Archive for LCR-Reader

New Model of LCR-Reader; Siborg Systems Inc. Provides Update

// June 1st, 2015 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, News

Siborg Systems Inc. and the Institute of Automation and Electrometry of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk, Russia, has been working over the past two years in creating a new model of the LCR-Reader.

“Smart Tweezers gives the ability for quick and highly accurate evaluations of SMT components,” says Michael Obrecht, the R&D director at Siborg, “For the ST-5S model, the basic accuracy is about %. Our goal in this project was to reduce the cost of the required components and PCB complexity, and, therefore, manufacturing cost of the device.”

There were two approaches taken aiming for manufacturing cost reduction: the traditional Smart Tweezers approach using a sinusoidal small-signal test and a response of the measured device to a voltage step signal. The first method has eventually led to the LCR-Reader that was released in June-August of  and is currently priced at $200.

Further advancements in technology and available ICs allows the device to have a 100 KHz test frequency. This is integral to testing small inductances and Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) measurements. The ESR value is crucial for testing high value electrolytic capacitances, both tantalum and aluminum.

The ESR values on aluminum and tantalum electrolytic capacitors with non-solid electrolyte can measure up to several ohms. ESR values also tend to increase with frequency due to the effects of the electrolyte. This increase of ESR values can create serious problems in Aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Though these problems are normal, large ripple currents or high temperatures can intensify the aging. The increase can be enough to cause circuit malfunction or even damage the component, despite the measured values staying withing the tolerance range of the circuit.

“We tried various circuit designs to implement a higher test frequency, but this causes battery life issues because they drew too much power. But as technology progressed, better Li-Ion batteries and new ICs (integrated circuits) meant we didn’t have to forfeit battery life for the higher frequency.” says the Team Lead Valentin Litvintsev, at the Institute of Automation and Electrometry of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk.

 

LCR-Reader Doubles Sales

// May 12th, 2015 // No Comments » // Distributors, LCR-Reader, News

After being on the market for a little more than a year, the LCR-Reader has quickly become Siborg System Inc.’s best selling device, doubling that of Smart Tweezers.

“We are quite happy with the sales progress made by LCR-Reader. It started slow, but due to low price and high reliability it caught up with Smart Tweezers sales in the last few months. Despite lower accuracy and limited functionality the device covers main needs for testing Surface Mount Devices and PCBs. In addition, it performs much better for high value capacitors exceeding 1 mF which require using a manual test mode on the ST-5S, the latest model of Smart Tweezers.” says the Director at Siborg, Michael Obrecht.

LCR-Reader’s sales are partially due to availability; the device can be bought from Siborg Systems Inc. on Amazon in the US, UK, Canada, Italy, Germany, France and Spain. It is also available from many distributors across the globe, including:

Van Device Ltd.,
9-10-202 Nihonbashi Kobunacho
Chuo-ku TOKYO, 103-0024 JAPAN
Tel +81-3-5652-2888
Fax +81-3-5652-2889
Contact:Yukari Nemoto
nemoto (at) vandevice (dot) co (dot) jp

CV. KT INTERNATIONAL
Komplek Dian Centre C12
Nagoya Batam 29433 – Indonesia
Sales        : 62 778 432986 , 423775
Acc         : 62 778 432976
Fax         : 62 778 422731
Mobile    : 62 812 7027699
Email        : tamsir(at)ktisolution(dot)com
Email2     : info (at) ktisolution(dot)com

CF System Technology Sdn Bhd
No. 43& Jalan Section 1/28, Taman Kajang Utama, 43000, Kajang
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Telephone 603-87405207
Fax 603-87374986
Contact Person : Mr Raymond Lau We-Han
raymond (at) cfsystem (dot) com (dot) my
peize (at) cfsystem (dot) com (dot) my
Managing Director : Mr. Lau Yu Han
Web www (dot) cfsystem (dot) com (dot) my

Lokmita, UAB
Taikos 141
Kaunas LT-51132
Lithuania
Phone: +370 37 351 729
Fax: +370 37 351 729
Email: info(at)lokmita(dot)lt

SPE Group
Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, 4а Inzhenernaya Street, Suite 212
Phone/Fax:: (383) 330-82-95
Contact: Pavel Fedorov
fedorov (at) spegroup (dot) ru
www (dot) spegroup (dot) ru

Import-Export Dept.
INDOCHINA EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES.,JSC
No.1 – LK6B, MoLao Urban, HaDong Dist, Hanoi, VN
Tel: (+84)-4-7 303 5666
Fax: (+84)-4-7 303 4666
Contact Jessica (Ms.)
Mobile: +84-904.766.151
E-mail: info (at) dongduong-vn(dot)com
Skype: Jessica.nguyenngat
Website: www(dot)dongduong-vn(dot)com/
indochina-vn(dot)com/

LCR-Reader Now Available in Lithuania from New Distributor

// April 3rd, 2015 // No Comments » // Distributors, LCR-Reader, News, ST-5S

The LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers LCR-meters have been picked up by a new distributor in Lithuania; UAB Elintos Matavimo Sistemos. This new deal brings the Smart Tweezers line of LCR-meters further into the European market.

