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Count On Tools to Remain Open During COVID-19 Response

Posted by C.Ivester on 4/2/2020 to Articles and Awards

Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, has been labeled as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers during COVID-19 Response. This is based on the company’s support of manufacturing companies deemed essential by the Department of Homeland Security.

COT is able to continue uninterrupted business operations throughout the COVID-19 response period. Safety is the company’s priority and the COT team has recently taken the following measures to ensure the health and safety of all:

§  Transitioning to work-from-home arrangements where possible

§  Limiting visitors at the facility

§  Maintaining social distances

§  An increased emphasis on cleanliness in all areas


Count On Tools is a leading provider of precision machined components, SMT spare parts and Swiss-made hand tools, locally and globally. The company has won numerous awards for its quality products and service.

Count On Tools holds and maintains current ITAR registration, 07FFL, 02SOT, and a first-class Quality Management System. For more information, contact COT’s award-winning customer service team at [email protected]otinc.com.

Count On Tools, Inc. Awarded Sixth Service Excellence Award

Posted by C.Ivester on 2/12/2020 to Articles and Awards

Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, is pleased to announce that it received a 2020 CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Service Excellence Award (SEA), as judged by its own customers. Count On Tools was selected for the Automation and Handling Equipment category. A true testament to its service, this is the sixth year that Count On Tools has received this award for its outstanding customer ratings.

CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Editor-in-Chief Mike Buetow presented the award to Curt Couch, Vice President of Count On Tools, during a Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 ceremony that took place at the San Diego Convention Center during the IPC APEX EXPO. Couch commented about the award: Thank you…to our amazing team and customers.”

Sponsored by Circuits Assembly, the SEAs for Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) providers and electronics assembly suppliers honor companies excelling in the crucial area of customer service. The program, now in its 28th year, functions as a way for participants to see how they compare to peers in customer satisfaction.

Count On Tools is a leading provider of precision machined components, SMT spare parts and Swiss-made hand tools, locally and globally. The company has won numerous awards for its quality products and service.

Count On Tools holds and maintains current ITAR registration, 07FFL, 02SOT, and a first-class Quality Management System. For more information about Count On Tools’ products and services, visit www.cotinc.com

Count On Tools Receives Mexico Technology Award for New Affordable PCB Support

Posted by RCOUCH on 10/25/2019 to Articles and Awards

Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, announces that it was awarded a 2019 Mexico Technology Award in the category of Assembly Tools for its ezLOAD PCB Support System. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 ceremony that took place during the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum. 

Curt Couch, Vice President of COT, commented about the award: “The COT team is extremely grateful and honored to be considered and chosen for this award. This product truly does represent the approach of ‘keeping it simple’ while maintaining quality, efficiency and sustainability within many PCB assembly and inspection processes. Thanks again to the Mexico Technology Awards and the customers that support COT.”

Count On Tools to Showcase SMT Tools with SW Systems at SMTA Guadalajara

Posted by RCOUCH on 10/19/2019 to Articles and Awards

Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, will exhibit at the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Oct. 23-24, 2019 at the Expo Guadalajara. The company will exhibit with its representative SW Systems Technology and will continue its focus on its core product lines at the show: 

