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Etek Europe Appointed Distributor of YXLON X-Ray Inspection Systems

06/12/2016

Etek Europe are proud to announce that they have been appointed European distributor for YXLON the appointment adds to Etek Europe’s extensive portfolio of Imaging systems.
This appointment reinforces the relationship between two great companies: YXLON, a leading supplier of X-Ray Inspection Systems and Etek Europe, a leading provider of Imaging systems, service and support to the aerospace, automotive, defence, medical and electronic manufacturing industries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Mike Nelson, Managing Director and founder of Etek Europe added “YXLON systems offer our clients accuracy, flexibility, simplicity, speed and with tried-and-tested technologies and pioneering microfocus solutions Yxlon systems are world-class. We are extremely proud to announce this appointment and look forward to working with the team at YXLON. Their products provide us with the opportunity to further extend our portfolio of imaging systems we are offering to our customers.”

About Yxlon
YXLON International is the leading provider of X-ray inspection equipment for industrial applications. Whether operated manually, semi-automatically or on a fully automatic scale, we have the right solution to match nearly every application. For us, the highest priority is placed on quality: the quality of our inspection systems and, as a result, the quality of your products. Our years of experience and the pleasure we take in innovation have enabled us to gain the confidence and trust of the most renowned manufacturers in the automotive industry, aviation and aerospace, shipbuilding and vessel construction, electronics and other industrial sectors. Since 2007 YXLON International has been a member company of the COMET Holding AG (Suisse).

For more information about Yxlon X-Ray Systems or products and services provided by Etek Europe, please visit www.etek-europe.com/yxlon

Etek Europe appointed as UK and Irish distributor of PDR – Rework Systems.

29/02/2016

Etek Europe are proud to announce that they have been appointed as the UK and Irish distributor for PDR – IR Rework Systems. This appointment extends their distribution coverage which currently includes Algeria, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine, and United Arab Emirates.
This appointment reinforces the relationship between two great companies: PDR, manufactures of IR Rework Systems for SMT / BGAs / CSPs / QFNs / LEDs / 0201s and Etek Europe, a global supplier to the electronics industry.

Mike Nelson, Managing Director and founder of Etek Europe added “The PDR range of systems are some of the finest BGA rework systems on the market, we are extremely proud to announce this appointment and look forward to continue working with the team at PDR. Their products provide us with the opportunity to further extend our portfolio of equipment offerings to our customers.”

About PDR
PDR manufactures a range of the finest SMT, BGA, CSP, QFN, 0201, LED IR Rework systems and stations worldwide. Easy to set up and use, their BGA rework stations deliver the highest performance and soldering yield as demanded by customers globally.

Since 1987, more than 4000+ systems, PDR IR rework has become the benchmark for soldering and desoldering quality in modern SMT and BGA rework applications and these days’ customers achieve production line yields of over 98%, in a simple, precise rework process.
PDR is a pioneer in IR Rework technology and global leader in soldering quality. Their products are specified by many of the world’s top names in electronics manufacturing for SMT/BGA rework. Companies in defence, aerospace, avionics, telecoms, automotive and computers, every day take advantage of a rework technology that is safer, easier to use and more versatile than dark IR or hot gas systems.

About Etek Europe Ltd

Etek Europe has a strong reputation for being a quality provider of production equipment, consumables and services to the aerospace, automotive, defence, medical and electronic manufacturing industries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

With over 1,800 customers and an installation base of 5,000 systems, Etek Europe has continued to build upon its success by developing strong relationships with its customers and the world’s leading equipment suppliers, ensuring that it continues to deliver premium solutions at highly competitive prices.
Together with one of the largest installation and service teams in Europe and with thousands of successful installations completed, Etek’s extensive team of engineers have developed invaluable and unrivalled product knowledge and experience in all aspects of planning, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance and training.
Etek Europe have also invested heavily in developing a Technology Demonstration Centre at their European facility, where clients can test and evaluate some of the industries most advanced equipment and, at the same time, have access to Etek’s team of factory-trained engineers and equipment experts who can be on hand to answer any questions.
For more information about PDR Rework systems or products and services provided by Etek Europe, please visit www.etek-europe.com, http://etek-europe.com/bga-rework-systems/

Etek Europe appointed distributor of Checksum – In Circuit Board Systems.

