SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

News from Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)


Sep 02, 2010

BANNOCKBURN, IL - Each step in the electronics assembly process will be on display and fully functioning on the show floor at Electronics Midwest, produced by IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® and Canon Communications. The Electronics Assembly Suppliers’ Initiative (EASi) Line will feature twelve of the industry’s top suppliers, with on-site experts available to talk about the EASi-Line’s state-of-the-art processes, materials and equipment. The EASi-Line will run September 28–30, 2010, in Hall G of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

The EASi-Line enables attendees to follow a product from screen printing to component mounting and then through reflow — all while learning about the design, coordination of technical information and processes, equipment and cleaning systems used to manufacture the assembly. At the end of the line, attendees will receive a finished assembly thanks to EASi-Line participants:

Aimtron Corporation — EMS services

A full-service contract manufacturing solutions provider for the electronics industry, Aimtron Corporation handles electronics assembly, wire harness and full box build projects.

Freedom CAD Services, Inc. — Design services

Freedom CAD Services is one of North America’s largest PCB design service bureaus, specializing in electronic design engineering and layout services for complex, high-speed and large electronic systems.

Bare Board Group, Inc. — Printed circuit boards

Bare Board Group offers the benefits of offshore pricing with ease of domestic purchasing for quality, on-time, printed circuit boards.

Topline — Components

TopLine helps customers define and refine their SMT assembly processes with off-the-shelf delivery of 1,000 different dummy component packages and practice kits.

Microscreen — Stencils for solder paste deposition

MicroScreen offers laser-cut and electroformed stencils for solder paste deposition. Options for lead-free stencils include high-nickel metal and "green" identification. All stencils are 100% inspected using ScanCheck AOI.

On Site Gas Systems — Nitrogen gas for lead-free selective solder applications

On Site Gas Systems design and build oxygen and nitrogen gas generating systems that function on-site.

Flexlink — Laser marker and conveyors

FlexLink offers custom solutions, standard modules and software that allow for efficient, variable and progressive production flow throughout the assembly, testing and packaging process.

MYDATA automation, Inc. — Printer

Using a revolutionary new technology for solder paste application, the MY500 Jet Printer shoots solder paste and SMT adhesive on the fly without touching the PCB.

JUKI Automation Systems — Assembly equipment (pick & place)

Juki manufactures high quality SMT Placement Systems for use in the electronics manufacturing industry and will showcase their KE1080 flexible placement machine.

Heller Industries — Reflow soldering oven

Heller Industries’ Model 1809 Reflow Soldering Oven is a 100% forced hot air convection reflow system showcasing leading-edge thermal technology with the best heat transfer and lowest Delta T on the PCB.

ACE Production Technologies — Through hole selective soldering

ACE will be performing selective soldering with their KISS-104 system, fully configured with internal pre-heater, spray and drop-jet fluxing systems.

Kyzen Corporation — Cleaning chemistries

Kyzen provides award winning precision cleaning chemistries for electronics, advanced packaging, metal finishing and aerospace applications.

Aqueous Technologies Corp. — Cleaning equipment

The Trident III automatic defluxing and cleanliness testing system is capable of removing all flux residues including rosin, no-clean and water soluble.

FKN Systek Inc. — Depanelizer

Depanelizing skip routed PCB panels up to 24" long is made simple and easy with FKN Systek’s K4000 PCB singulator.

“With the uptick in the market, suppliers are excited about showing off the latest technologies and their newest equipment,” says Maria Labriola, IPC manager of trade show sales. “Best of all, attendees will be able to view these in action and get their questions answered on the spot. This live demonstration is a great way for attendees to learn how they can enhance their own processes, be competitive in today’s marketplace and save money.”

More information on the EASi-Line is available at Free, exhibits-only registration to Electronics Midwest is available to qualified pre-registrants ($55 on-site). Visit to register. Special registration packages to attend the IPC Technical Conference and other IPC activities may be viewed at

About IPC

IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.

About Canon Communications

Canon Communications LLC ( is the leading producer of face-to-face, digital, print, and online business acceleration products for the world’s $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, including medical device, packaging, design engineering, process technology, automated assembly, electronics, quality control, and plastics processing.

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