An Electronicstalk guide

Start with the news release Pick-and-place machine for LED placement on PCBs from Europlacer, which we summarised at the time by saying "Blakell Europlacer has launched the dual-gantry Iineo II pick-and-place machine designed for high-speed LED placement on ultra-long printed circuit boards (PCB).". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Aerco supplies cable-marking system from Aerco: "Aerco has announced it is now able to supply Tips (Thermal Identification Printing System) - a computer-generated cable-marking system from Hellermann Tyton.".

In August 2009, we covered the news from Adept Scientific - take a look at Adept unveils circuit board and design system which says: "Adept Scientific has announced the release of the Easy-PC Version 13 printed circuit board (PCB) and schematic design system.".

Take a look also at the news release from Brady, Thermal printer is compact and efficient, as well as Direct thermal printer is rugged and lightweight from Extech Instruments, and Module takes the RF expertise out of ID from Murata Electronics (UK).

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Safety tester checks PCB compliance (June 2008)

PCB manufacturers can take advantage of a fast, reliable and safe solution to meet the growing demand for flash/hipot testing (2kV) of unpopulated boards.

Design environment simplifies wafer mask building (May 2008)

GTmask is built upon Xyalis' wafer floorplanning and assembly tool (GTmuch), a proven solution able to place hundreds of chips in minutes.

PLM software covers electronics lifecycles (May 2008)

Itochu Europe now offers Siemens PLM software for PCB Assembly, Test (NPI) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), providing both the product and on-going product support across the UK and Ireland.

RFID chips track PCB work in progress (April 2008)

Real-time traceability system for PCB manufacturers incorporates Texas Instruments' RFID Gen 2 UHF chips.

Thermal printer saves panel space (March 2008)

The Seiko APU-9347 printer includes a printer mechanism, auto-cutter, controller board and cabling in one compact unit.

RFID tags handle barcode jobs (February 2008)

The new RFID system consists of a low-cost inductive antenna, capacitor, plastic rectifier and plastic circuit, all on foil.

Printed electronics to spur disposable culture (December 2007)

Report provides a complete analysis of the new opportunities appearing in disposable electronics as the result of emerging low-cost devices.

Board layout software gets visual (November 2007)

Novel 3D PCB visualisation engine makes board design a realistic experience for all designers.

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Further reading
  • Tiny 2D barcodes keep tabs on PCBs in production

    Brady has developed original micro identification capabilities, providing key benefits of cost, risk and efficiency management, and offering complete labelling and traceability solutions for PCBs.
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