29/02/2016

Etek Europe are proud to announce that they have been appointed distributor for Checksum in the United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Romania. This new appointment will add a new Test Equipment division to Etek’s already established divisions.

This appointment reinforces the relationship between two great companies: Checksum, a leading supplier of board test and on-board programming systems and Etek Europe, a quality provider of production equipment, consumables and services to the aerospace, automotive, defence, medical and electronic manufacturing industries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Mike Nelson, Managing Director and founder of Etek Europe added “With CheckSum’s robust ICT and industry-leading technology you have a one-stop, all-in-one solution for high volume small boards. We are extremely proud to announce this appointment and look forward to working with the team at Checksum. Their products provide us with the opportunity to further extend our portfolio of equipment offerings to our customers.”

About Checksum
CheckSum is a leading supplier of board test and on-board programming systems and services to the worldwide electronics manufacturing industry. With an installed base of over 4,000 test systems at more than 250 manufacturing sites in over 40 countries, CheckSum helps customers ranging from automotive electronics manufacturers to global EMS providers increase productivity while reducing total test and manufacturing costs. CheckSum is headquartered in Arlington, Washington, with offices and demo centers in China, Singapore, Germany, Mexico and the Philippines

About Etek Europe
Etek Europe has a strong reputation for being a quality provider of production equipment, consumables and services to the aerospace, automotive, defence, medical and electronic manufacturing industries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

With over 1,800 customers and an installation base of 5,000 systems, Etek Europe has continued to build upon its success by developing strong relationships with its customers and the world’s leading equipment suppliers, ensuring that it continues to deliver premium solutions at highly competitive prices.

Together with one of the largest installation and service teams in Europe and with thousands of successful installations completed, Etek’s extensive team of engineers have developed invaluable and unrivalled product knowledge and experience in all aspects of planning, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance and training.

Etek Europe have also invested heavily in developing a Technology Demonstration Centre at their European facility, where clients can test and evaluate some of the industries most advanced equipment and, at the same time, have access to Etek’s team of factory-trained engineers and equipment experts who can be on hand to answer any questions.

For more information about Checksum or products and services provided by Etek Europe, please visit www.etek-europe.com, http://etek-europe.com/checksum

Etek Europe Ltd
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Prestwick , Scotland, KA9 2TU
Tel +44(0)1292 834 000
Email sales@etek-europe.com

Office Administrator

17/09/2015

The Company
The Etek Group consists of three established market leaders within the electronics industry.

Founded in 2007 by Managing Director and Owner, Mike Nelson, the Etek Group has grown to become a leading supplier of equipment and services to the European aerospace, defense, medical and electronic manufacturing industries.​

The Role
This role provides a great opportunity for an experienced administrator to join an exciting and constantly expanding organisation as an Office Administrator based at the Etek Group’s head-quarters in Prestwick, South Ayrshire.​

The Person
The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication skills (both written and oral), be well-organised, flexible, passionate about their work and have an underlying desire to continually deliver their very best.​

Experience
Working in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment.​

Proven capabilities of using MS Office, in particular, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook.​

The ability to use SAP and SAGE Payroll would be an advantage.​

Salary
Up to £18,000 dependent upon experience.​

Please send your CV along with a cover letter to sales@etek-europe.com

Graphic designer

16/09/2015

This role provides a great opportunity to join a growing internal marketing team based in Prestwick, Ayrshire. Working closely with three established market leaders in the electronics manufacturing sector, this is a very exciting time to be joining us as we’re looking for a Graphics Designer to support the current marketing team.

The Role

As a Graphic Designer you’ll be responsible for creating brochures, websites, fliers, banners, email campaigns from concept to delivery and reporting throughout all the brands.
In addition, you will also be able to provide and develop graphics and images to support social media campaigns.

You will support the Senior Designer in all aspects of the group’s marketing activities and work in conjunction with the other marketing disciplines to develop effective campaigns that meet the company’s objectives.

The Person

You will be self-motivated and passionate about your work with an underlying desire to continually deliver your very best. Ideally, you will have agency experience working in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment designing a variety of commercial projects and possess a strong portfolio of work.

