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ECD Introduces 20-Channel M.O.L.E. EV20 Touchscreen Thermal ProfilerNovember 14, 2023 | ECD
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ECD has developed a new 20-channel M.O.L.E. touchscreen thermal profiler for high-value, high-reliability electronic assemblies that require multiple thermal measurements. The M.O.L.E. EV20 is the second product in ECD’s EV-series thermal profilers, built on the market’s only profiling platform with full-color touchscreen control. M.O.L.E. EV20 replaces the company’s MEGAM.O.L.E. 20 and delivers significant ease-of-use and technological enhancements.
Foremost among the M.O.L.E. EV20’s productivity benefits is the process control immediacy it offers operators. Thermal profiles can be seen in real time, allowing corrective actions if required. By contrast, other thermal profilers require a PC data download, which adds time and complexity to the process. Calculation templates, configuration, profile selection and modification, and pass/fail analysis are all managed through the intuitive, handheld touchscreen M.O.L.E. EV20. The ability to interact with and control the profiler on the shop floor helps reduce required operator training, limits errors, and raises efficiency.
While the touchscreen management capability is the most significant element of the redesign, the new M.O.L.E. EV20 has also integrated user-friendly and economical features compared to its predecessor, as ECD Electronics Division Manager Mark Waterman explains.
“We wanted to use the new platform as an opportunity also to add simplicity and cost-effectiveness to high channel count capability,” Waterman says. “For example, M.O.L.E. EV20 uses standard mini-connectors as opposed to proprietary thermocouple inputs, has universal USB C charging, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, an off-the-shelf battery, two-button on/off and record control, and built-in maintenance reminders. Moreover, our unique design has maintained the same thermal barrier thickness and width as MEGAM.O.L.E. 20.”
The dimensions of M.O.L.E. EV20 are notable because the thin, narrow profile allows the data logger to comply with all reflow oven clearance restrictions while allowing 20 measurements to be collected in a single run. This is not the case with all multi-input profiling options. With other profilers, the device design is very thick to accommodate high channel counts, or multiple runs must be conducted to collect the numerous readings required for densely populated, high-value PCB assemblies.
“Our engineering team thoughtfully designed M.O.L.E. EV20 with the operator’s perspective in mind,” Waterman explains. “We’re confident our newest touchscreen EV profiler ticks all the boxes.”
PVA, a global supplier of automated dispensing and coating equipment, is excited to announce its participation in the upcoming SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum, taking place Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at the Plano Event Center in Plano, Texas.
NEC Develops RAN Autonomous Optimization Technology that Dynamically Controls 5G Networks Based on User Terminal Status02/16/2024 | JCN Newswire
NEC Corporation has developed a RAN autonomous optimization technology that dynamically controls 5G Radio Access Networks (RAN) according to the status of each user terminal, dramatically improving the productivity of applications, such as the remote control of robots and vehicles. NEC will incorporate the technology into RAN Intelligent Controllers (RIC) and conduct demonstration tests using this technology by March 2025.
Reliable Robotics Demonstrates Flexibility of Autonomous Flight System in an Operational Mission for the U.S. Air Force02/15/2024 | BUSINESS WIRE
Reliable Robotics, a leader in autonomous aircraft systems, today announced that it has completed a demonstration for the Department of the Air Force's AFWERX Autonomy Prime branch. In conjunction with the Air Combat Command branch of the U.S. Air Force's AGILE FLAG exercise, Reliable demonstrated its autonomous flight system for intra-theater military logistics.
Christina Rutherford, Advanced Materials & Process Engineer at Honeywell Aerospace Technologies, is set to take center stage at this year’s Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo (EWPTE) May 14-16 at Baird Center in Milwaukee, Wis. as the keynote speaker.
Triumph Group, Inc. announced that its Systems, Electronics and Controls business in West Hartford, Connecticut has been awarded a five-year contract with the United States Army to provide an upgrade of the EMC32T Hydraulic Metering Assembly (HMA) fuel control on the T55 engines, supporting the CH-47 Chinook helicopter fleet.