PNC Inc. Augments Assembly Capability with CyberOptics Solder Paste Inspection


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PNC Inc. recently purchased an SE500-II solder paste inspection machine from CyberOptics.

In addition to other recent purchases, this machine completes another fully-equipped, top-of-the-line assembly line for the company.

The SE500-II can scan 30% faster than its predecessors thanks to its unique all-in-one scan sequence. This allows it to inspect PC boards at a rate faster than 80 cm2/second. Adding to its efficiency is the streamlined and intuitive V5 series software. The multi-touch interface allows the operator to access any number of the various essential applications in seconds.

The SE500-II’s paste height range is 2−20 mils. The parameters it can measure include height, area, volume and registration. There are also other useful features such as bridge detection and defect review. It can accept boards from 2 x 2 in. to 20 x 20 in. and from 0.3 to 5.0 mm in thickness.

“This machine fulfills a request we had received a few times from our customers,” President Sam Sangani explained. “It helps us have even better quality specifications and build boards exactly to the specifications of our customers.”

About PNC Inc.

PNC Inc. is located in Nutley, NJ and is one of the country’s leading providers of rigid, rigid-flex and flex PCBs and the largest of their kind in the region. After adopting the Total Concept philosophy, PNC is now able to provide customers with PCB design, fabrication and assembly solutions all under one roof. They are a one-stop shop for all things related to PC boards. They are continuously expanding their extensive list of state-of-the-art equipment while maintaining a focus on energy and cost efficiency in order to provide the best product at the best price possible.

PNC Inc.’s ownership recently acquired Accurate Engineering Inc. in Sun Valley, CA. AEI’s primary focus is on high quality flex and rigi-flex PC boards for highly complex applications including aerospace and defense. Their customers include Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NASA and Raytheon.

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