You will be experienced in taking basic design briefs and turning them into design concepts which simultaneously show design sensibility and attention to detail.

Experience required:
Design of: Brochures, fliers, banners, illustration, print production, branding experience
Using: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Experience would be useful but not essential:
Email marketing
Website design
WordPress
Social Media

As this is a graphic designer position, we would like to see a portfolio of work.

Salary
On target earnings of up to £25,000 dependent upon experience.

Please send your CV along with a cover letter to gbrown@etek-europe.com

JBC Soldering Tools dedicated website

17/06/2015

Etek Europe are delighted to share with you our new dedicated responsive JBC Soldering Tools website, with a bold look and enhanced navigation experience. We’ve streamed lined our menus to give you quick access to the items you’re looking for.

We will be rolling out new pages and functionality over the coming months and hope that you enjoy visiting our new JBC Soldering Tools website.

We invite you to start exploring: www.etek-europe.com/jbc

FSInspection signs exclusive distribution agreement with Etek in Europe

16/12/2014

FS Inspection, a division of Freedom Scientific, announces the appointment of Etek Europe as its exclusive distributor for its new FSInspection series throughout Europe. Designed for today’s industrial markets, the new FSInspection solutions include the HDMag® High-MagnificationVisual Inspection Station, X-Mag™ Machine Vision Station and PKMag® 50 Portable Visual Inspection Device.

Mike Nelson, Managing Director at Etek Europe, commented, “We are delighted to be appointed as FSI’s exclusive distributor for Europe. Their products provide us with the opportunity to further extend our portfolio of equipment offerings to our customers.”

Etek Europe, established in 2007, has grown to become a leading supplier of equipment to European aerospace, defense, medical and electronic manufacturing industries. Operating from its new 14,000 square foot Technology Center, Etek’s team of factory-trained and experienced service engineers are able to provide world-class service that focuses on quick response times and putting customers first. For more information, visit

FSInspection’s high-quality, industrial inspection solutions provide greater productivity, improved operator accuracy, and are more ergonomic and cost-effective vs. traditional microscopes. The result is a cost reduction in the overall quality inspection process. To find out more, visit www.fsinspection.com

About FSInspection
FSInspection specializes in quality high-magnification visual inspection stations multiple market sectors, such as academics, manufacturing, quality control, healthcare, medical research and education. FSInspection’s high-quality visual magnifiers are more ergonomic and cost-effective than traditional microscopes. Their unique design was developed specifically for the industrial inspection market. The FSInspection visual magnifiers are easy to learn and easy to use, making them valuable throughout the warehouse. Images can be zoomed, measures, analyzed, stored and shared for inspection process control and audit tracking. For more information, visit www.fsinspection.com

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Technology Event in Prestwick

27/10/2014

Etek Europe announced that it will hold a two day Technology Event on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th November 2014 at their Technology Centre, Prestwick, Scotland. This follows a very successful two-day event held in Timisoara, Romania, earlier this month.

Again, November’s event has attracted some of the industry’s leading global experts who’ll be presenting at the annual event, namely:

Mike Konrad – Aqueous Technologies, Nick Walters and Neil Nicklin – Robotas, Bruce Seaton – Speedline, Martin Moggeridge – Specialty Coating Systems, Steve Collier – Zestron, PG Tan – ViTrox Technologies, Roger Gibbs – PDR Rework Systems, Giuliano Gallizio – Osai Automated Systems, Richard Boyle – Henkel, Peter Koch – Nordson DAGE; Callum Campbell – Teknek and Fried Cuijten – Dima Group.

Over the two days, electronic manufacturers will have the opportunity to network, meet representatives from leading suppliers and discuss with industry experts the latest challenges and advances within the electronics industry.

In addition, attendees will have the chance to see demonstrations of the latest equipment that Etek’s Technology Centre have in their demonstration room.
Places are limited and very quickly being filled so, to avoid disappointment, please contact Jane Weir directly on +44(0)1 292 834000 or email her at jweir@etek-europe.com.

Etek Europe to hold Technology Event in Timisoara, Romania 15th and 16th October 2014

17/09/2014

Etek Europe to hold Technology Event in Timisoara, Romania 15th and 16th October 2014

Etek Europe Ltd., a leading supplier of products and services to the European electronics industry, have announced that it will hold a two day Technology Event on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th October, 2014 at the Hotel NH – Timisoara in Romania.