UAB Elintos Matavimo Sistemos has been operating since 1996 as a supplier of measurement equipment and power sources for industrial enterprises. They are constantly expanding their range of products and services to meet the needs of the industry. They currently offer a wide range of measurement instruments and equipment including test and adjustment systems and power sources; verification and calibration services and consulting on the products they offer.

“We are happy to have UAB as a new distributor. UAB offers a wide range of test and measurement equipment; we think that the LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers will be a good fit for their customers. This deal will bring Smart Tweezers to customers in Lithuania and surrounding Europe, and will provide a closer to home option for customers, whether they are just getting their devices or require maintenance or repair.” says Michael Obrecht, the director of Siborg.

For more info please contact: UAB „ELINTOS MATAVIMO SISTEMOS Terminalo g. 3, Biruliškių k., Karmėlavos sen. LT–54469 Kauno raj. Lithuania Tel.: (8~37) 45 27 90 Fax.: (8~37) 35 01 35 Mobile: (8~698) 8 77 94 E-mail: info (at) elintosms (dot) lt

 

LCR-Reader Gains New Distributor in Taiwan

// February 1st, 2015 // No Comments » // Distributors, LCR-Reader, News

Siborg Systems Inc. has gained a new distributor for LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers LCR-meters; King Hor’s Enterprise Co. Ltd. in Taipei.

King Hor’s Enterprise Co. Ltd. are a supplier of precise electronic instruments and equipment for over 30 years. They provide full customer service and first stage product analysis. King Hor’s Enterprise is currently expanding into custom textile exporting.

This new deal will widen Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader’s markets in Asia, and will lessen wait times for customers when ordering new devices or sending their devices in for maintenance.

LCR-Reader Update; Colibri

// January 4th, 2015 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, News

After a full year of availability, the LCR-Reader from Siborg Systems Inc. is getting an update. The newer model, the LCR-Reader Colibri.

The Colibri offers the same high basic accuracy of 1% and features as the LCR-Reader with fully automatic measurements. The main difference between the two models, is the ability to change the test frequency manually. Unlike the LCR-Reader which only the test mode is changed when the button is pressed; the Colibri cycles through the modes with different frequency selection. IE: Automatic, L, 1kHz (default), 100 Hz, 10kHz, C, 1kHz, 100 Hz, 10kHz, etc. The device is also able to be reset by holding the button down for a few seconds.  The Colibri also comes with precision tips; slightly sharper gold-plated tips that allow for a more focused grasp on components.

LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers LCR-meters Cyber Monday Sales Price

// November 30th, 2014 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, News, sale

Siborg Systems Inc. is offering a sale price for LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers LCR-meters for Cyber Monday, on Monday, December 1, 2014. The sale will begin at 12:00 am Eastern Time Monday, and will end 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Orders can be made online at Smart Tweezers Canada, Smart Tweezers US and LCR-Reader, as well by phone (519-888-9906) or fax (519-725-9522).

New LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers LCR-meter Maintenance Video

// November 27th, 2014 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, Maintenance, News

Siborg Systems Inc. has released a new LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers LCR-meter Maintenance video. The video demonstrates how users can replace the screen, flex cable, battery and tips. This will allow users to replace key components on the device themselves without having to send the device back to their distributor or Canada for maintenance.

 

LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers LCR-meters on Sale for Black Friday

// November 27th, 2014 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, News, sale

Siborg Systems Inc. is offering a sale price for Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader LCR-meter on Friday, November 28, 2014. The sale will begin at 12:00 am Eastern Time on Friday and will end at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Orders can be made online at Smart Tweezers Canada, Smart Tweezers US, and LCR-Reader, as well as by phone (519-888-9906) or fax (519-725-9522).

Siborg Expands Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader Resellers in South East Asia

// November 7th, 2014 // No Comments » // Distributors, LCR-Reader, News

Siborg has gained new resellers in Vietnam and Thailand to better serve customers in  South East Asia.

These new resellers include;

T&P Thang Long (Ha Noi, Vietnam); T&P offers a comprehensive and optimal solutions in: liquid transport solutions for chemicals, food, beverage, petroleum, water, wastewater, etc. Lifting and transport solutions, sealing solutions and connecting pipes and lubricant solutions.

