Gen3 Systems to Exhibit New SIR and CAF systems with Ascentech LLC at the IPC APEX Expo

Gen3 Systems to Exhibit New SIR and CAF systems with Ascentech LLC at the IPC APEX Expo
06 February 2015

Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, today announced that they will be exhibiting at IPC APEX Expo alongside their North American Distributor, Ascentech LLC. They will be present on Booth #1028 at the IPC APEX Expo, scheduled to take place February 24-26, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego, California. Gen3 will be introducing new and improved products for electronics manufacturing at the trade show.

GEN3 has redesigned their line of Surface Installation Resistance Testers (AutoSIR) and Conductive Anodic Filament Monitoring Testing System (AutoCAF).

The key features of both the NEW AutoSIR 2 and AutoCAF 2 Measurement systems provide the following product enhancements;-

  • Measurement Time: 256 Channels <8 seconds
  • Applied Voltage: +1V to 1000V
  • Measurement Range: 106 Ω to 1014 Ω
  • Measurement Method: Continuous on all selected tests
  • Measurement Test Intervals: Fully Selectable from minimum of 1 minute
  • Capable of testing to all existing test specifications IPC - IEC - JNC and other user specifications

Unlike the original instruments, the use of switch relays is eliminated so that, when the test and measurement voltages are the same, truly continuous monitoring and measurements can be made.

Measurements may be taken at test intervals that are fully selectable from a minimum of 1 minute. Each channel is current limited (1 MΩ), ensuring that Electro-Chemical Reactions (Dendrites) are preserved for subsequent failure analysis. The frequent monitoring capability provides a full picture of the electro-chemical reactions taking place on a circuit assembly, and provides early trend analysis enabling tests to be curtailed, thus saving considerable test time and money.

Both the AutoSIR 2 and AutoCAF 2 Systems are available with 64, 128 or 256 channel configurations.

Graham Naisbitt, Managing Director, of Gen3 commented, “The features of the new AutoSIR and AutoCAF instruments provide significant performance improvements at a highly competitive price. Much of the developments were achieved through our participation on a major CAF Research Project conducted by our NPL. We believe that the ability to measure from 256 test channels in less than 8 seconds is industry leading and IPC APEX is the perfect Launchpad for these new products.”

Gen3 will also be exhibiting the Gensonic Stencil Cleaning System, awarded the European Product of the Year at Productronica 2013, which is a manual operated ultrasonic transducer unit for cleaning stencil apertures.

The Gensonic can be used either in conjunction with our Stencil Cleaning Centres or portable enough to be taken directly to the printer thereby greatly reducing production downtime and printer resetting.

The Solder-Saver offers companies that use wave soldering the opportunity to instantly recycle dross created in the wave solder pot, thereby saving up to 50 percent in new solder bar purchases. It can be used with tin – lead alloy or lead-free alloy wave soldering machines.
Also available in Gen3’s manufactured product line is the Ionic Contamination Systems, also known as the CM Series, Dip and Spray Coating Systems, MUST III Solderability Testing System (wetting balance), Wizard Thermal Profiling and Solder Paste Inspection.