  • Standard Nozzles: COT’s catalog of products includes standard nozzles and tooling replacement parts for the top OEMs, including ASM, Fuji, Panasonic, Mycronic, Yamaha, Hanwha/Samsung, Juki, Quad and more. The team at COT understands that customers often have more than just one OEM’s range of machines. Therefore, the company tries to offer as wide a range of SMT nozzles and consumables as possible so that you can keep your suppliers to a minimum. Recent price restructuring also means more cost savings for customers. 
  • Custom Nozzles & Tooling: COT has the experience and manufacturing flexibility to develop custom engineered solutions to satisfy your individual process requirements. With more than 25 years of experience on multiple machine platforms, COT’s team has the professional expertise to solve your pick-and-place issues! This would include special nozzles for LEDs, connectors, switches, push buttons, pins, clips, heavy, over-sized, and more. There is no limit to COT’s capabilities when it comes to automating your custom component processes. Thanks to our continued expansion projects, COT has increased its manufacturing capabilities in the custom nozzle division to increase throughput and reduce cost for customers.
  • Component Handling Products: COT offers several styles of component handling trays based on industry proven specifications and the unique requirements of each product. These include the award winning Stripfeeder Platform and the QWIKTRAY custom matrix tray systems. Application requirements such as temperature and chemical exposure, manufacturing processes, mechanical and electrical constraints are factors that are combined with operation considerations including production volumes, build costs, total estimated usage and process control. From off the shelf kits to custom built tray products, rest assured that COT has the right fit for your next job.
  • Automation Tooling Products: As a design and manufacturing company, COT specializes in developing solutions. The focus of the company’s development projects has been on improving the methods of assembly of printed circuit boards. Every aspect of this process can benefit from automation tooling. Customers come to COT with problems that they experience, such as having to hand place odd-form components, repairing worn/damaged feeders, or developing universal board supports, like the ezLOAD series. COT’s team sees every opportunity as a challenge to prove that they are capable of producing solutions at every level of the SMT assembly process, especially nozzles and tooling. The technology that COT has developed over the years has allowed the company to design and manufacture custom engineered tooling for any process in the SMT industry.

PCBASupplies distributes Count On Tools’ products throughout North America and Mexico. For more information about Count On Tools’ products and services, or to place an order, visit www.PCBASupplies.com

Count On Tools Receives Fifth Service Excellence Award

Posted by Z.Shook on 1/29/2019 to Articles and Awards

Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, announces that has been awarded a 2019 Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award (SEA) for its outstanding customer ratings, as judged by its own customers. Count On Tools was selected for the Automation and Handling Equipment category. This is the fifth year that the company has received this prestigious award.

Sponsored by Circuits Assembly, the SEAs for Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) providers and electronics assembly suppliers honor companies excelling in the crucial area of customer service. The program, now in its 27th year, functions as a way for participants to see how they compare to peers in customer satisfaction.

Count On Tools is a leading provider of precision machined components, SMT spare parts and Swiss-made hand tools, locally and globally. The company has won numerous awards for its quality products and service.

Count On Tools, Inc. Receives 2018 Mexico Technology Award

Posted by Z.Shook on 11/14/2018 to Articles and Awards

Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, announces that it was awarded a 2018 Mexico Technology Award in the category of Automation Tools for its STRIPFEEDER System. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 ceremony that took place during the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum.

The STRIPFEEDER systems are a cost-effective way to load many components, including short strip tape and odd-form/custom components, without having to purchase expensive feeders. The quick-to-assemble, easy-to-install modules, built to JEDEC specs, are designed for rapid loading of tape-and-reel components on existing SMT pick-and-place equipment. Additionally, the trays enable fast changeover between product runs without unloading from the machine.

Because of its on-demand design, the STRIPFEEDER systems are ideal for many different customers. It is suited for both for low-volume / high-mix applications and prototyping shops but also can be implemented into high volume jobs where critical components can be placed in the machine instead of by hand.

The current platform offers multiple options, including small and large base plates and various rail heights to accommodate a wide range of SMT pick-and-place applications and equipment. Most of the parts are interchangeable for ease of use and increased flexibility within the system

Count On Tools is a leading provider of precision machined components, SMT spare parts and Swiss-made hand tools, locally and globally. The company has won numerous awards for its quality products and service, including several for the STRIPFEEDER product line.

“We are thrilled to receive more recognition for our STRIPFEEDER system,” said Curt Couch, Vice President at Count On Tools, Inc. “Developing this product line and having the electronics assembly industry recognize it as a leading new product is a great honor. I am proud of our team and the work that has been done to provide valuable solutions for our industry.”

The Mexico Technology Awards recognize the best new innovations in the electronics manufacturing industry in Mexico. The goal of the award program is to celebrate the companies and people that are achieving the highest standards and driving the industry forward.


Count On Tools, Inc. Receives Its Fourth Service Excellence Award

Posted by Z.Shook on 2/27/2018 to Articles and Awards

Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, announces that has been awarded a 2018 Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award (SEA) for its outstanding customer ratings, as judged by its own customers. Count On Tools was selected for the Automation and Handling Equipment category.

