Waterloo, Canada (PressExposure) April 02, 2013 -- Siborg Systems Inc. first released their popular tool for testing and troubleshooting surface mount technology nearly 10 years ago. The company has signed their third deal for distribution in Japan after signing with Alpha Corp. in Chiba.
Smart Tweezers are the combination of a small display, an LCR-meter with rival speed and accuracy of bench type testers, and a set of precision tweezers acting as the probe. With just a touch of the tweezers' tips to a component, Smart Tweezers identifies the type of component, and measures for Capacitance (C), Resistance (R), or Inductance (L) automatically, as well as measuring for secondary parameters such as the ESR of a capacitance. The ST5 model, the newest, offers Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) measurements, continuity and diode testing, and component sorting capabilities.
Alpha Corp., in Chiba, Japan, is a distributor of niche testing tools, machinery and materials for electronics. It primarily offers imported products to Japanese clients, as well as offering unique test equipment for PCBs.
"We are constantly searching for new original products that would be useful to Japanese engineers," says the Director of Alpha Corp., Norito Ito, " I was impressed by Smart Tweezers LCR-meter when I found information about them at Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) website. It looked so unique and handy for any work involving Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) that contacted Siborg right away and suggested to market this product in Japan and neighboring countries. Although it is very hard to sell imported electronics in Japan, we see a good potential for Smart Tweezers here."
The pen-sized, 2 oz. device features a mechatronic design making for well defined parasitics. With a semi-automatic offset subtraction feature, these parasitics are easily removed allowing for measurements as low as 1 milliohm and 1 picofarad for Resistance and Capacitance measurements, and a fraction of microhenry for Inductance measurements.
Smart Tweezers are a high quality professional tool for use in all applications involving Surface Mount Technology, including repair and manufacturing situations. The device is perfect for on-board impedance testing, component sorting and characterization, and PCB debugging.
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