atg Luther & Maelzer to introduce the highly automated A8a Flying Probe Test System at IPC APEX 2017

atg Luther & Maelzer GmbH will introduce its new A8a Automatic Bare Board Flying Probe Test System at IPC APEX EXPO 2017, which is scheduled to take place on February 14 – February 16, 2017 at the Convention Center in San Diego CA.

atg Luther & Maelzer North American Sales Director, Klaus Koziol, highlights: “The A8a is atg-LM’s latest innovation in high performance, high accuracy automatic flying probe testing. The A8a provides the flexibility of flying probe test while delivering high throughput. “

To achieve high throughput the key features of the A8a is a new design dual shuttle system which reduces the product exchange time to zero seconds. In addition to superior test speed of up to 140 measurements per second the A8a provides innovative load /unload and pass / fail sorting for true automatic „lights-out“ operation.

Typical features such as high accuracy Kelvin 4 wire, embedded component and latent defect test are available as well as a tension clamp set up for flexible products.

To learn more about the A8a, please visit http://atg-lm.com/A8a

atg Luther & Maelzer to exhibit at TPCA Show 2016

Leading test solutions for bare boards and substrates

atg Luther & Maelzer will exhibit the new A7-16 flying probe test solution, for oversized boards, as well as, the high speed substrate test solution, S3-8, at the upcoming TPCA Show scheduled to take place October 26 – 28, 2016 at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei, Taiwan.

The A7-169 test system is the optimum solution for high speed and high throughput testing of backpanel and server boards. The A7-16 can be

configured with 16 to 24 test heads and up to 12 cameras for optical alignment. Depending on the number of test heads, the test area is 24” to 39.9” (610 mm x 1000 mm) or 27″ to 59,2″ (670 mm x 1500 mm). The system features the latest direct linear drive technology delivering high accuracy and fast test speed for large format boards. For flexible boards a tension option is available. Please visit http://atg-lm.com/A7-16 for more information.

The S3-8 10µm substrate tester meets the challenging requirements of high end substrate test, which include positioning accuracy and a high number of contact points, by applying the advanced flying probe technology of atg Luther & Maelzer. With its double-sided, eight test heads architecture the S3-8 achieves a substantially higher speed. This high throughput capability enables testing of high quantities of substrate boards using flying probe test systems providing the customer with an economical test solution.

To learn more, please visit http://atg-lm.com/S3-8

For more information, meet company representatives at the show or visit http://atg-lm.com

atg Luther & Maelzer to exhibit at CTEX 2016, in Suzhou

High Precision Flying Probe Test and Innovative Grid Test Equipment

atg Luther & Maelzer will exhibit its leading test solutions for PCBs and substrates at the upcoming CTEX 2016 show scheduled to take place May 18 -20, 2016 at the Suzhou International Expo Center, China.

At CTEX 2016 show, atg Luther & Maelzer will showcase its recently launched grid test solution, the LM1000. This dual-technology grid test system has been designed to support the mass production requirements of the HDI market. It supports both cost-efficient universal fixtures and dedicated fixtures for high end applications.

From the market leading flying probe product family, atg Luther & Maelzer will exhibit the recently launched S3 Tester. The S3 Flying Probe tester is capable of contacting 10µm substrate and meets all challenging requirements of high end substrate test. These requirements include positioning accuracy and a high number of contact points. This has been accomplished by leveraging the advanced flying probe technology of atg Luther & Maelzer.

For more information, meet company representatives at the show or visit http://atg-lm.com/

atg Luther & Maelzer to exhibit at IPC APEX Expo 2016

High Performance Flying Probe Test and Automation             

At IPC APEX Expo, atg Luther & Maelzer will showcase its bestselling automatic flying probe system: The A7 – Automation (A7a). The A7a combines advanced levels of automation with highest flexibility for handling shipment panels, as well as, big production panels.

The A7a meets the customer demand for full automation and lights-out operation including processing of different part numbers and product sizes. It has the capability of handling production panels up to 25” x 21” (635 mm x 535 mm) with an active test area of 24” x 20” (610 mm x 510 mm). The A7a features 8 high-speed carbon fiber test heads in combination with 4 high resolution color cameras. Besides final products, the system can be equipped with tension clamps for testing production panels down to 16 mil (0.4 mm) thickness. The high-speed A7a performs up to 125 measurements per second, depending on the product under test and test method used, on pad sizes as small as 1.3 mil.”

