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Kintner Equipment to Represent Europlacer Americas’ in New York

Mar 14, 2015

Manufacturers’ representative Walter Kintner of Kintner Equipment Corporation.

Manufacturers’ representative Walter Kintner of Kintner Equipment Corporation.

Europlacer Americas', a manufacturer of market-leading flexible SMT placement machines, announces the appointment of Kintner Equipment Corporation (KEC) as its manufacturers’ representative. Walter Kintner will represent Europlacer’s broad range of highly flexible SMD pick-and-place machine technologies along with supplemental gear for high-mix, high-efficiency assembly work centers, throughout New York State.

We are delighted to join forces with Kintner Equipment,” commented John Perrotta, President of Europlacer Americas’. “Walt and his team have developed impressive, professional relationships with their clients over many years. We are focused on delivering enhanced value to both OEMs and CEMs in this region, as many are seeking higher efficiencies and faster turns to develop a competitive edge.  We are looking forward to attending KEC’s PCB Assembly & Manufacturing Workshop April 21-23 to showcase our latest assembly technologies.”

Walt Kintner commented, “Europlacer has a strong service culture and recently won Circuits Assembly magazine’s Service Excellence Award in the pick-and-place category for the second year in a row. The IICO, XPII and ‘Integrated Intelligence’ IINEO platforms offer industry-leading value to small, medium and large businesses who specialize in high-mix, high technology assembly environments. Europlacer’s IINEO platform offers the unique ability to handle (264)-8mm T&R inputs in a single setup in addition to supporting matrix trays and tube fed devices. Other innovative features include automated electrical test verification, onboard dispensing, integrated odd-form device assembly with adjustable grippers, POP, automated SMD storage and, much, much more. Their unique 5-year warranty sets Europlacer apart from all other capital equipment manufactures and highlights their commitment to customer service and support, which is especially important in our local region.”

Kintner Equipment Corporation (KEC) has served the electronics industry for more than 30 years providing sales and service for new, used and remanufactured through-hole and surface mount PCB assembly machines. The company’s pre-owned machine services include OEM level machine rebuild/reconditioning, spare parts and technical on-site support on various makes and models. KEC’s customer support department also offers maintenance contracts, operator and technician training programs, repair exchanges on electronic and mechanical assemblies, warranties, installations, machine relocation as well as calibration and training services. For more information, visit

Europlacer became a division of Parable Trust Ltd. in 2013. Europlacer has been developing machines for SMT electronics assembly since the 1970s and invented the intelligent feeder concept in the 1980s. After acquisition by Blakell Europlacer in 1991, the company moved away from split-axis to the inherently more capable X-Y architecture that underpins the company’s pick-and-place machines today. Europlacer’s policy has been to ensure wherever possible that technology purchased many years ago, especially feeders, remain compatible with the latest pick-and-place equipment. Europlacer designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT pick-and-place systems for the global electronics industry. For more information, visit Europlacer’s Web site at

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