This event has attracted some of the industry’s leading experts from around the world who will be joining them in Romania, namely:

Brad Banfill – Specialty Coating Systems, Andreas HareinSystronic GmbH, Fahmi HelmiViTrox Technologies, Martin KenicerRobotas Technologies, Dr Friedrich W Nolting – Aegis, Milan Zourek – JUKI Corporation, Peter KochNordson DAGE, David ShawAqueous Technologies, Peter Szabo – Zestron and Frederic RenardPDR Rework.

Over the two days, electronic manufacturers will have the opportunity to network, meet representatives from leading suppliers and discuss with industry experts the latest challenges and advances within the electronics industry.

In addition, attendees will have the chance to see demonstrations of the latest equipment such as JUKI’s 3020 Pick & Place, Nordson DAGE’s X-Ray Systems, Systronic’s Stencil Cleaners, Aqueous’ Trident Batch Cleaner and Contamination Tester, PDR BGA Rework Systems, Robotas’ SIGMA and MASCOT machines.
For more information or to register for the Etek Technology Days, you can call Jane Weir at +44(0)1 292 834000, email her at jweir@etek-europe.com or visit www.etek-europe.com/events.

About Etek Europe Ltd
Etek Europe has a strong reputation for being a quality provider of products and services to the aerospace, automotive, defense, medical and European electronic manufacturing industries.
With over 1,300 customers, Etek has built its success by developing strong relationships with both customers and suppliers, which ensures it continues to deliver premium solutions at a highly competitive price.

Together with one of the largest installation and service teams in the UK and with thousands of successful installations completed, Etek’s engineers have developed invaluable and unrivalled product knowledge and experience in all aspects of planning, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance and training.

For more information or to register for the Etek Technology Days, you can call Jane Weir at +44(0)1 292 834000, email her at jweir@etek-europe.com or visit Etek Technology Event

Etek Europe appointed as distributor of PDR – IR Rework Systems

02/09/2014

Etek Europe are proud to announce that they have been appointed as distributor for PDR – IR Rework Systems covering Algeria, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates.

This appointment reinforces the relationship between two great companies: PDR, manufactures of IR Rework Systems for SMT / BGAs / CSPs / QFNs / LEDs / 0201s and Etek Europe, a global supplier to the electronics industry.

Mike Nelson, Managing Director and founder of Etek Europe added “The PDR range of systems are some of the finest BGA rework systems on the market and we are extremely proud to announce this appointment and look forward to working with the team at PDR. Their products provide us with the opportunity to further extend our portfolio of equipment offerings to our customers.”

About PDR
PDR manufactures a range of the finest SMT, BGA, CSP, QFN, 0201, LED IR Rework systems and stations worldwide. Easy to set up and use, their BGA rework stations deliver the highest performance and soldering yield as demanded by customers globally.

Since 1987, more than 4000 systems, PDR IR rework has become the benchmark for soldering and desoldering quality in modern SMT and BGA rework applications and these days customers achieve production line yields of over 98%, in a simple, precise rework process.

PDR is a pioneer in IR Rework technology and global leader in soldering quality. Their products are specified by many of the world’s top names in electronics manufacturing for SMT/BGA rework. Companies in defence, aerospace, avionics, telecoms, automotive and computers every day take advantage of a rework technology that is safer, easier to use and more versatile than dark IR or hot gas systems.

About Etek Europe Ltd
Etek Europe has a strong reputation for being a quality provider of products and services to the aerospace, automotive, defense, medical and European electronic manufacturing industries.
With over 1,300 customers, Etek has built its success by developing strong relationships with both customers and suppliers, which ensures it continues to deliver premium solutions at a highly competitive price.

