For three generations, GEN3 have designed, engineered, manufactured, and distributed test and measurement equipment for the electronics industry. Their reputation for excellence comes from stable growth and continuous investment in their people, allowing for expansion on a global scale.
GEN3 has been testing and measuring electronics for over 40 years. In this interview, we talk with two of the people who work with the AutoCAF2, a conductive anodic filament monitoring system that measures resistance changes derived through Electrochemical Migration (ECM).
GEN3 has been testing and measuring electronics for over 40 years. In that time, they have grown from a small, family-run shop to a globally known expert in the field of electronics testing, with an unmatched reputation for excellence. They are a front-line defender known for their precision, having designed, engineered, manufactured, and distributed their electronics test and measurement equipment for top brands worldwide.
During these unprecedented times, the need for electronic component test equipment is growing. As a certified and specialist maker of test equipment, GEN3 has responded to this industry requirement by bringing Sharon Beckett into the team.
GEN3 on the road to take their message to the masses. The People Who Protect.
Our GEN3 teams around the globe have been busy out on the road at the APEX IPC Expo (https://www.ipcapexexpo.org/) and Southern Manufacturing & Electronics (https://www.industrysouth.co.uk/) retrospectively. These are our key takeaways for you to read from the comfort of your office, making it easy for you to learn from the event, and feeling like you were there with us.
The Printed Circuit Assembler's Guide to...™
by: Graham K. Naisbitt, Chairman and CEO, Gen3
Remember Remember the 5th of December. That’s not accurate is it? And the one thing engineering predicts is accuracy! However, for many around the world, the 5th of December marks ‘World Engineering Day.’
Iain Hazlewood of WNIE TV catches up with Emma Hudson, Chief Technology Officer at Gen3.
Iain Hazlewood of WNIE TV catches up with Andrew Naisbitt from Gen3 on new developments. Filmed at productronica 2019 in Munich.
World Standards Day. Each year on 14 October, the members of the IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.
Michigan based Horizon Sales has been selected as the equipment supplier for GEN3’s exclusive distributor servicing the North American, Canada and Mexico markets.
GEN is a world-leading British manufacturer of test and measurement equipment, and is pleased to announce that it has opened up its distribution network to include a strategic partnership with Horizon Sales. Horizon Sales is the Midwest’s most trusted source for electronics assembly, and soldering equipment and supplies.
With a background in multi-national business between 1969 and 1986, Graham created Concoat in 1979 as a family business in the emerging electronics industry.
Whilst my role covers a lot of diverse areas, my main focus is to oversee the day to day running of the business as well as looking after production in the factory.
Gen3, specialist manufacturer and distributor of test and measurement equipment used to predict reliability and maintain quality in the production of electronic circuits, is 50 years young.
High Density Packaging (HDP) User Group is pleased to announce that Gen3 has become our newest member.
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Almost a decade ago, Gen3 Systems Ltd announced the release of the AutoSIR2 system. A driving factor behind the redesign of this piece of specialised test equipment was not only product performance and improvement but also continuing to address the industry wide issue of component obsolescence, with many of AutoSIR1 units being over 20 years of age.
Gen3 are no longer able to support the original AutoSIR1 systems. Our valued AutoSIR1 customers are advised to take the following factors into consideration: -
SIR and CAF testing have become significant demands by the industry in the drive to improve and enhance electronic circuit reliability.
As an example, the evolution of Electric Vehicles and Driverless technology AKA EV’s, show that the 3 phase developments will be 470V; 850V and 1,250V continuous operation. Testing under these conditions requires extreme health & safety precautions, especially as the tests are performed in damp / heat chambers at typically 850C / 85% RH for up to and beyond 2,500 hours.
Gen3 Systems, a British manufacturer that exports globally, especially to China and SE Asia, is proud to announce the appointment of Emma Hudson as Chief Technology Officer.
Gen3 Systems supplies the Nordson SELECT Novo 460 PD Selective Soldering System for Custom Interconnect Ltd’s production facility in Andover.
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peritia, LLC as its distributor for the USA.
Peritia, LLC is a company based in Irvine, California. Not only is the company Managing Director, Mr Mike Shepherd, overseeing all sales and service support in the region but he is also engaged as Gen3's officially appointed Technical and Marketing Support.
Gen3’s trading results for 2017 rose by a spectacular 48% year-on-year. The 1st Quarter 2018 result is already >20% ahead of Q1 2017.
Thanks to our close cooperation with automotive giant Robert Bosch and our joint presentation at IPC APEX in 2017, demand for our specialty test systems continues to unabated.
