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Ersa Awarded for New XL Rework and Selective Solder Systems at APEX

Plymouth, WI — January 2019 — Kurtz Ersa Inc., a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, today announced that it received two 2019 NPI Awards in the categories of Repair / Rework for the HR 600 XL, and Soldering – Selective for the VERSAFLOW 4XL. The awards were presented to the company during a Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 ceremony that took place at the San Diego Convention Center during the IPC APEX EXPO.

With the Ersa HR 600 XL it is possible to professionally rework BTC components on big board assemblies. Boasting a heated area of 24 x 24" and a PCB thickness of up to 10 mm opens up rework capabilities in the segments of telecommunication, network and infrastructure. 

The HR 600 XL features a bottom-side IR Matrix heater™ with a total power of 15 kW that consists of 25 individually controllable heating elements. For each application the ideal heat distribution can be set. The highly efficient 800 W hybrid heating head executes the component desoldering or installation from chip resistors up to 60 x 60 (2.36 x 2.36") BGAs or sockets with the well-known Ersa quality. 

Todd DeZwarte Sales Manager – North America stated: “We are honored to win this award and be recognized for our leading-edge innovative technology. The HR600XL is a gamechanger for large board rework. The combination of automation, power and ease of use makes this system unbeatable.” 

The VERSAFLOW 4XL is designed for PCB sizes of up to 610 x 1,200 mm. This selective soldering system provides a revolutionary new dimension of flexibility and application variety – at the highest soldering quality. 

PCB formats of up to 610 x 1,200 mm can be soldered efficiently and safely with the VERSAFLOW 4XL, making it a perfect system for large, highly integrated assemblies or LED applications. Featuring the completely new VERSAFLUX flux module and VERSAFLEX solder module, the VERSAFLOW 4XL is extremely flexible and manages most diverse solder jobs. Although capable of processing a minimum of three 47” PCBs, the system still utilizes its footprint to an optimum as its segmented conveyors also can handle multiple short PCBs or even a mixed production. 

Albrecht Beck President – North America commented: “We are very pleased with this award. The VERSAFLOW 4XL demonstrates Ersa’s ability to serve the worldwide big board market with best-in-class Ersa technology and the precision required for these large assemblies.” 

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.
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