- pcb007 Magazine
Getting to Know Your Designer
In this issue, we examine how fabs work with their design customers, educating them on the critical elements of fabrication needed to be successful, as well as the many tradeoffs involved. How well do you really know your customer? What makes for a closer, more synchronized working relationship?
In this issue, the biggest names in PCB manufacturing share their economic outlook for the upcoming year and beyond. As you will see, they were all bullish on our industry, but there was some apprehension as well. No one wants to get burned by another the supply chain disruption.
- Events||| MENU
- pcb007 Magazine
Gardien Japan Enhances Test Capabilities with Quad Density TesterJune 13, 2018 | Gardien Group
Estimated reading time: 1 minute
Gardien, an international provider of independent testing and quality assurance solutions to the PCB industry with operations in 5 countries, has announced the addition of the Kaima GUQMM Quad Density Tester, at its Tokyo Service Centre. No machines bigger than this Quad Density Tester are currently operational in the Japanese market.
Key features of the GUQMM Quad Density Tester
- Grid density: 50mil
- Test board area: 488mm x 406mm, the largest test area for the above density in operation in Japan
- Minimum diameter of pin supported: 0.15mm (3.8mil)
This allows for features with a minimum pitch (pin-to-pin distance) of 10mil (254 µm).
Improved test times
Previously, the Tokyo Service Centre relied on testing with Double Density Grid Testers. The introduction of the Quad Density Grid Tester has significantly improved test times.
Equally importantly, the transition from Double Density Testers to Quad Density Testers is seamless, thanks to the easy reusability of most parts.
Commenting on the availability of the more advanced equipment at its facilities, Masayuki Komatsu, Vice President of Gardien Japan, said, “We are pleased to enhance our capabilities which will most certainly contribute to and benefit our customers.
“The addition of the GUQMM Quad Density Tester positions us uniquely in the market to deliver unmatched testing service.”
Gardien's trained employees operate the Quad Density Tester in Tokyo
An official distributor of Kaima machines, Gardien uses Kaima testers at its international facilities as well to support the company’s outsourced testing service business.
About The Gardien Group
Gardien is the world’s largest provider of independent testing and QA solutions to the PCB industry with a global footprint across 24 service centers in 5 countries. We cater to the testing and QA needs of the entire spectrum of customers from small family owned PCB shops to large international fabricators. For more information, click here.
Gardien Group is pleased to announce the installation of the Automated G90L Flying Probe Tester at Alpha Circuit Corp.
Each quarter, IPC releases a list of standards that are new or have been updated. To view a complete list of newly published standards and standards revisions, translations, proposed standards for ballot, final drafts for industry review, working drafts, and project approvals, visit ipc.org/status.
IEC confirms that the atg Luther & Maelzer A7Pro, eight-head, double-sided, high-speed flying probe test system has been ordered and installed at a prominent PCB manufacturer in Toronto, Canada.
In an interview at DesignCon, Gregory Miczek, global applications manager with RoBAT, discussed the company’s background and its expansion path from backplane defect analyzers to TDR testers for high-tech bare and assembled boards.
Test Research, Inc. (TRI) will join the IPC APEX EXPO 2024 held at Anaheim Convention Center on April 9 – 11, 2024. Visit TRI at booth #3510 to experience TRI's latest test and inspection solutions for the High-Speed Line.