Circuits Assembly Editor-in-Chief, Mike Buetow presented the award to Curt Couch, COT’s President, during a Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 ceremony that took place at the San Diego Convention Center during the IPC APEX EXPO. Mr. Couch commented about the award, “We are excited to be recognized once again for our superior customer service. I’m extremely proud of Our team, whose talent and dedicated service achieve year-after-year a customer experience that exceeds expectations and earns recognition. Service is not a product that can be created; it’s a culture and attitude towards others. We share this honor with our amazing team and our clients who inspire us every day.”

Sponsored by Circuits Assembly, the SEAs for Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) providers and electronics assembly suppliers honor companies excelling in the crucial area of customer service. The program, now in its 26th year, functions as a way for participants to see how they compare to peers in customer satisfaction.

Count On Tools is a leading provider of precision machined components, SMT spare parts and Swiss-made hand tools, locally and globally. The company has won numerous awards for its quality products and service.



Count On Tools, Inc. Receives Its Third Service Excellence Award for Quality Products and Service

Posted by Z.Shook on 2/14/2017 to Articles and Awards

Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, announces that it has been awarded a 2017 Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award (SEA) for its outstanding customer ratings, as judged by its own customers. Count On Tools was selected for the Automation and Handling Equipment category.

Circuits Assembly Editor-in-Chief, Mike Buetow presented the award to Curt Couch, COT’s President, during a Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 ceremony that took place at the San Diego Convention Center during the IPC APEX EXPO. Mr. Couch commented about the award, “I am always humbled by recognition of this caliber based solely on customer response. It is not by chance that we received this honor – our dedicated and responsive team always places the customers’ needs first. Service isn’t a product that can be created; it’s a culture and attitude towards others. We treat customers as we would like to be treated ourselves.”

Sponsored by Circuits Assembly, the SEAs for Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) providers and electronics assembly suppliers honor companies excelling in the crucial area of customer service. The program, now in its 25th year, functions as a way for participants to see how they compare to peers in customer satisfaction.

Count On Tools is a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts. The company has won numerous awards for its quality products and service. 

Count On Tools Wins a Service Excellence Award for the Second Consecutive Year

Posted by Z.Shook on 2/25/2015 to Articles and Awards

Count On Tools Inc. (COT) announces that it has been awarded a 2015 Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award for its outstanding customer ratings, as judged by its own customers. Count On Tools was selected for the Automation and Handling Equipment category.

Circuits Assembly Editor-in-Chief, Mike Buetow presented the award to Curt Couch, COT’s President, during a Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 ceremony that took place at the San Diego Convention Center during the IPC APEX EXPO. Mr. Couch commented about the award, “As with last years’ service excellence award I am always humbled by recognition of this caliber based solely on customer response. It is not by chance, our dedicated caring and responsive team always places the customers’ needs first. Service isn’t a product that can be created; it’s a culture and attitude towards others. We treat customers as we would like to be treated ourselves.”

Sponsored by Circuits Assembly, the Service Excellence Awards (SEAs) for Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) providers and electronics assembly suppliers honor companies excelling in the crucial area of customer service. The program, now in its 23rd year, functions as a way for participants to see how they compare to peers in customer satisfaction. 

Count On Tools is a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts. The company has won numerous awards for its quality products and service. 

Count On Tools ezLOAD Board Support System Named Best Environmentally Friendly Product at SMTAI

Posted by Z.Shook on 10/1/2014 to Articles and Awards

Count On Tools Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, announces that it was awarded a 2014 Global Technology Award in the category of Best Environmentally Friendly Product for its ezLOAD PCB Support System. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 ceremony that took place at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL during SMTA International.

The new ezLOAD PCB Support System features a precision-machined aluminum base with magnetic supports and soft, ESD-safe foam fingers. The system not only reduces changeover times, but also improves product build quality, increases revenues by providing significant cost savings, and eliminates component damage during the assembly process.

The ezLOAD PCB Support System is compatible with any SMT equipment, from pick-and-place to chip shooters, screen printers, dispensers, AOI equipment and more. The soft, flexible design makes it extremely durable and is proven to be reliable after testing in the most hazardous conditions. The ezLOAD PCB Support System is customizable depending on machine requirements, specialized components or specific design application requirements.

Premiering in 2005, the Global Technology Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.

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