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Sarasota Florida – July 2022 – Today, WPI announced the appointment of ARK Manufacturing Solutions, LLC as its manufacturers’ representative. Dave Murrin, president and principal owner of ARK Manufacturing Solutions, will represent WPI’s new 3D SpectaSCOPE™ inspection microscope in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Nevada.

Formerly Phoenix Marketing Representatives, ARK Manufacturing Solutions has been in business for more than 20 years, having represented some exceptional manufacturers in the electronics industry and served the finest customer base in the market.

The SpectaSCOPE is a game changer for the PCBA industry. For the first time, the microscope has increased return on investment (ROI) by solving some of the problems in the PCBA process. With patent-pending technology and intuitive copyrighted software, the 3D SpectaSCOPE inspection microscope utilizes enhanced reality screen technology with high resolution cameras.

The ergonomic 3D inspection microscope features an incredible working distance of 300 mm, automatic self-focusing, integrated image capture and true 3-dimensional viewing. The 3D SpectaSCOPE lets users increase throughput while achieving greater accuracy at the highest detail. The 3D SpectaSCOPE is optimal for rework, through-hole assembly and inspections, and it is available in multiple configurations.

Reduce time and errors and increase ROI by adding the 3D SpectaSCOPE into your inspection process. Available with a free 14-day try before you buy, 3D SPECTASCOPE can be tested out to prove its effectiveness on your inspection bench. For more information, visit www.wpiinc.com/vision.

For more information about the products and services of ARK Manufacturing Solutions, contact Dave Murrin at (602) 684-4636.

About WPI Vision and 3D SPECTASCOPE

The genesis of 3D SpectaSCOPE was driven by the engineers at WPI to solve some of the persistent problems in the production process and inspection in the PCBA industry. A byproduct of the bio-medical and research industry, 3D SpectaSCOPE is available for immediate FREE trials at www.wpiinc.com/vision or by calling (866) 606-1974.

WPI Vision is in the business of enriching the stereo microscopic process using patent pending technology to provide an superior user experience when compared with any other product at its price point. By leveraging advances in displays, CMOS sensors and processing power, WPIV is redefining how microscopic needs and problems are met and answered. WPI Vision is a wholly owned subsidiary of World Precision Instrument. Founded in 1967, WPI is a world leader in research laboratory product design and manufacturing with offices around the globe. 3D SPECTASCOPE is designed and manufactured in Sarasota, Florida, USA.

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NASHVILLE — July 2022 — KYZEN, the global leader in innovative environmentally friendly cleaning chemistries, will exhibit at the SMTA Querétaro Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, August 18, 2022, in Juriquilla-Querétaro. The KYZEN team will highlight the first and only concentration monitoring and control system in the world, the KYZEN Process Control System (PCS) as well as the world’s first real-time, automatic concentration analytics system designed for all chemistries, the KYZEN Analyst.

The KYZEN PCS controls, monitors and automatically reacts to the dynamic changes in the wash bath concentration. More than 20 years ago, KYZEN PCS was designed to maximize high-quality output from inline cleaning systems, and its capabilities have continuously improved and advanced.

Today, it remains the only complete concentration monitoring and control system available in the world. The latest KYZEN PCS features improved control algorithms and a new, 7” color touchscreen interface.

The KYZEN ANALYST monitors and analyzes wash bath concentration in real-time, to deliver versatile analytical report formats that are easily accessed anytime, anyplace from any device, if so desired. Using direct signal measurement technology for sniper-like precision, along with accuracy across higher temperature ranges, the KYZEN ANALYST is accurate in more conditions giving you more options to meet your process needs. Built from the ground up, KYZEN ANALYST meets the industry’s demanding needs for accuracy, reporting and analytics.

KYZEN products and cleaning experts have always been focused on the process so you can be sure the newest AQUANOX product will fit into your production line. Adding KYZEN's Process Control System or the KYZEN Analyst will complete the optimization and provide you with a worry-free process.

For more information, visit www.kyzen.com.

