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Count On Tools Releases Filters for Panasonic CM Nozzles

Posted by Z. Shook on 8/5/2010 to New SMT Products

Count On Tools Inc., a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, is pleased to announce that it now offers cone-shaped XS filters for the complete line of Panasonic CM402 and CM602 nozzles.

The filters are sold in packs of 100 and designed for the following nozzle types: 100-series, 100S-series, 200-series, 200S-series, 400-Series and 1000-series nozzles. All COT filters are designed based on OEM specifications and are guaranteed to consistently maintain accurate levels of filtration.

COT’s new CM filters are compatible with all Panasonic replacement nozzles for high-speed (eight and 12-nozzle, Type A-0 and A-2) and multi-functional (Type B) placement heads. The filters offer a high productivity, low-cost alternative to OEM and other second-source versions.

The CM filters are guaranteed to function properly with the following Panasonic/KME pick-and-place machines: CM20F, CM301-D, CM301-DU, CM301-DS, DT401, DT401-M, DT401-F, DT400-M, CM401-M, CM401-L, CM402-M, CM402-L, CM400-M, CM212-M, CM232, CM201-D, CM202-D, CM201-DU, CM202-DU, CM201-DH, CM202-DH, CM202-DHU, CM201-DS, CM202-DS, CM202-DK and CM602-L

Count On Tools also provides standard and custom nozzle designs for the complete range of Panasonic CM equipment. The nozzle designs enable highly accurate, repeatable, optimized chip placement. The CM Series optimizes the latest technologies into a lean, modular solution.

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Count On Tools Introduces Panasonic CM Nozzles

Posted by Z. Shook on 8/4/2010 to New SMT Products

Count On Tools Inc., a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, is pleased to announce that it now offers the complete line of Panasonic CM402 and CM602 nozzles, including the 100-series, 100S-series, 200-series, 200S-series, 400-Series, and 1000-series nozzles. These nozzle designs enable highly accurate, repeatable, optimized chip placement. The CM Series machine optimizes the latest technologies into a lean modular solution.

The new expanded series of Panasonic replacement nozzles for high-speed (eight and 12-nozzle, Type A-0 and A-2) and multi-functional (Type B) placement heads offers a high productivity, low cost alternative to OEM nozzles.

Most standard nozzles are available in a variety of materials, such as high strength plastic, tool steel, ceramic, and diamond (PCD). All Panasonic CM nozzles from Count On Tools utilize the same reflectors as the OEM with a special hard coating to provide waterproofing, prevent scratches, increase tool life and overall durability. COT CM nozzles also are compatible with the equipments’ chip thickness measuring sensor, if equipped.

Count On Tools provides custom engineered nozzle designs from the OEM as well as special nozzle designs for odd-form components (LED, connector, grippers, etc.). The company specializes in nozzle rework as an alternative to purchasing new nozzles. Count On Tools also offers cone-shaped XS filters for the Panasonic CM Series.

The CM Nozzle range is guaranteed to function properly with the following Panasonic/KME pick-and-place equipment: CM20F, CM301-D, CM301-DU, CM301-DS, DT401, DT401-M, DT401-F, DT400-M, CM401-M, CM401-L, CM402-M, CM402-L, CM400-M, CM212-M, CM232, CM201-D, CM202-D, CM201-DU, CM202-DU, CM201-DH, CM202-DH, CM202-DHU, CM201-DS, CM202-DS, CM202-DK, and CM602-L.

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.

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Count On Tools’ Siemens Ceramic Nozzles Outperform and Outlast

Posted by Z. Shook on 8/3/2010 to New SMT Products

Count On Tools Inc., a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, is pleased to introduce its newly redesigned series of Siemens ceramic replacement nozzles.

The new series of Siemens ceramic replacement nozzles from COT are revolutionizing the pick-and-place industry by offering more efficiency and outlasting all competitors’ nozzles. COT nozzle designs offer placement down to 01005 components. The nozzles are compatible with the following Siemens models: Siplace, CS, CF, D1, D2, D3, D4 F5, HM, HS-60, HF, S-27, HM, X2, X3, X4, X4i and SX.