Together with one of the largest installation and service teams in the UK and with thousands of successful installations completed, Etek’s engineers have developed invaluable and unrivalled product knowledge and experience in all aspects of planning, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance and training.
For more information about PDR Rework systems or products and services provided by Etek Europe, please visit www.etek-europe.com, etek-europe.com/pdr-rework-systems

Economic advantages MS2 dross elimination

28/07/2014

Economic and Technical Advantages of Chemical Dross Elimination and Prevention

Abstract
Dross generation has always been a costly issue for the electronics assembly industry. At least half, and in many cases, more than half of the metal (solder) purchased for electronic manufacture is wasted as it becomes tied up in dross. With the advent of lead free solders as well as the spike in tin prices during 2008 the moderate economic pain of dross generation has become acute. In addition to metal cost, lead free solders have become known to exacerbate quality issues such as copper dissolution. A process introduced two years ago cures virtually all problems caused by dross and has now been shown in production to mitigate some of the other issues associated with lead free solders.

This paper will show the true cost of dross in 2008/2009 terms, including metal replacement, loss of efficiency, and safety aswell as environmental and quality issues which clearly demonstrate a need for a solution to this problem. In addition to dross elimination the process has been shown in the lab to reduce temperatures for wave and selective soldering and to improvewetting. Updated full production data at major EMS assemblers as well as lab test data will be presented.

In addition to answering the technical questions, why and how the “economics of dross” will be examined and a specific and significant cost savings scenario will be presented based on the first two years of full production.

Additional Information
This is a new paper which builds on one I gave two years a go at IPC Expo/Apex. This paper has new information with the economic and quality examples based on full production data at major companies.

Economic and Technical advantages of Chemical Dross Elimination and Prevention
Solder dross has been a problem for the electronic assembly industry since wave soldering overtook manual placement and soldering decades ago. Dross is a costly byproduct of molten solder, oxygen and turbulence. Once solder is converted into dross it becomes hazardous waste with an emphasis on waste. When solder cost was under $2.50/Lb sending out 50% to 70% of your solder and getting a fraction of its value was not a real big deal. With all metal prices hitting new all time highs earlier this year and with the mandated use of very expensive lead free solders the cost of dross has now gotten the attention of upper management at most leading companies. Consider this; an average wave solder machine generates 2.7 Lbs of dross per hour. Dross causes solder related defects, higher lead free alloy melting points cause even more dross, Dross creates defects such as bridging, shorts and skips and you also have to consider the cost to remove the dross, clean the unit and then add solder and perhaps even recalibrate the wave. Over all dross is a VERY expensive and disruptive process.

There have been a number of solder dross reduction processes for quite some time, they include oxygen barriers such as powders and oils. These are partially effective for a short period of time but they only modestly reduce the amount of solder dross and they do not stop dross from forming. There are even mechanical devices to squeeze some good metal from the hot dross. These devices do not convert dross back into useable metal instead they try to separate good metal from unusable dross. The metal that is recovered is of low quality and the process is not really effective. What has been needed is a process that virtually eliminates dross while at the same time keeping new dross from forming. The Molten Solder Surfactant from P. KAY Metal (MS2) does precisely that. For the remainder of this paper this material will be referred to as “the material” or MS2 if needed for clarity.

The material eliminates dross and therefore reduces solder purchases by up to 75% and it does it without mixing with the metal.

A triple blind test was performed by three independent testing facilities comparing solder alloy before the material was added to the process and solder alloy after use in a MS2 treated wave. The three facilities could not determine any difference in the metal samples. This material simply eliminated the issue of dross from the manufacturing process.

Figure 1. Shows a typical wave solder unit in production. You can see that dross is forming. Soon the process will have to be stoped and the dross removed and then fresh solder will have to be added to replace the dross that has formed and was removed.

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Figure 1.

Figure 2 shows the same wave after the material has been added. Note that there is no dross and therefore no wasted solder. The solder alloy is clean and pristine with virtually no reduced chance of providing dross related defects to the soldered assemblies.

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Figure 2.

When using this material there are no other process changes necessary. This material does not mix with the metal and therefore it is compatible with any alloy of type of solder. It is not necessary to change flux type or brand or to make other adjustments. In fact, because the solder unit remains dross free it is running in a steady state mode and therefore frequent adjustments are not necessary.

The Economics of Dross
One of the first things to be considered is savings to be realized. In order to generate a typical representation of what savings could be expected a company was chosen as a partner. Their process was bench marked and costs/usage measurements were taken before and then while using this material in their process. The facility which did the testing has four wave solder units.

