Count On Tools Inc., a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, announces that it has been awarded a 2011 NPI Award in the category of Automation Tools for its LED Nozzle Series. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, April 12, 2011 ceremony that took place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas during IPC APEX 2011.
Recent growth in LED technology and solid state lighting has provided the electronics manufacturing industry with viable solutions for its addition into today’s electronic devices. LEDs have become an alternative light source to conventional incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. The electronics manufacturing industry sees the greatest benefits from the small size and lower power consumption of today’s LEDs.
Count On Tools, Inc. is a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, and offers a complete series of custom SMT pick-and-place nozzles for all types of LED components. By working closely with the LED component manufacturers, Count On Tools guarantees secure picking of all fragile components and accurate placement on the circuit board.
The range of new and potential applications for LEDs in electronics is practically endless. Count On Tools has realized this trend and worked to quickly develop a line of nozzle designs that will allow customers to accurately and consistently place LEDs with existing SMT pick-and-place equipment. Count On Tools’ LED nozzle designs are available for any style of pick-and-place nozzle for any OEM or machine type. This technology also has been applied to other types of assembly equipment such as semiconductor, robotic and packaging (among others).
All nozzles are guaranteed to function properly with the original equipment. Every nozzle manufactured by Count On Tools comes standard with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. If any customer is not 100 percent satisfied with the performance or quality of a product, Count On Tools will replace it or offer a full refund.
Premiering in 2008, the NPI 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.