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Pacwest new distributor for AIM in WA, OR, ID, UT

Pacwest Associates, Inc.  is a manufacturers' representative and distributor specializing in capital equipment and solder supplies for electronic assembly.  Call or email us today for support on any of our product lines.  We look forward to working with  you!

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Dec.1, 2014 (Beaverton, OR)  - Tektronix Coporation has selected ASC International's VisionPro AP500 as their preferred source for 3D solder paste inspection.  This system incorporates the most advanced, rapid 3-D inspection technology within a stylish vibration-free, fully automated, compact platform.  Designed with feature-rich software including on-board real time SPC, customized data reports and simple to use GeberPro TM conversion programming software, the VisionPro AP500 has become the industry standard for fully automated, offline SPI around the globe.  www.ascinternational.com
Tektronix selects ASC International's AP500 3D SPI
Garmin Aviation picks Panasonic's CM602 series
Tigertronics selects Ace Production Technologies
Nov. 1st, 2014 (Salem, OR)  - Garmin Aviation has selected Panasonic's CM602
 high speed multi-functional placement machines offer world-class throughput via the light head, high-speed recognition camera and linear motor. This single platform solution can place up to 100,000 components per hour by selecting the best-suited combination of high-speed and multi-functional heads. series placement machines for their new expansion in Salem, OR.  The new CM602 will provide high speed, reconfigurable, next generation component support....offering an extraordinary solution for any kind of production.
Feb.1, 2015  (Grants Pass, OR)  - Tigertronix is adding to their capabilities and profits - adding a new automated KISS-101 selective soldering system.  This simple to use low cost selective soldering machine uses a proven ‘traveling mini–solder wave” that overcomes the limitations of operator dependent soldering with a truly flexible automated flux application and molten solder delivery system. The KISS-101 couples high throughput with precise process controls. The programmable features provide the tools to set all process parameters, including immersion depths, pre-heat dwells, travel distances and speeds, solder temperature and wave height. Once set, the system will repeat precisely.  www.ace-protech.com
Feb.1, 2015  (Cranston, Rhode Island) - AIM Solder a leading manufacturer of solder materials used for the electronics industry has selected Pacwest Associates, Inc. as a new stocking distributor in the WA, OR, ID, UT territories.  AIM offers industry leading products and technical support and we look forward to selling their complete line of lead and lead free solder paste, liquid flux, bar solder, and more!   www.aimsolder.com 
March 1, 2015  VJE provides Rework and X-ray Inspection solutions for a variety of electronics and industrial applications. Their rework systems are recognized as the standard by which other systems are measured. Capabilites cover rework applications as small as Micro passive 01005 to thermally challenging CCGA Rework. VJE BGA Inspection systems utilize closed (sealed) and open X-ray tubes along with analog image intensifiers and digital detectors to identify and characterize defects like voids, shorts and opens using transmission and off-axis viewing capability.  http://vjt.com/vje/vje/

Pacwest now representing VJ Tech. for Rework & X-ray