First here are some averages. A typical wave solder machine generates 2.7 Lbs of dross per hour. If expensive nitrogen is used then the dross generation can be somewhat less and if the unit has multiple waves or is turbulent then dross generation can be higher but the average is 2.7 Lbs/Hr. In some facilities up to 70% of the solder added to the unit can be to replace dross that had to be removed. In this facility, as they are a controlled higher production facility a little over 50% of the solder that is added was due to dross.

This facility uses SAC 305 and at the time of the test they were paying $20/Lb for their solder. This facility purchases on average 2000 Lbs of solder per month which at $20/Lb equals $40,000 for their four units.

Using the 50% dross/waste number, which is a little conservative, they had to add 1000 Lbs of solder/Mo to replace metal that was tied up in dross. They do sell the dross to a scrap broker and usually do not get credit for the full (on average) 1000 lbs but they do get $7/Lb for the dross. Their net cost for solder per month therefore averaged $40,000 minus the $7,000 they
received from the scrap broker for a net cost of $33,000.

Whey using the dross eliminating material, since there is no dross they only have to purchase 1000 Lbs of solder (the original 2,000 Lbs minus the 1,000 Lbs that was wasted as dross) Their cost for solder is therefore reduced by half or $20,00/Mo. You still have to add in the cost of this material which is $2,600/Mo which, when deducted from the savings provides a total savings of $17,400 per month or a yearly savings of $208,000 or a 47% savings. Obviously the savings will vary from facility depending on the amount of dross generated, the alloy used and therefore the price they are paying for solder.

There are others savings that must be considered. Issues such as. Downtime to clean dross from the unit, Time to recalibrate the wave as dross builds up, safety issues having to do with removing hot dross from the unit, cost of storage and shipment of dross to a scrap broker as well as “shrinkage of dross” in the supply/recycling chain will all vary from facility to facility but are meaningful. There is also the big one, the savings associated with a reduced DPMO having to do with a dross free process can be significant. Some companies using this material have also reported being able to increase the conveyer speed and to also reduce the solder temperature. These calculations have not been quantified in a controlled experiment as yet however.

Improved Quality
There is case after case where the using company reports improved solder joint quality when using this material. Following are but a few graphics depicting the type of improvement seen. These graphics were supplied by a company while using this material. In figure 3 below they show their typical solder joint without using this material. As you can see the fill on the bottom of the hole is excellent but the fill on the top. While acceptable could not be considered ideal.

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(Figure 3)
In Figures 4 and 5 below you can see that while using the dross elimination material, the solder pot is clean and dross free and therefore wets and flows better.

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(Figure 4)
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(Figure 5, magnified top left of figure 4)

Following are additional examples (Figures 6 and 7) of “Before” and “After” provided from yet a different using facility.

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(Figure 6, note the poor fill on the top plane, no material used)

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(Figure 7, Note the improved top fill)

In addition to fill both testing as well as observations regarding wetting show a measurable improvement when using this material. Following are two pictures, Figure 8 shows a solder dip test without the material in the process and figure 9 shows the improved wetting with the material employed.
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(Figure 8, no material in use)
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( Figure 9, using the dross elimination material, note improved wetting)

Significant testing has been undertaken at various well known and respected test and reliability sites, far more testing than there is room to discuss here. There have been no issues with reliability or contamination. All test conducted by these facilities as well as by numerous using companies for SIR electrical performance and ion chromatography testing have passed with levels well above the SIR criteria of J-STD-001C (1E8Ω).

This material does not attack the board, the solder mask, the wave solder equipment of anything else. All it does is reduce dross back into useable metal and prevent new dross from forming. This material has been submitted to leading wave solder machine manufactures for testing and it has been confirmed there have been no observed detrimental effects to the board, the solder mask, the wave machine or anything else.

In Conclusion
The use of this new material provides a path to reduce at least part of the increased costs associated with lead free soldering while standard leaded soldering also benefits from the use of this material.

There is data generated by testing labs and production users that show cleaner, brighter solder joints and improved wetting as well as a measurable and significant reduction in solder process related defects and improved throughput.

This process allows for a significant reduction in a using facilities hazardous waste.
This makes sense as the solder bath itself is clean and running in a steady state mode when using it AND, The Cost Savings Are Substantial.