For more information, meet company representatives at the show or visit http://atg-lm.com/A7a

NEW Double Sided Flying Probe Tester for Substrate Test from atg Luther & Maelzer

S3-8 Double Sided High Speed Substrate Tester with 8 Test Heads for Structures Down to 10 µm             

atg Luther & Maelzer has added a double sided flying probe system for substrate test to its line of flying probe testers. The S3-8 10 µm substrate tester is the latest model of a new atg Luther & Maelzer product line launched last year with the introduction of the single sided S3. The single sided S3 and the double sided S3-8 both meet the challenging requirements of high end substrate test such as positioning accuracy and high number of contact points by applying the advanced flying probe technology of atg Luther & Maelzer.

Substrates are used to enable a connection between a semiconductor and a printed circuit board. A typical test panel consists of about 50 to 100 single substrates and has a size of approximately 250 mm x 80 mm. Each substrate has about 1000 to 2000 test points  requiring about 100,000 pads being contacted to achieve 100% continuity and isolation testing. For testing substrates on semiconductor side, structures as small as 10 µm have to be reliably contacted.

To meet this challenge the S3-8 utilizes eight freely moveable test heads and achieves a test rate of 100 ohmic two-point measurements per second. Optionally the test system can be fitted with a vacuum table for a capacitance based test.

Prior to electrical test, an optical alignment of the test sample correlates the shrinkage and offset of the finished product with the testing data and adjusts automatically. Two 5 Megapixel color cameras with a resolution of 1.2 µm ensure positioning accuracy of +/- 1.5 µ. The S3 systems work with a micro needle with a contacting pressure that is programmable from 0.3 g up to 2.5 g to ensure best test yield and repeatability without damaging the contact pads. The maximum test area of the substrate tester S3-8 is 350 mm x 310 mm (13.8” x 12.2”).

Jochen Kleinertz, vice president PCB Test Group at Xcerra explains: “Today’s established test systems are mostly single sided and therefore do not allow 100% ohmic continuity tests. However, more and more customers are asking for this type of test. The expertise of atg Luther & Maelzer in double sided test systems together with the unique multi head technology makes outstanding accuracy, speed and throughput possible.

We expect that this high throughput capability will enable double sided testing of substrate boards with flying probe test systems despite the high test point counts. This will allow our customers to use new test options for high end substrate boards, which were not available in the past.”

To learn more about the S3-8 Double Sided High Speed Substrate Tester, please visit http://atg-lm.com/S3-8 .

atg Luther & Maelzer Launches New Solution for Large, High Density PCBs:

LM2010 Grid Tester with Optical Alignment

atg Luther & Maelzer’s unique solution for testing large PCB panels with pads down to 150 microns ensures best yield in high volume production. The atg Luther & Maelzer LM2010 with optical alignment combines a well-established grid test system with the state-of-the-art Sniper optical alignment option.

Testing of products with 100-150 micron pads without optical alignment is negatively impacting yields. Pass rates can fall to 50-60% depending on the panel quality. Additionally, the risk of damaging the pads during test increases with smaller pad sizes. While grid test systems designed for testing HDI smartphone PCBs are capable of testing such dense structures, large panel testers do not have the same capability.

The new atg Luther & Melzer Sniper solution with optical alignment is specifically designed for large PCB – like MB motherboards – with dense structures. atg Luther & Maelzer adds the field proven Pico Sniper technology to the LM2010 providing the ability to test panels of up to – 19.2”.

Swen Fleischer, Vice President Greater China at atg-Luther & Maelzer explains: “We developed this solution in close cooperation with our main customers in Asia. It was driven by the trend of motherboard PCB manufacturers to produce two MB motherboards in one production panel. These productions panels with such a dense structure are similar to smartphones or tablet PCBs but with significantly larger dimensions making them more difficult to test. The low first pass rate of standard Grid testers for these types of applications adds cost due to multiple re-testing or the rejection of good PCBs. The LM2010 with Sniper solution can increase the first pass rate of these critical MB panels up to 85% to 95%!”.

To learn more about the LM2010 and the Sniper, please visit www.atg-lm.com/LM2010 and www.atg-lm.com/mega-sniper.

 

 

atg Luther & Maelzer to exhibit at International Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair, in Shenzhen

High Precision Flying Probe Test and Production Proven Grid Test Equipment

atg Luther & Maelzer will exhibit its leading test solutions for PCBs and substrates at the upcoming International Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair scheduled to take place December 2-4, 2015 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, China.

atg Luther & Maelzer will showcase its well established grid test solutions LM2010 combined with the proven optical alignment system “Sniper” for the test of motherboards with pads sizes down to 150 µm.

From the leading flying probe product family, atg Luther & Maelzer will exhibit the recently launched S3 Tester. The S3 Flying Probe tester is capable to contact 10µm Substrate and meets all challenging requirements of high end substrate test. Such as positioning accuracy and high number of contact points by applying the advanced flying probe technology of atg Luther & Maelzer.

