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Assembly Testing and Rework in times of component shortage

On October 20, 2022, Ersa held a technology forum in Wertheim on the topic of “Assembly Testing and Rework”. With current component shortages and rising prices, it is important to ensure product quality, maintain value and efficient rework.


The event partner was the measurement and test system specialist Polar Instruments GmbH from Austria. Participants benefited from exchanges with technical experts and were given a view of new technologies. In the morning, technical lectures were presented, while in the afternoon, products were presented and tested. After a welcome and introduction of Ersa GmbH by Jörg Nolte, Product Manager soldering tools, rework and inspection systems, Hermann Reischer, Managing Director of Polar Instruments GmbH, presented various test strategies and systems – including challenges in fault diagnosis of electronic assemblies, fault scenarios in small batch production and current test methods.


Ersa GmbH: Technology forum "Assembly test & rework" in Wertheim
Ersa GmbH: Technology forum "Assembly test & rework" in Wertheim
Know-how transfer at the Ersa Technology Forum "Assembly Test & Rework
After the know-how transfer, the participants were able to get to know measuring and test systems as well as rework and hand soldering stations "hands on

Simple and efficient rework

Ersa Product Manager Nolte then addressed technical and process-related aspects of rework. Processes, technologies and tools were demonstrated that make rework simple, efficient and safe. Ersa Hybrid Rework systems and the i-CON TRACE IoT soldering station were also presented. Later in the Customer Care Center, Polar Instruments presented its GRS 550 flying probe tester with integrated signature analysis of components, e.g. for bare boards or assembled assemblies. Ersa provided the rework systems HR 550 and HR 600/3P as well as the i-CON TRACE for a “hands-on” demonstration.


Networkable via TRACE COCKPIT

The i-CON TRACE is the first IoT hand soldering station, it enables complete traceability of the hand soldering process. It can be intuitively controlled via a smart mobile app or networked via Ersa TRACE COCKPIT or connected to MES systems. The i-CON TRACE impressed not only with its outstanding soldering performance, but also with its patented Tip´n´Turn tip change and the new “green means go” operating concept. After the practical applications, an interesting and instructive event ended for the participants.


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