About KYZEN

KYZEN is a global leader in providing environmentally responsible, RoHS compliant precision cleaning chemistries for industries ranging from electronics and advanced packaging to metal finishing and aerospace applications. Since its founding in 1990, KYZEN’s innovative cleaning technologies, scientific expertise and customer support have been repeatedly recognized with the industry’s most prestigious awards. For more information, visit www.kyzen.com.

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Control del Proceso de Limpieza de KYZEN en la SMTA Querétaro

NASHVILLE — Julio 2022 — KYZEN, el líder mundial en productos químicos de limpieza innovadores y respetuosos con el medio ambiente exhibirá en la Expo y Foro Técnico SMTA Querétaro, programada para tener lugar el jueves 18 de agosto, 2022 en Juriquilla-Querétaro. En la Expo podrá hablar con el equipo de KYZEN sobre el primer y único sistema de control y monitoreo de concentración en el mundo, el Sistema de Control de Proceso (PCS, por sus siglas en inglés) de KYZEN, así como el primer sistema de análisis de concentración automático en tiempo real del mundo diseñado para todos los productos químicos, el KYZEN ANALYST.

El PCS de KYZEN controla, monitorea y reacciona automáticamente a los cambios dinámicos en la concentración del baño de lavado. Hace más de 20 años, el PCS de KYZEN fue diseñado para maximizar la producción de alta calidad de los sistemas de limpieza en línea, y sus capacidades han mejorado y avanzado continuamente.

Hoy en día, sigue siendo el único sistema completo de monitoreo y control de concentraciones disponible en el mundo. El último PCS de KYZEN presenta algoritmos de control mejorados y una nueva interface de pantalla táctil a color de 7”.

El KYZEN ANALYST monitorea y analiza la concentración del baño de lavado en tiempo real, para brindar informes analíticos versátiles a los que se puede acceder fácilmente en cualquier momento, en cualquier lugar y desde cualquier dispositivo, si así se desea. Utilizando tecnología de medición de señal directa para una precisión similar a la de un francotirador en rangos de temperatura elevados, el KYZEN ANALYST es preciso en la mayoría de las condiciones, lo que le da más opciones para satisfacer las necesidades de su proceso. Construido desde cero, el KYZEN ANALYST satisface las exigentes necesidades de precisión, reportes y análisis de la industria.

Los productos de KYZEN y los expertos en limpieza siempre se han enfocado en el proceso, por lo que puede estar seguro de que el producto AQUANOX más nuevo encajará en su línea de producción. Al agregar el Sistema de Control de Procesos de KYZEN o el KYZEN ANALYST, completará la optimización y le proporcionará un proceso libre de preocupaciones.

Para más información, visite www.kyzen.com.

Acerca de KYZEN

KYZEN en un líder global ambientalmente responsable al proporcionar químicos de limpieza de precisión conformantes a RoHS para las industrias que van desde aplicaciones electrónicas y empaquetado avanzado a aeroespacial y acabado de metal. Desde su fundación en 1990, las innovadoras tecnologías de limpieza de KYZEN, experiencia científica y soporte al cliente, han sido repetidamente reconocidas con los premios más prestigiosos de la industria. Para más información, visite www.kyzen.com.

 

Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA – 14 July 2022 – Pillarhouse USA, Inc. today announced: Pillarhouse USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Deon Nungaray as Pillarhouse USA Western Regional Sales Manager, to spearhead sales and technical support efforts in west coast regions of the continental United States.

Adrian De’Ath, Vice President of Pillarhouse USA, Inc. stated “We are delighted to announce that Deon Nungaray has joined the Pillarhouse direct sales team. Deon has an extensive background in electronics manufacturing and has worked under various business environments including Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), Contract Manufacturers (CM), and consultant capacities, giving him a unique and knowledgeable perspective.”

Mr. Nungaray comes to Pillarhouse with over 25 years’ experience in the PCB manufacturing operations segment. Most recently, Mr. Nungaray was employed by MSA (an OEM CLASS 3 manufacturer of sensing and safety equipment) as Global Operational Excellence Automation Engineer. In this role, Deon fronted all operational excellence activities and was responsible for identifying, assessing, evaluating, and selecting all automation needs for various plants in US and EU factories. In addition, Deon has extensive experience working with start-up contract manufacturers and as a PCB manufacturing project consultant, he assisted multiple businesses in establishing automated operations including, but not limited to, SMT, AOI, wave soldering and conformal coating.