Count On Tools’ special vacuum geometry provides excellent performance, saving customers time and money during production. COT produces molded ceramic tips based on OEM designs utilizing the latest in injection molding technology and materials. All Siemens nozzles are ESD-safe and guaranteed to function properly. The bodies are machined from a high strength plastic, making them flexible and more durable than the competition. Unlike other suppliers, COT Siemens nozzles will not crack or break under normal working conditions.

The new value-priced nozzles are available individually or in six-packs in the 901, 902, 904, 906 and 925 versions. COT’s current technology can be extended for applications such as custom engineered nozzles for odd-form components such as LEDs, connectors, switches, and more.

COT President Curt Couch said, “Our goal with this product line is to offer customers a more efficient nozzle that will not only last longer than conventional nozzles, but improve pick-and-place accuracy rates while still maintaining our 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.”

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.

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Count On Tools Announces Redesigned PB Swiss Tools Storefront

Posted by Z. Shook on 8/2/2010 to Count On Tools News

Count On Tools Inc., a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, announces that it has redesigned its PB Swiss Tools storefront to coordinate with the manufacturers new marketing strategy "Work with the best". The new site, located at www.pbtools.us, features fresh new graphics and diagrams to allow users to easily locate products and services.

All of the new graphics on the redesigned Web site were obtained from a special photo shoot orchestrated by PB Swiss Tools at the Jungfraujoch Research Station. Jungfraujoch is located at the top of Europe, 3580 meters above sea level, and is run by the International Foundation for the High Altitude Research Stations, Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat. Among its various tasks, the facility carries out highly sensitive measurements for climate and environmental research and observes the weather for MeteoSchweiz, the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology in Switzerland.

According to a representative from PB Swiss Tools, "Wintery, ice-cold surroundings: we succeeded indeed to capture the real, on-site user situation for our tools. All of our five tool groups proved their full efficiency at the shooting while in daily use at the research station."

Customers can still expect the same product range and extensive technical information from the site with a more logical and user-friendly interface. In addition to the new design, the site is now streamlined, making it faster, easier to use and more intuitive. The site also was redeveloped to run more efficiently; the new online catalog retains the wealth of product and technical information traditionally provided by Count On Tools in addition to new information to help customers understand its complete scope of products and services.

PB Swiss Tools are currently in use in over 30 countries worldwide. Count On Tools supports PB Swiss Tools’ customers around the world with the Web site and on-line store, especially customers who may not have a PB distributor in their area.

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.

For more information or to purchase products online, visit www.pbtools.us.

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Count On Tools Announces Expanded LED Nozzle Series

Posted by Z. Shook on 8/1/2010 to New SMT Products

Count On Tools Inc., a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, is pleased to announce the expansion of its LED nozzle series. By working closely with the LED component manufacturers, Count On Tools guarantees secure picking of all fragile components and accurate placement on circuit boards. Count On Tools' LED nozzle series is available for all types of SMT pick-and-place equipment and tooling.

Recent growth in LED technology and solid state lighting has provided the electronics manufacturing industry with viable solutions for today’s electronic devices. As a result, companies in the Surface Mount Technology (SMT) industry are expanding their manufacturing capabilities to meet this demand.

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 its existing SMT pick-and-place equipment. Through this cooperation with its customers, Count On Tools has expanded its current offering of custom LED nozzles for the following LED component suppliers:

  • American Opto
  • CREE
  • Edison Opto
  • Lumileds (Philips),
  • Luminus (PhlatLight)
  • Luxion (Rebel)
  • Nichia
  • Osram Opto
  • Sharp
  • Seoul Semiconductor (P4)
  • Vishay

According to Curt Couch, President of Count On Tools, Inc., “Count On Tools understands that in order for our customers to remain competitive in today’s market, they must be able to cut costs while simultaneously maximizing the capabilities of their SMT assembly equipment to prevent costly investments in new equipment or increased labor from hand placements of odd-form components. This line of custom LED nozzles allows us to help customers achieve better placement with odd-form components in their machines while saving them money.”

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.

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