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Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials, and engineering services, introduces a page-flip Sawa Cleaner Catalog that includes the latest products.
From portable, manual stencil cleaners to fully automatic systems like the Sawa Ecobrid cleaner that can clean and dry in just six minutes, there is a solution for any cleaning application including removal of particulates from nozzles, squeegees, pallets, misprints and other parts.
Sawa Stencil Cleaners are widely used in the electronics industry to ensure high yields when screen printing solder paste onto printed circuit boards. Normal cloth wipe cleaning of stencils cannot completely remove solder paste especially in fine-pitch applications. Sawa Stencil cleaning machines are able to completely remove solder paste utilizing ultrasonic vibration.
Seika offers technical support for all of its equipment and repairs for the portable SC-500HE and SC-5000GUS cleaners are conducted in its Los Angeles demo center.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
At the Atlanta SMTA Expo and Tech Forum, I met Neil Hubble, president of the metrology systems provider Akrometrix. If you’re not sure exactly what metrology entails, you’re in luck. In this interview, Neil explains why metrology is becoming a critical part of PCB manufacturing. We also discuss the company’s capital equipment, testing services, and why Akrometrix counts many of the top PCB and semiconductor manufacturing companies in the world as their customers.
Ed Zamborsky, Thermaltronics
During factory visits, I've witnessed what’s happened to our workforce after the pandemic. Sometimes it looks like operator separation for social distancing, working extra shifts to cover for lost or missing employees due to illness, workers who now work from home, or they have simply found working no longer suits them. One possible solution when you can’t hire skilled technicians is to look at automation, particularly automation for soldering. For many it was a “feature piece” for the obligatory factory tour just to demonstrate to potential customers they are forward thinking. Now it’s a reality to solve a true workforce shortage issue. But why use a robotic soldering system?
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Successful skills training is a crucial part of the onboarding process and can take experienced staff members away from their primary jobs on the manufacturing floor. Effective training to onboard new employees can not only speed up the ramp-up times, but can also be customized to a company’s specific needs. We posed these four questions about new hire training to Sharon Montana-Beard, vice president of sales and operations at Blackfox.