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Etek Europe expands their Technical Support Group

16/07/2014

Etek Europe Ltd., a leading supplier of products and services to the European electronics industry, is proud to announce the expansion of their Technical Support Group by welcoming Nicky Orr as their Technical Trainer.

Nicky brings with her more than 15 years’ experience of working within the electronics industry in a variety of roles from BGA Specialist to fully IPC qualified consultant/technical trainer.

Mike Nelson, Etek Europe’s Managing Director, says

“Nicky’s appointment and her extensive technical training skills supports the ongoing development of Etek’s Training and Repair Centre. We understand the need of companies to obtain the best from their personnel. Our goal is to provide the skills and knowledge that can help improve quality and productivity for our customers.”

Visit the Etek Technical Services Website

Chemetek precision cleaning products

11/04/2014

Chemetek, part of Etek Europe group and a leading supplier of products and services to the European electronics industry, will launch its own range of innovative, cost-effective and environmentally friendly cleaning supplies at the National Electronics Week Exhibition being held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham, UK, from the 8th to the 10th April 2014.

Complimentary samples will be distributed by the Chemetek team during the show. Visit Chemetek Booth E14 in the Production and EMS Section of the exhibition.

For more information please visit the www.chemetek.com website.

BOFA International Fume Extraction Technology

06/03/2014

Is the world leader in Fume extraction technology.

The design, develop and manufacture extraction and filtration equipment for a wide variety of industries including electronics, laser engraving and marking, pharmaceutical, laboratories, printing, dental and beauty.

Their in-house approach to design and build provides our customers with the peace of mind that specialist advice and manufacturing expertise will always be at hand to deliver timely and effective product solutions.

We’re recruiting – apprenticeships opportunities

07/02/2014

Job Description: Administration Assistant

• Opening office mail, separating and distributing to relevant people
• Dealing with all outgoing mail
• Answering main telephone and re-directing calls
• Booking all hotels & travel arrangements
• Populating databases
• Ordering office stationary
• Recording & reporting pool car mileage
• General filing
• Recording and reporting staff calendar
• Record & report demo equipment register
• Producing filter labels
• Producing service labels

• Using Microsoft Word / Excel to create letters and reports
• Monitor diaries and email accounts for management team
• Other Ad Hoc office duties as required

This role ultimately leads to a full time receptionist role, therefore good organisation skills and a polite and confident telephone manner is essential.


Job Description : Marketing & Comms Assistant

• Answering telephone
• Monitor & ordering of Etek marketing merchandise
• Booking hotels & travel
• Input Press Releases on the Etek website
• Data input and management of Contact Database & Campaigner
• Providing support at Etek marketing events & trade shows
• Assisting with Media equipment set-up & maintenance
• Marketing campaign analysis & reporting
• Using Microsoft Word / Excel / Powerpoint to create letters, reports & presentations
• Assist with Social Media
• Other Ad Hoc office duties as required.

Etek Europe appointed as distributor for Speedline Technologies in the Ukraine

03/02/2014

Etek Europe Ltd, appointed distributor for Speedline Technologies within the Ukraine.

This appointment is the latest addition to Etek’s existing Speedline sales territories within the UK and Ireland reinforcing the strong relationship between two great companies – Speedline Technologies, a global leader of Cleaning, Dispensing, Soldering and Stencil Printing equipment used in the PCB assembly industry and Etek Europe Ltd., one of Europe’s largest distribution organisations.

Mike Nelson, Managing Director of Etek Europe Ltd added “Etek Europe is extremely proud to add another Speedline territory to our portfolio. Etek has a team of highly trained and experienced engineers based in the Ukraine and we look forward to providing an unrivalled service to customers in this newly appointed sales territory”.

About Speedline Technologies

Speedline Technologies is a global leader in process knowledge, services and the manufacture of equipment used in the printed circuit board assembly and semiconductor industries.

Speedline’s head quarters are located in Massachusetts, USA and their five best-in-class brands are:-

• Accel micro-electronics cleaning equipment
• Camalot dispensing systems
• Electrovert wave soldering, reflow soldering and cleaning equipment
• MPM stencil and screen printing systems
• Protect global services, support and training solutions

 

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Etek Europe appointed as distributor for Osai automated systems

03/02/2014

Etek Europe appointed are proud to announce that Etek Europe has been appointed as distributor for Osai automated systems in the UK and Ireland.

