These awards have been achieved around the globe and include accolades from Global SMT & Packaging Magazine’s ‘Global Technology’ Awards, North America’s Circuits Assembly ‘New Product Introduction’ Awards, SMT magazine’s ‘VISION’ Awards, plus Advanced Packaging Awards together with Asia’s EM Asia ‘Innovation’ Awards.
Although these awards are reviewed by varying industry bodies, personnel and countries they all have something in common – a recognition that we must celebrate innovation in the industry and welcome a commitment to responding to manufacturer’s needs.
The most recent award, a Global Technology Award, was presented at Productronica. Here the industry congratulated Aqueous Technologies in the category of ‘cleaning equipment’ for their Zero-Ion GIII Ionic Contamination Tester for the testing of both populated and bare printed circuit boards.
The Zero-Ion ionic contamination tester is one of the industry’s most popular Resistivity of Solvent Extract (ROSE) testers and the Zero-Ion G3 is the newest, most advanced system ever designed. Unlike other systems which require heated test solution, the Zero-Ion performs all tests at ambient temperature, eliminating the need for heaters and their associated safety concerns. Ambient temperature testing also reduces machine start-up times and test solution evaporation
Awards were also won following the launch of the Trident automatic de-fluxing system. Reportedly the fastest batch-format de-fluxing system on the market, the system is capable of defluxing and cleanliness testing up to 200 101 x 152 mm boards and up to 28 457 x 508 mm boards per hour.
Michael Konrad, Aqueous Technologies’ president and CEO, said: “We are extremely proud that our efforts in continued research and development in our field have been rewarded in this manner. Especially as it seems we are on track to potentially scoop the largest number of awards received from our industry. It certainly spurs us on to continue the work our incredible team is undertaking.”