Productronica 2007 in Munich, Germany

Aqueous Technologies

Balver Zinn

BPM Microsystems

BTU International



Everett Charles Technologies

EVS International



OK International

Ovation Products




From the show floor...

Disruptive Technologies
Trevor Galbraith speaks with Mirror Semiconductor's Martin Hart and Verdant Electronics' Joe Fjelstad about disruptive technologies.

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Productronica, the world's leading trade show for electronics production, takes place November 13 - 16, 2007. Global SMT & Packaging's stand, A4.146, is hosting the popular Process Advice & Device Clinic, headed by Bob Willis and sponsored by Balver Zinn, Dage Industries, KIC and Thermo Scientific. The clinic, now a veteran feature of industry trade shows, provides visitors with an opportunity to obtain free consultancy on common process problems, RoHS compliance and field failures. Bring problem boards for inspection, testing and advice!

Don't miss our Show Floor Daily—this daily publication will be distributed at points throughout the show.

A great number of new technologies and processes will be on hand during this year's show. Below is a small preview of the exhibition floor.

Aqueous Technologies Trident automatic defluxing system

Assembléon's A, M and X series platforms

Balver ZinnBalver Zinn's SN100C™ solder range


BPMBPM Microsystems' Flashstream automated programming technology


Brady Corporation's thermal transfer industrial printer

BTUBTU International's Pyramax 100 reflow ovens

CeramTec AG CeramCool™ head-sink

Circuitmaster Designs' PROfiler Tools 2008

CyberOpticsCyberOptics' Process Insite SPC software



DageDage Precision Industries' newest x-ray and bond testing technologies

DEK's Europa RTC (rapid transit conveyor)

EBSO's SPA 200 selective soldering system

ElectrolubeElectrolube's nonVOC conformal coating

ELSOLD's new no-clean, lead-free solder paste

EPM's new selective soldering machine

Essemtec AG's SP900 inline printer

eTEK Europe and the MVP Supra-M

EuroplacerEuroplacer's new iineo SMT platform

EVS International's EVS 1000 solder recovery system

Exerra's eP33 printer

FINETECH's FINEVIEW video microscope workstation

Glenbrook Technologies's JewelBox 90T real-time x-ray inspection

GPD GlobalGPD Global's NCM high-speed dispenser

GÖPEL electronic's benchtop AOI system with Extended Colour Technology™

Henkel's Loctite™ 3536 underfill

High Tech Conversions' ESD stencil wiping rolls

Hitachi High-Technologies Europe's GXH-3 component placer

Dr. Hönle AG's high-performance UV curing systems

Indium Corporation's Indium5.1AT Pb-free solder

Inovaxe's two-bay Innocart

JUKI's KE-2070 high-speed chip shooter

KC Kunststoff-Chemische Produkte's new approach to conformal coating

Kester's Enviromark 919G lead-free solder paste

KICKIC's compact thermal profiler, KIC Explorer


KyzenKyzen Corporation's AQUANOX A4625 aqueous chemistry



LandrexLandrex's Optima II 7301™ Express system

Lloyd Doyle's IBIS for solder bump inspection

MacroScience Technology's MSX 3000

Marantz's L22XDL-520 inline AOI system

OK International's APR-5000-DZ advanced package rework system

Ovation Products' Magna-Print squeegee system

PAL Europe's latest innovation in electroless copper equipment

phoenix|x-ray's innovative, customer-focus products

Practical Components latest in dummy component technology

Precision Micro's bespoke components for electronics manufacturing

RMDRMD Instruments' LeadTracer-RoHS XRF system, now with sample preparation stand

Router Solutions GmbH's complete design-to-manufacture software tools

Saki Europe GmbH's offline, double-sided inspection system

ScanCAD's ScanINSPECT VPI process control tool

SEHO's GoReflow 1.8 and GoReflow 2.3 reflow ovens

Siemens' Siplace X4i placement machine

Smart Sonic's ultrasonic cleaning systems

SolderStar's automatic profiling system

Spectrum Technologies' CAPRIS Nova 880 UV laser wire mark

Speedprint's SP880avi large-area inline printer

Teknek's Surface Mount Clean Machine

Teradyne ATD's new in-circuit test system

V-TEK's TM-4500 automatic taping machine

Viscom's sensor modules

VJ Electronix' Vertex Series A x-ray inspection system

News and Interviews
Essemtec Interview
Interview: Martin Ziehbrunner, CEO of Essemtec
Juki Interview
Interview: Jurg Schupbach, president of Juki in Europe
Aqueous Technologies Interview
Interview: Michael Konrad, president & CEO of Aqueous Technologies
Dover Corporation Interviews
Interviews: John Hartner, CEO of ECT; Tom Seratti, VP global sales & marketing, OK Int'l; Michael Brianda, global sales & marketing director, DEK
From the Show Floor
On the show floor: EVS International's Graham Norman, BTU's Rob DiMatteo, Europlacer's Pierre Chatain and BPM's Vernon Lewis
Video News from Productronica
Video news from Productronica
Disruptive Technologies
Disruptive technologies: Interviews with Martin Hart and Joe Fjelstad
Ovation Products Interview
Interview: Ovation Products' Charles Moncavage
Process Advice Tip #4
Tip: Testing PCBs for outgassing
Process Advice Tip #5
Tip: X-ray wetting indicators
Balver Zinn Interview
Interview: Balver Zinn's Josef Jost
Photonium Oy interview
Interview: Photonium Oy's Markku Jokela
Siemens EAS interviews
Interview: Siemens EAS - Gunter Lauber, Holger Liebetruth and Matthias Frindt
Bob Willis Tip
Tip: Shop floor component solderability testing
Bob Willis Tip
Tip: Shop floor PCB solderability testing
Bob Willis Tip
Tip: Manual BGA alignment checks
Video News - Day One
Kristy Brodbeck brings you the news from the show floor
Kyzen Interview
Interview: Kyzen's Tom Forsythe
RMD Interview
Interview: RMD Instruments' Jack Paster
RMD Interview
Global Technology Award winners