Anphanam International Co. Ltd. (Ha Noi, Vietnam); Anphanam offers equipment and material for industrial and mechanical processing in service industries and manufacturing. They provide equipment and consumables for welding, stonework, pumps, gearboxes, hydraulic equipment, fabrication, design, installation, mechanical equipment, and products. Anphanam also offers advice and technical assistance and training.

Neovac Co. Ltd. (Thailand): Nevoc distributes and installs filtration systesm and offers other tools.

Hason Technology and Trading Co. Ltd. (Ha Noi, Vietnam): Hason is an authorized distributor and service provider for Japanese manufacturers such as Amada, Shinmaywa, Amano, Hisaka, etc. and offers products for metal processing, pipe racking, electronics, air filtration and work environment systems ,factory automation, test equipment and hand tools.

DT Techsolutions Pte. Ltd. (Singapore): DT Techsolutions offers a complete range of test and measurement equipment and software for educational and research institutions, Research and Development, production and installation. They have years of experience setting up test and measurement labs.

PMC Technology (Bangkok, Thailand); PMC is a leading supplier of mechanical drive, automation motion control, metrology, test equipment and optical products to numerous industries includin the hard disk, electronic and automotic industries as well as research institutes and universties. They also provide installation, support and hands-on training for users and services for all their equipment.

 

For more information

Thang Long P&T International Co. Ltd.
Quoc Phuong, Director
Thang Long P&T International Co. Ltd.
No 23, 405/17 Lane, Ngoc Hoi Str, Ha Noi Vietnam
Phone: +84.947292786, +84.963869396

Anphanam International Co. Ltd.
Ms Nguyen Thi Thanh Xuan, Purchasing Department
No. 137A, Nguyen Van Cu Str., Long Bien Dist. Ha Noi
Phone: +84 4 3872 6918 (ext. 13)
Fax: +84 4 3872 6919

Hason Technology and Trading Co. Ltd.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy, Purchasing
No. 1, 172, Thai Thinh, Dong Da, Hanoi Vietnam
Phone: +84 4 3785 3839
Fax:+84 4 3785 3883

Neovac Co. Ltd.
Tony, Purchasing
Thailand
Phone: 66861962496

PMC Technology
Chairat Srinutisup
10 Ruamchitt Rd., Thanonnakornchaisri, Dusit, Bangkok 10300 Thailand
Phone: 662 667 4501
Fax: 662 667 4506

DT Techsolutions Pte Ltd
Mathi, Purchasing
2 Jurong East Street 21# 04-20, IMM Building
Singapore 609601
Tel/fax: +65 66491916

New Distribution Partneres in China and Surrounding Asia

// November 7th, 2014 // No Comments » // Distributors, LCR-Reader, News

Siborg Systems Inc. has gained new distributors to serve customers in China and surrounding Asia. These new partners will reduce shipping and customs times when buying a new device or when seeking maintenance for their devices. instead of shipping the device to or from North America.

The new partners include;

Sugimoto China; based in Shenzhen, Sugimoto offers more than 500 000 kinds of domestic and international famous brands of industrial products, including tools, equiopment and materials.

Shanghai PanXi Electronics o. Ltd.; based in Hong Kong, Shanghai PanXi Electronics Co., Ltd. is a distributor of imported testing equipment, including LeCroy, EA, Agilent Instruments ad other famous manufacturers of products.

Shenzhen Maple General Technology Co.; founded in 2004,  with headquarters in Nanshan District, Shenzhen Science and Technology Park; Shenzhen Maple General Technology Co. has become one of the largest equipment dealers, systems integrators and integrated service providers. They also have offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Dongguan.

 

For More Information

Contact Sugimoto
Vivian Bian, Purchasing Dept.
Sugimoto Trade Co., Ltd.
A-1606 World Trade Plaza,
No. 9 Fuhong Road, Futian District,
Shenzhen, Shenzhen, Guangdong
China, 518030
Phone: 0755-83501888-879
Fax: 0755-89698555
Toll Free: 400-885-3088 / 400-885-4088

Contact Shenzhen Maple General Technology Co.

David Yip Wai
Universal Technology Co., Ltd. Shenzhen
Nanshan District, Shenzhen Science Park Road North on the 2nd New Oriental Harbor 2 301
Tel: 0755-86677030
Fax: 0755-83323909

Contact Shanghai PanXi Electronics Co. Ltd.
Bony Xi, Purchasing
19D, BeiHai Building, No. 859, Tian Yao Qiao Road
Shanghai 200030, China
Tel: +86 21-64867827, 64865993
Fax: +86 21-64867564