantly improves product quality.
The extremely cost-effect KIC Vision now makes automatic profiling accessible to most electronics manufacturers large and small. It is time to put Vision into the reflow oven.
PCB-POOL - Booth M44
PCB-POOL introduces a new Realtime serice:
Watch ur PCB: online production monitoring of your board
A clever use of internet resources is enabling customers to track their orders online.
With more than 18000 clients, PCB-POOL is the largest prototype PCB manufacturer in Europe. Month after month some 200 new clients are using this service, and quality is drawing them there. One of the most popular services was the order-tracking possibilities offered by the site. Now 18 months of intense development have resulted in:
Not only are customers informed of the progress of the order, but they can now remotely follow each stage of manufacture. By accessing their online account they can see high-resolution images of the drilling, exposure, tin stripping, UV curing and Hot Air Levelling steps that their boards have just undergone.
These images are exact reproductions of the boards that the customer will receive. In the case of an unforeseen error the customer is now forewarned long before he has the finished article in his hand. Beta-Layout can be notified of this and remedial steps can be taken such as sending new files in order to get a new production started immediately.
If the boards are just what the customer was expecting then they can already begin planning component-mounting without fear of finding a nasty surprise!
Watch ur PCB can also send customers these images in zip files, and if requested the customer can be informed by email of the availability of the latest images online. The client can oversee manufacture in a really integral way as well as archiving each image for future reference.
PDS Instruments - booth C90
PDS Instruments Ltd announce launch of the New Voltech harmonics and flicker analyser.
PDS Instruments Ltd "The Power supply and Test Equipment Specialists" are proud to represent Voltech in the UK and will be demonstrating the new Voltech PM6000 power analyser at this years UK NEPCON show.
The Voltech PM6000 power analyser is the first in the world to use discrete Fourier transforms (DFT) to provide a harmonics analyser which is fully compliant to the latest standards. The PM6000 provides design and EMC engineers with an easy-to-use solution for testing to the IEC Standards IEC61000-3-2 (harmonics) and IEC61000-3-3 (flicker and manual switching) that avoids the uncertainties of alternative methods.
Photo Data - Booth H60
Photo Data/JD Photo-Tools, is one of the UK's leading suppliers of CAD-CAM related services to the Electronic, MEMS, PCB and BioMed Industries.
The services they offer are truly comprehensive, and range from the supply of PhotoMasks, Photo-Plotting, PCB Scanning, through to CAD-CAM, Inspection and Assembly software.
At the forefront of PCB services for many years the company prides itself on its customer service and flexibility.
At Nepcon on stand H60 there will be a full team of sales and technical experts ready to welcome visitors and discuss their requirements. They will also be holding demonstrations or more detailed descriptions of their services for those visitors who want to take advantage of it.
Also on offer at the show will be free vouchers for 3 different services.
1. A free SMD assembly program for your placement machine - generated from your data and written to your requirements (value of £80)
2. A free PCB Design Analysis - take your design and run up to 50 separate design checks and analysis, and send you back a fully documented report. (value of £60)
3. A free 64'000 dpi resolution film checkplot with your first order of a glass photomask (value of £97)
Solder Connection - Stand F46
Vision releases the new X6 super long distance magnification for the Elite stereoscope
NEW X6 Super Long Working Distance (SLWD) Provides Greater Working Distance for Rework and Inspection Tasks.
The Mantis Elite from Vision Engineering now benefits from an accessory that will give operators maximum working distance for manipulation tasks like rework.
The Mantis stereo inspection system from Vision Engineering is used worldwide for the inspection and manipulation of PCBs. The expanded eyepiece (patented) technology gives users an extremely comfortable ergonomic advantage, especially when inspecting PCBs for long periods. With greater emphasis of health and safety management systems such as ISO 14001, the ‘eyepieceless' Mantis ticks all the boxes for operator comfort.
The NEW x6 objective lens does what is says and provides operators with a super long working distance. This is designed to provide a solution to operators that require magnification during manipulation tasks. Traditionally, it can be quite challenging to use a higher magnification lens when manipulating samples due to the lack of working space or distance, which is often restrictive. With a standard x6 objective lens, working distances vary with each system. However, with the new x6 SLWD objective you can expect to achieve an incredible 112mm of working distance on the Mantis Elite.
Manipulation tasks vary between applications but the more common manipulation tasks include reworking on printed circuit boards (PCBs), especially where small boards with tight tracks need re-soldering.
