Archive for September, 2013

New LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers ST-5 Available in Southeastern Japan

// September 27th, 2013 // No Comments » // Distributors, LCR-Reader, News

Siborg Systems Inc. has gained a new distributor for Southeastern Japan; Indochina Equipment and Accessories Joint Stock Company, based in Hanoi, Vietnam, has agreed to distribute both the new LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers ST-5.

Indochina JSC is a known supplier in Southeastern Asia, specializing in supplying equipment and spare parts for various industries using heavy machinery.

“In a modern world, all machines use Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) with a high density of Surface Mount Devices (SMDs),” says Mr. Tam, the CEO of Indochina JSC, “A few of our clients approached us with a request to procure Smart Tweezers LCR-meters, which is an indispensable tool for PCB repair.”

Siborg Systems Inc. Releases LCR-Reader; Sale Until October 31, 2013

// September 27th, 2013 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, News

Siborg Systems Inc. has released the LCR-Reader, the newest model in the line of Smart Tweezers LCR-meter. The new device is half the weight and size of previous models; it is now available for a special introductory price until October 31st, 2013. To order, follow the LCR-Reader Sale link.

Before its release, the LCR-Reader was showing variations while trying to achieve the 1% basic accuracy. This problem was fixed by using a Calibration Fixture to calibrate each unit to the desired values.

“We are every happy with the new device. Customer satisfaction is our main priority,” says Michael Obrecht, the Director of Research and Development at Siborg Systems, “Therefore we took additional measures to ensure high measurement accuracy of the LCR-Reader before we start mass production of this model. Basic accuracy of 1% was our target and we eventually have been able to achieve it.”

The LCR-Reader is the newest model in the Smart Tweezers line of LCR-meters and is the first to debut the new design with half the weight and nearly half the size of previous models at 1 oz. A new high-contrast display shows all the measurement values and test parameters instantly after evaluation.

Features on the device include;

-Automatic Inductance, Resistance, Capacitance, and Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) measurements
-Component identification
-1% Basic accuracy
-Ergonomic, one-handed design, now only 1 oz.
-One button navigation
-Automatically selected test frequency
-Test signal amplitude of 0.5Vrms
-Li-Ion battery with micro_-USB charging (cable not included)

Siborg Systems Inc. wanted to create a device with a lower price than previous Smart Tweezers models, making it more affordable to a wider range of users. Instead of the higher price of Smart Tweezers ST-5, around $500 USD, LCR-Reader retails for less than $200 USD. This was made possible by omitting some features, including the diode and continuity testing, component sorting with variable tolerances, and the semi-automatic offset subtraction. By simplifying the device to the best of what Smart Tweezers has to offer, the LCR-Reader was able to achieve a lower price.

The Smart Tweezers Comparison Table now features the LCR-Reader, showing a side-by-side view of the specifications on each model.