For more information, meet company representatives at the show or visit www.atg-LM.com.

 

 

atg Luther & Maelzer to exhibit at Productronica 2015

Comprehensive portfolio covers the full range from cost-efficient manual system up to full automation.

atg Luther & Maelzer will exhibit the fully automated flying probe test solution, A7a, as well as A5 Neo manual test system at the upcoming Productronica Show scheduled to take place November 10-13, 2015 in Munich, Germany.

The A7a test system combines state-of-the-art automation with highest flexibility. The fully automated flying probe tester offers parallel loading of different types of panels and fully supports lights-out operation. The A7a handles panels up to 650 mm x 535 mm size and flex boards down to 0.3 mm thickness.

To learn more about the A7a please visit http://atg-lm.com/A7a

On the booth of Adeon, a long term business partner of atg Luther & Maelzer, the A5 Neo can be seen. The A5 Neo manual test system combines affordable technology with all of the enhanced measurement methods of probe systems. To learn more about the A5 Neo please visit http://atg-lm.com/A5Neo

For additional information, meet company representatives at the show or visit www.atg-LM.com.

 

 

atg Luther & Maelzer to exhibit at TPCA Show 2015

Cost-efficient testing of PCBs and substrates

atg Luther & Maelzer will exhibit the fully automated flying probe test solution, A8a, as well as the high speed substrate test solution, S3-8, at the upcoming TPCA Show scheduled to take place October 21 – 23, 2015 at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei, Taiwan.

The A8a test system combines the flexibility of flying probe testers with high throughput. The A8a provides significant cost advantages compared to fixture testers for small and medium batches and fully meets the requirements in its main application field: The electrical test of HDI products for smart phones and tablets. The A8a ensures best productivity, most efficient operation and best test quality and accuracy.

For more information, please visit http://atg-lm.com/products/flying-probe/automated-testers/a8a/

The S3-8 10µm substrate tester meets the challenging requirements of high end substrate test such as positioning accuracy and high number of contact points by applying the advanced flying probe technology of atg Luther & Maelzer. With its double-sided, eight test heads architecture the S3-8 achieves a substantially higher speed. This high throughput capability enables testing of higher quantities of substrate boards with flying probe test systems providing the customer with an economical test solution for high high end substrate boards.

To learn more please visit http://atg-lm.com/products/substrate-testers/s3-8/

For additional information, meet company representatives at the show or visit www.atg-LM.com.

TPCA Show

Taiwan has the world’s largest PCB industry, with an estimated value of 17.6 billion US dollars in 2014. This year, TPCA Show upholds its flagship standing by extending its reach from its fundamental elements – PCB manufacturing, materials and equipment – to downstream fields such as electronic assembly, surface finishing, IC packaging, thermal management, green technologies. With continued support from members of the PCB and peripheral industries, the 15th TPCA Show is expected to host 1,334 booths and to draw the attendance of more than 30,000 professional visitors.  http://www.tpcashow.com

 

 

Combining Speed with Automation:

atg Luther & Maelzer launches the A8-16a – a new automation version of the ultra fast A7/A8 linear motor technology

atg Luther & Maelzer releases the A8-16a, which combines the speed of the 16 probe system A8-16 with the well-known and market established automation of the A7a. The A8-16a addresses the test and productivity requirements of big or complex server boards or production panels up to 24.4” x 24.0” with huge test point numbers.

The 16 test heads of the A8-16a reach a test speed of up to 15,000 measurements per minute. The system fully supports the testing of air- and aerospace applications due to IPC-9252A guidelines. This includes Class 3 products which have to be tested using an adjacency based ohmic resistance test because a capacitance short test is not allowed.

The high throughput of the A8-16a allows for leveraging the flexibility of a flying probe tester for production quantities, for which traditional set-ups, would require several fixtures on a grid tester to achieve the required test coverage. This moves the economical break-even point, when it will be necessary to build multiple cost intensive test fixtures, to much higher quantities.

The system is equipped with 8 cameras for optical alignment and has a new gripper arm that can load products up to 10 kg (22 lbs).

Additional options for A8-16a include a barcode label system, 1000 Volt testing and low ohm Kelvin measurement capability. These features cover all the necessary test methods for complex and high cost printed circuit boards.

The system uploads the boards on separate good and bad board staggers. Before the boards can be labeled and identified by an optional barcode or DMC-code system. The-code shows the reference between a board and the corresponding fault file directly. This eliminates any potential handling failure by an operator.

The A8-16a is prepared for lights out operation. With the feeder capacity of 390 mm it is possible to load more than 200 boards with a thickness of 1.6 mm at one time. This capacity guarantees an operator free test over a whole night shift.