CM Series Awarded Best European Product during Productronica

CM Series Awarded Best European Product during Productronica
16 November 2015

Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, announces that it was awarded a 2015 Global Technology Award in the category of Best Product – Europe for its CM Series of Contaminometers™. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 ceremony that took place at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany during Productronica.

Determining whether process residues, especially flux, might compromise circuit performance, from an electro-chemical stand-point, can only be done using measurements of SIR (Surface Insulation Resistance). Unlike other test methods, SIR testing does not discriminate between ionic and non-ionic contamination. Other techniques, FTIR – Ion Chromatography – Ionic Contamination Testing, are all very effective at measuring the presence of ionic salts that have been brought into solution. However, they are not capable of determining whether their presence will compromise circuit reliability.

Graham Naisbitt, Managing Director of Gen3, commented, “The CM Contaminometer range from Gen3 Systems utilizes a solid gold test-cell, ballistic amplifiers and vigorous pumping systems to ensure superior measurement precision, even at very low conductivity values. PC based software is used to produce graphical test data, a pass/fail analysis and automatic hard copy print out using test methods according to the prevailing standards. The CM range includes the following: CM11+, CM22, CM33, CM33L, CM60 and CMBBT.

In addition to the CM Series, Gen3 also manufactures Dip and Spray Coating Systems, MUST3 Solderability Testers, SIR and CAF Testing Systems. The company distributes products for ACE, Finetech, Hirox, Vacunest, Optilia, Stoelting, MEK and MBTech.

Premiering in 2005, the Global Technology Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.