BlueRing Stencils

BlueRing Stencils is a full-service stencil manufacturer that is committed to supplying the most advanced, high quality stencil printing technologies in the circuit board assembly industry.  The company was formed in 2017 from the merger of two powerhouse SMT Stencil manufacturing companies, Metal Etching Technology (MET) and Fine Line Stencil (FLS).  The merger combines most … Read More

ViTiny UM08 HDMI Digital Microscope

Overview The ViTiny UM08 Tabletop HDMI Inspection Microscope delivers full HD 1080P images at 60 fps, so it is an excellent product to consider for speedy inspection on PWA production lines.  The product is equipped with WDR image processing, noise reduction, and image stabilization technologies. The built-in 5 object lens offers a parfocal distance at … Read More

AMP One Ultra Low Voiding Solder Paste

Hot topic: Why is voiding a problem? Voids have the potential to cause two major defects in a PCB solder joint: Voids can lead to mechanical weaknesses which can create cracks in the solder joint. Voids can also hinder thermal dissipation, preventing heat transfer away from a component, ultimately leading to thermal failure. Combining new … Read More

Breakthrough Developments in AOI Technology:

Nordson YESTECH’s FX-940 ULTRA 3D AOI Nordson YESTECH’s FX-940 ULTRA 3D AOI combines advanced 2D and 3D imaging technology to provide a superior inspection solution.  The FX-940 ULTRA boasts improvement and increased throughput by way of: Greatly improved defect identification levels True solder joint volume measurement Verification of correct part assembly > 50% reduction in … Read More

New Year, New IPC Training Class Schedule!

 Here’s what we have in store for 2017 IPC Training’s classes IPC-A-600 CIS/CIT Acceptability of Printed Boards Training and Certification Program IPC-A-610 CIS/CIT PWA Inspection Criteria IPC/WHMA-A-620 CIS/CIT Wire Harness Assembly Inspection Criteria Combination Classes IPC-7711/21 CIS/CIT Hands on Rework & Repair IPC-JSTD-001 CIS/CIT Hands on Soldering Process Custom on-site classes and training Kits What’s … Read More

New to Methods Automation: Kilews West

About Kilews We are very excited to announce the addition of Kilews to our portfolio of assembly tool offerings.  Kilews is an established global electric driver OEM that has set up shop in the United States to serve our market directly. Kilews offers a comprehensive line of AC and DC screw drivers, feeders, and torque … Read More

Cubus by Essemtec

The Cubus is a fully automated component storage cabinet for reels and JEDEC trays.  It can also house boxes with various contents from connectors to assembly materials to PCBs, with a total weight of up to 7 lbs per shelf.   The spacing of the shelves is freely user configurable and thus allows you to … Read More

Welcome to the Methods Automation blog!

Welcome to the MAI blog, where we will be sharing industry news and highlights, new product information and offerings, and upcoming events and opportunities. At Methods Automation, we are committed to helping our customers expand their capabilities, capacity and profitability by providing knowledge, resources and tools.  One of the ways we can provide these is … Read More

MacroZoom by O.C. White

         Super-Scope® HD Integrated Inspection – Ball Bearing Base   Super-Scope® HD Integrated Inspection is the ultimate ergonomic inspection station.  This unique inspection system boasts features found on much more expensive equipment. Its freestanding design allows for use anywhere on the manufacturing floor… no need for a PC. Compatible with all Micro-Lite® … Read More