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COT introduces new SwissGrip Bit Drivers from PB Swiss Tools

Posted by Z.Shook on 7/31/2017 to Count On Tools News

Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, is pleased to announce that PB Tools’ versatile universal bit holder is now available with the SwissGrip handle for exceptional comfort. The two-component handle, with its pleasant feel and ergonomic shape, fits perfectly in the hand and allows fatigue-free working. The universal design is compatible with any standard ¼” bit, including the full line of PB PrecisionBits.

Each SwissGrip handle, which is made of Santoprene®, makes it possible to generate a large amount of torque, even when working with wet hands. The compact, short SwissGrip handle version is ideal for screw fastening at difficult to access locations. With the different blade lengths or handle shapes, you can even master challenging situations.

With more than 130 years of experience, PB Swiss Tools is a global leader of hand tools manufactured for use in the industrial marketplace, even for the most hazardous jobs. All PB Swiss Tools are 100 percent Swiss-made and come with an unlimited lifetime guarantee. Work with the best!

COT Reduces Prices on SMT Nozzles & Consumables

Posted by Z.Shook on 7/19/2017 to Count On Tools News
GAINESVILLE, GA - Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, today announced significant restructuring and cost reduction actions that have led to lower prices across the board for its standard SMT nozzles and associated consumables product line. The new pricing took effect July 1, 2017. 

“There is an effort underway in our industry to redefine value,” said Curt Couch, president COT. “While some are leading with price, our clients tell us it’s much more than that. They have told us time and again that value is delivered via customer service that prioritizes flexibility and quality, coupled with a simple, straightforward price. We have an award-winning product offering, plus tremendous scalability with the recent expansion of our manufacturing facilities. COT has a unique opportunity to enhance that experience even further with lower pricing for all of our clients.”

COT has recently invested more than $2 million to expand the manufacturing facility with more space and innovative equipment to reduce costs for customers. The company’s commitment and goal is to be the number one supplier of precision engineered components to a wide range of market sectors. Using only the most advanced CNC and other manufacturing capabilities, COT’s expertise is second to none in quality, price and delivery. The company aims to pass these advantages and capabilities onto its customers, and in so doing, create long-term relationships that will enhance and add value to the end users’ products and services.

Mr. Couch continued: “We’re proud of that quality and breadth of service we provide. We’ve been investing in the SMT industry for more than 25 years, and our work to push the envelope in this regard will continue as the needs and expectations of customers evolve.”

COT invites customers to contact them today to get the latest product flyers with the new reduced pricing. Customers also can view the entire product catalog online at www.nozzles4smt.com.

COT expands NXT nozzle line for new H24 head

Posted by Z.Shook on 7/17/2017 to Count On Tools News

Count On Tools Inc., a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, announces the expansion of the Fuji NXT Nozzle Series for the new H24 mounter head. The new high-speed head from Fuji achieves improved productivity over previous models. Standard nozzles from Count On Tools compliment this mounter to provide increased reliability and performance within the Fuji NXT III platform of machines.

The Fuji NXT interchangeable head allows each machine to support almost all surface mount component types and perform both high-speed chip mounting and odd-form component placement. Every Count On Tools Fuji NXT nozzle features the both the original data matrix code and OEM color matrix code for easy identification of the nozzles by the user and the machine software.

Count On Tools provides all standard size nozzles for the following Fuji NXT mounters:

  • H01 – 36mm Disc (1.0mm – 20.0mm; including Compliant and MELF)
  • H04 – 19mm Disc (1.0mm – 15.0mm; including Ceramic, Compliant and MELF)
  • H08/H12 – 9mm Disc (0.3mm – 5.0mm; including Ceramic, Compliant and MELF)
  • H24 – 4.7mm Disc (0.3mm – 2.5mm Ceramic Tips)
  • H08M & H04S also available upon request

 Count On Tools also provides custom engineered nozzle designs from the OEM as well as special nozzle designs for odd-form components (LEDs, connectors, pins, clips, grippers, etc.) based on customer and application specific requirements. There is no limit to our capabilities when it comes to automating your custom component processes; we make the nozzle to fit your application.

All SMT nozzles and consumables are guaranteed to function properly with the original equipment. Every product 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. 

COT installs new production cell with MAZAK equipment

Posted by Z.Shook on 7/1/2017 to Count On Tools News

Count On Tools Inc., a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, is pleased to announce that with the recent expansion of its manufacturing facility, the company has purchased and installed four new MAZAK machining centers to further increase production capabilities and lower product lead times. The new equipment expands COT’s current capabilities into larger diameter parts, including more complex features that can be manufactured with significant costs savings to the end-user. The new equipment includes: three new MAZAK HQR-150MSY 9-axis Multi-task Machining Centers and one new Quick-Turn QTU-200MSY 6-axis Multi-task Machining Center.

According to MAZAK, the HQR Series is designed for high volume productivity, featuring simultaneous first and second operations or balanced cutting/milling through its first/second spindles and upper/lower turrets. The HQR machine configuration directly results in part-processing versatility and reduced cycle times among various operations – ranging from chuck work to the machining of large diameter bar stock. The superior designs of the HQR machines ensure high productivity within a compact floor plan.

Unprecedented productivity, precision and operability separate these machines and COT from the competition. The industries that COT serves count on accuracy of part specifications and on-time delivery of orders. The new MAZAK production cell will help Count On Tools achieve both. Additionally, the new machine handles jobs faster by providing increased production speeds and faster processing power.

As a contract manufacturer and job shop, Count On Tools and its experienced, knowledgeable management team strives to provide a full line of services to its customers and to continue meeting customers' demands both now and in the future.