ELECTRONIC apparatus & appliances and STACKING machines
The article evaluates electronic products and equipment, including pallet stackers from Southworth Products Corp., the Lead-Free Solder Paste Remover from JNJ Industries and the Zund M-1600 flatbed prototyping machine from EIS Fabrico.
The article features several products developed for the printed circuit industry, including the CMI165 copper thickness measurement gauge from Oxford Instruments, the "V" Series of Variable Finger Snap-on BeCu gaskets from Tech-Etch and the Synplicity Confirma ASIC/ASSP Verification Platform prototyping package.
PRINTED circuits industry, PRODUCTION management (Manufacturing), ELECTRONIC circuit design, ELECTRONIC circuits testing, ELECTRONIC apparatus & appliances, and MINIATURE electronic equipment
This article informs that the presents day production environments and manufacturing schedules force test engineers to provide flexible low-cost test solutions in the shortest possible time. These steps include design entry, prototype verification, production, final assembly and also test and debugging at various stages throughout this process. For example, concurrent design and development of circuitry, housings, and firmware and user software can shorten the product design cycle. Thinking in the early stages of product design about the test strategies to be applied in design, prototyping, manufacturing and in the field avoids costly delays as well as insufficient test access and test coverage throughout the product's life cycle.