GEN3 to Demo SIR Testing, Stencil Cleaning & More with Horizon Sales at APEX

GEN3 to Demo SIR Testing, Stencil Cleaning & More with Horizon Sales at APEX
14 March 2024

Farnborough, Hampshire, UK – Gen3, Global leader in SIR, CAF, Solderability, Ionic Contamination & process optimisation equipment, to announce its participation in the 2024 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place April 9-11, 2024 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. At booth 3934, GEN3 will be exhibiting alongside Horizon Sales, presenting a lineup of advanced technologies aimed at enhancing the efficiency and reliability of circuit assembly processes.

At the show, Gen3 will be launching their new CM Series Process Ionic Contamination Tester - the industry-leading and award-winning combined ROSE and PICT Tester, with 6 Sigma verification. Developed in accordance with the new IPC J-Std-001 standard (the removal of ROSE), this equipment enables a user to accurately measure Ionic contamination, vital in electronic circuit board manufacturing and is the ultimate process control tool. With five models and tank sizes, choosing the right system is crucial for optimal testing. Each system features solid gold test cells, ballistic amplifiers, and robust pumping systems for precise measurements even at low conductivity levels. Collaborative research with Robert Bosch confirms its 6 Sigma compliance across global production sites, making it a trusted tool for manufacturing optimisation and control.

One of the featured products is the GEN3 AutoSIR2+, a cutting-edge solution for ensuring quality and reliability in electronics. Its shielded precision electronics allow for highly accurate resistance measurements, which, alongside its unique multi-bias testing and high-voltage capabilities, further enhance its versatility and ability to cater to diverse testing needs, surpassing existing SIR test alternatives.

With options for 64, 128, or 256 channels, each current-limited to encourage dendrite growth for failure analysis, the system offers enhanced flexibility and parallel testing capabilities, significantly increasing throughput. Frequent monitoring and early trend analysis capabilities save time and money, while the user-friendly interface and customisable testing intervals make operation intuitive.

The award-winning Gensonic Stencil Cleaning system also will be on display. The system uses a 40kHz on-contact ultrasonic transducer for high efficiency cleaning of stencil apertures. Additionally, the Mobile Sonic was developed in response to the demand for fast, low-cost, portable stencil cleaning solutions. This innovative system combines the powerful Gensonic ultrasonic transducer system with a custom-designed stencil cart featuring an onboard power supply. With its self-contained design and battery power source, the Mobile Sonic eliminates the need to transport dirty stencils across the factory floor.

Another highlight is the MUST3 Solderability Tester by GEN3, setting the benchmark for solderability testing with unparalleled accuracy and extensive testing capabilities. Developed in collaboration with top industry partners, the MUST3 conducts solderability testing in compliance with major international standards, delivering instant pass/fail results and accommodating various solderability test formats.

Visit GEN3 at booth 3934 at the 2024 IPC APEX EXPO to learn more about these groundbreaking technologies and their potential to revolutionize circuit assembly processes.