Plymouth, WI — February 2017 — Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, announces that it has been awarded two 2017 NPI Awards. The company was awarded in the category of Repair and Rework for its HR 550 high performance rework system, and Selective Soldering for the VERSAFLEX selective solder module. The awards were presented to the company during a Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 ceremony that took place at the San Diego Convention Center during the IPC APEX EXPO.
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The VERSAFLEX selective solder module offers unlimited flexibility, productivity and uncompromising quality – two solder pots, either y- and x-variable or z-variable, equipped with different solder and different solder nozzles, can work in parallel. With its revolutionary flexibility, the soldering pots are able to move freely in x-, y- and z-direction. Each soldering pot is completely independent and has no y- or x-dependencies to the other one. An anti-collision software ensures the free movement of the servo-driven axis system of the soldering pots.
The HR 550 high performance rework system addresses all users with the highest requirements in terms of precision and process safety in electronic assembly rework applications. The system features a 1,500 W high performance hybrid heating element to desolder and solder SMT components up to 70 x 70 mm. A 2,400 W infrared bottom heater in three heating zones guarantees homogeneous bottom-side preheating of the complete assembly. “We are very pleased to win these awards and will continue to react to the rapid demands of the electronics manufacturing worldwide,” Albrecht Beck, President of Kurtz Ersa North America commented. Premiering in 2008, the NPI 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.