Speaking upon his arrival, Deon stated, “I am excited and looking forward to providing our existing customers, and indeed new customers, with highly customizable selective soldering solutions which will not only benefit their internal operations but will ensure a smooth transition from new product development and subsequently, into the hands of operation. I strongly believe that Pillarhouse offers best-in-class solutions in the highly specialized selective soldering space.”

Deon believes his niche experience across manufacturing sectors will enable him to maintain the success Pillarhouse USA has enjoyed in recent years, proclaiming, “My objective is quite simply to bring the tools, depth of knowledge and support that will ultimately result in the continuation of value-added propositions and deal completions for each respective Pillarhouse customer.”

About Pillarhouse International Ltd

Pillarhouse is a leading force in the selective soldering market offering a range of machine options that address the complexity of today’s modern electronics. Pillarhouse manufactures a diverse range of selective soldering machinery, from hand-load (batch) processing machines to fully automated high-speed lines. Our philosophy is to produce high engineering standard products with a focus on innovation and cutting-edge development.

Headquartered in Chelmsford- UK with supplementary manufacturing, sales, and service sites in Suzhou -China, Guadalajara - Mexico and Chicago-IL respectively, Pillarhouse is a global company with sales and service support in over 50 countries.

PALO ALTO, Calif — July 2022 — Arch Systems today announced $15M in new funding led by Two Bear Capital and joined by new and existing investors including seed lead investor Uncork Capital.

Arch, founded by Stanford engineering PhDs, provides leading electronics and discrete manufacturers with an advanced analytics platform for factory-wide and multi-factory operations. On the manufacturing floor, the technology provides best-in-class operational guidance to improve productivity, quality, and maintenance. Across multiple factories, Arch automates global KPI alignment and delivers enterprises tools to drive data-driven action management both at in-house and contracted factories to maximize overall manufacturing performance.

Arch Systems CEO Andrew Scheuermann explained the company's position and traction: “Today our product, ArchFX, is in use in more than 15 countries, analyzing hundreds of unique products with the continuous rich data from well over 5,000 smart factory machines. Arch’s enterprise customers are unlocking in the $10 millions, even $100 millions of untapped factory capacity. This is made possible by identifying and solving significant factory-based bottlenecks across enterprise-wide systems that were previously invisible– while enabling factory by factory front-line operations with best-in-class, standardized productivity, and quality process control.”

About the new financing, the Arch CEO said, “This new funding will accelerate our go-to-market motion both in our core area, electronics manufacturing, and in the adjacent area of high-tech manufacturing including defense and medical manufacturing. Two Bear Capital brings incredible expertise and insight into company building in the deep tech and networking space as well as our domain manufacturing markets. This is a rare and exceptional combination of expertise. We are excited to be partnering with them on this next phase.”

Two Bear Capital’s investment was led by partner Ida Khodami. “I am beyond excited about our investment in Arch,” said Khodami. “Having held engineering and operations leadership roles in the biotech industry for over a decade, I have seen firsthand the tremendous value of factory-wide analytics and the investment required to integrate equipment (smart and legacy machines) in all factories, even in the most sophisticated ones. Arch is changing the integration game for new and existing factory machines by providing accessible, unprecedented analytics tools. We invested in Arch to help fuel their further expansion into biotech, medical devices, electronics and other areas of high-tech and discrete manufacturing.”

The funding comes on the heels of significant growth at Arch with more than 300 percent year-over-year growth in business both in active analytics users and connected machines. The company is currently in an active hiring phase and launching two major products in the coming months – Action Management System, an enterprise control room designed around machine data signals and corrective actions for top floor to shopfloor rapid decision making, as well as Production Insights, an ArchFX Core offering that will make a subset of Arch’s analytics developed on large enterprise data sets available to individual factories for the first time.

