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Thermaltronics USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of BRL Marketing Sales Corp., a respected organization in the Midwest, as the new rep organization for the Midwestern states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas and Iowa in the United States.
Bob Howe, Principal of BRL Marketing & Sales Corp., said, “Partnering with Thermaltronics and getting access to the range of unique “Curie Point” soldering systems and the award-winning solder robots provides his organization with the resources necessary to satisfy the growing needs of my customer base.”
Ed Zamborsky, Regional & Technical Support Manager for Thermaltronics, commented that Bob is especially excited about the solder robots because they incorporate vision, mapping and dynamic laser height control. These features are important for accuracy, repeatability and yield.
Additionally, he feels that the “dual head” operation of the robotic systems will enable 3D soldering applications to be included, which is something that other single head robotic systems cannot accomplish.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
The San Diego sun was warm and bright on Wednesday afternoon, but it didn’t stop the crowds from filling the aisles at IPC APEX EXPO 2023 for the trade show’s second official day. Technical conferences, professional development courses, and a keynote from IPC President and CEO John W. Mitchell kept attendees busy. But the real highlight of the day was upstairs where approximately 300 high school students from the local San Diego area rode buses to the San Diego Convention Center for a day full of activities meant especially for them.
Charlene Gunter du Plessis, IPC Education Foundation
IPC has a responsibility to its current members but also in attracting and retaining new talent to the electronics manufacturing industry. This is no more evident than in the STEM event hosted by the IPC Education Foundation at IPC APEX EXPO. For the 2023 event, more than 500 students from nearly a dozen high schools are expected to participate in hands-on activities, touring the show floor, and learning from industry experts. The Career Panel Luncheon will expand across the in-person event as we broadcast and stream to schools across the United States.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
In this Q&A, Rob Rowland, director of engineering at Axiom Electronics, discusses his new IPC APEX EXPO Professional Development course, “Reflow Profiling Simplified,” on how to create a standardized methodology to accurately generate new reflow soldering profiles. Rob explains, “In this class, I’ll explain how I approached this work to help others develop similar methodologies for creating their own reflow soldering profiles. My presentation also includes the basic reflow profile recipes I have been using for the past 20 years.”