Essemtec makes solder jetting advances
Essemtec, the Swiss manufacturer of equipment for electronics assembly, has launched the world's first SMT assembler with integrated solder jetting.
The new multi-functional SMT center Paraquda won a 2014 NPI Award in the category of Component Placement – Multi-function at the March IPC APEX EXPO 2014.
The jetting is able to use conventional solder pastes rather than the specialised pastes usually required. The solder paste jet can also be retro-fitted to other existing compatible equipment.