About Two Bear Capital

Two Bear Capital (TBC) was founded and is led by veteran Silicon Valley venture capitalist and philanthropist Michael Goguen. Two Bear Capital seeks to invest in the most promising early-stage companies solving some of today’s most urgent problems at the intersections of healthcare, biotechnology, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, cybersecurity, and software infrastructure for enterprise. Two Bear Capital’s investment team is based in Whitefish, Montana, the San Francisco Bay area, San Diego, and Boston. To learn more, visit www.twobearcapital.com and follow Two Bear Capital on LinkedIn.

About Arch Systems

Arch® works with top-tier global electronics manufacturers to extract data from any machine, both new and legacy, to unlock data governance and drive uniform metrics for enhanced productivity and predictive analytics. Arch has built the largest collaboration of industry domain experts working hand-in-hand with data scientists to constantly map new signals in the data, adding them to the ever-growing library of operational analytics and recommendations. These signals and recommendations are changing how manufacturers tackle their most complex problems, allowing them to simplify and align actions both on the shop floor and the top floor.

PCB WEST: The leading technical conference and exhibition for electronics engineers. Coming Oct. 4-7 to the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. pcbwest.com

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, July 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 100 top executives representing companies in the U.S. electronics manufacturing industry are urging the U.S. Congress to address critical shortcomings in the printed circuit board (PCB) industry and the entire U.S. electronics supply chain.

The letter, organized by IPC, a global electronics manufacturing association, urged all members of the U.S. House to support H.R. 7677, the Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022, which would incentivize purchases of domestically produced PCBs as well as industry investments in factories, equipment, workforce training, and research and development (R&D).

The letter stressed that the legislation, introduced by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Blake Moore (R-UT), is critical to rebuilding a severely depleted but still-critical U.S. manufacturing sector; would ease an already strained U.S. supply chain; and would strengthen U.S. national security. PCBs are a critical component of the electronics ecosystem and are as integral to electronics as semiconductors. In fact, electronic systems cannot function without PCBs, and yet the United States is overwhelmingly reliant on non-domestic sources of them and is falling behind in cutting-edge PCB technologies.

“Despite the importance of PCBs to electronics systems, they have been an afterthought to policymakers for decades,” said IPC President and CEO John Mitchell. “This bipartisan legislation, if passed, will stimulate critical investments in PCB research and manufacturing in the United States. We’re glad to see so many industry leaders agree and join us in urging congressional support for this bill.”

A recent IPC report found that the United States has lost its historic dominance in PCB fabrication. Since 2000, U.S. share of global PCB production has fallen from over 30% to just 4%; China now dominates the sector at around 50%. The report also emphasized that any loss of access to non-domestic sources of PCBs would be “catastrophic” to the United States’ ability to produce electronics for weapons systems, communications equipment, medical devices, energy systems, and more.

The full letter and signatories can be found here.

 PCB WEST: The leading technical conference and exhibition for electronics engineers. Coming Oct. 4-7 to the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. pcbwest.com

TORRANCE, CA — July 2022 — Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, is pleased to offer the Malcom RCX Modular Profiler System with Video Camera. The Malcom RCX-C is an onboard camera system that can track and record a video of the PCB in the reflow oven.

The RCX-C focuses on a targeted view of the PCB inside of the reflow oven by capturing images by video recording with profiling overlay. The camera and lighting source are housed in a heat-resistant case, allowing users to actually see the reflow process.

The Malcom RCX Series modular reflow oven profiling system provides complete profiling of reflow ovens, including oven temperature, video imaging, O2 concentration, vibration and convection air velocity. It verifies that ovens are performing at optimal conditions and enables users to troubleshoot problem areas.

To learn more about Malcom reflow monitoring systems, visit https://seikausa.com/electronics-mfg-equipment/process-control-equipment/malcom-reflow-monitoring-systems.

Ask for a competitive quotation on any Seika equipment and place an order while supplies last. Contact Michelle Ogihara at 310-540-7310; e-mail michelle@seikausa.com; or visit www.seikausa.com.

PCB WEST: The leading technical conference and exhibition for electronics engineers. Coming Oct. 4-7 to the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. pcbwest.com

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