This appointment reinforces the relationship between two great companies: Osai A.S. who started developing and producing LASER systems for welding, marking, cutting and drilling micro-processing in 1994 and Etek Europe Ltd, one of Europe’s largest distribution organizations within the electronics industry.

Martin Moggeridge, Sales Manager for Etek Europe added “We are extremely proud to announce this appointment and look forward to working with Osai A.S. whose products provide us with the opportunity to further extend our service offerings to our customers.”

About Osai automated systems

Osai A.S. has been operating for over 22 years with the aim of offering innovative solutions for the automation of processes in the field of automotive and electronics.

Osai also produces special machineries for assembly, standard machines for electronics and standard and special LASER machineries.

Collaborating with the main worldwide manufacturers of LASER sources, Osai have successfully produced over 600 LASER based machines, in operation at customers’ premises all over the world with applications in the automotive, white goods, aerospace, medical, electronics and gold jewellery sectors.

The experience acquired in special industrial applications has enabled them to develop several families of standard machines, guaranteeing high quality for the finished product, low operating costs and versatility in performance.

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Etek Europe will once again be exhibiting at this years Productronica 2013 in Münich

27/01/2014

Etek Europe is now firmly established as a quality provider of products and services to the European Electronics Industry and are very proud of our relationships with both customers and suppliers.

With a client base that includes many of the leading global electronic companies, we pride ourselves on the strength of relationships with both suppliers and clients, which has proved paramount to the continued growth and success of the company.  Productronica is the leading trade fair for electronics manufacturing.

We will once again be exhibiting our range of WORLD CLASS DIVISIONS at this year’s event. We look forward to the opportunity to speak with you, please drop by our stand you can find us in Hall A3 booth 233.

Etek Technology Day Goes From Strength to Strength With Another Successful Event

27/01/2014

The one day event which showcased the industry’s leading screen printing technologies was held at the Etek Technology Centre in Ayrshire, Scotland. Speakers included Fraser Shaw – Tannlin, Bruce Seaton – Speedline Technologies, Joe Perault – PARMI and Graham Fraser from Fraser Technologies.

Guest where treated to a series of talks from stencil production and its development to practical demonstrations on PARMI’s new process enhancement tools as well as Speedline’s latest technology from MPM showing closed loop capabilities. Graham Fraser demonstrated the defects typically related to stencil cleanliness and the options for successful, cost effective cleaning.

Etek Europe Appointed Worldwide Distributor for Mossman Tebbs Ltd.

24/11/2013

Etek Europe Ltd, a leading supplier of products and services to the European electronic manufacturing industries, is proud to announce that it has been appointed as worldwide distributor for Mossman Tebbs Ltd.

This cooperation brings together two great companies – Mossman Tebbs, a quality manufacturer of PCB electronic storage equipment, and Etek Europe, one of Europe’s largest distribution networks. Etek Europe will represent Mossman Tebbs’ complete line of trolleys, storage racks and work stations worldwide.

“We felt that the Mossman Tebbs brand needed more presence throughout Europe and beyond,” says Mark Ellis, Sales & Marketing Director of Mossman Tebbs Ltd. “By engaging Etek Europe Ltd., with an infrastructure in territories beyond the UK, the brand can not only prosper, but it will allow development of new products within the range. We feel very excited by this agreement,” continued Ellis.

About Mossman Tebbs Ltd

Mossman Tebbs Ltd, part of the Metal Craft Group, was incorporated in 2012 to provide a clear identity for the PCB Handling and Storage Equipment being manufactured by Metal Craft Industries UK Ltd for many years previous.

Manufactured under the trade name of Mossman Tebbs, this equipment is high in quality and provides easy to use solutions that create greater efficiencies, higher productivity and increased profits.

Over the past year, Mossman Tebbs Ltd had a strategic review of the ‘Mossman Tebbs’ range of PCB Handling and Storage Equipment. This extensive review has culminated in Mossman Tebbs Ltd agreeing a ‘distributor’ agreement with Etek Europe Ltd.

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