Gen3 Systems Appointed Distributor for Nordson SELECT Selective Soldering Equipment


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Gen3 Systems Ltd has been formally appointed as exclusive distributor in UK and Ireland for Nordson SELECT Selective Soldering Systems.

Gen3 has worked with ACE Production Technologies for almost 10 years with significant success, so the ACE acquisition by Nordson Corp. earlier in 2017 provides an even stronger foundation for our customer base. Founded in 2005, ACE will operate as a new line of business within Nordson's Advanced Technology Systems segment.

Selective soldering systems are used in a variety of automotive, aerospace and industrial electronics assembly applications. This is highly complimentary to Gen3's existing of inspection, test and production solutions.

Graham Naisbitt, Gen3's Managing Director, comments, "We are extremely proud to be included in this new development with one of the industry's largest and most successful businesses; it is a wonderful endorsement of Gen3's capabilities."

Pictured at the contract signing are, from L to R: Andrew Naisbitt, Gen3 Director; Philippe Grosse, Manager of Nordson SELECT; Graham Naisbitt, Managing Director of Gen3 Systems and Michel van der Vijver, General Manager of Nordson’s EMEA Division.

Selective soldering is the process of soldering specific components to printed circuit boards and moulded modules. The approach is chosen for processes where components could be damaged by the heat of a reflow oven in a traditional surface mount (SMT) assembly process or where reliability dictates through-hole mounting. Entry level selective soldering is often used as an efficiency and quality improvement solution over hand soldering.

About Gen3 Systems

Gen3 Systems is a specialist manufacturer of test and measurement equipment used to help predict reliability of electronic circuits and systems in the field. In addition, the company designs and manufactures dip and spray coating process equipment in both in-line and bench-top formats. Gen3 is a specialist distributor for several leading equipment manufacturers including, Nordson SELECT, FineTech, MBTech, MEK, Optilia, Hirox and Global Distributor for Aprotec Instrumentation, Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) systems.

Gen3 Systems also provides training, equipment and expertise for manufacturers requiring assessment of their electronic products’ reliability. The company also operates a test service and assists with standards development via both the IPC and IEC. Gen3 Systems is located near the Farnborough Aerospace Business Park, on the M3 corridor and just 30 minutes from London’s Heathrow Airport…on a good day.

About Nordson SELECT

Nordson SELECT is a leading worldwide supplier of selective soldering systems including Novo standalone machines offering exceptional value and superior process capability ideal for batch production, Cerno in-line systems delivering uncompromised quality and productivity for demanding soldering applications, and Integra™ multi-station modular systems designed to meet the most challenging high-volume requirements by combining parallel processing with multiple soldering nozzles for the ultimate in flexibility and maximum throughput.

Today Nordson SELECT is the combination of two highly innovative companies, ACE Production Technologies, Inc. and InterSelect GmbH. Nordson SELECT, operates as part of the Nordson Corporation Advanced Technology Systems segment, and is dedicated to enabling the success of its customers throughout the global electronics manufacturing industry by delivering exceptional value, support and innovation as well as a comprehensive range of selective soldering solutions.

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