Patent For ValuGrid®
Fixture Awarded
Contact: Ellen Santoni
Tel: (909) 625-9357
Fax: (909) 625-9395

Pomona, CA, February 20, 1996 - Everett Charles Technologies has been awarded U.S. Patent Number 5,493,230 for its unique ValuGrid® fixture concept for bareboard testing. The patent covers the innovative design which utilizes a latex material for test pin retention and significantly increases the achievable test pin densities and fine pitch probing. ValuGrid® fixtures can be built with 3.00" or 3.75" pins for use on ECT 9090 testers. The fixture system features QwikStat" tiered spacers and numbered plates that convert a labor-intensive process into a much simpler assembly routine which also yields a more accurate fixture.

Everett Charles Technologies is a leading manufacturer of bare board ATE for high-technology testing, spring contact probes, and bare and loaded PCB test fixtures. ECT manufacturing, service and support facilities are ISO Certified with locations in the United States, Europe and Asia.

For more information on 9090 Series universal grid test systems, please contact Product Marketing, Everett Charles Technologies, Test Equipment Division, 2887 N. Towne Avenue, Pomona, CA 91767. Telephone (909) 625-9357; Fax (909) 626-4540.


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