To further Gen3 Systems’ growing engineering department, Craig Chadband, has joined Gen3 in the position of Electronics Engineer.
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, is pleased to announce that it will exhibit on stands F35 and F60 at Southern Manufacturing, scheduled to take place February 6th – 8th at FIVE in Farnborough, Hampshire.
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, is pleased to announce its formal appointment as exclusive distributor in UK and Ireland for Nordson SELECT Selective Soldering Systems.
Gen3 has worked with ACE Production Technologies for almost 10 years with significant success, so the ACE acquisition by Nordson Corporation earlier in 2017, provides an even stronger foundation for our customer base. Founded in 2005, ACE will operate as a new line of business within Nordson Corporation’s Advanced Technology Systems segment.
Gen3 Systems’ Graham Naisbitt to join the LIVE panel discussions for Cleaning and Cleanliness Testing at SMTAi on Wednesday the 20th September 10am.
Global SMT & Packaging will be hosting a number of in-depth panel discussions on key topics concerning the industry today at SMTAi Conference at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from September 19 – 21st September.
To further Gen3 Systems’ growing sales division, Gayle Fox has been internally promoted to the position of Sales Office Manager for Gen3’s Worldwide sales division as well as their UK and Ireland distribution division.
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, is pleased to announce that it will exhibit on stands J19 and J20 at Southern Manufacturing, scheduled to take place March 21st – 23rd at FIVE in Farnborough, Hampshire.
In the 1970s a technique was developed that measured the conductivity of a solvent water mixture that had been passed over printed circuit assemblies (PCAs). Ionic species that are dissolved into solution change the measured conductivity. This measurement was therefore an indicator of mobile ionic species. Although the initial concept was to use the technique as a process tool, it was taken and applied in a cleanliness measurement role. For many years, military (e.g. MIL-STD-2000) and commercial (e.g.
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, is pleased to announce that its Production Manager Mark Routley will present the paper titled “Process Control of Ionic Contamination achieving 6-Sigma Criteria in the assembly of Electronic Circuits” alongside Dr Pierre Eckold of Robert Bosch at the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO. The presentation will be held during the session titled “Corrosion/Cleanliness/SIR Reliability” on Wednesday the 15th February between 10:30 – 12:00pm in location 3.
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, will exhibit in Booth #3136 with Ascentech, LLC at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. Gen3 and Ascentech will demonstrate the new CM+ Series and AutoSIR2/CAF2.
The award-winning ionic contamination tester, in particular the CM22+ will be displayed. The CM+ features:
• Complete testing within only 3 minutes
• The entire tank volume is re-circulated 6 times every minute (CM33L up to 240 litres per minute)
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, today announced the appointment of Dr Christopher Hunt, as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Hunt joins Gen3 with a range of practical, academic and on-the-job experience working with key players from a wide range of disciplines, including materials science, physics and chemistry.
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, has launched its new website: www.gen3systems.com. The new site has been given a complete makeover and updated with the latest information about Gen3 and their products.
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, has installed a second chamber due to the increase in demand for its Surface Insulation Resistance (SIR) and Conductive Anodic Filament Monitoring (CAF) test services. The new Temperature (& Humidity) Chamber (Platinous J Series) takes Gen3’s in-house testing facility to the next level.
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, see a significant increase in demand for their redesigned line of Surface Insulation Resistance Testers (AutoSIR) and Conductive Anodic Filament Monitoring Testing System (AutoCAF).
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, is pleased to announce that it will exhibit at the S.E.E. show in Stockholm, scheduled to take place April 19th-21st at the Kista Expo Center. Gen3 will showcase its solderability and contamination testers with its Swedish distributor, ESD Centre, in Booth CO2:30.
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.
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sharetech Pte Ltd as its exclusive distributor for Southeast Asia.
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, is pleased to announce that it has re-signed its distribution agreement with Partnertec in Benelux for an additional two years. Gen3 has been working with Partnertec for the past three years.
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, announce that Ascentech LLC, their American Distributor, will exhibit both GEN3 Systems’ products and Optilia Inspection equipment on Booth #219 at the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition.
Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, is pleased to announce the company’s 30th anniversary. Since 1985, Gen3 Systems has been providing training and comprehensive in-house services for solderability, SIR, CAF and cleanliness testing.
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 Systems will be showcasing Mek's (Marantz Business Electronics) SpectorBOX “Bottom-Up” 3D Modular AOI system at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics. The system replaces traditional board flipping alternatives in less space and at lower cost.