Enhancing the Portfolio of Board Marker Probe for Reliable PCB Testing

ECT introduces BMP-5 board marker probe

ECT adds the next generation board marker probe to its industry proven portfolio of ICT / FCT probes. BMP-5 incorporates innovative and industry-leading features that result in superior performance, ease of use and maintainability. It is also compatible with other 12 mm diameter BMP’s now on the market.

ECT’s BMP-5 Board Marker Probe is designed for installation on bare board or loaded board test fixtures. It has been designed to combine ease-of-operation and maintainability with highest performance. The BMP-5 is easy to fixture and facilitates simple scribe tip replacement. The 12 mm diameter allows fine pitch probe placement. The BMP-5 is fully adjustable in z-direction. With more than 50,000 cycles before tip replacement and a durable motor, it is the ideal solution for high volumes.

When the tester is equipped with the appropriate electronics and software, the BMP-5 scribes a permanent circle on every “passed” PCB or device tested. Boards that fail the test are not marked. The risk of human error is eliminated in PCB testing and sorting.

When activated, the spring-loaded scribe tip contacts the PCB surface. The 12 V DC motor rotates the scribe in a counter clockwise direction and leaves a .050” (1.27 mm) circle mark onto the PCB. The probe requires approximately 12 mm of fixture area when mounted into a threaded hole. It’s designed to mark board areas comprised of bare glass (FR4), solder mask over glass, copper, or bare tinned copper.

The probe features a full length threaded housing which allows for maximum adjustability in the Z-direction. Spare tip replacement assemblies are available.

Tony DeRosa, Senior Product Manager, comments: ”This board marker probe builds on our extensive experience in providing solutions for in-circuit and functional test as well as our operational knowhow to integrate electro-mechanical assemblies. The BMP-5 adds to ECT’s industry proven board marker probe portfolio.”

The BMP-5 board marker probe meets the requirements for cost efficient and high reliability in-circuit and functional test solutions.

To learn more about ECT’s solutions for connecting boards, visit https://shop.ect-cpg.com/product/bmp-5