Everett Charles Technologies Introduces Automated Zeroflex" For Test Fixtures

Pomona, California November 6, 2001 - ECT has added an Automated ZeroFlexing capability to their test fixture manufacturing operation. This option is exclusive to Everett Charles Technologies' customized load board fixtures with ZeroFlex" top plates.

Automated ZeroFlex is a computer-aided manufacturing advancement, which allows the creation of drill/route files directly from the customer's electrical CAD data files. The process eliminates the need for a customer supplied UUT, thereby shortening lead times. Previously the drill/route files were created manually after digitizing the bottom of the board. The key advantage of Automated ZeroFlexing is reduced fixture build time and increased accuracy. Customer defined component locations are used, eliminating digitizing tolerances and human error, enabling component clearances to be optimized without a customer supplied UUT.

Everett Charles Technologies, a subsidiary of Dover Corporation, is a leading manufacturer of electrical test products and services, including semiconductor test products, bare-board automatic test systems, Pogoƒ test contacts, and bare and loaded PCB test fixtures. Corporate manufacturing, service, and support facilities are ISO registered with locations in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company has been awarded numerous patents and participates actively in developing industry standards. Additional information is available on the World Wide Web at https://ectinfo.com. .

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