Naprotek Purchases a Nordson SELECT Selective Soldering System


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Naprotek, Inc. has purchased the Nordson SELECT Cerno 103IL selective soldering system. The robust system provides the company with an exceptional combination of versatility and productivity.

“Naprotek is adding selective solder capability to increase our flexibility and speed to better support our customers’ needs,” stated Larry Morrissey, vice president of Operations. “Selective solder allows much faster soldering of through-hole components without the added requirement for wave solder fixtures and additional setup time.”

The Cerno 103IL has many unique features, including high-speed Z-axis motion for faster processing time and reduced soldering cycle. With its flexible configuration, the Cerno 103IL is a versatile selective soldering system capable of processing tin-lead, lead-free or HMP solder alloys.

Morrissey added, “Fast programming and execution with the Cerno 103IL saves time in the process. This allows us to meet critical deadlines. Selective solder also prevents exposing the board to the additional heat cycle experienced during wave solder. Having the ability to individually solder a single component or a small subset of components on the board is a definite productivity improvement.”

With its feature rich, graphics-based programming and machine control software, the Cerno 103IL is specially designed for demanding selective soldering applications. Setup and time to first article is significantly reduced to within 10-15 minutes. The SWAK-OS 4.0 software features seamless fiducial recognition, live teach cameras, real-time data collection, SQL back-end data extraction and complete FIS capability for shop floor integration.

About Naprotek Inc.

Founded in 1995 by entrepreneur Najat El-Ayi Badriyeh, Naprotek has provided electronic manufacturing services to startups and OEMs in Silicon Valley and throughout the US. Naprotek evolved from a consigned-assembly business to a full-suite service provider for printed circuit assemblies and box-build. Naprotek’s track record continues to benchmark quality, service and cost-effective solutions for its customers. The company has a strong footprint in the military and aerospace markets with its AS 9100 certification, as well as the medical market with its ISO 13485 certification. 

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.

About Nordson Corporation

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used to dispense, apply and control adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, and other fluids, to test and inspect for quality, and to treat and cure surfaces. These products are supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in nearly 40 countries.

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