The x6SLWD objective is supplied with a Fresnel lens which focuses the LED illumination onto the subject so that the illumination is maximised even with the x6SLWD.
VJ Electronix - Booth C20 & B11
Premier of the Vertex Series-A Audit X-Ray System to the European Market
VJ Electronix announces that it will showcase Vertex Series-A X-Ray Inspection System in representative Anglo Production Processes Ltd. (APP)'s booths C20 and B11 at the upcoming Nepcon.
To meet significant industry challenges, the Vertex Series-A X-Ray Inspection System offers numerous features to help customers to inspect PCB and component assemblies quickly and accurately. A new Flexible Design allows it to be customized to any Inspection Task.
The Vertex Series-A allows for faster load/unload product exchange; reproducible results based on repeatability of closed-loop control system.
The Vertex Series-A offers an inspectable area of 508 x 610 mm (20 x 24") with 100% coverage. The large board-handling table and large inspection area are especially important to suit server boards and other large assemblies. Its modular configuration allows customers to select multiple choices of tube, detector and motion components as well as Software Options to optimize the system for any application. Automation of the Vertex Series-A allows one operator to run multiple machines. Also, the large sample tray means multiple small to medium sized assemblies can be loaded at the same time.
The Vertex Series-A is production-ready. Because the system is designed for the production floor, its small footprint allows X-ray capabilities to be used in a space no greater than a conventional AOI machine. For Product traceability it provides Ports to accept Barcode Readers. It utilizes a variety of Smart Tubes, which sense what kind of start-up procedure is needed for minimum operator interaction in any condition.
The ergonomic design of the Vertex Series-A offers an adjustable operator console, sliding door, large window and easy sample loading. With the table moved next to the Door, heavier assemblies may be loaded into the machine with minimal physical effort. Additionally, the system is easy to use because it provides on-board navigation using a camera to map inspection locations, a simplified GUI that allows easy setting or changing of X-ray parameters, local language support, 1-2 GO (place sample-select program-Go), automated stored inspection sequences, and export of inspection data to other systems. The use of sealed X-Ray tubes minimizes the maintenance efforts and the whole system is designed to be maintenance and service friendly
X-Tek - booth B32
X-Tek announces C.T. capability and new features for the Revolution X-ray inspection system
The X-Tek Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of real-time microfocus X-ray systems, will announce the inclusion of a new camera and detector combination for the Revolution NanoTech X-ray inspection system and a new validation station for enhanced production capability at Nepcon, stand B32. Visitors to the X-Tek stand will also be able to experience Computerized Tomography (C.T.), a powerful new 3D imaging capability to the industry leading Revolution system.
Impix, the new scientific grade camera and detector combination, further improves the dynamic range, accuracy, repeatability and feature recognition capability of the Revolution. The camera boasts real-time frame rates at full camera resolution and full dynamic range. Using the X-Tek InspectX image enhancement software the X-ray image is displayed on a separate LCD monitor for clutter free viewing. The Revolution provides over 65 thousand levels of grey to assist in distinguishing fine features in components. Supplied with X-Tek's On Chip Integration feature, the Revolution is also capable of imaging very transparent materials at very low X-ray energies. The Impix camera will also enhance the C.T. option on the Revolution by further improving the voxel resolution capability.
The validation station option allows viewing/reviewing of captured data off line, enabling continued use of the x-ray system for production. Data can be accessed remotely by serial number or by barcode scanning. .
C.T. produces high resolution 3D data sets which can be viewed at any angle, sliced in any direction and measured to enable detailed analysis of the internal structure of a wide range of components and objects. X-Tek has made true 3D imaging available, affordable and simple to use for fast internal analysis, measurement, reverse engineering and product verification.
The Revolution offers maximum magnification at all angles over the entire 16" x 16" manipulator scan area, for 100% BGA, µBGA, multilayer board and PCB solder joint inspection, with quick analysis of BGA ball wetting, attachment, cracks and delaminations. Featuring sub-micron defect detection, the Revolution offers 75 degree oblique viewing, digital detectors and automatic BGA software. X-Tek's NanoTech™ open tube technology provides the highest degree of off axis tilt available for unparalleled resolution and magnification. Visitors are invited to bring a sample with them to the X-Tek Stand, B32, to test the system's capability.
For further information please visit www.xtekxray.com