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Pillarhouse USA Inc. has announced that Cirtronics Corp. has placed an order for a 4th Pillarhouse selective soldering system, for their manufacturing facility.
David Patterson, Chief Operating Officer at Cirtronics, commented, "Cirtronics is committed to producing high-quality, complex products, so it is vital that we make smart investments that support our customers' success. Our Engineering and Quality teams are constantly evaluating the level of investment required when manufacturing each and every product. Adding our 4th Pillarhouse Selective Solder machine increases our throughput with excellent process controls and reduces risk. We selected another Pillarhouse system due to our excellent experience with the others we have in our line."
Jonathan Wol, President of Pillarhouse USA Inc., commented, "Pillarhouse is proud to have strong working relationships with companies like Cirtronics, who is an excellent example of a company that leverages the best available manufacturing technology and know-how to produce high quality, yet very complex products. Pillarhouse is pleased to continue our long term working relationship and looks forward to many more years of partnership."
Whether in production, or repair and rework, the cost of soldering iron tips can be easily overlooked, but with today’s requirement for higher temperatures in lead-free solder applications, the consumption of tips has dramatically increased. This fact, combined with changes in tip design to meet the higher thermal load requirements, has also resulted in escalating tip costs, making tip care a high priority.
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