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Virtual Industries to Demonstrate Small and Large Part Handling Options at the IPC APEX EXPO

Jan 17, 2013

 Virtual Industries Inc., a leading supplier of manual vacuum handling solutions, announces that it will display several advanced systems for part handling in Booth #2726 at the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place February 19-21, 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center in California.

Demonstrated at the show, the Small Part Handling Kit for parts as small as 200 microns (TV1000-SP8-BD) is a general-purpose vacuum handling tool that plugs directly into 110 V (50/60 Hz). This compact unit handles a wide variety of optics, ball lenses and SMT parts used in industry today. An optional tip handles parts as small as 0.004" (0.10 mm) without damage. Vacuum tweezers eliminate lost parts associated with mechanical tweezer handling. The long-life diaphragm vacuum pump generates up to 10" of mercury with an open air flow of 2.3 lpm. The unit connects to ground automatically with a three-wire power cord.

Also to be displayed, the BULB-VAC with anti-wobble cone and 3/4" ESD vacuum cup (BVJ-075-AW-ESD) is designed for enhanced functionality when handling INTEL LGA CPU products. This tool improves placement accuracy when picking processor chips from a shipping tray and placing into precision sockets. The BULB-VAC features an anti-wobble stiffener cone and a 3/4" diameter ESD-safe conductive rubber silicone vacuum cup.

For more information about any of Virtual Industries’ advanced equipment, stop by Booth #2726 at the IPC APEX EXPO or visit www.virtual-ii.com.


Founded in 1987, Virtual Industries Inc. is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more than 20 years, Virtual Industries has been a leading supplier of manual vacuum handling solutions to the world’s high-technology firms. The company’s patented ESD-safe products are used by CLASS I clean room personnel, electronics assemblers, semiconductor manufacturers, Universities and scientists globally. Virtual Industries’ success has come from developing innovative manual vacuum handling tools and pick-up tips based on customer requests and customer feed back. These tools provide customer specific solutions that make assembly and processing operations more productive and ergonomic. For more information, visit the company at www.virtual-ii.com.

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